Internal/External
Full-time/Permanent
Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible
Closes: 
December 9th, 2021
Starting Salary: $48,570 – $55,870, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $63,160 [2021 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.

The Role

The Health Promotion Specialist will be responsible for the delivery of 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 Health and Addictions. 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 Healing and Wellness Manager(s) in the development of 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 manager with programs/services design, budget formation, policy and operating guidelines, implementation, monitoring and evaluating; assist in securing funds for further Mental Health related programming through proposal writing.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and deliver Problem Gambling Prevention health promotion materials.
  • Develop, produce and deliver and Problem Gambling Prevention Training for front line staff.
  • Provide awareness or education workshops to the community.
  • Develop, produce and deliver video gaming addiction tools and resources.
  • Develop a variety of digital dependency awareness tools, resources and awareness information.
  • Develop and provide tools and resource training to front line staff
  • Work with front line staff and community councils to assist or provide G-GAP awareness and/or community workshops.
  • Liaise and establish linkages with provincial organizations, other MNO branches, and government program representatives in collaboration with the MNO Health Management team.
  • Under the advisement of the Manager for Mental Health and Addictions organize and provide staff training and development to Métis Nation of Ontario Healing and Wellness.
  • Branch staff from both internal and external sources.
  • Collaborate and/or engage MNO Managers or cultural experts with the development of cultural resources.
  • Collaborate with and support manager with programs/services design, budget formation, policy and operating guidelines, implementation, monitoring and evaluating; assist in securing funds for further Mental Health related programming through proposal writing.

Our Qualifications

  • 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 (3) years.
  • Specialization, experience, education and knowledge in areas of gambling, gaming and/or other digital dependencies.
  • Sound knowledge of Métis and other Aboriginal communities’ cultures and health issues and healing ways.

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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