Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.
Full Time (40 Hours/Week)
WSD Systems Navigator
About the Role
Ka Ni Kanichihk’s Huddle site brings multiple health and community service partners together to provide easy-to-find, inclusive and welcoming wrap-around supports to Manitobans aged 12 to 29 and to their families. Huddle sites bridge Indigenous and Western models of health care, employment and mental health and addictions services to better serve diverse youth and their communities.
Service Navigation Specialists Role Description:
The Service Navigation Specialists offer WSD schools a direct link to the supports available at the Youth Huddle sites. They are a direct resource and contact for School Support Teams – including Elder, Principals, Vice Principals, School Counsellors, IERTs/ Resource Teachers, Clinicians, Community / Intercultural Support Workers, Indigenous Graduation Support Teachers, other support staff. They are also a direct support for our school community parents/ guardians and family members.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support school communities and caregivers to access supports in the areas of counselling, mental health / addictions, employment services and primary medical care, bridging school, community and home;
- Directly link the Huddle services with Winnipeg School Division school support teams;
- Ongoing communication and education to Winnipeg School Division Support teams on Huddle Services and part of the communication strategy (website, social media platforms, newsletters, staff meetings, meet the teacher) to ensure all WSD school communities and caregivers are aware of the Service Navigation Specialist and the Huddles;
- Collaborate with all levels of Winnipeg School Division administration, departments and school communities to identify needs
- Create satellite Huddle sites in Winnipeg School Division schools;
- Identify and collaborate with previously established youth run school leadership groups (GSAs, Sources of Strength groups, cultural groups);
- Work within families and community systems as required to consult and navigate supports;
- Work with the Huddles and Winnipeg School Division to eliminate barriers to services; (including transportation, hours of operation);
- Collect data on service navigation interventions, connecting with students, families and schools, and measure outcomes and impact from service delivery model.
The Service Navigator Specialists will work within a number of overlapping teams: WSD School Support Teams (Principal/ Vice Principal, Counsellor/ Resource, Clinicians and others); Huddle Site (manager, peer leaders, counsellors, primary care providers); Huddle WSD Service Navigation Specialists Network (group of three members within the larger team).
Experience and/or Training:
The successful candidate will have a Post-Secondary education in a relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience. The Service Navigator Specialist training and experience would be within the realm of social work, youth engagement, counselling, psychology, community development, mental health, or related social services training.
The WSD Service Navigation Specialist will demonstrate successful experience in the following areas:
- Knowledge of the education system and experience working with children, youth and families;
- Work collaboratively in inclusive and diverse environments;
- Knowledge of youth mental health and addictions;
- Ability to work with families/ communities from a systems and/or human ecological approach;
- Collaborating and liaising with diverse, multiple systems and collateral agencies including the education system;
- Identifying, assessing and coordinating needs;
- Project management, data collection, measuring impact of service delivery;
- Strong understanding and experience working with diverse communities and from a Harm Reduction approach;
- Effective and strong communication skills;
- Ability to work in teams but also independently;
- Commitment to reconciliation and decolonizing practices.
- Working from a trauma informed, culturally safe lens
- Have knowledge in Indigenous traditions and Cultural beliefs
- Possession of a valid driver’s license; access to a reliable vehicle required
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday combination of 8:30 am- 4:30 pm in addition to a possible monthly weekend shift (Saturday)
Date of Term:
February 2023 – June 2023 with possible extension
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume, detailing how you meet the requirements of this posting, and your salary expectations. Applications will be received up to March 1st, 2023 (2 week posting)
Candidates are required to provide a current (within the past 6 months) Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry Check, a valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle, and a driver’s abstract prior to starting this position.
Ka Ni Kanichihk remains committed to achieving employment equity; candidates are encouraged to self-declare in their cover letter if they are of Indigenous ancestry.
Please forward your cover letter and resume to:
Human Resource Administrator
Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.
455 McDermot Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3A 0B5
Ka Ni Kanichihk thanks all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.