Date Posted: January 31, 2023
Application Deadline: June 09, 2023
Job Type: Full-Time / Permanent
Overview of Responsibilities:
• Prepare funding applications for service to be sent to ISC for decision.
• Provision of intake, case management and outreach duties; service referrals; coaching families in self advocacy skills.
• Attend regular case management meetings related to support services.
• Assist families with the navigating services, once approved through Jordan’s Principle.
• Develop detailed project workplans for each fiscal year of the position.
• Work with Community Health Staff where appropriate to identify available services in each community’s area.
• Collaborate with internal and external professionals, organizations, and community members to identify services in the area.
• Work with community health staff and external services to build strong relationships together.
• Keep an updated inventory of the services available for each community for children and youth.
• Remain visible in the community, maintain contact with Community Health Directors and Maternal Child Health Program supervisors and Lay Home Visitors, Education Directors and visit communities to monitor and support ongoing work in the project.
• Understand the relevant issues from each community. Gather important information to be used to assist in making decisions and formulating strategies related to the Jordan’s Principle Service Coordination project and support for children and their families.
• Work with communities to develop and organize resources on Jordan’s Principle.
• Present updates to the Jordan’s Principle Manager to be presented at The CMM Health Committee meetings and to other committees as needed.
• Keep up to date Data on the children and youth accessing Jordan’s Principle Respite services.
• Assist children, families, and communities in gaining access to the appropriate services needed.
• Work with Community Health staff where appropriate to identify available services in each community’s area.
• Promote and raise awareness for the Jordan’s Principle – Child First initiative in the community.
• Prepare various reports, such as: monthly program accomplishments and challenges, reports on all workshops and meetings, funding reports (annual and interim), monthly performance reports, and travel expenses.
• Develop and implement: a self-care plan to mitigate the effects of vicarious trauma, a detailed work plan for each fiscal year and a professional development and training (for both mandatory and non-mandatory training opportunities) plan.
• Present updates at the CMM Health Board meetings and other committees as needed.
• Undergraduate degree or diploma in a Health & Social Services related field (i.e. family, human and/or social services, child and youth care, educational or behavioral intervention) or equivalent education and experience would be considered.
• Two to three years’ experience working with children, families and communities in a case management role (preferred).
• Experience working for a First Nations (FN) community or organization (an asset).
• Good understanding of Mi’kmaw culture, two eyed seeing, communities and organizations as well as working knowledge of First Nation Communities, First Nation service delivery organizations, and applicable government programming etc.
• Knowledge of the Jordan’s Principle Initiatives, provincial health services and understanding of First Nations Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) of Indigenous Services Canada and its related programs and responsibilities.
• Knowledge of the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action and understanding of the ongoing impact that Residential Schools have on survivors, descendants of survivors and communities.
• Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Social determinants of health. Ability to use culture as a foundation of healing and understand how the health systems impact Mi’kmaq and their health.
• Must be able to engage with community from a strength-based and trauma-informed perspective and employ culturally safe, professional and confidentiality practices.
• Adaptable in high stress/high pressure situations, Strong initiative, motivation, conscientiousness, and dedication.
• Excellent cross-cultural knowledge and competency as well as strong intrapersonal, interpersonal, team and professional skills.
• Strong communication (written and oral), advocacy, organizational and prioritization skills
• Experience working in a fast-paced environment.
• Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle and ability to travel frequently (day and overnight trips).
• Must be willing to provide the CMM with a recent criminal record check and must pass vulnerable sector and child abuse registry check.
**The start date for this position is ASAP; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
Submit your application by email to the company contact listed below.
Documents to be included:
Company Name: Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq
Address: 57 Martin Crescent
Postal/Zip Code: B2N 5V3
Contact Person: Leanne MacKenzie
Contact Person Job Title: Human Resources Administrative Assistant