Careers with MYS

Program Supervisor – Kisewatiswin (Thompson, MB) – Perm/Full-Time

Application deadline: 15-04-2021

SUMMARY:  The Program Supervisor for the Kisewatisiwin area operated by MYS reports to the Program Coordinator and is responsible for the daily operations of the program as well as the case management of all youth accessing this program and all personnel matters related to the staff team and programming. This position supports and supervises the youth care workers who are required to provide ongoing, culturally sensitive care while adhering to organizational policies and procedures and expectations. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: of the Program Supervisor include, but are not limited to:
• Be aware of the whereabouts of all youth as per program dictates and policies 
• Interact with youth in a manner designed to help them feel safe and accepted 
• Develop, manage, facilitate, and direct all daily program activities 
• Develop and implement program routines in agreement with the Manager of Programs
• Leads the staff team to ensure consistency in the youth’s experiences and intervention plans while accessing services and support from the Program
• Directly engage and develop relationships with high-risk youth who are receiving support through their brief and/or continued involvement with the Program;
• Participate with the team in making informed culturally responsive decisions regarding therapeutic methods based on observations and interactions with the young people and their knowledge of the young person’s culture.
• Ensure youth have access and opportunity to participate in recreational activities while involved with the Program
• Work collaboratively with the Kisewatiswin Youth Group Facilitator to design and deliver group activities that pertain to the needs of the population that accesses the program(i.e. Butterfly Lodge Teachings)
• Encourage and participate in applicable cultural programming with youth while using relevant community resources
• Adhere to and encourage the following of program routines for food prep, clean up and safe food handling techniques 
• Assist with maintenance and cleanliness of physical property, building and yard
• Model, by ensuring that the staff office is clean and organized at all times and allowing youth to see the staff cleaning their office.
• Regularly discuss with young people the importance of a safe environment
• Engage in ongoing maintenance of positive public relations with the community at-large and any and all other stakeholders
• Act as an advocate for youth who are receiving support through their involvement with the Shelter. Provides general information and assist with navigating through referral processes for various community-based services. 

• Post-secondary degree in applicable Human Services. (other combination of education and experience may be considered) 
• 5 years of related experience with at-risk youth and in a supervisor capacity
• Clinical counseling training/experience.
• Emergency First Aid and CPR Level C 
• Satisfactory 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, all done within the last 3 months 
• ASIST Certificate (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and NVCI Certificate (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training) preferred
• Willingness to obtain necessary training as per agency training policy including: Mental Health First Aid & Safe Talk as well as Colonization Awareness and Child Development
• Driver’s License with acceptable driver’s abstract and acceptable insurance
• Business/management/supervisory and Public relations training
• Cross Cultural Training
• Knowledge of Strength-based philosophy
• Knowledge of Indigenous customs, traditions, and beliefs will be considered an asset

SALARY RANGE:  Depending on qualifications per annum. MYS offers a competitive benefit package and pension plan. This position is also entitled to a Northern allowance equal to an additional five percent (5%) of the salary.
HOURS OF WORK:  40 hours per week. Must be available for a variety of shifts including days, evenings, weekends and holidays
Please forward a cover letter and resume (in word or PDF format) quoting the competition number by April 15, 2021 to  
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