About the Role:
Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, Support Staff are responsible for day-to-day interactions with participants of Velma’s House Safe Space. The safe space is a low barrier drop-in space for all women, including members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, who are experiencing sexual exploitation, violence, or homelessness. The staff team operates with compassion from a trauma informed and harm reduction lens, respecting the women’s choices and autonomy. Support staff provide services based on participants needs, plan and implement a variety of workshops and programming, and are responsible for meal preparation and ongoing maintenance and cleaning/sanitizing. Support staff assist participants in goal setting, system navigation and provide advocacy. Staff may be required to assist in reporting/statistics tracking, advertising and community connecting, as requested by the Program Coordinator. This is an overnight position at 70 hours biweekly, shifts are 10 hours in length (4 days on, 3 days off, followed by 3 days on and 4 days off).
What You Bring
Education/training in the area of sexual exploitation, lived-experience or combination of both
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 and advocacy
Strong interpersonal skills
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
Valid driver’s license and access to vehicle
Here’s a sample of the many benefits Ka Ni Kanichihk employees enjoy:
Comprehensive Benefits including Health and Dental • Long-Term Disability • Life Insurance • Employee and Family Assistance
• Training and Development opportunities • Free on-site parking • Employee appreciation events • 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.
Please send a Resume and Cover Letter to:
Human Resources Administrator Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.
455 McDermot Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0B6 E-mail: HR@kanikanichihk.ca
Ka Ni Kanichihk thanks all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.