Employment Opportunities

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

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.

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