Full time Term Position in Winnipeg or Thompson (March 2025)

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Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc (MKO) is hiring a Support Navigator to work within the MKO Path Forward for Investigations of Former Indian Residential School Sites (Path Forward Project). Under the direction and supervision of the Project Manager, the Support Navigator will act as a resource hub for all services and programs geared toward Indian Residential School, Day School, and 60 Scoop Survivors. The Support Navigator will be responsible for assisting individuals and affected family members of the Indian Residential School, Day School, and 60 Scoop Systems in accessing existing supports and programming in their community and/or urban centre.

Roles and Responsibilities
• Conduct frequent scans of existing services and programming in communities and urban centres for Indian Residential School/Day School/60 Scoop Survivors/Intergenerational Survivors;
• Identify the types of programming/services in Manitoba for Indian Residential School Survivors/Day School/60 Scoop Survivors/Intergenerational Survivors;
• Build positive relationships with healing centers and service providers in rural and urban centers;
• Collaborate with the Path Forward Team on the development of resources and tools for communities and Indian Residential School/Day School/60 Scoop Survivors/Intergenerational Survivors;
• Assist individuals/families/communities gain access to services/supports/programs they are eligible for;
• Monitor daily intake calls and emails pertaining to individual requests for specific support and/or questions regarding services/programming for Survivors/Intergenerational Survivors;
• Participate in the planning and delivering of Path Forward Project activities, events, workshops, gatherings etc.;
• Participate in professional development training, workshops, etc.;
• Reports on the gaps in service and programming in Manitoba;
• Tracks and resolves all referrals for the IRS Path Forward Project;
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience
• Minimum Grade 12 Diploma;
• Experience working with First Nation communities;
• Experience or understanding of Indian Residential School/Day School/60 Scoop Systems;
• Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills to work in a First Nation environment;
• Proficiency Microsoft Office software applications and other online applications and tools (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Canva);
• Flexibility to travel by air, road, boat to First Nations communities throughout Manitoba.
• Possess a valid Class 5F Manitoba driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle;
• A sensitivity and understanding of culture, language and issues relevant to First Nations communities;
• Satisfactory criminal and vulnerable sector check clearance;
• Preference will be given to First Nations applicants.

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 January 3, 2024 to: Elaine Paisley at [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.