Provincial Supports Coordinator
MNA Provincial Head Office · Edmonton, Alberta
Provincial Supports Coordinator
Location: Métis Nation of Alberta, Provincial Head Office (Edmonton)
Closing Date: October 12, 2020
Position Status: Full time (40 hours per week), One year contract with possibility of extension
Since its inception in 1928, the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) has governed the Métis within Alberta. The MNA is led by a democratically elected Provincial Council, comprised of a Provincial President, a Vice-President, and six regional Presidents and Vice-Presidents. This Council works toward the mandate of the MNA, supporting practices of transparency, accountability, and inclusiveness for Métis Albertans in governments’ policy and decision-making processes. The MNA promotes and facilitates the advancement of Métis people through self-reliance, self-determination, and self-management. For more information about the MNA, visit http://www.albertametis.com.
The MNA is recruiting for a Children & Family Services (CFS) Provincial Supports Coordinator. Reporting to the Children & Family Services Senior Manager, the position will be responsible for researching and compiling FASD research, planning and implementing Community Information Nights, developing culturally appropriate Métis-specific resources, as well as collaborating and building partnerships with external organizations for FASD supports and services. The successful applicant will have experience with resource development, program development, implementation, and evaluation, event and engagement planning, and possess strong writing skills, and exceptional interpersonal skills.
- Research and compile up-to-date FASD research to increase knowledge and awareness about FASD.
- Assist with the development and maintenance of policies and practices that are based on the set-out requirements by Alberta FASD Service Network Program.
- Develop and maintain a data collection tool to track referrals and connections.
- Develop culturally appropriate Métis-specific resources.
- Facilitate/host Prevention Conversations workshops in each of the MNA’s 6 regions across Alberta.
- Plan and implement bimonthly Community Information Nights that maintain a focus on FASD, healthy pregnancies, and other health-related topics.
- Connect program participants to, and advocate for, access to community resources.
- Connect with FASD support organizations to ensure Métis children, youth, adults, and families are connected to Métis culture.
- Provide Métis cultural awareness training to FASD support organizations that are providing services to Métis children, youth, adults, and families.
- Partner with assessment centers across Alberta that provide educational and psychological assessments to provide opportunities to Métis individuals to complete diagnostic testing.
- Complete quarterly and final reports, as necessary.
- Attend and participate in meetings as required.
Skills and Competencies
- Knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the Métis Nation of Alberta, Métis culture, people, and values.
- Experience with research and data compilation, as well as report writing.
- Experience with program development and implementation.
- Experience with planning and facilitating community engagements and presentations.
- Experience with resource development.
- Ability to produce professional documents, reports, and presentations.
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
- Ability to convey messages to different audiences.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to set priorities and allocate time and resources effectively.
- Exceptional verbal, written, listening, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Culturally sensitive and compassionate.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills.
- A proven track record of building collaborative partnerships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including government, industry, service providers, and community.
- Post-secondary baccalaureate degree in a Human or Social Services or related field is preferred. A mix of education and related experience will be considered.
- Two years’ experience in a similar role preferred.
- Reliable transportation and valid Class 5 Driver’s License.
- Must be willing and available to travel throughout Alberta.
- Able to work flexible schedule including days, evenings and weekends.
- Clear Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check and Child Intervention Record check required.
Apply online today at http://albertametis.com/careers/
The Métis Nation of Alberta thanks all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.