Internal/External
Full-time/Permanent
Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible
Closes:
July 10, 2023
Starting Salary: $53,260 – 60,710 per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $69,260 [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 Health Promotion Specialist will deliver the Métis Nation of Ontario’s Gaming-Gambling Awareness Program (G-GAP). The Health Promotion Specialist will report to the MNO’s Manager of Mental Wellness. The role will include strategically planning, delivering, monitoring, analyzing, and reporting the Métis Nation of Ontario’s Gaming-Gambling Awareness Program. The position will collaborate with program manager(s) to develop front-line staff training. Further, the position will collaborate and/or engage MNO Managers or cultural experts with the development of cultural resources. Finally, the position will collaborate with and support the manager with programs/services design, budget formation, policy and operating guidelines, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation; assist in securing funds for other Mental Health related programming through proposal writing.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Strategically plan, deliver, monitor, analyze, and report the Métis Nation of Ontario’s Gaming-Gambling Awareness Program.
  • Develop and deliver health promotion materials such as digital dependency awareness tools, resources, and awareness information.
  • Develop, produce, and deliver Problem Gambling Prevention Training for front-line staff.
  • The Health Promotion Specialist provides individual and group support for adult and youth audiences and provides awareness or education workshops to the community.
  • Customize workshop tools and resources to meet the community’s and front-line staff’s needs.
  • Attend community events (i.e. health fairs) with program booth displays and offer educational resources and information.
  • Oversee research, development, and design of educational materials and presentations using current research and statistical data.
  • Liaise with local, community-based, and regional programs, agencies, and organizations to strengthen communications and programming and to build new partnerships.
  • Oversee the program’s communications strategy, which includes dissemination of program and gaming and gambling-related news and education through the MNO’s website and social media platform via Facebook.
  • Collaborate and engage MNO Managers or cultural experts with the development of cultural resources.
  • Produce briefing notes and other reports relative to this program and submit to the Manager of Mental Wellness for presentations to the PCMNO, AGA, or as required.
  • Maintain professionalism and confidentiality; act as an advocate on behalf of the MNO Community Wellbeing Branch.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development activities.
  • Develop and maintain the annual work plan and program budget and review it quarterly. Prepare reports for funder(s) and liaise with referring sources when required.
  • Conduct program and project evaluation using a variety of research and evaluation tools.
  • Research practices and recommend changes or modifications to existing policies, practices, or positions.
  • Promote, track, and measure compliance with program funding requirements by creating and implementing appropriate data collection, reporting, and recordkeeping processes.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
  • Post-Secondary education in a health-related field or a combination education with a minimum of three (3) years experience providing health promotion, mental health, or social support services.
  • Digital & Social Media Strategy and/or health promotion experience required.
  • Certification or experience providing Gambling Information and/or mental health assessments.
  • Strong public speaking and workshop presentation skills – minimum three (5) years.
  • Specialization, experience, education and knowledge in areas of gambling, gaming and/or other digital dependencies.
  • Sound knowledge of Métis and other Indigenous communities’ cultures and health issues, and healing ways
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to engage with individuals of diverse backgrounds
  • Experience utilizing Motivational Interviewing techniques or equivalent coaching experience
  • A high degree of technology literacy and proficiency in standard office equipment
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Strong project coordination, including the design and implementation of project work-plans
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing demands and assess changing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to assess situations and problem-solve independently
  • Demonstrated ability to work alone/independently with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of and respect for the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).
  • Must be able to provide a Vulnerable Sector Check

Preferred:

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Knowledge of Métis-specific and broader indigenous policy and research, key challenges, and programs
  • Previous 2 years or more experience in a similar/comparable role
  • Demonstrated ability to write 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

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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