Published: November 7, 2017
Job Type
Job Order Number
Application Deadline
Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
Position Type
Term (until March 31st, 2018)


ORDER DATE..................................:      November 7, 2017

JOB TITLE........................................:      INDIGENOUS SUPPORT WORKER

JOB POSTING #...............................:      2017-43


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

POSITION TYPE.............................:        TERM (Until March 31st, 2018), FULL-TIME, 40 HOURS/WEEK

A unique community health centre and clinic that exists to work together with people, families and communities to enhance lifelong health and well-being is seeking an Indigenous Support Worker for a term position until March 2018.

Position Description:

The position works within an Assertive Community Treatment Model and utilizes the Housing First Principles from a social justice orientation which includes harm reduction, pro-choice, social determinants of health, human rights, social development, population health, health equality and trauma informed, client centered practice, client integration and recovery for participants.

Under the leadership of the ACT Team Leader and Program Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for providing recovery-oriented community-based support and linkage to individuals living with serious mental illness and addictions. The incumbent will work collaboratively with the client and ACT Team with a focus on the development of regular cultural activities and providing the support, linkages and advocacy to participants wanting an Indigenous cultural approach as part of achieving desired goals.


  • A minimum of an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences or a combination of education, community work, and relevant experience in mental health, addictions and/or homelessness would be considered
  • 2-4 years’ experience working in a community agency specifically within an Indigenous organization is an asset
  • Ability to perform health promotion activities in the area of mental health and addictions and its impact on physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the client population and demonstrated ability to work effectively with the homeless and individuals with serious mental illness.
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to the right and ability of each person with a serious mental illness to live in normal community residences; work in job markets; and have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous supports and services.
  • Knowledge of principles of case management theory and practice using client centered and recovery philosophy.
  • Competence in providing Recovery-oriented services; assessment, crisis intervention, basic support, treatment
  • Excellent judgment and decision making skills including a keen awareness of participant-boundary issues
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Housing First model and philosophy
  • Familiarity with Manitoba Mental Health Act and Mental Health reform
  • Excellent assessment/interview skills in mental health and addictions
  • Excellent knowledge of community resources including those related to diversity and demonstrated ability to negotiate with others on behalf of clients
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience working with Indigenous people and historical trauma affecting this culture
  • Able to work in a multi-disciplinary environment with respect, professionalism, co-operation, sensitivity and cultural awareness
  • Ability to work in a pro-choice community health facility in an inner city community and provide care using harm reduction principles
  • Ability to work within the impacts of the social determinants of health in an effective and non-judgemental way
  • Knowledge of the legacy of residential schools, colonization, assimilation, and the impacts of such history on the health of individuals
  • Ability to mentor, support, and work alongside students and volunteers
  • Ability to take initiative and has strong interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills (e.g. Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook)
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays and participate in on call rotation
  • Must have demonstrated acceptable attendance and job performance relevant to this position
  • Must be able to adhere to the requirements of the Respectful Workplace Policy
  • Must have a valid Manitoba driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required
  • All positions are subject to a Criminal Record and a Child Abuse Registry check in accordance with the Clinic Security Check policy.

*Applicants may be required to undergo testing to determine their knowledge, skill and ability as they relate to the position.

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

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