Salary Range – $19.00 – $21.00

Full Time, Days (40 hours/week)

We are Community Leaders

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. is a nonprofit, community based; Indigenous-led human services organization that provides a range of Indigenous identified programs and services that focus on the wholeness, wellness and that builds on the strengths and resilience of Indigenous People.

The Opportunity

As a member of Leading Black Wolf, the Mentor‘s role is to to provide transitional supports for youth from 16 to 21 years of age that are leaving the care of Child and Family Services. You will be providing one-on-one mentorship to develop life skills alongside facilitating culturally based activities and utilizing community resources.

What You Will Be Doing….

  • Creating positive and attainable expectations and goals alongside the Mentees
  • Fostering the Mentees individual strengths and talents and customizing provided supports and resources
  • Teaching life skills, such as budgeting and housing, how to access child care, and understanding healthy relationships
  • Recruiting, and retaining participants; listening to concerns and troubleshooting requests
  • Modeling responsible, engaged, and positive behaviour
  • Ensuring that traditional knowledge is incorporated in all levels of the program
  • Facilitating and organizing a variety of youth activities
  • Cultivating creative, holistic, and sincere mentorship and support
  • Informing the Coordinator of concerns, questions, and challenges
  • Following Organizational safety protocols and procedures, including transportation of participants as required

Who You Are:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the mentorship role working alongside vulnerable youth
  • An engaged mentor that ensures participants are able to access resources barrier free
  • Able to take detailed case notes and produce report documentation if required
  • Takes initiative on program planning, prepping and facilitating
  • A harm reduction and trauma informed lens advocate
  • A builder of strong relationships with participants and other stakeholders involved
  • Demonstrator and incorporator of cultural knowledge and competence
  • Knowledgeable on youth and community resources, and able to assist in system navigation

You Have:

  • Relevant post-secondary education, or combination of education and experience;
  • One – two (1-2) years’ experience working with vulnerable youth;
  • A valid Manitoba Driver’s License, clear drivers abstract and reliable access to a vehicle;
  • Experience in facilitating group activities;
  • Understanding of wraparound and community-centered approach as well as trauma-informed practices;
  • Strong morals and ethics, along with commitment to staff and participant confidentiality;
  • Commitment to cultural reclamation practice and traditional healing practices;
  • Are prepared to work 40 hours a week with flexible hours including weekends, evenings;
  • A recent (as of the past 6 months) Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector, and Child Abuse Registry Check;

What We Offer:

  • Comprehensive Benefits including Health and Dental
  • Long-Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • Employer Contributed RRSP; up to 5% match
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program with Consult + and Telus Health
  • Cultural Ways of Being; Mino Pimatisiwin Lodge, Knowledge Keepers and Kookums, medicine picking, sweats, ceremony, smudging on-site;
  • Wellness Days, in addition to Vacation Days;
  • Work-life balance and casual dress;
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Free on-site parking
  • Employee appreciation events

To Apply

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 reviewed upon received.

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 strongly encouraged to self-declare in their cover letter if they are of Indigenous ancestry.

Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resource Specialist

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

101-1065 Portage Ave.

Winnipeg, MB R3A 0B5