Employment Opportunities

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

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.

Please forward your cover letter and resume to:
Human Resource Specialist
Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.
455 McDermot Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3A 0B5
Email: HR@kanikanichihk.ca

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 Specialist
Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.
455 McDermot Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3A 0B5
Email: HR@kanikanichihk.ca