Southeast Resource Development Council Corporation (SERDC) - Jordan's Principle - Child First Initiative - Cultural/Recreation Coordinator

Southeast Resource Development Council Corp.

Posted Mar 14, 2019 at 05:00 pm Closes Mar 28, 2019 at 05:00 pm

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Jordan’s Principle - Child First Initiative – Cultural/Recreation Coordinator 


FULL-TIME Indefinite Term Position

Southeast Resource Development Council Corporation (SERDC) Health Services Jordan’s Principle Initiative (JPI) is seeking a motivated, experienced and energetic individual for our organization to fill the role of Cultural/Recreation Coordinator. 

SERDC Health is accredited by the Canadian Accreditation Council to provide exceptional 2nd level services to eight or more First Nations communities in Manitoba. We are community focused, community driven, and seeking enthused individuals to make a difference in First Nations Health. 

Jordan’s Principle – Child First Initiative is intended to ensure First Nations’ children do not experience denials, delays or disruptions of public services ordinarily available to other children due to jurisdictional disputes. 

As a member of the Health services team, the Jordan’s Principle– Child First Initiative – Cultural/Recreation Coordinator reports to the Jordan’s Principle-CFI Coordinator. The JPI-CFI Cultural/Recreation Coordinator is responsible to coordinate all on and off reserve requests for cultural and recreation activities for Jordan’s Principle children for the SERDC region. The successful candidate of this position will: coordinate, navigate and liaise for services. The JPI-CFI Cultural/Recreation Coordinator will ensure a First Nation centered holistic circle of care is established with service providers. 



• Network with community agencies to develop, organize, and implement programs to meet the social/cultural/recreational/physical/mental/emotional and spiritual needs of clients on reserve.

• Builds and maintains effective healthy working relations with: colleagues, community members and external partners and supporters.

• Establish achievable program outcomes and align group strategies and activities to meet the Jordan’s Principle – Child First Initiative program objectives.

• At times work independently and also working diligently in a team setting toward achieving collective goals for the program.

• Build and maintain positive relationships with children individually and in a group setting.

• Flexibly respond and address participant needs in groups.

• Evaluate outcomes as they relate to children and adjust activities to reflect the needs of the group as needed.

• Consult and collaborate with team members regarding evaluation of program success and implement changes as appropriate.

• Consult with other SERDC staff (Management, Coordinators and Administrative staff) to be able to respond to inquiries with accurate answers in a timely fashion.

• Familiarization with current community resources, provide options, refer and connect as needed.

• Maintain open and regular communication with identified personnel in relation to the client (i.e.  parents/guardians and child, agency workers, medical professionals, etc.).

• Participate in ongoing team activities.

• Respond to telephone/in person enquiries about the organization and services.

• Attend and participate in meetings as requested by Supervisor.

• Identify an individual professional development plan and work towards identified goals.

• Maintain and participate in core training opportunities and others for professional development as directed by Supervisor.

• Professionally represent the organization to clients, communities’, external organizations and colleagues, etc.

• Identify and inform Supervisor of gaps in services.

• Advocate and be a liaison for those in need of specific services and resources. 

• Provide one to one support when requested. 

• Assist in making referrals to other agencies. 

• Collaborate and network with other community resources. Contribute to team problem solving and discussions.

• Prepare and provide reports on a monthly basis and as requested to meet deadlines/ funding requirements.  

• Record information gathered for reporting & quality improvement purposes. 

• Establish and nurture partnerships, to ensure a comprehensive referral network for community resources and clients. 


Conditions of Employment:

• Must produce a satisfactory Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search).

• Must produce a satisfactory Child Abuse Registry Check.

• Must produce a satisfactory Adult Abuse Registry Check.


Education & Experience

• Grade XII or equivalent.

• Minimum of 3 years’ experience working with First Nation families and communities. 

• Combination of education & experience (**significant experience may be substituted for education) as determined by SERDC.




• Knowledge of community resources on and off reserve available to clients and their families.

• Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with a variety of allied professionals, formal and informal community leaders, and knowledge keepers and/or Elders.

• Strong conflict resolution skills, understanding, sensitivity, cultural safety and awareness of the social and cultural history of Indigenous peoples. 

• Valid Emergency First Aid/CPR certification. 

• Valid and up to date Mental Health First Aid & Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) certifications.

• Strong advocacy skills to advocate on behalf of families/clients. 

• Ability to use tact and good judgment in dealing with sensitive and complex issues.

• Ability to work independently and as a member of a multi service team.

• Excellent understanding and application of a computer/laptop including usage of MS Office programs as well as: interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this role.

• High level of organizational and administrative skills.

• Ability to lift at least 50lbs and fly to remote northern First Nation communities, with occasional overnight stays in communities.

• Current and valid MB Driver’s License with accessibility to a reliable insured vehicle. 



• Possession of or working towards a post-secondary education in a related field (i.e. Human/Social services).

• Ability to speak Ojibwe/Cree is an asset.


SERDC recognizes the importance of building an exemplary service delivery organization that is equal, inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. Preference will be given to qualified SERDC or First Nation members who voluntarily self-declare in their application.

This is position is located in our Winnipeg office. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


Deadline for application: Friday March 29, 2019 @ 4pm. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. 


Please send current resume along with covering letter in confidence to: 

Rhonda Kirkness

Director of Human Resources

6th Floor – 360 Broadway Avenue

Winnipeg, MB  R3C 0T6


Phone: (204) 956-7500

Fax: (204) 956-7382





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