Velma’s House Safe Space – Support Staff
Casual; days and evenings and overnights
About the Role:
Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, Support and Outreach Staff are responsible for day-to-day interactions with participants, including intake, providing services based on participants needs, planning and implementing a variety of workshops and programming, ongoing maintenance and cleaning of the space, and relationship building with participants. Staff are also responsible for engaging with participants in a culturally
safe way, and ensuring all participants feel welcomed and valued. In addition, staff of the safe space areresponsible for assisting participants in goal setting and connecting to community resources, preparing and providing meals, as well as advocating for the participants. Outreach Staff spend time in the community, connecting with folks who may benefit from the Safe Space, doing check ins, and providing wellness supplies. Staff may be required to assist in reporting/statistics tracking, advertising and community connecting, asrequested by the Program Coordinator.Velma’s House Safe Space is a low barrier drop-in space for all women, including female identifying members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, who are experiencing sexual exploitation, street or domestic violence, or homelessness. The Safe Space is accessible, trauma-informed and culturally safe. It serves a place of comfort,
connection, and safety. Participants have access to meaningful and relevant programming, referrals to additional supports/resources, shower/washroom facilities, meals, laundry, hygiene and clothing items and harm reduction supplies. The staff team operates with compassion, and from an anti-oppressive and harm reduction lens, respecting the women’s choices and autonomy.
What You Bring
Education/training in the area of sexual exploitation, lived-experience or combination of both
Must be available to work all shifts
Strong ability to form relationships with participants in short time frames
Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and written
Knowledge of community resources and programs
Strong understanding of harm reduction principles
Demonstrated understanding of issues impacting the 2SLGBTQ+ community and commitment to equality
Strong interpersonal skills
Knowledge of gender-based violence
Ability to work calmly in stressful or crisis situations
Proven experience in using/applying an anti-oppressive framework
High level of self-awareness
Commitment to cultural reclamation practices
Ability to carry out appropriate record-keeping duties including case notes and data collection, etc.
Ability to work respectfully and in the spirit of teamwork
Current Emergency First Aid Certificate and CPR
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certificate
Candidates are required to provide a current Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check.
Ka Ni Kanichihk is committed to achieving employment equity; therefore, applicants are encouraged to indicate in
their covering letter if they are of Indigenous ancestry. In addition, Velma’s House is committed to maintaining a safe
and inclusive space for all women, therefore 2 Spirit, trans and non-binary women are encouraged to self-identify
when applying for this position.
This posting will remain open until the positions are filled with an on-going review of applications.
Human Resources Specialist
Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.
455 McDermot Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0B6