Full Time Position in Thompson or Winnipeg

Position Open Until Filled

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The FFNS Jordan’s Principle Mentor role entails delivering supportive services to MKO First Nation members who are recipients of Jordan’s Principle services. Operating within the FFNS team and under the guidance of the FFNS Supervisor, the incumbent will create a secure environment for clients requiring additional assistance due to social, cognitive, medical, or home-related challenges. Depending on the requirements of the MKO First Nations communities they are assisting, the Mentor will engage in a variety of activities.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Learn the chart of Convention on the Rights of The Child;
  • Ensure equitable access to services in healthcare, education, and social domains for indigenous children, youth, and families;
  • Develop tailored plans for Jordan’s Principle clients;
  • Learn funding pillars for Jordan’s Principle;
  • Establish efficient client service structures;
  • Evaluate eligibility and assess suitable covered services;
  • Excel in organization, problem-solving, leadership, and interpersonal skills;
  • Build positive relationships, identify strengths for youth and families;
  • Implement culturally sensitive strategies for youth healing;
  • Maintain strict confidentiality;
  • Work flexible work hours as directed by FFNS Supervisor/Senior team;
  • Follow MKO’s policies, procedure manuals, and values;
  • Assists other team members and carries out other duties as needed and assigned.


Education and Experience

  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in the social service field;
  • Equivalent combination of related education and experience will be considered;
  • Skilled in leadership, mentoring, and inspiring learning journeys;
  • Strong understanding of MKO Family First Nation Secretariat;
  • Familiar with mental health services and community resources for clients;
  • Proficient in understanding and implementing instructions, policies, and procedures;
  • Dedicated to culturally respectful service for MKO’s children and families;
  • Indigenous language knowledge is asset;
  • Valid Driver’s license and/or must receive within the first three months of employment with MKO;
  • Must submit a satisfactory criminal record check, child abuse registry check, and provides driver’s abstract;
  • 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) by to: Shawna Flett 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.