Community Wellness Coordinator 081618-CWC-OS

Internal/External Job Posting
Location: Owen Sound, Ontario
Indeterminate, Full-time position
Closing: August 16, 2018 – 4:30 p.m.
Posting 081618-CWC-OS

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The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Healing & Wellness Branch seeks a strong team leader to serve as Community Wellness Coordinator. This is an Indeterminate, full-time position based in Owen Sound, Ontario, starting as soon as possible.  The incumbent will be enrolled in group benefits and Registered Pension Plan upon successful completion of three months’ probationary period.  The Community Wellness Coordinator reports to the Healing and Wellness Supervisor.  Some travel may be required.

In carrying out the following duties, it is expected that the Community Wellness Coordinator will:

  • Fully understand the significance and fundamental importance of MNO’s Statement of Prime Purpose (SPP) to all MNO’s work, and to the requirements of the position specifically
  • Adhere to MNO Policies and Procedures and MNO’s Financial Policies and Procedures at all times
  • Uphold MNO’s Standards of Professional Conduct at all times
  • Adhere to Privacy Laws and respect confidential information at all times
  • The employee must be cognizant of the Ontario Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workers' Safety and Insurance Board, Ontario Human Rights Code, Canadian Human Rights Act, and other legislative provisions governing the employment relationship between MNO and the employee
  • Ensure that all activities are conducted in accordance with established Métis Nation of Ontario Policies and Procedures and Contribution Agreements (CA)
  • Work in collaboration within the Branch, other MNO branches, MNO leadership, MNO citizens, MNO contractors and consultants on related projects
  • Attend the Annual General Assembly



  1. Deliver the Community Wellness Worker program in the spirit and philosophy of the Métis Nation of Ontario Healing and Wellness Branch
  2. Provide increased understanding of family violence to clients and the general public to reduce incidence within a family home or community including one on one service provision, community-based family violence awareness and prevention education campaigns or activities in local settings or at local community events
  3. Provide client services utilizing case management techniques such as establishing a trusting relationship; case noting, advocacy and referrals
  4. Promote healthy lifestyles through client support, community events, workshops, public education forums and networking
  5. Work with health and social agencies by way of organizing and facilitating community events to enhance client and community knowledge, improve client access, and provide cultural sensitivity training
  6. Reflect Métis cultural approaches as a part of the activities and services
  7. Perform daily administrative duties
  8. Maintain client files, including preparation of intake forms, documentation, input into databases
  9. Financial reporting specific to your program site and budget
  10. Participate in on-going professional development activities as time and financial resources permit
  11. Attend training and meetings outside Métis Nation of Ontario working hours 
  12. Recruit and train volunteers
  13. Maintain confidentiality at all times, and adhere to privacy legislation
  14. Fulfill all other responsibilities as determined by management of Healing and Wellness Branch


Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in the social health related field and/or minimum 2 years’ experience in providing health or social support services to clients, preferably in an Aboriginal setting
  • Computer skills (keyboarding, Microsoft Office)
  • Successful completion and maintenance of a Vulnerable Sector Check (current and provided upon acceptance of position)
  • CPR/First Aid Certificate (or willingness to gain prior to employment)


Other Requirements:

  • Relevant background in Aboriginal health promotion, with sensitivity to Métis, Physical Fitness Promotion, Diabetes Issues, Healthy Living Environments for Children, Stress-related Health problems, Coping skills to Alcoholism, Disabilities issues and accessibility to programs, recreation and social programs for Métis
  • Knowledge of MNO programs and services
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and independently with minimal supervision
  • Well-developed administrative, organizational and communication skills
  • Experience working with volunteers in a non-profit environment
  • Ability to lift 11.5 kg. when required
  • Availability and willingness to travel


The Métis Nation of Ontario welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference may be given to qualified Métis candidates. 

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