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MDAM is a non-profit organization that offers support services primarily in the form of peer-support. Our dedicated and diverse team shares a passion and commitment to making a difference in the lives of those suffering with mental illness. MDAM employees are given the opportunity to work for a meaningful organization, which aims to help those in need. 

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JOB OPPORTUNITY - YOUTH CAMP COORDINATOR

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba is currently seeking a kind, capable and compassionate full-time (term) Youth camp coordinator. 

Employment term: July 5thAug30th, 2021

Pay rate:$11.65 per hour (+4% in lieu of benefits) 

Hours per week: 30

Reports to: Youth program coordinator 

The Youth camp coordinator will provide support for the MDAM youth programming. This includes but is not limited to participating in the planning and coordination of summer programming including day-time youth activities that include art, music, and dance to promote mental health, and the development of fall programming including school-based events, presentations, workshops, and educational programs. The incumbent will work directly to support young people who face mental health challenges and promote mental wellness to the youth community-at-large. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and arrange summer youth activities that promote connection, community and foster a sense of belonging amongst young people facing mental health issues 
  • Determining/purchasing needed supplies 
  • Direct communication with parents and guardians of young people attending summer activities 
  • Promote and market programming throughout Winnipeg and via other youth-serving agencies and services 
  • Provide in-person peer support to youth with mental health issues 
  • Provide resources, referrals and information about mental health, community resources and MDAM to youth seeking help 
  • Support a weekly youth peer support groups of 4 to 10 participants for individuals experiencing symptoms of mood disorders or their supporters 
  • Establish and maintain positive, supportive peer relationships with individuals who are seeking support 
  • Maintain statistics and evaluation of programming 
  • Complete programming reports and reports to funders 

Desirable skills and abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with individuals and in group setting 
  • Previous experience organizing and implementing youth activities and events 
  • Group facilitation and presentations skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and interact with all levels of MDAM and the general public 
  • Highly motivated and the ability to work independently with limited supervision 
  • Deep connection to existing mental health, support and youth services in community 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills 
  • A demonstrated understanding of the practice of peer support, conflict resolution, and suicide prevention
  • Excellent computer skills including the use of Office 365 software

Other desired requirements

  • Available to work outside regular scheduled hours (evenings and weekends) as needed 
  • Clear criminal record, adult abuse registry and child abuse registry checks 
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver’s license 
  • Must be currently enrolled in secondary or post-secondary and be returning in the fall.

Please respond with covering letter and resume to: youthprogram@moodmb.ca by May 14th, 2021

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SUMMER STUDENT - GREEN TEAM POSITION 

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba is currently seeking a team of kind, capable and compassionate Summer Students to support our Summer Youth Programming! 

Employment: July 5th - August 30th, 2020

Rate of pay: $11.65 

Reports to: Youth program coordinator 

Summer Student Job Description: 

The Green Team Summer Students will assist with the planning and coordination of MDAM youth activities camp (which includes artmusic, and dance), until the camp begins: 

  • Including organizing supplies, creating the curriculum,connecting with other youth agencies, etc.
  • Support registration and communication with parents and guardians of attendees
  • Plan and implement social media and marketing forcamp
  • Upon start of the camp, the students will work directly with young people attending the daily activities that support mental wellness and peer support 
  • Assist with the daily duties of running activities and the Youth Programming coordinator as needed. 

Qualifications: 

  • Must be currently enrolled in secondary or post-secondary and be returning in the fall. 
  • Applicants must be 30 years or under. 
  • Demonstrated interest in working with young people 
  • Demonstrated understanding of peer support and supporting mental wellness in youth 
  • Must have good communication skills, both written and oral 
  • Must have proven experience working in a team environment 
  • Ability to learn quickly and take direction 

Other requirements: 

  • Clear criminal record, adult abuse registry and child abuse registry checks 

Please respond with covering letter and resume to: youthprogram@moodmb.ca by May14th, 2021