Published: January 10, 2018
Job Type
Medicine Bear Counselling, Support and Elder Services
Job Order Number
Application Deadline
Friday, January 26th, 2017


ORDER DATE..................................:      January 10, 2018

JOB TITLE........................................:      COMMUNITY FAMILY LIAISON CONTACT


NUMBER OF POSITIONS..............:        1

POSITION TYPE.............................:        FULL-TIME

A nonprofit, community based, Indigenous lead human services organization that provides a range of Indigenous identified programs and services that focus on the wholeness, wellness and that builds on the strengths and resilience of Indigenous People is seeking a Community Family Liaison Contact for their Medicine Bear Counselling, Support, and Elder Services.

Position Summary

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls within First Nation and rural communities (south of the 59th parallel) in Manitoba. The incumbent will provide general information regarding the Criminal Justice system, short-term counselling, risk assessments, safety planning and referrals to community programs as required. The incumbent will work closely with the families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, community agencies, and government departments, and agencies to ensure questions families have about their loved one(s) are answered and ensure families receive comprehensive support and referral to both Western and traditional resources.


  • University degree in a related field and three (3) years' experience working in the Indigenous community, or equivalent combination of education and experiences with successful program or program coordination;
  • Supportive of the organization's values and beliefs;
  • Proven team player who demonstrates flexibility and adaptability;
  • Detail oriented, highly organized, and self-motivated individual;
  • Stellar facilitation and presentation skills;
  • Ability to create and edit documents, materials, and presentations;
  • Excellent oral and communication skills;
  • Strong listening, interpersonal and negotiation skills and good use of judgement;
  • Experience in detailed record keeping and data collection;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage stress effectively, efficient project management skills to meet time challenges and constraints;
  • Effective crisis intervention skills;
  • Demonstrated short-term crisis and ongoing counselling skills;
  • Proven expertise in applying an anti-oppressive framework, and demonstrated cultural competence;
  • Experience facilitating sharing/healing circles and knowledge of traditional healing practices;
  • Advanced knowledge about the effects of unresolved loss, trauma, and grief;
  • Awareness of the issues concerning human trafficking and sexual exploitation, and victimization;
  • Intimate knowledge of the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls within Canada;
  • An understanding of the Indigenous economic, cultural, and political environments;
  • Demonstrated commitment to cultural reclamation;
  • Ability to travel extensively throughout First Nations and rural communities (south of the 53rd parallel) in Manitoba;
  • Valid driver's license with a clear driver's abstract and access to a vehicle;
  • Food Handler's Certificate is an asset.

Please contact (CAHRD) Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development at 204-989-7110 for more details. 

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