Closing Date: Accepting resumes until the positions are filled

 Classification: Contract (Full-Time Term to August 2022) 

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 the 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 and have their own room, and 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 support with basic life skills development
  • Ability to use strength-based and solution-focused, non-judgmental approaches
  • 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 support 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, experiences, 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

Please forward your resume, cover letter, and three (3) references to mmackinnon@mamawi.com.

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.