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Safe Sobering Site Coordinator

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date December 3, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Matawa First Nations Management
Location Thunder Bay, ON
Category Admin / Office
Client Matawa First Nations
Contact Information


Position:   Safe Sobering Site Coordinator – Matawa Education and Care Centre


Formed in 1988, Matawa First Nations Management (Matawa) is a Tribal Council providing services to nine-member communities in Northern Ontario. The organization is dedicated to providing its members with advisory and support services in the areas of communications, economic development, education, finance and business, health, membership and technical services.

The Matawa Education Department supports quality, accessible, community-based educational services for the eight Matawa First Nations Communities of Aroland, Eabametoong, Nibinamik, Ginoogaming, Neskantaga, Marten Falls and Webequie First Nations. In addition to providing advisory services to Education Authorities and Matawa First Nation leadership, the Education Department administers post-secondary support services for five Matawa First Nations; operates the Matawa Education and Care Centre, a private secondary school located in the Thunder Bay; and coordinates the Student Nutrition Program for six communities. The MECC Safe Sobering Site however, will accept youth from all Matawa communities.

Position Summary:

At this time, Matawa First Nations Management invites applications from qualified applicants for the position of Safe Sobering Site Coordinator at the Matawa Education and Care Centre (MECC). The MECC is located in Thunder Bay, Ontario and provides a unique learning environment to support students as they move toward the successful completion of their secondary education and continue on their pathways to work, training or post- secondary education programs.

The MECC Safe Sobering Space will be available for Matawa students, primarily aged 13-22 years, that need safe and supervised detoxification and stabilization.

MECC will be working under the direction of health care providers.

The Safe Sobering Site Coordinator will work under the direction of the Matawa Education Department Manager, in coordination with the MECC Principal and Vice-Principal, and in coordination with the Mental Health Coordinator, Youth Inquest Officer and with external partners, in the implementation and delivery of services for Matawa students in Thunder Bay, ON. The Safe Sobering Site Coordinator will develop, implement, evaluate and coordinate services within the Safe Sobering Site, with support from the MECC Mental Health Team, to ensure proper case management, tracking of specialized service, after-care services, and program reporting requirements.

This is a contract position to June 28, 2019, with the possibility of extension pending funding and a successful performance review.


  • Minimum bachelor’s degree or college diploma in one of the following areas: Community Services (Social Worker, Social Service Worker, Child & Youth Care, Native Child and Family Services); or equivalent community work experience;
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in an acute care setting or substance abuse setting;
  • Minimum two (2) years related experience as a supervisor coupled with administrative duties;
  • Knowledge and understanding of First Nation and Ontario education systems;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with school staff, parents, administration, government and First Nation organizations;
  • Knowledge of local programs and services for youth;
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality;
  • Knowledge of Ojibway is an asset;
  • Knowledge and understanding of First Nation education
  • Ability to work effectively with staff, parents and guardians, and administration
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s Licence
  • Current Criminal Records Check and vulnerable records check
  • Current TB skin test

Salary: We offer competitive salary commensurate with education and work experience.

Job Description: For additional information, including specific qualifications for the position, please view the Job Description at the Matawa website:

Application: Please submit cover letter with resume and three employment references to:

Matawa First Nations Management
ATTN: Sharon Nate, Education Manager
200 Lillie St N
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 5Y2

Closing Date: December 14, 2018


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