Internal/External
Full-time/Term (December 15, 2022)
Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible (In-office and Home).
Closes: July 18, 2022

Starting Salary: $46,610 – $53,130, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $60,600 [2022 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, contract employees benefit from:

  • Optional pension plan,
  • 4% vacation pay,
  • 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 Coordinator, Indigenous Justice Program, reports to the Manager of Mental Health and Addictions.  The Coordinator is the conduit for all client and community members’ inquiries in accessing justice related information and resources, and assists clients, directly or indirectly through MNO’s partnerships, to access legal information and resources where possible. The Coordinator provides public legal information and education sessions on topics relevant to Indigenous, and particularly Métis, communities, and in turn, relays Justice concerns of Métis communities to appropriate government and community agencies.  The Coordinator liaises with Métis communities, relevant service providers, including victims’ services, bail supervision services, and youth services, and delivers Métis grounded cultural competency training sessions to justice system workers in Sault Ste. Marie and MNO’s northern service areas.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Appropriately address and/or direct program inquiries in a timely manner
  • Maintain accurate records of client-facing activities with Métis, First Nations and Inuit accused using OHATS
  • Develop a communication strategy and the associated materials required to support the strategy
  • Develop templates, manuals, documentation to support a client from admission to end of service
  • Develop and deliver educational and marketing materials for the program and regarding relevant legal information and resources to MNO’s communities, staff and to other community/legal partners
  • Develop key legal stakeholder partners for purpose of accessing legal information and resources to provide to clients
  • Build awareness with regional Métis Community Councils, courthouse staff and relevant community partners
  • Conduct outreach via attending meetings, hosting presentations, hosting gatherings, and public information sessions and events
  • Conduct program evaluation activities
  • Maintain accurate records on spending and accounting for the program
  • Manage program budgets and produce bi-weekly financial and activity reports
  • Implement annual project work plans and activity reports
  • Develop strategic collaborative partnerships at the courthouses and within the community with court workers, legal counsel, Crown Attorneys and other partner organizations
  • Identify unmet client and community needs and develop proposals for new initiatives as required
  • Travel to meetings within the community
  • 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
  • Completion of post-secondary education in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of the legal systems and associated programs and services available to Indigenous people in the Sault Ste. Marie and Northern Ontario regions
  • Knowledge of justice related resources to assist clients and the community to navigate legal information and resources
  • Ability to receive security clearance to enter local Correctional Institution to provide services to incarcerated clients
  • High degree of technology literacy and proficiency in standard office equipment including Outlook, Word, Excel, Adobe and other software
  • Highly proficient in electronic client records management (OHATS)
  • Knowledge of FIPPA, PHIPPA and PIPEDA legislation
  • Advanced interpersonal communication skills
  • Superior organization skills and time/priority-management
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workflow when faced with various conflicting priorities
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Ability to work alone/independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Must be able to successfully complete and maintain a clear Criminal Record Check
  • Ability to work extended hours or on weekends as required
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Willingness and ability to travel, at times, with overnight stays in other communities
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in providing social support services to clients in an Indigenous, preferably Métis, setting
  • Experience and knowledge of Indigenous issues, specifically as it relates to Métis people, and the current legal system, is an asset

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of indigenous (preferably Métis) culture, issues, and current activities.
  • One year or more experience in a similar/comparable role
  • Experience dealing with confidential information
  • Experience working in coordinating and delivering programs and/or services

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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  • This includes current MNO employees or community council members