Employment Opportunities

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The Butterfly Club – Program Coordinator

Full-time Position (40 hours per week)

Salary range: $40,000 – 46,000/annually

We Are Community Leaders:

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.

The Opportunity:

The Coordinator for the Butterfly Club will be a motivated and positive role model and will provide academic, cultural and leadership activities and resources to Indigenous girls and two-spirit youth, 9-13 years old.  You will be committed to Indigenous knowledge, cultural reclamation, and able to imbed traditional ways of being into the program, service delivery and practice.

What You Will Be Doing…

  • Indigenous cultural reclamation;
  • Environmental stewardship;
  • Fostering youth skill development and personal growth;
  • Providing leadership, and exposure to community involvement;
  • Create opportunities for youth to develop self-confidence in an inclusive, safe and supportive environment;
  • Supervising staff, youth, and volunteers;
  • Maintaining budgets with multiple program agreements;
  • Program implementation and evaluation related to objectives and budget;
  • Preparing internal and comprehensive reports and source additional sources of funding;

Who You Are:

  • Experienced in supervising and managing staff, with demonstrated leadership skills;
  • Experienced in maintaining budgets, writing reports and applying for funding;
  • Committed to addressing issues that Indigenous girls and two-spirit youth experience;
  • Knowledgeable on the identification and assessment of risk and prevention factors;
  • Possess a high degree of resourcefulness, flexibility and adaptability;
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and classroom management skills;
  • Professional ethics, alongside maintaining strict confidentiality to staff and participants;
  • Commitment to cultural reclamation practice;

You Have:

  • Relevant post-secondary education, or combination of education and experiences;
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in successful program creation, planning, coordination, recruitment, youth engagement, and facilitating groups;
  • At least three (3) years’ experience working with Indigenous youth;
  • A valid Manitoba Driver’s License, clear drivers abstract and reliable access to a vehicle;
  • Flexibility in hours, including some weekend and evening shifts;
  • A recent (as of the past 6 months) Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector, and Child Abuse Registry Check;
  • Commitment to cultural reclamation practice;

What We Offer:

Ka Ni Kanichihk is a progressive, holistic organization that is invested in employee wellness. We are proud to offer:

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 • Wellness days

To Apply:

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

Email: HR@kanikanichihk.ca

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

Kistesimaw – Mentor

1 FTE role (40 hours/week) & 1 PT role (20 hours/week)

Salary range: $19.00 – $22.00/hour

We Are Community Leaders:

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.

The Opportunity:

The Mentor for the Kistesimaw “Eldest Brother” program to provide direct support for young boys under the age of 12.  The selected candidate 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 community resources, and providing support for the child and family as needed.

What You Will Be Doing….

  • Responsible for developing and providing feedback on program delivery tools;
  • Implementing, evaluating, and monitoring of the program;
  • Day-to-day management of the program and participants;
  • Facilitating, planning, and delivering youth activities:
  • Provide creative and sincere mentorship and support;
  • Recruitment of participants;
  • Ensure that traditional knowledge is incorporated in the design, development and delivery of the programs;
  • Safe transportation of participants;

Who You Are:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the male role influence when working with boys;
  • An active and engaged mentor to ensure participants attend recreational and leisure activities, appointments, referrals, educational, cultural and other resources;
  • Detailed case notes documenter and able to produce report documentation;
  • Able to program plan, prep and facilitate;
  • Maintain regular contact with participants and families, and collaterals;
  • Demonstrate and incorporate cultural knowledge competence;
  • Strong understanding of child development processes;

You Have:

  • Relevant post-secondary education, or combination of education and experience;
  • One – two (1-2) years’ experience working with Indigenous boys, ages 12 and under;
  • A valid Manitoba Driver’s License, clear drivers abstract and reliable access to a vehicle;
  • Experience in facilitating group activities;
  • Experience with case management models;
  • Physically able to engage in physical activities with children;
  • Understanding of wraparound and community-centered approach as well as trauma-informed practices;
  • Strong morals and ethics, along with a 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:

Ka Ni Kanichihk is a progressive, holistic organization that is invested in employee wellness. We are proud to offer:

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 • Wellness days

To Apply:

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

Email: HR@kanikanichihk.ca

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

Kistesimaw – Coordinator

Full Time (40 hours/week)

Salary range: $49,920 – $54,995

We Are Community Leaders:

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.

The Opportunity:

The Coordinator for the Kistesimaw “Eldest Brother” program will manage, administer, and oversee the delivery of the programs deliverables.  Kistesimaw works with children, by providing support to young boys under the age of 12 with one-on-one and group mentoring.    

What You Will Be Doing….

  • Responsible for further developing program delivery tools;
  • Planning, implementing, evaluating, and monitoring of the program;
  • Day-to-day management of the program, participants, and staff;
  • Provide creative leadership, mentorship and support;
  • Recruitment of participants;
  • Oversee work plans and budgets;
  • Complete all program related reports;
  • Ensure that traditional knowledge is incorporated in the design, development and delivery of the programs;
  • Transportation of participants is a requirement;

Who You Are:

  • Relevant post-secondary education, or combination of education and experience;
  • Three (3) years’ experience working with Indigenous 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 models;
  • Understanding of wraparound and community-centered approach as well as trauma-informed practices;
  • Strong morals and ethics, along with a commitment to staff and participant confidentiality;
  • Commitment to cultural reclamation practice and traditional healing practices;

You Have:

  • A valid Manitoba Driver’s License, clear drivers abstract and reliable access to a vehicle;
  • 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;
  • Understand the male role influence when working with boys;
  • Accompany boys to recreational and leisure activities, appointments, referrals, educational, cultural and other appropriate resources to ensure active and ongoing participation occurs;
  • 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;

What We Offer:

Ka Ni Kanichihk is a progressive, holistic organization that is invested in employee wellness. We are proud to offer:

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 • Wellness days

To Apply:

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

Email: HR@kanikanichihk.ca

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

Director of Gender-Based Violence Prevention Programs

Full Time (40 hours/week)

Annual salary range: $65,000 – $70,000

We are Community Leaders:

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

The Opportunity:

The Director of Gender-Based Violence Prevention Programs is a key member of the Operational Team and will report to the Executive Director and Associate Executive Director. You will provide leadership in areas of planning, budgeting, implementation, delivery and evaluation of Ka Ni Kanichihk’s Gender-Based Violence Prevention initiatives. As a seasoned, dynamic, creative and self-motivated professional, you thrive on providing people and community-centered services and managing quality programs. You will foster and maintain multiple stakeholder relationships, serve as direct management for youth and education programming, and work in collaboration with the Operational team to provide leadership, coaching and resources.

What You Will Be Doing…

  • Program Administration: Responsible for all facets of program management and implementation, including planning, budgeting, evaluation and reporting;
  • Management of Program Staff: Provide appropriate training for program staff on program goals, objectives, activities and procedures;
  • Operational Team Participation: Responsible for active participation and leadership in organization management functions and decision-making processes;
  • Leadership: Prepare presentations, briefing notes, and progress reports for Executive Director, Associate Executive Director, Council, Advisory Committee and funding bodies as required; Prepare monthly, mid-term reports and annual reports or as required;
  • Program Planning and Service Coordination: Develop and implement operational directives and work plans; Identify and create programming opportunities pertaining to Indigenous community-centered care and to build the GBV prevention network;
  • Program Reporting and Licensing: Responsible for ensuring all licensing standards are met and compliance regulations are identified and maintained;
  • Human Resource Management: Participates in the recruitment, selection, maintenance and professional development of a competent staff team with clear delegation of responsibility and accountability;
  • Financial Management: Responsible for the development, management, and implementation of multiple program-based budgets from an approved financial plan; Develop a program-based budget which accurately reflects service priorities, program deliverables, and staffing requirements;
  • Community Liaison: Work collaboratively with government officials and related community service organizations to achieve organizational and program goals to build strong relations; Establish effective and robust working relationships with community partners directly involved in program delivery;

Who You Are:

As the Director of Gender-Based Violence Prevention Programs, You Are:

  • Innovative – Able to think outside the box in order to develop creative and new solutions and supports;
  • Accountable – Takes ownership of personal and employee workload, meets deadlines, excellent attendance, responsibility;
  • Proficient in Project and Resource Management – Able to execute goals and program deliverables, fiscally responsible, skilled in project budgets and timelines and work plans;
  • A Strategic Thinker – Analyzes, recommends and interprets strategic directions, vision, mandate, values, and overall organizational objectives;
  • A Great Coach – Identify employee strengths and areas of growth, provide clear direction and thoughtful guidance, and maintain structured performance management;
  • A Strong Collaborator – Foster, and maintain a culturally, psychologically and gender-inclusive safe space to share ideas, brainstorm, provide feedback, and ensure high engagement and strong, trusting relationships are built;
  • Self-Aware and Reflexive – Able to accurately assess yourself, including your strengths and weaknesses, remaining open to new information or ideas;

You Have:

  • Post-Secondary education in a relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • 2-3 years of direct management or supervisory experience;
  • Experience in Gender Based Violence Prevention and Intervention Programs;
  • Ability to manage programs inclusive of planning, administration, staffing, and reporting;
  • Cultural proficiency;
  • Leadership and Management skills, including Crisis Management and Trauma Informed Care;
  • Case management experience;
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret detailed reports, budgets, funding agreements and prepare and/or review draft communications;
  • Superior computer skills with MS Office software, particularly Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, Outlook and very conversant with social media platforms;
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including sound judgment and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality;

What We Offer:

Ka Ni Kanichihk is a progressive, holistic organization that is invested in employee wellness. We are proud to offer:

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 • Wellness days

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 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

Email: HR@kanikanichihk.ca

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

Request For Proposal: Indigenous Sexual and Reproductive Consultant

The Mino Pimatisiwin Sexual Wellness Lodge is seeking proposals from qualified Indigenous Sexual and Reproductive Justice consultants with extensive experience working alongside Indigenous birth givers. Applicants will provide coordination and early implementation of a project model to address Syphilis/Congenital Syphilis rates in Indigenous communities. We invite qualified and experienced professionals to submit their proposals in response to this RFP.

Please send your letter of interest, CV, and a proposed project timeline to Ka Ni Kanichihk by March 15, 2024 at 4:30 p.m.

Please send all submissions to hr@kanikanichihk.ca. Review the RFP through the download link below.

Restoring the Sacred – Youth Activities Worker

Full Time (40 hours/week)

Salary Range: $21.00 – 24.00/hour $43,680 – $49,920/annually

About the Role
Restoring the Sacred (RTS) is a culturally-based after-school program that focuses on providing peer support for youth that have moved to Winnipeg to complete their schooling. The RTS team provides a variety of opportunities for the youth, such as meeting new friends, career exploration, learning and participating in culturally-based activities, and navigating the many resources that Winnipeg has to offer! RTS operates within a peer mentorship model to provide a positive, inclusive, and safe environment that builds a strong circle of support for the youth to ensure prevention of sexual and/or gang exploitation.

What We Need:
The selected candidate is responsible for curriculum facilitation such as instructing, planning, and organizing the program under the direction of the Coordinator. Learning modules include: Life Skills and Ways of Being, Circle of Courage Model and Reclaiming Our Sacredness Curriculum. The Facilitator is also responsible for monthly activity development, planning, and organizing of the mentoring component of the program. They will provide clear communication in areas of assistance such as goal setting and building life skills, and are able to motivate and inspire youth. The Facilitator will act as a resource and strive to help the participants achieve their educational goals and assist in their transition to Winnipeg and must be committed to cultural reclamation and traditional healing practices.

What You Bring:

  • Experience working in the Indigenous community or equivalent combination of education and relevant experiences (post-secondary education an asset);
  • 1-2 years experience working with youth and facilitating activities with groups;
  • Knowledgeable on community resources and agencies;
  • Successfully developed and delivered content within a group setting;
  • Experience in recruitment, assessment and selection of participants
  • Proficient organizational and time management skills;
  • Dedicated team player who demonstrates flexibility and adaptability;
  • Detail-orientated record keeping; including report writing, case notes and data collection;
  • Clear communicator and presenter; both written and oral;
  • Understanding of culturally-based trauma-informed practices alongside a commitment to staff and participant privacy;
  • Current First Aid/CPR certificate, Food Handler’s is considered an asset;
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training and Applied Suicide Intervention Skill Training considered an asset;
  • Must be prepared to work 40 hours a week with flexible hours including some weekends, and evenings (Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays program hours are 11:30am – 7:30 pm, while Tuesdays and Thursdays office hours are from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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. Applications will be reviewed upon received.

Candidates are required to provide a current (must be within 6 months) Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry Check – please note a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required – alongside a clear driver’s abstract.

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 Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0R8
Email: HR@kanikanichihk.ca

Medicine Bear Counselling and Elder Services – Family Engagement Worker

Full Time (40 hours/week)

Salary Range: $20-24/hour $41,748 – 50,080/annually

About the Role

The Family Engagement Worker provides 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, Girls, and Two- Spirited Beings within the Medicine Bear Counselling and Elder Services program. The successful candidate will utilize the teachings of Courage, Care Giver, Protector and Medicine Spirit to enable families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirited Beings to heal from complicated grief and trauma within a culturally safe, inclusive, and friendly environment. The Family Engagement Worker is responsible for implementation and monitoring of the project, including report writing, data collection, budget maintenance and quality assurance.

What You Bring:

·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, Girls, and Two-Spirited Beings within Canada;

· An understanding of the Indigenous economic, cultural and political environments;

· Food Handler’s Certificate is an asset;

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:

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. Applications will be reviewed upon received.

Please send the following in: resume, cover letter, and three work-related references to:

Human Resources Specialist

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

101-1065 Portage

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0R8

E-mail: HR@kanikanichihk.ca

Heart Medicine Lodge – Facilitator

Full Time (40/hours per week)

We Are Community Leaders:

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.

The Opportunity:

As the selected candidate, you will be responsible for the support, facilitation, and delivery of the Heart Medicine Lodge (HML) program. HML is an essential and unique Indigenous-led program that provides culturally-based support and advocacy services for Indigenous female-identifying folx who have experienced sexual assault and/or sexual violence.

What You Will Be Doing…

  • Indigenous cultural reclamation by being committed to the strengths and values of Indigenous knowledge, and traditional practices;  
  • Ensure a holistic, inclusive and community centered service-delivery approach;
  • Design, support, and deliver culturally responsive education curriculum on a variety of sexual and reproductive health and justice issues;
  • Utilize a sound understanding of anti-oppressive frameworks;
  • Provide advocacy, knowledge, and resources;
  • Demonstrate deep understanding of Indigenous economic, cultural, and political environments.

Who You Are:

  • Highly proficient within issues around sexuality, reproductive justice, sexual violence, gender-based violence using a trauma informed lens;
  • Experienced overseeing the delivery and facilitation of culturally safe programming for survivors of sexual violence;
  • Ability to create and promote an open and safe space for dialogue about sexual violence;
  • Works well with others; you know when to lead, and when to serve;
  • Successfully facilitated group work, and have effective problem-solving, and team-building skills;
  • Ability to prioritize in your work and can juggle multiple tasks and have good time management skills;
  • Clear communicator and can present verbal and written information;
  • Knowledgeable on advocacy services and community resources and are confident in abilities to advocate for program participants;
  • Comfortable working with Elders and have experience with arranging ceremonies.
  • Current on Microsoft Office Suite 360, OneDrive, Teams, and other applicable software platforms;

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;
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in successful program creation, planning, coordination, and facilitating groups;
  • A valid Manitoba Driver’s License, clear drivers abstract and reliable access to a vehicle;
  • Flexibility in hours, including some weekend and evening shifts;
  • A recent (as of the past 6 months) Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector, and Child Abuse Registry Check;
  • Commitment to cultural reclamation practice;

What We Offer:

Ka Ni Kanichihk is a progressive, holistic organization that is invested in employee wellness. We are proud to offer:

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 • Wellness days

Candidates are required to provide a current (as of 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 Apply:

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume, detailing how you meet the requirements of this posting, and 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 send in your resume, cover letter, and three work-related references to:

Human Resources Specialist

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

101-1065 Portage

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0R8

E-mail: HR@kanikanichihk.ca

Velma’s House Safe Space – Program Helper

Full Time (40 hours per week)

About the Role:

Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, the Program Helper provides ongoing support and assistance to the needs of participants and employees of Velma’s House 24/7 Safe Space.

The safe space is a low barrier drop-in space for all women, including members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, who are unsheltered and experiencing sexual exploitation or violence. The staff team operates with compassion, from a trauma-informed and harm-reduction lens, respecting participants’ choices and autonomy. A wide variety of services are provided, from basic needs and everyday items, to cultural programming and ongoing support.

The Program Helper will work with the staff team to ensure the drop in runs effectively; preparing and serving meals, cleaning, providing participants with the items they need for the day, getting groceries and other supplies as needed. The Program Helper shift supports both the Day and Evening Support Workers and must work as a team to ensure both shifts have supplies, food, and that the Safe Space is cleaned effectively for shift change

What You Bring

  • Understanding of issues related to mental health, addictions, homelessness, sexual exploitation and violence; lived experience or training, or combination
  • Completion of a post-Secondary education in Community Development, Family Studies, Women and Gender Studies or related fields
  • Understanding of systems and resources in Winnipeg
  • Commitment to cultural reclamation practices
  • Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and written
  • Understanding of harm reduction principles
  • Proven experience in applying an anti-oppressive framework
  • 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
  • Ability to work respectfully and in the spirit of teamwork
  • Current Emergency First Aid Certificate and CPR, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certificate, Mental Health First Aid, ASIST all considered an asset
  • Food Handlers
  • Driver’s License and access to a reliable 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, cover letter, and three professional references to:

Human Resources Specialist

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

101-1065 Portage 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.

Velma’s House Safe Space – Direct Care Worker

Full Time (40 hours per week)

About the Role:

Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, the Direct Care Worker provides one-to-one case management services to participants of Velma’s House 24/7 Safe Space, while also acting as a support worker to participants who are accessing the space on a drop in basis.

The safe space is a low barrier drop-in space for all women, including members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, who are unsheltered and experiencing sexual exploitation or violence. The staff team operates with compassion, from a trauma-informed and harm-reduction lens, respecting participants’ choices and autonomy. A wide variety of services are provided, from basic needs and everyday items, to cultural programming and ongoing support.

The Direct Care Worker role combines the responsibilities of Support/Outreach staff, with more intensive, one to one support for participants who request it. More specifically, the Direct Care Worker works with the staff team to ensure the drop in runs effectively; preparing and serving meals, cleaning, providing participants with the items they need for the day, while setting aside blocks of time to work with participants on their goals, connect to needed resources, book appointments and follow up. This may be done via appointments or drop in, depending on the needs of the individual. The Direct Care Worker works closely with EIA, Manitoba Housing, Justice, community resources and other systems to ensure the participant can overcome barriers and achieve their goals.

What You Bring

  • Strong understanding of issues related to mental health, addictions, homelessness, sexual exploitation and violence; lived experience or training, or combination
  • Post-Secondary education in the area of Social Work, Community Development, Family Studies, Women and Gender Studies or related fields
  • Exceptional understanding of systems and resources in Winnipeg
  • Commitment to cultural reclamation practices
  • Strong ability to form relationships with participants in short time frames
  • Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and written
  • Strong understanding of harm reduction principles
  • Proven experience in applying an anti-oppressive framework
  • High level of self-awareness
  • 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
  • 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, Mental Health First Aid, ASIST all considered an asset

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, cover letter and three professional references to:

Human Resources Specialist

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

101-1065 Portage 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