Velma’s House – Evening Support Staff Job at Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. – Winnipeg, MB

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

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.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $18.00-$20.00 per hour


  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care


Application deadline: 2022-07-04

About the Company

Company: Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. –

Company Location:  Winnipeg, MB

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