EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Jordan’s Principle Service Coordinator, Department of Health & Social Services, The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq

  • Location: Truro, Nova Scotia
  • Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq
Department of Health & Social Services
Jordan’s Principle Service Coordinator

Truro, NS

Application Deadline: Positions Open Until Filled

About The CMM

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (The CMM) is a Tribal Council representing the eight Mi’kmaq communities of mainland Nova Scotia. Our mission is to proactively promote and assist Mi’kmaq communities’ initiatives towards self-determination and enhancement of community. The CMM’s Department of Health & Social Services (DHSS) is currently looking for a motivated and knowledgeable candidate to fill the role of Jordan’s Principle Service Coordinator. Three positions are available, including one maternity leave.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Jordan’s Principle Manager and Senior Director of Health & Social Services, the Jordan’s Principle Service Coordinator supports the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (The CMM) by addressing existing access gaps for services for children and their families through the Jordan’s Principle Child First Initiative.

Overview of Responsibilities:
• Provision of intake, funding applications for service to be sent to Indigenous Services Canada for decision, case management and outreach duties; service referrals; supporting families in self-advocacy skills.
• Attend regular case management meetings related to support services.
• Assist families with navigating services, once approved through Jordan’s Principle.
• Develop detailed project workplans for each fiscal year of the position.
• Collaborate with Community Health Staff internal and external professionals, organizations, and community members to identify services in the area.
• Keep an updated inventory of the services available for each community for children and youth.
• 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.
• 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.

Position Requirements:
• An 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.

Why work with us? The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (The CMM) is well known throughout Canada as a professional organization that is committed to providing a pleasant and healthy working environment for all its employees. As an organization, we understand that a great work/life balance is essential to success.

As a full-time employee you can expect:
• An atmosphere that is both professional and family oriented.
• Enrollment in the organization’s benefits packages on your first day of employment with no waiting period, which includes Health & Dental, and Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP).
• Generous amounts of paid time off (Paid Statutory Holidays plus St. Anne’s Day and Aboriginal Day, Summer Shutdown (2 weeks), Christmas Shutdown (roughly 2 weeks), plus 1 week of discretionary vacation time (up to 2 weeks with 10 years of service).
• Social Committee, Staff Days, Staff Knowledge Days, etc.

If you would like to join The CMM Family, please see below on how to apply for this position.

Salary/Employment Term:
Salary Range: $50,000 – $65,000 per year. This is a Permanent Position (pending successful one-year probationary contract).

Application Deadline: Positions Open Until Filled

Submit Cover Letter AND Resume to: Human Resources
c/o The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq
PO Box 1590, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5V3
Email: HR@cmmns.com

We are an equal opportunity employer; however, qualified Aboriginal applicants will be given priority in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preference Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission. Only those applicants who provide an up-to-date CV along with a cover letter and qualify for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate may be required to submit a current criminal record check. Applicants must provide proof of Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency.