Full-time position available in Thompson, MB.

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Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is seeking a highly motivated individual to assume the role of Addictions & Wellness Support Worker. Under the supervision of the Wellbriety Centre Program Coordinator, the Addictions & Wellness Support Worker will be responsible for monitoring the Wellbriety Centre to maintain the safety of the staff, participants, and guests. The Addictions & Wellness Support worker will maintain case notes and finalize intakes of participants.

Roles and Responsibilities
• Responsible for addressing emotional well being of case load and community members.
• Supporting and deescalating situations in a calm and mindful manner.
• Incident Reports: Filling out and ensuring a copy is scanned to management team.
• No turning Anyone away, be always open to help participants in a non-judgmental manner.
• Communication with on site shift manager, coordinator is pertinent. Reading communication book at start of each shift.
• Weekly reporting via case notes, sent to coordinator.
• Checking work emails daily.
• Punctual and dependable.
• Filling out leave forms upon return from sick days, or when requesting days off. Must be approved with signature from coordinator in a timely manner.
• Maintain strict confidentiality as outlined under The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) and The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).
• Participate in ongoing professional development and training as provided by MKO.
• Data Management on your caseload. Ensure case notes are done after each interaction.
• Ensure Intakes are done in a timely, accurate, professional manner.
• Build relationships with community members, staff, and community engagement partners.
• Possess strong networking and presentation skills.
• Check in on caseload daily.
• Assist with and ensure safety of community members and their well-being.
• Provide positive, realistic, and encouraging feedback to caseload on their goals.
• Assist community members in obtaining Identification or documents pertaining to their wellness. Example: Status Cards, Mb Health Cards, EIA forms, Hospital forms, appointments, MPI Id’s, Birth Certificates, etc.
• Assist health care aides with med management (MAR sheets, dispensing, tracking, refills, medical appointments, etc)
• Assist caseload with appointments for addictions, detox, court, EIA, etc.
• Encourage healthy hygiene and development of life skills.
• Provide coordinator with recommendations regarding community members and their needs.


Education and Experience
• Experience and/or knowledge of monitoring workplaces with vulnerable people to ensure a safe environment.
• Knowledge of dealing with conflict and maintaining professionalism.
• Knowledge of traditional and modern education techniques.
• Have or be willing to complete CPR/First Aide certificate.
• Have or be willing to complete Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) certificate.
• Knowledge of one or more First Nation languages would be an asset.
• Good physical and mental maturity.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to respect and promote confidentiality.
• A current Criminal Records Check and vulnerable persons check must be provided

• A valid class 5 driver’s license is required and a willingness to travel when needed.


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 4:00 p.m. on June 12, 2024 to: Human Resources at [email protected]

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Preference will be given to qualified First Nations applicants; applicants are encouraged to self-declare in their resume or cover letter. 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