Special Needs Advocate for Children & Adults with Special Needs

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

Posted Mar 15, 2019 at 08:00 pm Closes Mar 29, 2019 at 08:00 pm

Job Location:
Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs - Eagle Urban Transition Centre
Job Category:
Aboriginal Organization
Job Type:
How To Apply:
Mail, E-mail or AMIK.ca



The Special Needs Advocate must have extensive experience working in and with the First Nation (FN) community and have extensive knowledge of the following:

  • Available resources in the local and urban context and the northern and rural context to support to First Nation clients.

  • Knowledge of FN community health programs, Chief and Council protocols and other First Nations support programs.

  • Demonstrating an active and consistent approach to working with a multidisciplinary team both on and off reserve including professionals from nursing stations, health centers, hospitals, schools, or community social workers.

  • Knowledge of Federal, Provincial, Territorial and FN governments, policies & procedures which includes but is not limited to AANDC, FNIHB, NIHB, Provincial/Federal EIA, housing, education, and child welfare systems.

  • Ensure connections with external stakeholders are established and maintained.

  • Demonstrating supportive intra-personal relationship with FN families and communities.




  • A post-secondary degree in the Social Work discipline or an equivalent combination of education and minimum of five (5) years direct related experience working with First Nation individuals with complex medical conditions, special needs and/or disabilities.

  • Superior verbal, listening and written communication skills, and the ability to work closely with a variety of stakeholders including health care executives and professionals, senior levels of government and community members.

  • Established track record of working effectively with First Nations individuals and communities.

  • Knowledge and familiarity of First Nations Health and Social issues.

  • Knowledge and familiarity of the programs and resources available to First Nations citizens and communities, on and off Reserve, including Special Needs and Disability services.

  • Knowledge of and/or experience in collaborative, integrated program and community planning.

  • Experience in using Client Centred Case Management as a service delivery tool.

  • Knowledge and familiarity of the various First Nations in Manitoba.

  • Knowledge of the culture, traditions, attitudes, and socio-economic conditions of the First Nation communities.

  • Fluency in First Nation language is considered an asset.

  • Ability to work independently and co-operatively as part of a team.

  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective work relationships with coworkers, clients and external agencies.

  • Computer literacy in Microsoft office, database systems, email, and use of the internet.

  • Must have experience in data and budget development.

  • Proposal writing experience an asset.

  • Clear Criminal, Abuse and Vulnerable Sector registry checks.

  • Ability to travel, and possess valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.


Closing date:  Friday, March 29, 2019                                                       


Please submit a cover letter identifying your qualifications with a resume to the attention of:

Jarred Baker,  Program Manager                                                                   

Eagle Urban Transition Centre, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

2nd Floor, 275 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB    R3B 2B3                         

Email:  jbaker@manitobachiefs.com                          Fax: (204) 954-3066



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