Employment Opportunities

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Facilitator – Heart Medicine Lodge Program

About the Role
In this role, you will be responsible for the support, coordination, delivery and facilitating the Heart Medicine Lodge program. Heart Medicine Lodge is an essential and unique Indigenous-led program that provides culturally-based support and advocacy services for Indigenous women, and those who identify as women, who have experienced sexual assault and/or sexual violence.

Our Ideal Candidate
Is someone who is culturally competent, and committed to the strengths and values of Indigenous knowledge, cultural reclamation, and traditional practices. You are supportive of Ka Ni Kanichihk’s values and beliefs. We are seeking someone who can design and deliver culturally responsive education curricula for youth and adults on a variety of sexual and reproductive health and justice issues. This person has a sound understanding of anti- oppressive frameworks, and deeply understands Indigenous economic, cultural, and political environments.

What You Bring
 You have a deep understanding and experience working with issues around sexuality, reproductive justice, sexual violence, gender-based violence using a trauma informed lens.
 You have experience overseeing the delivery of culturally safe programming for survivors of sexual violence.
 You know how to create and promote an open and safe space for dialogue about sexual violence.
 You have post-secondary education in a related field and three (3) years’ experience working in the Indigenous community, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 You have demonstrated success with facilitating, program development and delivery, including successfully managing a budget, and have done program evaluations.
 You work well with others; you know when to lead, and when to serve.
 You have successfully facilitated group work, and have effective problem-solving, and team-building skills.
 You are very good at prioritizing your work and can juggle multiple tasks and have good time management skills.
 You are a great communicator and can present clear information verbally and written.
 You have knowledge of advocacy services, and community resources and are not afraid to advocate for program participants.
 You are comfortable working with Elders and have experience with arranging ceremonies.
 You are computer literate in the most current and relevant software programs.

Here’s a sample of the many benefits Ka Ni Kanichihk employees enjoy:
Comprehensive Benefits including Health and Dental • Long-Term Disability • Life Insurance • Employer Contributed RRSP • 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, Child Abuse Registry Check, a valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle, and a driver’s abstract.
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.

Cover Letter and Resume for this position will be received up to July 1, 2022 at 4pm.
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

Director of Healing Programs

Full-time Position – 1-year Term (with potential for longer)

Director of Healing Programs
The Director of Healing Programs is a key member of the Senior Leadership Team in the organization. As an experienced, dynamic, creative and self-motivated professional you endeavor to support our organization through managing programs focused on the prevention of violence, sexual exploitation, as well as programs supporting 2SMMIWG families, and Harm Reduction.
You will also collaborate with coalitions, relative organizations, community driven initiatives, media messaging and advocacy with in the community.

Competencies:

 Coaching – engages in structured employee supports and works for excellent employee performance
 Managing Performance – identifies employee strengths and challenges, provides direction and follow up, support
 Innovative – able to think outside the box in order to develop creative and new solutions and supports
 Accountability – takes ownership of personal and employee workload, meets deadlines, excellent attendance
 Project Management – sets goals, objectives, work plans, delegates, manages budgets and deliverables
 Fiscal and Resource Management – manages Human Resources, materials and supplies, budgets, projections
 Strategic Thinking – analyzes and interprets the strategic directions, vision, mandate, values, objectives
 Research and Analysis – uses information, finds opportunities, secures funding
 Time Management – balances a myriad of tasks, meets deadlines, prioritizes duties
 Communication – excellent written and verbal ability, proposal and report writing experience
 Collaboration – creates and foster an environment of sharing ideas, working with other organizations, team participation

Qualifications and Experience:
 Post-Secondary education in a relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience
 At least three (3) years of direct management or supervisory experience
 Knowledge base in traditional Indigenous culture, spirituality and traditions
 Understands the importance of working with individuals from a decolonizing and anti-oppression approach, with a gender based and sex positive analysis;
 Experience in developing community based programs and forming community partnerships
 Ability to manage programs inclusive of planning, administration, staffing, and reporting
 Cultural proficiency
 Experience in designing, implementing, evaluating and reporting on Project Management
 Extensive case management experience
 Experience in managing, coaching and supporting diverse teams
 Ability to read, analyze and interpret detailed reports, financial documents, funding agreements and prepare and/or review draft communications
 A well-defined sense of discretion, including sound judgment and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
 Attention to detail with the ability to follow through and deliver results in a timely manner
 Deeply attuned to, and aware of, the executive strategic goals and objectives and supports with their achievement through sound judgement and decision making
 Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks under tight deadlines
Superior computer skills with MS Office software, particularly Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, Outlook and very conversant with social media platforms.
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.

Ka Ni Kanichihk is committed to achieving employment equity, therefore encourage applicants to self-declare in Cover letter if Indigenous (First Nation includes Status, Treaty or Non-Status, Metis and Inuit).

Cover Letter and Resume for this position will be received up to July 1, 2022 at 4pm.
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.

Velma’s House – Support Staff

Evening – Full Time

About the Role:
Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, Support and Outreach Staff are responsible for day-to-day interactions with participants, including intake, providing services based on participants needs, planning and implementing a variety of workshops and programming, ongoing maintenance and cleaning of the space, and relationship building with participants. Staff are also responsible for engaging with participants in a culturally safe way, and ensuring all participants feel welcomed and valued. In addition, staff of the safe space are responsible for assisting participants in goal setting and connecting to community resources, preparing and providing meals, as well as advocating for the participants. Outreach Staff spend time in the community, connecting with folks who may benefit from the Safe Space, doing check ins, and providing wellness supplies. Staff may be required to assist in reporting/statistics tracking, advertising and community connecting, as requested by the Program Coordinator.
Velma’s House Safe Space is a low barrier drop-in space for all women, including female identifying members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, who are experiencing sexual exploitation, street or domestic violence, or homelessness. The Safe Space is accessible, trauma-informed and culturally safe. It serves a place of comfort, connection, and safety. Participants have access to meaningful and relevant programming, referrals to additional supports/resources, shower/washroom facilities, meals, laundry, hygiene and clothing items and harm reduction supplies. The staff team operates with compassion, and from an anti-oppressive and harm reduction lens, respecting the women’s choices and autonomy.

What You Bring
 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
 Knowledge of gender-based violence
 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
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.

To Apply:
Please send a Resume and Cover Letter to:
Jessica Macaig
Human Resources Administrator Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.
455 McDermot 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

Kistesimaw – Program Mentor

Program Mentor – Kistesimaw (My Eldest Brother)
Ka Ni Kanichihk requires a Program Mentor, to provide direct support for young boys under the age of 12 in conflict with the law. The Mentor will provide positive mentorship to boys and help prevent future police contact through: advocacy support, structured recreation, cultural based activities, and school based support activities accessed through utilizing other community resources, and providing support for the child and family as needed.

Qualifications
 Relevant post-secondary education, or combination of education and experience
 Three (3) years’ experience working with boys, ages 12 and under;
 Strong understanding of child development processes;
 Physically able to engage in physical activities with children;
 Experience in facilitating group activities;
 Experience with Case Management Model;
 Understanding of Wrap around Approach;
 Strong morals and ethics, along with a commitment to staff and participant privacy.
 Must be prepared to work 40 hours a week with flexible hours including weekends, evenings and split-shift work;
 Must provide a clear criminal record and child abuse registry check
 Commitment to cultural reclamation practice and traditional healing practices
 Must possess a valid Manitoba Driver’s License, clear drivers abstract and daily access to a vehicle;
Roles and Responsibilities
 Understand the male role influence when working with boys;
 Accompany boys and/or family to recreational/leisure, appointments, referrals, educational, cultural and other appropriate resources to ensure active and ongoing participation occurs;
 Conduct home visits;
 Record case notes and produce report documentation as per program requirements;
 Program planning, preparation and facilitation;
 Maintain regular contact with participants and families, and collaterals in their lives;
 Demonstrate and incorporate cultural knowledge competence;
Ka Ni Kanichihk is committed to achieving employment equity, therefore encourage applicants to self-declare in Cover letter if Indigenous (First Nation (includes Status, Treaty or Non-Status), Metis and Inuit).

Applications for this position will be received up to the close of business on June 30, 2022. 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.

MYTEAM Program Mentor

About the Role:
Ka Ni Kanichihk is seeking Program Mentors who will be responsible for mentoring and supporting Indigenous youth. We are looking for someone who has a commitment to the strengths and values of Indigenous Knowledge, Cultural Reclamation, and Traditional Practices. You have an in-depth experience navigating systems and facilitating a wraparound service delivery approach while supporting Indigenous Youth. You possess excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills, and in addition have experience in program administration including case management, meeting with collateral agencies, and writing reports. You should be organized and have the ability to plan and coordinate weekly engagement activities that provide positive recreational and social opportunities for program participants.

What You Bring:
 Relevant post-secondary education, or combination of education and relevant experience
 Two (2) years’ experience working with Indigenous youth
 Experience working with high risk populations
 Experience in crisis counselling, and outreach, and knowledge of traditional healing practices
 Knowledge of local community resources
 Knowledge in community development and advocacy
 Strong understanding of trauma informed care and strength-based approaches
 Knowledge, identification and assessment of risk factors
 Knowledge of independent living practices and mentorship principles
 Experience in delivering Life Skills programming
 Strong morals and ethics, along with a commitment to staff and participant privacy
 Proficient record keeping ability including report writing, case notes and data collection
 Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office
 Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training an asset
 Applied Suicide Intervention Skill Training an asset
 Must be prepared to work 40 hours a week with flexible hours including days, some weekends, and some evenings
 Must have a driver’s license and reliable vehicle

Here’s a sample of the many benefits Ka Ni Kanichihk employees enjoy:
Training and Development opportunities • Free on-site parking • Employee appreciation events • Generous Benefits Package
Candidates must provide a current Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry Check, and have a valid driver’s license, and a driver’s abstract. You must have access to a reliable vehicle.
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:
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.

This posting will remain open until the positions are filled with an on-going review of applications.
Jessica Macaig
Human Resource Administrator
Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.
455 McDermot Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3A 0B5
Fax # (204)953-5824
Email: hr@kanikanichihk.ca
A review of applications will begin immediately with a closing date of June 28,2022 at 4:00pm.

Velma’s House Overnight Support Staff

Full-time: Overnight

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. This is an overnight position at 70 hours biweekly, shifts are 10 hours in length (4 days on, 3 days off, followed by 3 days on and 4 days off).

What You Bring
 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
 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.

To Apply:
Please send a Resume and Cover Letter to:
Jessica Macaig
Human Resources Administrator Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.
455 McDermot 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.

Program Helper – Heart Medicine Lodge

About the Role

In this role, you will be responsible for the support and assisting with the coordination, delivery of the Heart Medicine Lodge program. Heart Medicine Lodge is an essential and unique Indigenous-led program that provides culturally-based support and advocacy services for Indigenous women, and those who identify as women, who have experienced sexual assault and/or sexual violence.

Our Ideal Candidate

Is someone who is culturally competent, and committed to the strengths and values of Indigenous knowledge, cultural reclamation, and traditional practices.  You are supportive of Ka Ni Kanichihk’s values and beliefs. We are seeking someone who can support and assist the program as we deliver culturally responsive education curricula for youth and adults on a variety of sexual and reproductive health and justice issues.  This person has a sound understanding of anti-oppressive frameworks, and deeply understands Indigenous economic, cultural, and political environments.

What You Bring              

  • You have to be comfortable working with issues around sexuality, reproductive justice, sexual violence, gender-based violence using a trauma informed lens.
  • You know how to create and promote an open and safe space.
  • You have education in a related field and one (1) years’ experience working in the Indigenous community, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • You have demonstrated success with supporting and assisting program delivery, including successfully managing time and deadlines.
  • You work well with others; you know when to lead, and when to serve.
  • You have successfully participated in group work, and have effective problem-solving, and team-building skills.
  • You are a great communicator and can present clear information verbally and written.
  • You have knowledge of advocacy services, and community resources.
  • You are comfortable working with Elders and have experience with arranging ceremonies.
  • You are computer literate in the most current and relevant software programs, including data entry and some administrative duties

Here’s a sample of the many benefits Ka Ni Kanichihk employees enjoy:

Comprehensive Benefits including Health and Dental • Long-Term Disability • Life Insurance • Employer Contributed RRSP • 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, Child Abuse Registry Check, a valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle, and a driver’s abstract.

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:

A review of applications will begin immediately with a closing date of Friday, May 13, 2022.

Please send the following in on attachment:  Resume, Cover Letter, and three work-related references to:

Jessica McCaig

Human Resources Administrator

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

455 McDermot Ave.

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0B6

E-mail: HR@kanikanichihk.ca

STBBI Community Host

Start Date: When positions are filled
Hours of Work: Part-Time day time
Starting Salary Range: $20-$23hr
About the Role
This position is to support the “Mino Pimatisiwin STBBI Strategy” and its participants to receive STBBI health care services.
The Community Host will be the person who recruits and welcomes people into the space, provide information and resources that support people to make informed choices about STBBI testing as part of their sexual health, and contributes to a high quality, culturally safe testing experience. The team of Community Hosts will include people of diverse sexual and gender identities, with a commitment to sex positive approaches to sexual health. The Community Host will collect necessary information from the participants, facilitate the respondent driven sampling/ chain referral process, and provide peer support and education. In addition, Community Hosts will work as a team in supervision of the space, programming support, scheduling of sexual health related appointments for the participants, and provide presentations of Mino Pimatisiwin and Ka Ni Kanichihk services. The position will include work in the community and in the clinical space. The incumbent will work alongside other Community Hosts, or Ka Ni Kanichihk staff.
The goals of this position are to foster relationships with the community and support a sex positive approach to sexual health to support the participants in meeting their own personal health goals. This position will work alongside clinical and community leadership as well as Traditional Healers/ Knowledge Keepers.
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;
 Knowledge base of traditional Indigenous culture, spirituality and traditions is required;
 Demonstrated ability working in sex positive, harm reduction, trauma informed, anti-racist and decolonizing environments;
 Knowledge of local community resources
 Knowledge in community development and advocacy
 Ability to use Microsoft Office, 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:
 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. Applications will be received up to April 29, 2022, at 4:30 pm.
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 to 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. We are building a team that includes people of diverse sexual and gender identities.
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.