Position available in Winnipeg.

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Reporting to the Program Manger, under the supervision of the Crisis Response Training Coordinator, the Mobile Crisis Response Training Assistant will be responsible for preparing, coordination, and logistical administration of the “Community-Based Crisis Team Development” Capacity Enhancement Training. Support the delivery of a train-the-trainer, and a community-based training for First Nations developing or enhancing existing crisis response teams with the Crisis Response Training Coordinator. Plan, schedule, and prepare travels to MB First Nations. Provide crisis counseling support during the coordinators workshop facilitation and possess strong administrative skills.

Roles and Responsibilities:
• Travel to remote/isolated First Nations communities throughout Manitoba to deliver community-based crisis team development.
• Travel to Tribal Council locations to assist delivering a Train-the-Trainer for Community-Based Crisis Team Development
• Training. Inclusive of Independent First Nations with no TC affiliations.
• Schedule, plan, execute travel to First Nations and adhere to a carefully thought-out delivery.
• Work within the budget provided to execute the deliverables of Train-the-Trainer and assist the coordinator accordingly.
• Prepare travel expense claims and budget expense requests for the Program Manager for approval/authorization.
• Coordinate day-to-day training logistics, such as organizing files, ordering supplies, reserving training facilities, ordering.
• light snacks/catering, preparing travel plans, responding to inquiries regarding training sessions.
• Preparing cheque requisitions to pay for rentals, catering, supplies, and other required devices for training related materials.
• Ensuring all materials, equipment, travel modality is arranged prior to each scheduled training delivery.
• Provide emotional support, crisis counselling, and supportive listening to participants during the coordinator’s workshop facilitation.


Education, Skills & Experience:
• First Nations traditional healing practices as a traditional elder or spiritual leader
• 3-5 years’ experience working in a crisis response environment and an administrative or logistical support role.
• Previous experience as a Training Facilitator, Counselling background, Administrative Assistant, or similar role.
• A combination of education and relevant experience will be considered.
• First-hand experience delivering crisis response in MB First Nations
• Knowledge of traditional and modern educational techniques
• Ability to plan and arrange full training cycle (plan, budget, execute, and prepare evaluations)
• 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.


Key Skills & Competencies:
• Instils trust, being resilient, manages conflict, interpersonal savvy, demonstrates self awareness, builds effective teams, resourcefulness,
values differences, communicates effectively, customer focus, develops talent, collaborates.

Language Skills:
• Knowledge of one or more First Nations languages would be an asset.

• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Salary is dependent 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) by: 4:00 PM on November 24, 2023 to: [email protected]

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls will be accepted.

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.

Please visit our website at mkonation.com