Métis Healthy Babies Healthy Children Coordinator (091919-MHBHC-MID)

Internal/External Job Posting
Determinate, Full-time Position

Location: Midland, Ontario
Closes:    September 19, 2018, 4:30 pm
Posting:   091919-MHBHC-MID

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Healing and Wellness (H&W) Branch is seeking a strong team player committed to quality community service to provide a range of services as the Métis Healthy Babies Healthy Children Coordinator (MHBHC).  

The Métis Healthy Babies Healthy Children (MHBHC) program is a prevention and early intervention strategy of services for families with children, prenatal to 6 years of age to ensure that Métis children in Ontario get the best start in life. Funded through the Ministry of Community and Social Services - Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy Services and Supports Branch, the heart of the MHBHC programming is preparation for parenting (preconception component), supporting the parents getting ready for the birth of the baby (prenatal care) and taking care of the baby (postnatal care).

The Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) program helps families with young children (0 to 6) living in conditions which may impact their ability to reach optimal health. The goals of the CAPC program are to improve healthy child development by improving parenting skills and parent-child relationships, decrease social isolation, increase child self-esteem, and provide child-focused activities.  The CAPC Coordinator will be integral in promoting and creating partnerships in the community.

This determinate, full-time position is based at the MNO office in Midland with some travel providing service throughout the region.

In carrying out the following duties, it is expected that the Métis Healthy Babies Healthy Children 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 requirements
  • Ensure that all activities are conducted in accordance with established Métis Nation of Ontario Policies and Procedures and Contribution Agreements (CA)
  • Collaboratively work within the Healing & Wellness branch
  • Work in collaboration within the branch, other MNO branches, MNO leadership, MNO citizens, MNO contractors on related projects
  • Attend the MNO Annual General Assembly and mandatory training as required

The incumbent is responsible for the following duties, as well as other duties as may be assigned by the MHBHC Supervisor:

  1. Ensure that Métis Healthy Babies Healthy Children program is delivered in the spirit and philosophy of the Métis Nation of Ontario’s Statement of Prime Purpose
  2. Provide prevention and early intervention strategies of services for families with children prenatal to 6 years of age
  3. Provide support to families preparing for parenting (preconception component), getting ready for the birth of the baby (prenatal care) and taking care of the baby (postnatal care).
  4. Support client driven needs utilizing case management techniques such as establishing a trusting relationship; case noting, advocacy, referrals, development of personal wellness plans, peer support, follow-up, linkages, home visits, and interventions as necessary – baby weight tracking
  5. Maintain client files, including preparation of intake forms, documentation, input on databases
  6. Financial reporting specific to your program site and budget
  7. Maintain confidentiality at all times, and adhere to privacy legislation
  8. Provide education/informing/learning activities related to prenatal health, parenting and nutrition
  9. 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
  10. Reflect Métis cultural approaches as a part of the activities and services
  11. Participate in on-going professional development activities as time and financial resources permit
  12. Attend training and meetings outside Métis Nation of Ontario working hours
  13. Fulfill all other responsibilities as determined by management of Healing and Wellness Branch

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Post-Secondary education in a Social Health related field and/or minimum 2 years’ experience in providing social support services to clients in an Aboriginal setting
  • Proficiency with computer programs (Microsoft)
  • Well-developed administrative, organizational and communication skills in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently with minimal supervision
  • Availability and willingness to travel which may require overnight stays away from place of residence
  • Successful candidate will provide – Police Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certification

Requirements: 

  • Knowledge of the Métis Nation of Ontario and programs offered
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal programs and services
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently with minimal supervision
  • Well-developed administrative, organizational and communication skills in order to meet deadlines
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout Ontario
  • Ability to lift 11.5kg when required
  • Bilingualism would be considered an asset

 The Métis Nation of Ontario welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accomodates 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 (please identify).

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