Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in exploring a career with Ka Ni Kanichihk.

Employment Development and Human Relations Coach

Employment Opportunities- (Term 15 weeks)

About the Role
We are seeking and individual who has experience working with the Indigenous community, and who understands and embraces the Indigenous culture and ways of being. The Employment Development and Human Relations Coach will be responsible for the delivery of the Human Relations program, and Employment Development for Indigenous female students including support, curriculum development, lesson planning and delivery. This includes instructing course material, creating assignments. In addition, this role will provide instruction in job readiness skills, ongoing direction and support in locating, placing and monitoring students in their work practicum placements. You will also provide student support throughout program participation and post exit support while employed and seeking employment.

What We Need
 You are committed to the strengths and values of Indigenous knowledge, cultural reclamation and traditional healing practices.
 You have experience instructing lessons on teamwork, communications, problem solving, cultural diversity, goal setting, time management, and other employability skills.
 You have experience planning and building programs and implementing the plan.
 You have the ability to create a positive learning environment, and know how to encourage and motivate participants to accomplish their educational and personal goals.
 You know how to work with adults with multiple barriers and diverse learning needs.
 You have experience preparing and delivering lesson plans, marking assignments, and report writing, and you can oversee student academic progress.
 You know how to assess participant’s needs for additional support, and can make referrals to appropriate community resources.
 You have a solid understanding of issues related to Indigenous Peoples experiences and trauma/colonization issues.  Knowledge and experience in a Remote Learning capacity and environment. Virtual technology requirements in video conferencing (Zoom, Teams), online assignments, social media plat forms etc.  Management of all social media correspondence (Program Facebook page and messenger)  Presently all programing is supported through remote learning access with the possible transition to in-house learning at the end of January 2022. (pending COVID 19 restrictions and MB Health guidelines).
What You Bring
 University degree or relevant post-secondary education preferred and two (2) year directly related to work experience.
 Life Skills Coach Certification
 Computer skills including ability to use excel worksheets, word-processing, and email at a highly proficient level.
 You have great interpersonal skills in communication, listening and work collaboratively as part of a team.
 You are a good problem solver and know how to make sound decisions.
 You are honest, trustworthy, and respectful and know how to be a positive role model for the participants.
 You are able to respond and adapt to changes and challenges as they occur and you have the ability to implement sound working solutions in a timely manner.
 An understanding of the Indigenous economic, cultural and political environments
Candidates are required to provide a current Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry Check. A valid driver’s license is an asset.
Ka Ni Kanichihk is committed to achieving employment equity; therefore candidates are encouraged to indicate in their covering letter if they are of Indigenous ancestry.

To Apply Please send the following in on attachment: Resume, Cover Letter, and three work related references to:
Jessica Macaig
Human Resources Administrator
Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.
455 McDermot Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0B6
E-mail: hr@kanikanichihk.ca
Position will remain open until filled however applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Indigenous Early Child Educator II/III

2-year Term with Full-time Employment Opportunity in 2022
Indigenous Early Child Educator II/III Day Care Centre

About Us Medicine Lodge Children’s Day Care – Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. is a non-profit organization, offering programs & services in Winnipeg, Manitoba which support over 48 daycare children, parents and various program opportunities for young women and their families. We are committed to delivering in person and family centered supports through individualized programs and services.

Medicine Lodge Children’s Day Care has 16 spaces, expanding to 48 spaces in 2021/2022. The curriculum is currently Play Based, Emergent and Indigenous focused. Each month a curriculum emphasis is on one of the Seven Sacred Teachings.
Our circle teachings include Cree & Ojibwe intro to language through song and drumming, the Child’s Relationship to Land; Metis Culture; Childs’s Relationship to Indigenous Ceremony & Self; Health & Wellness; & Safety in their Environment. We are blessed to have a green space we use regularly beside our Centre.

Job Description:
 The Indigenous ECE II/III daily communicates centre information to families.
 Assists staff to carry out projects which have been approved by Day Care Director and Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.
 Provides Daily Care, which includes toileting, feeding, napping in accordance to the Manitoba Child Day Care Standards Act.
 Sharing in staff rotation of Room Toy/Equipment, of Indigenous Circle Implementation, and staff rotation of Art /Craft implementation.
 The Indigenous ECEII/III position will provide Indigenous leadership and mentorship to the other Early Childhood Educators/Child Care Assistants by executing the Indigenous Curriculum in a passionate
delivery. The position involves direct interactions with the children and acts a resource for the team as they support the children in following through with their program planning.
 The ECE will smudge and drum and sing with the children.
 ECE II/III values and promotes ECE students in the workplace, the incumbent hired for this role will support, mentor, collaborate and evaluate students along with other ECEs in the centre.
 Provides daily scheduled programming experiences.
 Provides activities that will motivate the development of the children’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional growth.
 Observes, documents, plans, and incorporates new Indigenous programming making sure it is, inclusive of children with supportive requirements.
 Follows the policies of Medicine Lodge Children’s Centre and the current requirements of the Manitoba Child Day Care Standards Act.
 Has experience in using positive behavior reinforcement / redirection.
 Uses positive language with children and ECE students.
 Familiar with Manitoba’s “Best Practices” manual.
 Holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education II or III from a Provincial College which meet the requirements under the Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care Program as a licensed E.C.E. II or III.
 Has obtained and holds a current Emergency First Aid Certificate and CPR certificate as prescribed by the Manitoba Child Day Care Standards Act.
 Able to obtain a new Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check.
 Able to provide 2 work references, can be from a Supervisor or Director at current or past employee centre.
 Ability to work with a collaborative team in a daycare environment.
 Is organized and able to work in a fast-paced Infant/Preschool Site.
 Contributes ideas to improve procedures and contribute to an environment that fosters growth, development and Centre innovation during staff meetings, is not afraid to give and receive honest, balanced feedback.
 Establishes and maintains personal positive working relationships with Humility, Honesty, Respect, Love, Truth, Wisdom and Courage with children, staff of Ka Ni Kanichihk and their registered Families.
 Physical ability to use low chairs and to lift, transfer, feed and toilet infant/preschool children.
 Physically able to wash and disinfect toys and move small furniture and child care equipment as per monthly schedule.
Additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned provided they are consistent with the qualifications identified and fall within the parameters of this Indigenous ECE job requirement.

Indigenous language is considered a wonderful asset. As a condition of employment, successful candidates will be required to bring a new Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening, Adult Abuse Registry Check, Child Abuse Registry Check and 1 or 2 prior Employee References.
Only those of Inuit, Metis, Ojibway, Anishinabe, Cree ancestry need apply.

Youth Hub Systems Navigator

Full Time (40 Hours/Week)

About the Role
This position is to support the Youth Hub and its participants in advocacy and attendance of appointments. The incumbent will be the person who will collect information for the participants and Youth Hub, act as liaison between agencies, and coordinated care plan meetings with relevant services. As well as provide peer support, supervision of the space, programming support, scheduling of appointments for the participants, and provide presentations of the Youth Hub and Ka Ni Kanichihk services. The position will mostly include work in the community by meeting participants and their supports. The incumbent will work alongside other Youth Hub Staff, or Ka Ni Kanichihk staff. Along act in a supervisory role if Coordinator is unavailable.

The goals of this position are to foster relationships with the community and support the participants to meet their own personal goals. This position will work alongside the Coordinator when a participant with complex needs and many supports are identified.

What You Bring
The ideal candidate is a highly-motivated individual who meets the following essential requirements:
 Relevant post-secondary education, or combination of education and relevant experience
 Two (2) years’ experience working with Indigenous youth
 Experience working with high risk youth who have varied and complex needs, including crisis situations, substance use, exploitation, Justice involvement, homelessness, CFS involvement, gang affiliation and 2SLGBTQI+ youth facing systemic barriers
 In-depth knowledge base of traditional Indigenous culture, spirituality and traditions is required
 Demonstrated ability working in harm reduction, trauma informed, anti-racist, and decolonizing environments;
 Knowledge of local community resources
 Knowledge in community development and advocacy
 Ability to use Microsoft Suite, digital communication software, and ability to learn new record keeping programs
 A valid driver’s license; access to a vehicle considered an asset
 Ability to work evenings and weekends as required

What We Offer
Ka Ni Kanichihk is a progressive, holistic organization that is invested in employee wellness. We are proud to offer:
 Competitive compensation and benefits
 Employer contributed pension program
 Free on-site parking
 Casual dress
 Employee training & development

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.
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
Email: HR@kanikanichihk.ca

Training Facilitator – UMatter Teen Dating Violence Project

Ka Ni Kanichihk is seeking a contractor as Training Facilitators to deliver a 12 week Teen/Youth Dating Violence Prevention Education, and Skills Development Learning Curriculum to Indigenous youth. The deliverables for this Contract will include preparation for weekly facilitation sessions, developing a Best Practice delivery model and embedding cultural learning into the Dating Violence Prevention Education & Learning Curriculum.  Facilitation will also encompass capacity building training for service providers in both urban and rural environments.

Family Support Worker – Medicine Bear Program

Medicine Bear Counselling/Support and Elder Services
Family Support Worker
Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. Is a nonprofit, community based; Indigenous lead human services organization that
provides a range of Indigenous identified programs and services that focus on the wholeness, wellness
that builds on the strengths and resilience of Indigenous People.

Family Support Worker
Provide culturally safe and trauma informed resources and therapeutic approaches to restore a sense of
justice, balance and well-being for families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Utilizing the teachings of Courage, Care Giver, Protector and Medicine Spirit to enable families of Missing
and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to heal from complicated grief and trauma within a culturally
safe and friendly environment. The Family Support Worker is responsible for implementation and monitoring of the project, including report writing, data collection, budget maintenance and quality assurance.

 University Degree in a related field and three (3) years’ experience working in the Indigenous
community; or equivalent combination of education and experiences with successful program or
program coordination;
 Supportive of Ka Ni Kanichihk’s values and beliefs;
 Detail oriented, highly organized, and self-motivated individual;
 Stellar facilitation and presentation skills;
 Able to effectively communicate with many different stakeholders including Indigenous community
members, provincial and federal governments, and collateral agencies;
 Ability to create and edit project documents, materials, and presentations;
 Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing;
 Highly effective project management, prioritization, multi-tasking, and time management skills to
meet deadlines;
 Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills;
 Proven team player who demonstrates flexibility and adaptability;
 Proven expertise in applying an anti-oppressive framework, and demonstrated cultural competence;
 Commitment to cultural reclamation practice is essential;
 Experience facilitating sharing/healing circles and knowledge of traditional healing practices;
 Intimate knowledge of the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls within
 An understanding of the Indigenous economic, cultural and political environments;
 Food Handler’s Certificate is an asset;

Candidates are required to provide a current Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry Self-Check,
valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle and a clear driver’s abstract. Please submit three references.
Ka Ni Kanichihk is committed to achieving employment equity, therefore encourage Indigenous persons
to apply and self-declare within their cover letter.

Please forward your cover letter and resume to:
Jessica Macaig
Human Resource Administrator
Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.
455 McDermot Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3A 0B5
Fax # (204) 953-5824
Email: hr@kanikanichihk.ca
Ka Ni Kanichihk thanks all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

24/7 Safe Space – Support & Outreach Staff

Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, Support and Outreach Staff are responsible for day-to-day interactions with participants, including intake and discharge, providing services based on participants needs, panning and implementing a variety of workshops and programming, ongoing maintenance and cleaning of the space and relationship building with participants.

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