Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc.

Head Office                                     ■Thompson Sub-Office                Winnipeg Sub-Office

Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation       206-55 Selkirk Avenue                  Suite 102-1700 Ellice Avenue

Nelson House, Manitoba               Thompson, Manitoba                     Winnipeg, Manitoba

R0B 1A0                                           R8N 0M5                                                              R3H 0B1


Employment Opportunity


2 Full Time Positions –  Winnipeg and Thompson


Under the direction of the Family First Nation Secretariat Supervisor, the Jordan’s Principle Client Navigator will begin outreach and engagement work as it relates to Jordan’s Principle to provide coordination and planning for children, youth and families residing on reserve, in remote communities, and those living in urban settings. The Jordan’s Principle Client Navigator will support the safety and well-being of First Nations children, youth and families in an approach that is culturally appropriate to assist them in thriving in their transition to adulthood.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide direct services such as activities; services and costs that ensure children, youth and families, have opportunities to learn and grow in ways that are meaningful to them, their goals and life plan.
  • Ensure that clients have the financial resources to meet their needs in a secure and consistent way.
  • Provide ongoing services in a timely manner that support client health and well-being connection to their families, culture and communities in ways that meet their needs and are meaningful to them.
  • Work with interdepartmental staff to meet the needs of the client and identify gaps in services in which you will need to utilize skills such as planning, organization, problem-solving, decision making, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Maintain and ensure a high level of confidentiality and safekeeping of all client and organization documents and records.
  • Build positive relationships with partners and resources to ensure systems are in place for effective collaborative service availability for youth, families, parents, and caregivers to help identify client personal strengths, to promote growth, self-worth, and a sense of belonging.
  • Navigate and identify culturally responsive strategies and interventions as part of youth healing pathway, pro-social daily recreational and social activities that include coordinated culturally responsive interventions.
  • Work collaboratively with Elders and Knowledge Keepers to develop and facilitate cultural appropriate programming to pass on traditional knowledge and cultural practices, strengthening the youth’s bond and connection within their families and communities.
  • Navigate through existing supports and resources in the community, such as education resources, income security, housing supports, employment services and training, health and mental services, legal services, etc.
  • All other duties assigned by FFNS Director and/or JP & PMSS Mentors


Education and Experience

  • College/University degree in Social Services/Human Services and at least 2 years of experience in case management, working in health, social or educational sectors by providing community-based services.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Must have exceptional interpersonal, leadership, team building and reporting skills.
  • Muse be proficient in Microsoft Office Software and computer competencies.
  • Knowledge of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc First Nation communities’ culture and the Urban/Rural Indigenous community.
  • Understanding of Post Majority Support Services
  • Strong knowledge and awareness of Indigenous culture and history, with emphasis on family violence, child welfare, the impacts of trauma, Indigenous youth engagement and community outreach will be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience working with Indigenous children, youth and families in a healing and wellness capacity is an asset.
  • Working knowledge of the administrative structure and operations of MKO including the service delivery model, policies, procedures, guidelines, mission statement and core values of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc.
  • Working knowledge of group dynamics supported with working knowledge in consultation and conflict resolution techniques.
  • Strong knowledge and the ability to navigate the four funding streams for eligible activities for Post Majority Support Services clients.
  • Knowledge of cultural teachings and healing such as the Medicine Wheel concepts is a requirement.
  • Must be self-motivated, results orientated, personable and charismatic, well organized, diplomatic, have strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to multi-task while being able to work with minimal supervision and in a team-oriented setting.
  • Excellent case and file management skills, stress management and time management skills are a requirement.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s license and be willing to travel when required.
  • Knowledge of at least one Indigenous language or able to understand would be an asset.
  • Must possess a current Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Check and Child abuse Check.

Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, resume and two (2) references by

4:00 PM on May 18th, 2023 to:

Shawna Flett at [email protected]


We thank all applicants, only those applicants considered for further review will be contacted.

Incorporated in 1981 as the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO). MKO is a non-profit political advocacy organization that provides a collective voice on issues of inherent Treaty, Indigenous and human rights for the citizens of the 26 sovereign First nations we represent. The MKO First Nations are signatory to Treaties 4, 5, 6 and 10