New Job Indigenous Knowledge Keeper In Manitoba

Indigenous Knowledge Keeper
Indigenous Knowledge Keeper

Indigenous Knowledge Keeper

Company : Manitoba Government
Salary : $62,773–$79,019 a year
Location : Manitoba

Full Description

Indigenous Knowledge Keeper

CHN Spiritual Care Provider


Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth

Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 41267

Salary(s): CHN $62,773.00 - $79,019.00 per year

Closing Date: June 7, 2023

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

This competition is designated for Indigenous people. Only applicants who self-declare at the time of application will be eligible for further consideration.

The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (MACY) is an independent officer of the Legislative Assembly and is independent of government. The Manitoba Advocate’s statutory mandate includes representing the rights, interests, and viewpoints of children, youth, and young adults receiving any designated or reviewable services as described under The Advocate for Children and Youth Act. The Manitoba Advocate also reviews and reports upon the standards and quality of those reviewable and designated services provided to children, youth, and young adults who have died, to educate the public and to enhance the safety and well-being of Manitoba children, youth, and young adults.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check, Prior Contact Check, Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check.
  • Must possess a valid Manitoba Driver’s License, access to a vehicle, and ability and willingness to travel throughout Manitoba. Some travel outside of Manitoba may be required.

Essential Criteria:

  • Experience providing culturally proficient counselling, handling sensitive situations and maintaining confidentiality is essential.
  • Experience providing sweat ceremonies and spiritual activities within an Indigenous community is essential.
  • Knowledge and understanding of provincial child and youth serving public systems, including services/systems such as: child and family, youth justice, addictions, disabilities, mental health, education and victim support, including associated regulations, legislation and standards.
  • Working knowledge of First Nations and Metis history and culture in Manitoba and the aims and objectives of First Nations and Metis with respect to the provisions of culturally appropriate services. The ability to communicate in one of Manitoba’s First Nations languages is an asset.
  • Familiarity with children’s rights, especially the articles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and familiarity with The Advocate for Children and Youth Act.
  • Proven communication skills and ability to effectively solve problems are required.
  • The successful candidate must be a proven team player who is able to work with children, youth, young adults, management, and staff.
  • Knowledge and life-long experience with traditional Indigenous teachings, with an understanding that teachings may vary from Indigenous community to Indigenous community, but many commonalities exist.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, confidential environment with highly sensitive material.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and conduct round table discussions.
  • Excellent organizational skills and time management.

Desired Criteria:
  • Ability to communicate in an Indigenous language or in French.
  • Ability to use and knowledge of automated management information and case tracking systems and word processing software.

The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth is looking for candidates who are willing to work on a flexible schedule including working outside of standard office hours.

Reporting to the Indigenous Deputy Advocate, the Indigenous Knowledge Keeper will provide opportunities for children, youth, young adults and staff to gain knowledge and understanding of Indigenous history, traditions, teachings and ceremonies for the purpose of increasing, understanding and creating awareness and cultural proficiency of the MACY office. The Indigenous Knowledge Keeper will be responsible for conducting check-ins with staff to offer opportunities to counsel in matters of case work and general well-being in the workplace. The Indigenous Knowledge Keeper will also provide opportunities for counsel and cultural meetings with the Youth Ambassador Advisory Squad. The Indigenous Knowledge Keeper will also be responsible for documentation, compiling statistics, and general record keeping.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 41267
Manitoba Legislative Assembly
Human Resource Services
302-386 Broadway
Winnipeg MB , R3C 3R6
Phone: 204-945-7279
Fax: 204-948-3115

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.