Internal/External Posting
Full Time/Permanent
Remote Work: Flexible
Location: Brantford, Ontario
Closes: May 21, 2022
Salary: $46,610 – $56,370, 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, 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 Métis Family Wellbeing Program (MFWB) 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 Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Healing and Wellness Branch is seeking a strong team player to serve as the indeterminate MFWB Coordinator in Midland, Ontario, with some travel throughout the region. 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

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Fully understand the significance and fundamental importance of MNO’s Statement of Prime Purpose to all MNO’s work, and to the requirements of the position specifically
  • Adhere to MNO Policies and Procedures and MNO’s Financial Policies and Procedures at all times
  • Uphold MNO’s Standards of Professional Conduct at all times
  • Adhere to Privacy Laws and respect confidential information at all times
  • The employee must 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
  • Ensure that all activities are conducted in accordance with established Métis Nation of Ontario Policies and Procedures and Contribution Agreements
  • Work in collaboration within the Branch, other MNO branches, MNO leadership, MNO citizens, MNO contractors and consultants on related projects
  • Attend the Annual General Assembly (MNO Policy 2.120)

Reporting to the Healing and Wellness Supervisor, the duties include but are not limited to:

  • 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 notes
  • Participate in on-going professional development activities as time and financial resources permit
  • Fulfill all other responsibilities as determined by management of the Healing and Wellness Branch

Qualifications

  • 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, Word 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 or willingness to obtain
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently with minimal supervision
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout Ontario

Asset Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the Métis Nation of Ontario organization and programs
  • Knowledge and ability to liaise with other Indigenous programs and services
  • Ability to lift 11.5 kg when required
  • Bilingualism in English and French
  • Fluency in Michif

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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