Position: Indigenous Support Worker
Job Posting No: 2019-05
Date:  August 14, 2019
Closing Date: September 1, 2019
Status: Full Time, Permanent
Department:  Community Services
Reports to:  Program Manager – Wiisocotatiwin-Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Program
Hours of Work:  Monday-Friday, 8:45 am – 5:00 pm*
*Note: The hours of work for this position may vary based on the department’s operational requirements.

Due to the nature of this position; this competition will hold preference for Indigenous and Metis people.


Position Summary


This Program works within an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Model and utilizes the Housing First Principles from a social justice orientation which includes harm reduction, pro-choice, social determinants of health, human rights, social development, population health, health equality and trauma informed, client centered practice.


Functioning as part of a multi-disciplinary team, the Indigenous Support Worker works proactively with new and existing clients, offering a range of support and recovery services, with a focus on the development of regular cultural activities and providing the support, linkages and advocacy to participants wanting an Indigenous cultural approach as part of achieving desired goals within an existing service plan and on an as-needed basis. The Indigenous Support Worker is a relationship-builder and advocate and provides service in a non-judgmental and culturally appropriate manner, helping clients to build new skills and achieve their goals.





Some post-secondary in social sciences an asset


Service Delivery Skills, Expertise and Experience

Class 5 Drivers’ License and access to a reliable vehicle are a requirement

Sound knowledge and understanding of the client population and demonstrated ability to work effectively with the homeless and individuals with serious mental illness.

Demonstrated strong commitment to the right and ability of each person with a serious mental illness to live in normal community residences; work in job markets; and have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous supports and services.


Critical Skills

Proven knowledge and ability in relationship-building, critical thinking, decision-making, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills


Focus on Results

Demonstrated ability to prioritize and focus work-related activities to effectively and efficiently achieve service goals and produce expected results/outcomes


Alignment with Organizational Values

Commitment to the principles that guide Mount Carmel Clinic, as reflected in the history, vision, mission and values


Indigenous Understanding

Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture and traditions and the impact of colonization on the health and well-being of Indigenous individuals and families


Interdisciplinary Team, Collaboration

Proven ability to work within an interdisciplinary team environment with respect, professionalism, cooperation, sensitivity and cultural awareness


MCC Philosophies

Strong knowledge, commitment and demonstrated ability to apply diversity, equity, cultural safety, pro-choice, social determinants of health, population health, harm reduction, trauma-informed and community development principles in all aspects of the work



Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proficiency in the use of computer systems


All positions are subject to Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry checks. Applicants may be required to undergo testing to determine the knowledge, skill and ability required for position.


Mount Carmel Clinic is committed to equity and inclusion and has undertaken to increase responsiveness to Indigenous people by promoting a workforce that is representative of the participants and communities we serve. We encourage applications from Indigenous persons, those with lived experience and members of equity-seeking groups. Applicants are encouraged to self-declare in their application.


Please submit Application Form or cover letter and resume, quoting job posting #2019-05 to:

Human Resources

Mount Carmel Clinic

886 Main Street

Winnipeg, MB R2W 5L4

Fax # (204) 582-4733


Mount Carmel Clinic
886 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB   R2W 5L4
Fax # 204-582-4733

We thank all applicants; however only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Mount Carmel Clinic is an Employment Equity Employer