Evenings, Full Time (40 hours/week)

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.

The Team Lead position includes the listed responsibilities, as well as being a point of contact and designated lead when decisions on the evening or overnight shift need to be made.  The Team Lead position is not a supervisor position, meaning this position does not include any role in discipline of other staff members. There is no team lead position during daytime hours, since the Program Coordinator (or Project Manager) are the main point of contact for staff.

What You Bring:

  • Demonstrated reliability, punctuality, and stellar attendance
  • Prior experience in either direct supervision or Team Lead positions
  • 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
  • ASIST, MHFA, Safe Food Handling Certification
  • 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 describe what shift(s) you are looking for in your application (Evenings, Weekends, FT).

To Apply:

Please send a Resume and Cover Letter to:

Human Resources Specialist

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

101-1065 Portage 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.