Careers with MYS

Employment Case Manager – Education Training and Work

Application deadline: 24-12-2019


SUMMARY: Macdonald Youth Services requires an experienced Employment Case Manager to work within the Life Train Program. The Employment Case Manager will work directly with participants 18-29 years of age, supporting them in setting and achieving their goals related to skill development (life skills, employment and educational).

The Employment Case Managers 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.  Duties are performed within a team environment that focuses on establishing collaborative and trusting relationships with one another and with agency clients.  Providing culturally competent services and ensuring client safety, choice and control are priorities at MYS

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  of the Employment Case Manager include, but are not limited to:
• Coordinates, communicates and monitors case plan to encourage successful completion of program
• Closes files and forwards to appropriate source
• Documents all contacts and information as per guidelines
• Completes monthly reports
• Implements and adheres to all agency and program policies and procedures
• Attends and participates in program meetings
• Co-facilitates The Saving Circle Program one evening a week for 2 hours for a period of ten weeks once a year
• Prepare and co-facilitate life skills and employment workshops
• Group facilitation and one-to-one work as required

Participant Related:
• Conducts intake and assessment of participants with a participant-oriented, strengths-based perspective
• Acts as an advocate on behalf of the best interest of participant
• Liaises with EIA, keeping workers updated on participant’s progress
• Identifies and communicates concerns and updates regarding participants
• Assesses participant needs/goals (i.e., basic needs, food, housing, safety, and security, etc.)
• Sets individual goals with participants using a solution oriented model
• Provides support and guidance on a variety of issues including: parenting, decision-making, problem solving, self-care, alcohol/drug abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, birth control and relationships
• Advises and assists with various other job search techniques – i.e., computer skills, networking, job applications
• Other duties as assigned

• Post-secondary degree in Education or Human Services field
• Minimum of two years’ related experience working with high-risk youth
• Demonstrated experience in employment counselling (resume writing, job search, etc.)
• Demonstrated experience in group facilitation.
• Valid driver’s license and acceptable driver’s abstract (subject to approval)
• 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) preferred or willingness to obtain
• NVCI Certificate (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training) preferred or willingness to obtain
• Willingness to obtain necessary training as per agency training policy
• Knowledge of Indigenous languages and cultures would be considered an asset
• Knowledge of Strengths based and Solution Oriented approaches and community resources
• Crisis intervention, harm reduction and conflict resolution skills
• Experience working in groups with youth
• Strong organization, time management, problem solving skills as well as excellent communication and documentation skills
• Crisis intervention, harm reduction and conflict resolution skills

SALARY RANGE: Depending on qualifications per annum. MYS offers a competitive benefit package and pension plan

HOURS OF WORK: 40 hours per week - Monday-Friday (days and evenings)

CLOSING DATE: 12:00/Noon - December 24, 2019


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 – Human Resources
175 Mayfair Ave
Winnipeg  Manitoba   R3L0A1
Fax: 204.284.4431

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