MA MAWI WI CHI ITATA CENTRE, INC.
INTERNAL / EXTERNAL Employment Opportunities                                                        July 13, 2022

Position Title:               Live in Student Housing Mentors (Female & Male Residences)
Classification:               Contract (Full-Time Terms to June 30, 2023)
Location:                        TBD
Salary:                            See Salary range 

Background:

The Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre is currently seeking individuals for the LIVE IN Mentor positions with our Yellow Shawl Student Housing program.  This unique program is a partnership between the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre and Community Education Development Association (CEDA) that phases in a structured independent living for youth between the ages of 16 to 21, housing up to 1-3 Youth in each of the 2 female and 3 male units.  

Position Descriptions:

The Yellow Shawl Student Housing program is an innovative youth focused program, providing safe and supportive housing with a continuum of structure and supervision ranging from peer support to more direct staffing involvement in daily activities.  

Student Housing Mentors are live-in Mentors, who are mature adults, responsible for providing general stability within the residence, when required.  Creating a supportive environment with increased support and intervention with the youth, as needed.  Mentors are contracted and paid:  $1,500/month, have their own room, free rent, but food and personal items are their responsibility.  Must be in the home when youth are present (morning, evening/weekends) and are provided with respite one weekend each month.  This role does support time to attend school/university and have another part-time job, if the functioning of the home for youth is not compromised. 

As contracted positions, Mentors are not considered employees of the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre.

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working with Indigenous youth and their families.  
  • Ability to establish trusting relationships with youth to improve their health and well-being.
  • Experience providing personalized supports with basic life skills development.
  • Ability to use strength-based and solution-focused, non-judgmental approaches.
  • Ability to take initiative, take direction and work well in a team setting.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications and basic skills in database, email, and social media.
  • Understanding of Indigenous customs, experience, traditions, and values is an asset.
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification.
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License and access to a vehicle would be an asset.
  • Subject to a criminal record check, child abuse registry and prior contact checks.
  • Must be fully immunized against COVID-19

Closing Date ongoing until positions filled:

Attention:
Human Resources Manager
Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, Inc
350-200 Alpine Way, Headingly, Manitoba R4H 0B7 
Fax # 204- 946-5042 or mmackinnon@mamawi.com

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.