Salary Range – $21 – $25/hour + Shift Premiums

Part Time (20+ hours/week)

Day, Evenings, Overnights, Two Weekend shifts required/month

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:

Velma’s House is an Indigenous led, low-barrier safe space for women and gender diverse folks who are unsheltered, experiencing sexual exploitation or gender based violence. Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, Support Workers are responsible for the day-to-day interactions with relatives that are accessing the safe space and variety of resource offered.  Our safe space serves a place of comfort, connection, and safety, with an emphasis on meeting the immediate safety needs of those who need it most, when they need it most.

What You Will Be Doing…

  • Walking alongside relatives that are accessing Velma’s House with respect, care, and anticipation that each participant’s needs will be diverse and unique;
  • Fostering clear, kind, and professional participant relationships;
  • Responsible for tracking and maintaining accurate and detailed statistics;
  • Planning and implementing relevant workshops and programming;
  • Assisting in system navigation;
  • Assisting in goal setting, and advocacy work;
  • Demonstrating knowledge on strict consent and confidentially policies and procedures;
  • Executing organizational safety protocols, incident reports, and donation procedures;
  • Facilitating health supports including access to in-house physicians and nurses, Elders and Knowledge keepers, ceremony, traditional medicines and cultural teachings;
  • Providing participant’s services such as: shower and washroom facilities, nutritious meals, laundry services, hygiene and wellness supplies, harm reduction supplies, emergency clothing as well as direct care services;

Who You Are:

  • Strong understanding of issues related to mental health, gender based violence, problematic substance use; sexual exploitation;
  • Comprehensive and current knowledge of resources and systems within Winnipeg;
  • Commitment to cultural reclamation practices and Ways of Being, Two-Eyed Seeing approach;
  • Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and written;
  • Strong understanding and proponent of harm reduction principles and trauma informed care;
  • Understanding on systems of oppression, able to apply anti-oppression measures;
  • Strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion; including issues impacting the 2SLGBTQ+ community;
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and Teams);
  • Highly proficient in interpersonal and emotional intelligence skills;
  • Team player who is able to work safely and collaboratively in fast-paced and high-needs environments;

You Have…

  • 1-3 years of related formal training (mental health, social work, family studies, gender-based violence, substance training, community health, etc.), work experience, and combined lived experience are all valued;
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Satisfactory completion of recent (as of the last 6 months) Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search; Child Abuse Registry Check; Adult Abuse Registry check;
  • Current Emergency First Aid Certificate and CPR;
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention or related Crisis Management Training;
  • Opioid Reversal Training;
  • Mental Health First Aid and ASIST training is an asset;
  • Valid Manitoba Class 5 Driver’s License and access to a vehicle are considered assets;

We are Proud to Offer:

  • Competitive Salaries and Shift Premiums;
  • Comprehensive and Immediate 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;
  • 12 Wellness Days, in addition to Vacation Days for full time employees;
  • Work-life balance and casual dress;
  • Training and Development opportunities;
  • Free on-site parking;
  • Social Planning Committee that facilitates employee appreciation and wellness events;

To Apply:

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume, detailing how you meet the requirements of this posting with salary expectations.

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 forward your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resource Specialist

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

101-1065 Portage

Winnipeg, MB R3G 0R8


Ka Ni Kanichihk thanks all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.