4 Full Time Positions available in Thompson, MB.
Position Open Until Filled
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Under the direction of the Intake and Deployment Coordinator, the Mobile Crisis Response Team Member will be responsible for providing rapid crisis intervention and support in remote/Isolated First Nations communities throughout Manitoba in the priority areas of suicide, grief or bereavement, but also in the areas of mental health, substance abuse, trauma, family violence or other crisis. All work will be carried out in a manner that is consistent with Indigenous culture and values.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Travel to remote/isolated First Nations communities throughout Manitoba, usually at very short notice;
- Provide rapid crisis intervention and support in the priority area of suicide but also mental health, trauma, family violence or other crisis;
- Quick to respond to assess the level of risk and immediate needs, and then provide a safety plan in an effort to prevent psychological disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);
- Works as part of a dedicated team;
- Maintain compliancy with governmental Child Abuse Disclosure requirements at all times;
- Maintains appropriate documentation and keeps detailed notes of client and stakeholder interactions;
- Respects the right of confidentiality in all matters affecting or involving clients in accordance with The Personal Health; Information Act (PHIA) —requests for information regarding clients from persons not authorized or entitled to receive such information without the client’s written consent;
- Engage as part of the broader network of supports currently in place, including any provincial health authority, treatment centres and or all other mental health supports and/or services;
- Participation as requested, in development and improvement processes that affect First Nations community crisis programs and support services;
- Provides appropriate temporary advocacy support where clients may not be able meet their immediate needs;
- Contributes to a broader strategy to provide greater capacity within Indigenous communities to respond to crisis;
- Ensures the secure handling and storage of confidential documents;
- Will participate in the harvesting of traditional medicines;
- Assists other team members and carries out other duties as needed and assigned.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor of Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing, LPN, or RN (preferred);
- Indigenous traditional healing practices as a traditional elder or spiritual leader;
- 3-5 years’ experience working in a crisis response environment;
- A valid class 5 driver’s license;
- A willingness to travel;
- Working knowledge of Internet, E-mail and other business related computer software;
- Have or be willing to complete and practice ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training);
- Have or be willing to complete and practice NVCI (Nonviolent Crisis Intervention);
- A current Police Security Clearance and satisfactory Criminal Records check including clearance to work with vulnerable women, youth and child intervention;
- Satisfactory “Child Abuse Registry” check.
Salary is dependant upon qualifications and experience
Interested applicants are invited to submit their cover letter identifying the position applying for and resume, along with 3 professional reference listings (include a most recent employer reference) to: [email protected]
We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration 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 citizens of the 26 sovereign First Nations we represent. The MKO First Nations are signatory to Treaties 4, 5, 6, and 10.