Deadline: Ongoing acceptance of resumes

Position Title: Respite Helpers 

Classification: Casual 

Location: TBD 

Salary: To be negotiated 

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre is currently seeking Casual Respite Helpers within the Yellow Shawl Housing Program. This program is a partnership between the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre and Community Education Development Association (CEDA) that will phase in a structured independent living program for youth between the ages of 16 to 21 years. Youth who need an innovative housing program focused on providing a safe and supportive continuum of structure and supervision ranging from peer support to more direct staffing involvement in day-to-day activities. 

The Casual Respite Helper will provide case management and direct support to the youth residents on a flexible schedule, day/evening/weekend, as needed for additional care and/or supervision for the youth. 


  • Experience working with Indigenous youth and their families. 
  • Establishing trusting relationships with youth to improve their health and well-being. 
  • Ability to use strength-based, solution-focused and non-judgmental approaches. 
  • Ability to take initiative and direction, working well within a team setting. 
  • Flexibility to workdays, evenings and weekends, as may be required. 
  • Understanding of Indigenous customs, experience, traditions, and values is an asset. 
  • First Aid/CPR valid certification. 
  • Class 5, Manitoba driver’s license and access to a vehicle would be considered an asset. 
  • Current (within 3 months) Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry and Prior Contact checks. 

Closing Date:  All letters of interest and resumes must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., January 28, 2022. 


Jacqueline Trout 

Human Resources Assistant 

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, Inc 

350-200 Alpine Way 

Headingley, Manitoba R4H 0B7 

Fax # 204-946-5042 or 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. As an Indigenous employer, we encourage First Nations, Inuit, and Métis applicants to apply.