Careers with MYS

Full-Time Program Coordinator – Kisewatisiwin LIFE Apartments/Healing Homes Thompson and The Pas

Application deadline: 05-06-2020

COMPETITION # 3372 (Repost) 

The Program Coordinator will contribute to broad organizational planning and for nurturing an organizational culture in our work environment that promotes organizational goals, core values, and specifically becoming youth centric, a centre of excellence and building culturally safe services and programs.  The Program Coordinator provides coordination of the operating needs of the programs in order to achieve the organization’s strategic goals. The duties and responsibilities are carried out within a trauma and resiliency informed framework that promotes MYS’ Therapeutic Model of Care, including the agency Mission, Guiding Principles and the Circle of Courage® values and the Vulnerable Person’s living with a Mental Disabilities Act.  Duties are performed within a team environment that focuses on establishing collaborative and trusting relationships.  Providing culturally competent services and ensuring client safety, choice and control are priorities at MYS. 

• In consultation and collaboration with the Manager of Community Services & Programs, the Senior Leadership Team and Executive Leadership, the Program Coordinator coordinates and implements strategies, plans, programs, and projects that achieve the organizational goals;
• Ensures accountability to achieve the strategic directions of the organization by implementing annual and operational plans to ensure vertical and horizontal alignment with goals of the organization;
• Coordinates and supports ongoing program evaluation to ensure alignment with organizational goals;
• Ensures accountability to achieve the strategic directions of the organization;
• Motivates, leads and supervises the Healing Homes staff reporting to the position in order to achieve the aims of the organization by providing exemplary leadership through on-site mentorship to youth care providers;
• In collaboration with Human Resources, hires, provides orientation to, develops and supervises employees in a manner that is consistent with the organizations philosophy and goals;
• Informs the development of program budget, ensuring financial expectations are met in line with organizational priorities;
• Coordinates and maintains reporting expectations for programs;
• Monitors and responds to internal and external challenges and risks;
• Works collaboratively with clinical resources, Centralized Intake & Assessments, and other program areas to ensure that youth are being placed, and transitioned through, resources in a manner that is youth-centric, culturally safe and trauma-informed;
• Provides on-call support to programs as well as other duties as assigned or assumed to meet the needs of the Agency;
• Promotes and complies with various legislation (i.e Workplace Safety and Health Act, Human Rights Act, Licencing standards);
• Consults with Clinical Manager and Centralized Intake & Assessments, to ensure that the clinical direction of the program is in keeping with current evidence-based models;
• Completes client care plan documentation, in consultation with the Clinical Manager, to ensure compliance with MYS standards.

• Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline;
• Minimum of 3 years progressive leadership experience and experience working within complex systems;
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience working within a child welfare setting as well as combinations of education and experience may be considered;
• Demonstrated capacity to foster alignment within leadership teams both vertically and horizontally to achieve organizational goals;
• Demonstrated knowledge of family and social challenges facing Indigenous children, youth and families, including intergenerational impacts;
• Demonstrated knowledge of Indigenous cultures and a broad based knowledge of Indigenous healing modalities, practices and ceremonies;
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of therapeutic needs of youth in residential care settings;
• Ability to be an effective team player, and operate from a systemic framework as well as excellent organizational, leadership and interpersonal skills;
• Demonstrated proficiency working with Microsoft Office at an intermediate level;
• A valid driver’s license;
• Satisfactory Clear Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search, a clear Child Abuse Registry Check with acceptable Prior Contact Checks and a clear Adult Abuse Registry Check, within the last 3 months;
• A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of provincial licensing requirements.

SALARY RANGE: Dependent on qualifications, per annum. This position is also entitled to a Northern allowance equal to an additional five percent (5%) of the salary. MYS offers a competitive benefit package and pension plan.

HOURS OF WORK:  35 hours per week.

CLOSING DATE: 12pm/noon – June 5, 2020


Applicants must demonstrate in their resume or cover letter how they meet the requirements of the position, quoting the competition number.

Please forward a cover letter and resume (in word or PDF format) prior to the closing date, to:

Macdonald Youth Services  – Kisewatisiwin Program
102-83 Churchill Drive
Thompson, MB R8N 0L6
Fax: 204.778.7778

MYS is an equal opportunity employer, Indigenous people, women, visible minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. MYS is committed to developing and retaining a diverse workforce. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  For further information about our other employment and volunteer opportunities please visit our website