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Community Reintegration Coordinator

MKO Youth Justice Initiative
2-Year Term Position – Winnipeg, Manitoba

In partnership with Marymound Inc, the MKO Youth Justice Initiative will deliver interventions and programming that is culturally responsive to the needs of Youth, Families, Parents, and Caregivers.  As Manitoba’s Social Impact Bond (SIB) to address youth justice involvement, the Reduction Youth Justice Involvement SIB aims to decrease the number of days Manitoba’s youth spend in custody, while increasing connections to their culture and identities.

MKO is seeking a Community Reintegration Coordinator to support, engage and focus on the needs of the youth being released from custody and reintegrating back with their family and into the community.  The Community Reintegration Coordinator will connect youth with community programs and resources to enhance supports for the youth and families.  As part of a collaborative team, the Community Reintegration Coordinator will engage with cultural supports and community services and facilitates overall coordination of the youth’s reintegration process as part of their healing pathway.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Engages with youth, families, and communities to build trust and rapport and provides overall coordination, including facilitation, of the High-Fidelity Wraparound/Healing Pathway process.
  • Builds positive relationships with youth and families to identify personal strengths to promote growth, self-worth, and a sense of belonging.
  • Provides overall coordination of the youth’s reintegration path with families and communities by focusing and supporting the needs of the youth.
  • Engages with and coordinates access community programs and services.
  • Engages with and coordinates access to culturally appropriate services.
  • Works collaboratively with Elders and Knowledge Keepers to support Indigenous cultural programming to pass on traditional knowledge and cultural practices, strengthening the youth’s bond and connection within their families and communities.
  • Engages in behaviour management, intervening in crisis situations as needed/required.
  • Observes, evaluates, and records daily events to ensure continuity and consistency in healing planning and implementation, and other documentation as required.
  • Maintains accurate and objective notes, documentation, and files.
  • Demonstrates an active commitment towards professional growth and advancement through participation in training, workshops, etc.

Education and Experience

  • Knowledge of Indigenous teachings, culture and history including participating in cultural activities, practices, and ceremonies alongside youth.
  • Experience working with and supporting youth, families, parents, and caregivers.
  • Experience working from a trauma-informed perspective is preferred.
  • Experience in community service planning, delivery, and coordination.
  • Experience working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team and/or environment.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of the Wraparound Intervention Model/Process will be considered an asset. (Training to be provided for High-Fidelity Wraparound Facilitation)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and confidence in role modeling peer and family support.
  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Experience working in Indigenous or Northern Communities.
  • Ability to travel and work flexible hours as required.
  • Possess a valid Manitoba driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.
  • Produce a satisfactory criminal record, child and adult abuse registry and vulnerable sector checks.
  • Preference will be given to Indigenous Peoples.

Salary is dependant upon qualifications and experience.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, resume, and two (2) references by 4:00 PM on March 21, 2023 to Shawna Flett at [email protected].

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