Location: Owen Sound
Closes: October 18, 2021
Starting Salary: $43,350 – $49,850, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $56,370 [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, comprehensive employer-paid health benefits, a 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, and 15 paid health & wellness days (sick leave).
The Métis Family Wellbeing (MFWB) program aims to provide resources to support local children and youth affected by violence and reduce the need to bring children into care by supporting families through the least disruptive means possible.
The MFWB program’s focus is on the connection between violence in Indigenous families and communities. In order to improve child and youth outcomes over a lifetime, and reduce the need to bring children into care, the longer term objectives of the program are:
- the reduction of the number of Indigenous children and youth in the child welfare and youth justice systems
- the reduction of the occurrence of violence in families
- the improvement of the overall health and wellbeing of communities
Reporting to the Supervisor of Healing and Wellness, this role may require in office work and some work from home.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
- Deliver the MFWB program through holistic approaches
- Deliver prevention-focused, culturally-responsive supports to promote healthy communities
- Support families to heal from the effects of intergenerational trauma
- Support families by addressing the over-representation of Indigenous children and youth in child welfare and youth justice systems
- Provide client-driven services and culture-based programming
- Assist in the development of family wellness plans
- Deliver workshops and sharing circles
- Ensure the program is reaching the targeted population of children and youth
- Provide outreach that educates in preventive choices leading to healthy lifestyles
- Provide referrals and advocacy, community networking and other relevant services with the highest level of quality and care
- Track site budget and report surplus and/or deficiencies to Supervisor on a monthly basis
- Coordinate and collaborate for additional health and wellness services with external organizations on behalf of the client as needed
- Network with other health-related agencies as well as Indigenous organizations to improve access to the MFWB program
- Attend regular Métis Nation of Ontario Council meetings within the coordinators region, outside of Métis Nation of Ontario regular working hours
- Competently support and assist part-time culture staff with cultural programming and reporting, outside regular Métis Nation of Ontario working hours
- Perform administrative duties such as purchase orders, expense submissions and program reports
- Maintain client files and prepare intake forms, documentation, wellness plans and case noting
- Participate in on-going professional development activities
- Post-Secondary education in a Social Sciences related field and/or minimum 2 years’ experience in providing social support services to clients in an Indigenous setting
- Experience in organizing, implementing community based workshops/activities/community events
- Relevant background in Métis focused and broader Indigenous health promotion, recreation and social programs
- Proficiency with computer programs (Outlook, Excel, Work and PowerPoint)
- Successful completion and maintenance of a Vulnerable Sector Check
- Available to work flexible hours with ability to work extended hours or weekends when required
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle
- Current CPR/First Aid Certification
- Knowledge of the Métis Nation of Ontario organization and programs
- Knowledge and ability to liaise with other Indigenous programs and services
- Ability to work as part of a team and independently with minimal supervision
- Willingness and ability to travel throughout Ontario
- Ability to lift 11.5 kg when required
- Bilingualism would be considered an asset
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you require an accommodation during the hiring process.
At this time, all MNO employees are required to disclose their COVID vaccination status, and, if not fully vaccinated, undergo regular testing at their cost.