Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Professional Employment Opportunity

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Jordan’s Principle Case Manager, the Jordan’s Principle Advocates must have extensive experience working in and with the First Nation (FN) community.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support MFN families and/or special needs children/adults requiring multiple services and resources through discussions with key contacts of the provincial and federal government departments and agencies, together with local and regional FNs and other resources.
  • Supports and assists clients and families in establishing a process for resolution of concerns and referral to key contacts (federal, provincial) or external as appropriate.
  • Communicates to the clients/families the rationale for health care specific interventions, plans and learning needs and how they will be met.
  • Involves the clients/families in developing the care and support plan.
  • Communicates to the clients/families, as necessary, referral information that will be given to appropriate community organizations.
  • Collaborates with and make referrals to appropriate service providers and or programs for resolution of issues of concern.
  • Coordinate the activities with other health and social disciplines in implementing the individual discharge and follow up plans for selected children/adults (Nursing Stations, Health Centre’s, NIHB, Patient Transportation Unit, Home Care, Education, Child and Family Service Agency, etc.).
  • Maintain confidentiality according to PHIA standards.
  • Consult, collaborate, and provide reports and data to FNIHB.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Education & Experience

  • Post-Secondary degree in the Social Work discipline.
  • Equivalent combination of education and a minimum of five (5) years’ direct experience working in the child welfare system, working with First Nation individuals with complex medical conditions, disabilities and may be considered.
  • Superior verbal, listening written and inter-personal communication skills.
  • Ability to work closely with a variety of stakeholders including health care executives and professionals, senior levels of government and community members.
  • Experience working effectively with First Nation individuals, communities, and traditional knowledge systems as well as understanding First Nation health issues.
  • Knowledge and familiarity of the programs and resources available to First Nations citizens and communities, on and off Reserve, including Special Needs and Disability services.
  • Knowledge of the culture, traditions, attitudes, and socio-economic conditions of the First Nation communities.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in collaborative, integrated program, and community planning.
  • Experience in using Client Centered Case Management as a service delivery tool.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective work relationships with coworkers, clients, and external agencies.
  • Demonstrates problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office software, Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimum supervision.
  • Knowledge of First Nations culture & fluent in a First Nations language would be an asset.
  • Ability to function effectively as a team member.
  • Adhere to AMC policies, and procedures with specific attention to attendance, and professional ethics.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, possess a valid Class 5F Driver’s License and a reliable vehicle.

Deadline to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit their cover letter identifying the position title applying for, qualifications, and resume, along with 3 professional reference listings (include a most recent employer reference) by 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 21st, 2022, to:

Human Resources Department
Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs
14th Floor, 275 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2B3
Fax: 204-943-2369

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls will be accepted. Preference will be given to Indigenous people and applicants are asked to self-declare in their cover letter or resume. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. Successful candidates must provide satisfactory criminal and child abuse registry checks.

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