Internal/External
Full-time/Permanent
Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible (both in-office and remote-work required)
Closes: 
September 6, 2023
Starting Salary: $59,670 – $68,010, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $77,580 [2023 Rates]

All applicants are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to qualified applicants who meet the requirements for MNO Citizenship as per the MNO Bylaws and who are in good standing.

What We Offer

As an employer, the Métis Nation of Ontario offers a collaborative work environment with competitive salary.

Further, permanent employees benefit from:

  • Comprehensive employer-paid health benefits,
  • Pension plan,
  • 10 days’ vacation to start,
  • Annual paid two-week holiday closure in December-January,
  • 16 paid public and employer holidays,
  • Early closures on long weekends,
  • 15 paid health & wellness days (sick leave),
  • Employee Assistance Plan, and
  • Telemedicine plan.
  • Preferred membership pricing at Goodlife gyms.

The Role

The purpose of this role is to provide analysis in developing and reviewing polices, guidelines, standards, processes and legislation specific to Métis child, youth and family services. With the overrepresentation of First Nations, Inuit and Métis (FNIM) children and youth in care, the Métis Nation of Ontario diligently works to mitigate and prevent the risks associated with child welfare involvement for Métis children, youth and families in Ontario. The CYFS Analyst will work within this purview to ensure that prevention is a core component of programs and policies developed or co-developed with partners (including Indigenous Partner organizations, child welfare sector agencies. The CYFS Analyst will ensure that Métis-specific priorities are shared and considered in the development / revision of guidelines, standards, and processes. Other considerations include:

  • Addressing the need for preventative support by:
    • Increasing the knowledge base of MNO staff who support children, youth and families involved or at risk of involvement with the child welfare sector;
    • Increasing the knowledge base of and community partners (including Children’s Aid Societies and Indigenous Child Wellbeing Agencies);
    • Increasing the knowledge base of federal and provincial partners with respect to Métis specific needs and key areas of contention specific to child, youth and family services / child welfare sector issues;
  • Addressing the need for targeted solutions by:
    • Conducting research and keeping abreast of new guidelines, standards (etc.) specific to Métis child, youth and family services (including residential licensing, youth justice and other targeted areas of development specific to the Child, Youth & Family Services Act and the associated regulations); and,
    • Attending various policy, technical tables / committees as assigned.

The Child, youth and Family Services Analyst can be based anywhere in Ontario and expected to work within a hybrid working arrangement in one of MNO’s provincial offices three day a week.  

The candidate must:

  • Be familiar with the child welfare sector in Ontario (with awareness about challenges specific to FNIM children, youth and families navigating this sector).
  • It is preferred that the candidate have knowledge of
  • Have knowledge of the Ontario Child, Youth & Family Services Act (CYFSA); more specifically, the FNIM specific content and regulations; and,
  • The Ontario, Indigenous Child & Youth Strategy (OICYS); and,
  • Ontario’s Child Welfare Re-Design Plan.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. 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;
  2. Adhere to MNO Policies and Procedures and MNO’s Financial Policies and Procedures at all times;
  3. Uphold MNO’s Standards of Professional Conduct at all times;
  4. Adhere to Privacy Laws and respect confidential information at all times;
  5. 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;
  6. Ensure that all activities are conducted in accordance with established Métis Nation of Ontario Policies and Procedures and Contribution Agreements (CA);
  7. Work in collaboration within the Branch, other MNO branches, MNO leadership, MNO citizens, MNO contractors and consultants on related projects;
  8. Attend the Annual General Assembly (MNO Policy 2.120);
  9. Utilize specialized knowledge to meet program, Branch and organizational needs;
  10. Develop programs, policies, and proposals based on demographic, social and economic research and analysis;
  11. Act within the guidelines of associated professional designations/standards;
  12. Conduct program and project evaluation, using a variety of research and evaluation tools: conduct ongoing needs assessment and refine work plan as required;
  13. Respond to needs of internal and external clients and stakeholders as required;
  14. Research and prepare detailed and accurate reports, briefing notes and presentations;
  15. Deal with confidential and sensitive issues in a timely manner, with tact and discretion; and,
  16. Other reasonable duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications

  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture

Mandatory qualifications:

  • Completion of post-secondary education in the areas of social work, law, criminology, public administration / policy, youth justice, social sciences, humanities or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Knowledge of Métis-specific and broader indigenous specific key challenges as related to the Ontario Child Welfare system;
  • A high degree of technology literacy and proficiency in standard office equipment and Zoom / Microsoft Teams software;
  • Advanced communications skills, both written and verbal;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong project management skills, including the design and implementation of project work-plans;
  • Superior conflict resolution, organization and administrative skills;
  • Highly detail-oriented;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing demands and assess changing priorities;
  • Demonstrated ability to assess situations and problem-solve independently; and,
  • Demonstrated ability to work alone/independently with minimal supervision. and;
  • Willingness to travel (safe, COVID-19 considerations or exemptions will be made as required).
  • Demonstrated experience in a related field; with at least 2 years’ experience in a similar/comparable role (combination of education and experience may be considered).

Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • Knowledge of the Ontario Child, Youth & Family Services Act (CYFSA); more specifically, the FNIM content and regulations;
  • Experience developing or co-developing FNIM-specific policies / standards.
  • Knowledge of the Ontario, Indigenous Child & Youth Strategy (OICYS);
  • Knowledge of Ontario’s Child Welfare Re-Design Plan;
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate public speaking engagements, presentations and trainings;
  • Previous experience working with Métis communities (or knowledge / experience of Métis culture);
  • Previous experience working within a trauma-informed care setting;
  • Demonstrated ability to write policies, high quality evidence and data-based reports and professional presentations;
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly acquire and expand knowledge and to be flexible in a demanding and dynamic environment; and Previous experience dealing with confidential information.

Requirements:

All positions at the MNO may require the following:

  1. Completion and maintenance of Vulnerable Sector Verification
  2. A reliable vehicle (or ability to rent), driver’s licence,
  3. Flexibility to work extended hours as necessary
  4. Ability to occasionally travel within Ontario for limited periods of time

Who We Are

In 1993, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) was established through the will of Métis people and Métis communities coming together throughout Ontario to create a Métis-specific governance structure and vision, encapsulated in the Statement of Prime Purpose. Today, the Métis Nation of Ontario represents over 25,000 Métis citizens.

The MNO delivers programs and services to its citizens through these branches: Healing and Wellness; Community Wellbeing; Education and Training; Housing; Lands, Resources and Consultation; Intergovernmental and Community Relations; Self-Government and Registry. Through these various branches, the MNO maintains 30+ offices and community spaces across the province, administers over $50 million annually, and employs about 350 staff across the province.

AODA Statement

The Métis Nation of Ontario commits to providing accommodation as required by the Ontario Human Rights Act, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. Accommodations will be provided in accordance with the principles of dignity, individualization, and inclusion. The Métis Nation of Ontario will work cooperatively and in the spirit of respect with all partners in the accommodation process. These accommodations will extend to all aspects of the employment relationship including recruitment and selection.

Please email humanresources@metisnation.org if you require an accommodation during the hiring process.

Please note, all employees, regardless of role or location, are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless the employee has a valid medical exemption.  This condition of employment is effective for all employees, full or part-time, permanent or contract, whether working remotely or not, as of November 1, 2021.

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