Website Metis Nation of Ontario

Ontario, Canada

Date Posted: Monday, February 5, 2024

Contract positions available: 3

MNO’s culture is at our core

The MNO workplace culture is full of potential ready to be unlocked. As our Self-Governance agreement materializes, we are building a workplace culture of action, responsibility, and most importantly a desire to serve the Metis community. When defining what MNO culture is, it’s difficult, because of our diverse leadership styles, and the different programs and services offered. What that really means is there is a place for almost everyone under the MNO employer umbrella. We recognize people are different, and that is our source of strength. We bring opinions together, welcome healthy conflict, and look to always find answers, not problems.

Click here to learn about the Metis Nation of Ontario, and help you decide if we are the right fit for you

What We Can Offer You

  • 4% Vacation pay
  • Pension plan
  • Annual paid two-week holiday closure in December
  • 16 paid public and employer holidays
  • 15 paid health & wellness days
  • Challenging, multi-disciplinary work environment that fosters learning and professional development
  • Substantial educational incentive to promote personal and professional growth
  • An opportunity to make a direct or indirect impact on the lives of the Metis Peoples across the Province
  • Other perks
    • Employee Assistance Plan
    • Telemedicine plan
    • Goodlife corporate membership discount
    • Bell Mobility’s exclusive partner program
    • Staple’s corporate discount
    • Dell member purchase program

The Role
Working within a multidisciplinary team, the Mental Health and Addictions Navigator is responsible for providing comprehensive case management services, ensuring the clients receive the necessary care and support to address their mental health and addiction needs. They will collaborate with clients to develop personalized care plans, they will facilitate access to various services, such as counseling, therapy, and social support, tailored to meet each client’s unique requirement. They will work closely with other healthcare professionals, community organizations, and agencies to ensure seamless and coordinated care for clients. Ultimately, this position will aid in Community Wellbeing staff’s ability to connect client appropriate Mental Health and Addictions services and supports that are client/family centered, holistic in nature, focused on prevention, promotion and early intervention, and firmly rooted in Metis traditions and cultural values within their respective communities.

This position reports directly to the Supervisor of Mental Health and Addictions.

In carrying out the following duties, it is expected that the Mental Health and Addictions Navigator will:

  • Fully understand the significance and fundamental importance of MNO’s Statement of Prime Purpose (SPP) to all MNO’s work, and to the requirements of the position
  • Adhere to MNO Policies and Procedures and MNO’s Financial Policies and Procedures at all times
  • Uphold MNO’s Standards of Professional Conduct at all times
  • Adhere to Privacy Laws and respect confidential information at all times
  • The employee must be cognizant of the Ontario Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workers’ Safety and Insurance Board, Ontario Human Rights Code, Canadian Human Rights Act, and other legislative provisions governing the employment relationship between MNO and the employee
  • Ensure that all activities are conducted in accordance with established Metis Nation of Ontario Policies and Procedures and Contribution Agreements (CA)
  • Work in collaboration within the Branch, other MNO branches, MNO leadership, MNO citizens, MNO contractors and consultants on related projects
  • Attend the Annual General Assembly (MNO Policy 2.120) and NMO public service training as directed.

The Incumbent is responsible for the following items, as well as other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Designated Approving Authority:

  • Assessment: Conduct comprehensive assessments of clients’ mental health and addiction needs, considering their unique circumstances, strengths, and challenges.
  • Care Planning: Collaborate with clients to developĀ  personalized care plans that address their mental health and addiction goals. Ensure that plans are client-centered and aligned with evidence-based practices.
  • Service Coordination: Facilitate access to a range of services, including counseling, therapy, medication management, and social support, to meet clients’ needs.
  • Advocacy: Advocate for clients’ rights and needs within the healthcare system, ensuring they receive quality care and support.
  • Assessment: Conduct comprehensive assessments of clients’ mental health and addiction needs, considering their unique circumstances, strengths, and challenges.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with other healthcare professionals, community organizations, and agencies to ensure seamless and coordinated care for clients.
  • Documentation: Maintain accurate and up-to-date client records, documenting assessments, care plans, progress, and outcomes.
  • Cultural Competence: Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and competence, recognizing the diverse backgrounds and needs of clients within the Metis community.
  • Liaise with other MNO mental health services and support on cases
  • Actively and independently keep up-to-date on mental health and addiction services available across the Province for children, youth and families
  • When directed, represent the MNO at community events
  • Implement annual project work plans and activity reports
  • Keep up-to-date records
  • Provide bi-weekly reports to the Supervisor of Mental Health and Addictions

Mandatory qualifications:

  • Experience and knowledge of Indigenous issues, specifically as it related to Metis peoples and is an asset
  • Experience working directly in the field of adult mental health and additions
  • Strong working knowledge of Ontario’s Mental Health and Addictions programs and services
  • Proficiency with computer programs (Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Successful completion and maintenance of a Police Security Check for Vulnerable Persons
  • Willingness and ability to travel, at times extended stays in location other than place of residence


  • Knowledge of the Metis Nation of Ontario and programs offered
  • Effective communicator and time management skills, ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deliverables within deadlines
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate assertiveness, self-starter and being self-motivated
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a team and communicate via phone and videoconference as well as in person
  • Flexible work schedule with ability to work extended hours as necessary
  • Ability to lift 11.5 kg when required

AODA Statement
The Metis Nation of Ontario commits to providing accommodation as required by the Ontario Human Rights Act, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. Accommodations will be provided in accordance with the principles of dignity, individualization, and inclusion. The Metis Nation of Ontario will work cooperatively and in the spirit of respect with all partners in the accommodation process. These accommodations will extend to all aspects of the employment relationship including recruitment and selection.

Please email human resources if you require an accommodation during the hiring process.

Special Service Organization
The Metis Nation of Ontario is a special services organization. All applicants are encouraged to apply. Preference may be given to qualified applicants who meet the requirements for MNO Citizenship as per the MNO Bylaws and who are in good standing.

Please note, all employees, regardless of role or location, are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless the employee has a valid medical exemption. This condition of employment is effective for all employees, full or part-time, permanent or contract, whether working remotely or not, as of November 1, 2021.

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