RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Jordan’s Principle Service Coordinator

  • Location: Truro, NS
  • Deadline: June 1, 2022 at 4:00 pm

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq
Department of Community Programs & Corporate Services

Jordan’s Principle Service Coordinator

About CMM
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (The CMM) is a Tribal Council representing 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 is located in the Millbrook Mi’kmaw Community in Nova Scotia and has over 120
Employees. The CMM’s Department of Health & Social Services is currently looking for energetic, mature and independent
candidates to fill the role of a Jordan’s Principle Service Coordinator. There are multiple positions to be filled with this

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.

 Create a needs identification assessment to help families who request respite services to identify what service will be
most suitable for their child or youth.
 Assist children, families and communities in gaining access to the appropriate services needed for children, and assist
families with case management, respite provider selection, and self advocacy skills.
 Create a quarterly and annual measurement tool for respite providers, that tracks goals and child’s progress, as well
as complete regular check-ins with respite providers.
 Prepare funding applications for service.
 Attend regular case management meetings for respite and other support services.
 Collaborate with and maintain good working relationships with internal and external professionals, organizations,
community members, and Community Health Staff (where appropriate) to identify services in the area.
 Keep up to date Data on the children and youth accessing Jordan’s Principle Respite services.
 Promote and raise awareness for the Jordan’s Principle – Child First initiative in the community.
 Represent the CMM supported communities on regional, provincial, and federal committees as it relates the Jordan’sPrinciple project goals and objectives, as directed.
 Prepare various reports, such as: monthly program accomplishments and challenges, reports on all workshops and
meetings, funding reports (annual and interim), monthly performance reports, travel expenses, project workplans, etc.
 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 plan.
 Present updates at the CMM Health Board meetings and other committees as needed.

Position Requirements:
 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 behavioural intervention) or equivalent education and experience would be

Position Requirements Continued:
 Two to three years experience working with children, families, and communities in a case management role
 Experience working for a First Nations (FN) community or organization (an asset).
o 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.
o 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.
o 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.
o 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.
 Adaptability 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 weeks 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: $45,000-$52,500 per year based on qualifications and experience. This is a Permanent Position (pending
successful one-year probationary contract).

Application Deadline: June 1st, 2022
Submit Cover Letter and Resume to: Human Resources
c/o The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq
PO Box 1590, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5V3


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
up-to-date CV along with Cover Letter and qualify for 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