Full Time Position in Winnipeg or Thompson
Position Open Until Filled.
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The FFNS Post Majority Support Services (PMSS) Mentor role entails delivering supportive services to the PMSS clients among MKO First Nation members. As a member of the FFNS team, this individual will operate under the guidance of the FFNS Supervisor, working to establish a secure environment for clients who require additional assistance due to social, cognitive, medical, or home-related challenges. The Mentor’s involvement in various activities will be contingent upon the specific needs of the MKO First Nations communities they are assisting.
Roles and Responsibilities
• Learn the chart of Convention on the Rights of The Child
• Ensure equitable access to services for indigenous youth and young adults in health, education, and social domains.
• Create tailored plans for PMSS clients, considering specific needs through effective program development.
• Evaluate eligibility and coverage criteria for children, youth, and young adults.
• Assess and determine covered services and support range.
• Excel in organization, problem-solving, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
• Handle group dynamics, consultations, and conflict resolution adeptly.
• Identify strengths, encourage growth, and belonging in youth.
• Employ culturally sensitive strategies for healing journeys.
• Collaborate with Elders for culturally appropriate programming, transmitting traditional knowledge.
• Connect youth with community resources (education, housing, healthcare, etc.).
• Establish systems for collaborative client services.
• Adhere to MKO’s policies, procedures, and values while supporting. Maintain client confidentiality and security of documents.
• Flexible work hours may require and approved by FFNS Supervisor/Senior team.
• 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;
• Understand and convey instructions, policies, and procedures effectively;
• 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.