Employment Opportunities

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

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 – 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

Gender-Based Violence Prevention Network – Facilitator 

Full Time: 40 hours/week

About the Role

This three-year project is focused on developing GBV prevention and tools to work within all sectors; education, health, justice, social service, private and public sector.  Priority to build connections with First Nation communities to address GBV issues and provide resources for GBV healing and recovery.

The Facilitator will assist in the development of networks that will receive orientation and training to increase internal capacity and advance GBV work within organizations and communities.  The Facilitator will assist in developing a new Manitoba based Indigenous Toolkit which will be available to participating partners that are working in or seeking to work within the GBV field.  The Facilitator will assist in developing a GBV evaluation and risk framework tool to provide resources to partners and network members looking to evaluate their own GBV community work. The Facilitator will assist the Coordinator in piloting new GBV material created through capacity building sessions and help evaluate these sessions based on the new GBV evaluation framework created.  The project will host both in-person and virtual sessions to ensure participation throughout Manitoba.  Marketing and promotional material will be translated in both Ojibway and Cree to reduce language barriers. The Project’s goal to provide information on how to collaborate and end violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQAI+ people.

What You Bring

The ideal candidate is a highly-motivated individual who meets the following essential requirements:

  • Degree, Diploma, or Certificate in Human Resources, Education, Labour Studies, or a related Social Services field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in a Facilitator role, and GBV related work experience.
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in delivering training and presentations with groups virtually and in-person.
  • Understanding and demonstrated experience in sexual education, including programs to promote 2SLGBTQQAI+human rights and gender-based violence prevention.
  • Commitment to embedding Indigenous cultural reclamation and traditional healing practices throughout the project
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in Ojibway and Cree is considered a strong asset.
  • High level of proficiency in organizational and administrative tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with staff.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and database systems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse and broad audience, and have an understanding of how to meet diverse and unique needs of community.
  • Commitment to and knowledge of anti-oppression, diversity, equity, and inclusion in education, and current on issues related to 2SLGBTQQAI+ rights in Canada.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the strengths and values of Indigenous knowledge, the rights of Indigenous people, cultural reclamation, and traditional practices

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 received and reviewed upon submission.

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 Specialist

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

101-1065 Portage Ave.

Winnipeg, MB R3A 0B5

Email: HR@kanikanichihk.ca

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