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Indigenous Cultural Safety Leader

Hiring for 2  Positions

Permanent Part-time

20 hours per week

 

1JustCity Vision: We work towards a city where all are cared for, have enough to eat, a place they belong, and feel loved.

 

Organization Description:

  • 1JustCity operates Drop-ins in three vulnerable Winnipeg neighborhoods; the West End, West Broadway, and Osborne Village. We also operate an Emergency Overnight Warming Shelter called Just a Warm Sleep . We provide services to over 1200 unique individuals weekly, and support nearly 7000 people in total. We work with people living in poverty; experiencing homelessness or precarious housing, mental health issues and/or addiction, social isolation, oppression due to race or gender identity, and more.

  • Our primary programs are a daily drop-in where all are welcome to come inside for a healthy meal, a cup of coffee, and healthy interaction; an Indigenous Cultural Program which provides accessible opportunities to experience Indigenous culture and engage in concrete reconciliation action; and our Community Capacity Builder Program which helps people to develop confidence and skills that they can use to serve their community.

  • Our work is grounded in relationship; and our Drop-ins are places where people are known by name, and loved. We do provide for basic needs, but we strive to offer programs that are transformational; changing lives for the better, and not simply perpetuating poverty and oppression.

  • The 4 pillars of our work are: Loving the Underloved, Working Towards Reconciliation, Growing Individuals' Capacity, and Building Inclusive Communities.

Job Description:

  • The Indigenous Cultural Safety Leaders work as part of the Indigenous Cultural Programming Team that develops and facilitates programs that offer Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members accessible opportunities to engage with Indigenous culture and reconciliation action.

  • The Indigenous Cultural Safety Leaders are based out of 1JustCity’s West Broadway and Osborne Village Drop-in and facilitate Indigenous Cultural Programming there; replicating programs offered by the Indigenous Cultural Leader at the West End Drop-in, with support from the Indigenous Cultural Programmer.

  • The Indigenous Cultural Safety Leaders also provide visible and meaningful Indigenous leadership at 1JustCity’s West Broadway and Osborne Village; serving Drop-in as leaders in the Drop-in, and helping the spaces to operate smoothly while offering culturally competent care to Indigenous community members and working towards intercultural relationship building. 

 

Reports to: 

Indigenous Cultural Program Coordinator and Site Leads

Work Schedule:

● 11:00am - 4:00pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at West Broadway

 ● 11:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Thursday at Osborne Village

*This is the standard work schedule, but flexibility may be required for occasional evening and weekend work if programming requires it.

Responsibilities: 

  • Work with the Indigenous Cultural Programming Team to develop and facilitate Indigenous Cultural Programming at 1JustCity.

  • Ongoing consultation with the Indigenous Cultural Programming Team, consisting of the Indigenous Cultural Programmer, Cultural Safety Leaders, and other 1JustCity staff and volunteers.

  • Provide leadership in the Drop-in; especially in the form of culturally competent care for Indigenous community members and intercultural relationship building.

  • Participate in Indigenous cultural programming facilitated by the Indigenous Cultural Programmer.

  • Promote the programs and recruit participants. 

  • Connect Indigenous community members with other programs and resources for healing as directed by the Indigenous Cultural Programmer.

 

Qualifications & Abilities: 

  • Grounding in Indigenous cultural tradition(s). 

  • Knowledge of Indigenous-focused serving organizations for potential collaboration. 

  • Willingness to collaborate with people from a diversity of traditions, faiths and beliefs.

  • Awareness and understanding of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. 

  • Understanding of Harm Reduction principles and ability to apply that lens to this work.

  • Strong advocacy in dealing with culturally sensitive subjects or biases within organizations.

  • Ability to analyze situations and react in a professional manner. 

  • Ability to evaluate situations, focusing on opportunities and constraints. 

  • Ability to proactively manage stress and mental health. 

  • Ability to communicate professionally, timely, and clearly. 

  • Comfortable working with people struggling with  mental health and addictions.

  • Awareness of the impacts of Canada’s Residential School System on Indigenous Cultural Identity in Canada.

  • Sensitivity to the effects of loss of cultural identity and traumas when implementing programming.

  • Ability to initiate and connect with people of all ages. 

  • Experience planning and coordinating. 

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to set priorities. 

  • Strong computer skills.

  • Ability to work as part of a team, with volunteers and staff, and provide leadership and direction where needed. 

  • Understanding of the history and present reality of colonialism in Canada with an understanding of the trauma effects that affect Indigenous people. 

  • Understanding of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, including the 94 Calls to Action; and the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People. 

Deadline to Apply: May 1, 2021

Starting Date: June 1, 2021

Send Cover Letter and Resumes to info@1justcity.ca

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Community and Communications

Facilitator, West Broadway:

Full-time Permanent

40 hours per week

1JustCity Vision: We work towards a city where all are cared for, have enough to eat, a place they belong, and feel loved.

 

Organization Description:

1JustCity operates Drop-ins in three vulnerable Winnipeg neighborhoods; the West End, West Broadway, and Osborne Village. We also operate an Emergency Overnight Warming Shelter called Just a Warm Sleep. We provide services to over 1200 unique individuals weekly, and support nearly 7000 people in total. We work with people living in poverty; experiencing homelessness or precarious housing, mental health issues and/or addiction, social isolation, oppression due to race or gender identity, and more.

Our primary programs are a daily drop-in where all are welcome to come inside for a healthy meal, a cup of coffee, and healthy interaction; an Indigenous Cultural Program which provides accessible opportunities to experience Indigenous culture and engage in concrete reconciliation action; and our Community Capacity Builder Program which helps people to develop confidence and skills that they can use to serve their community.

Our work is grounded in relationship; and our Drop-ins are places where people are known by name, and loved. We do provide for basic needs, but we strive to offer programs that are transformational; changing lives for the better, and not simply perpetuating poverty and oppression.

The 4 pillars of our work are: Loving the Underloved, Working Towards Reconciliation, Growing Individuals' Capacity, and Building Inclusive Communities.

 

Job Description:

The Community & Communication Facilitator (CCF)takes primary responsibility for leadership at 1JustCity’s West Broadway; including coordinating, supervising, and supporting volunteers, staff and community members. The CCF is responsible for overseeing all programming that operates at the West Broadway Drop-in, in partnership with program staff.

The CCF takes primary responsibility for West Broadway and 1JustCity’s communication, administration, and social media, the candidate must demonstrate leadership, organizational skills, and must demonstrate a commitment to social justice.

The CCF represents 1JustCity in building and maintaining relationships with partner organizations, donors, and other supporters; and is the public face of 1JustCity’s West Broadway Drop-in and, at times, 1JustCIty in its entirety. The CCF takes primary responsibility for Communications for the entire organization.

 

The Community Facilitator takes primary responsibility for navigating and visioning the West Broadway Drop-in through ongoing transformation and growth; and participates as a leader in navigating and visioning the growth of 1JustCity as a whole.

 

Work Schedule:

8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

*This is the standard work schedule, but flexibility may be required for occasional evening and weekend work if programming requires it.

 

Reports to:

Executive Director and Community Minister at West Broadway

Supervises:

Operations of Indigenous Safety leader (strategy/programming is set by Indigenous Cultural Programmer and Advisory Group, Floor Manager, Kitchen supervisor, and any other staff working out of the West Broadway Drop-in in collaboration with the Community Minister.

Responsibilities:

Communication and Networking (50%)

  • Facilitate the communications for the 1JustCity network

  • Be the staff support of the fundraising committee

  • Manage interns and volunteers who help with social media

  • Handle administration at WBCM.

  • Ensure healthy communication with and among volunteers, guests, students, staff, partners, grantors and other agencies and stakeholders

  • Ensure regular communication (newsletters, email, Facebook) is being prepared and sent to networks (Partners, donors, guests and so on) as determined by the 1JustCity communications strategy

  • Ensure that the website is updated

  • Support fundraising efforts

  • Annual appeals

  • Ensure that promotional materials are developed and disseminated

  • Ensure that the computer systems are properly maintained, including back-ups and virus protection

  • Represent WBCM & 1JustCity within the wider community

  • Initiate and respond to opportunities to partner on initiatives and programs

  • Participate in collaborative initiatives with other 1JustCity drop in’s, and work collegially with the other Community Drop in’s. 

Administration, Finances, & Governance (30%)

  • Support and Supervise the Floor Manager’s oversight for all programming, including Food Supplement Program, Lunch, Drop-in, and all other programs which may be offered including tracking

  • Ensure regular program review and evaluation against goals and objectives in the 1JustCity strategic plan

  • Develop new programming initiatives in consultation with others while responding to directional priorities of the Drop-In, and take advantage of funding opportunities and partnerships

  • Develop, monitor and maintain record keeping systems that support the efficient functioning of WBCM

  • Ensure that a database is being maintained to track volunteers, donors and other stakeholder contact information and that all of this information is shared with 1JustCity

  • Ensure the WBCM facilities and equipment are maintained in safe and good working order

  • Ensure all programming, especially in regards to food handling, is carried out in full compliance with health standards

  • Ensure appropriate space is booked through Crossways and available for all programs

  • Liaise with Crossways and Common staff and participate in relevant meetings, eventually perhaps joining the board as the official 1JustCity representative. 

  • Research and submit grant applications (including program, staffing, facilities) and ensure proper reporting on all successful grants in a timely fashion

  • Participate in developing the annual budget

  • Monitor spending within budget -Communicate financial information to the Book Keeper /Executive Director

  • Provide support to the Book Keeper

  • Ensure that Staff get their expenses paid and be the first approval

  • Send in Monthly reports to the Board of 1JustCity and other reports as needed to the Executive Director of 1JustCity for insurance and grant reporting needs.

  • Attend other Committee and Task Group meetings as assigned

  • Recommend and develop policy as requested

Supervision (20%)

  • Ensure that the drop is a safe, respectful place for everyone

  • Develop job descriptions and prepare thorough documentation when hiring staff

  • Hire fee for service and casual staff and supervise their work

  • Participate as directed by the Executive Director in hiring term and permanent staff

  • Supervise term and permanent staff including developing work plans and conducting performance reviews with support from the Executive Director

  • Support volunteer recruitment, training and appreciation

  • Fill gaps when volunteers or other staff are unable to fulfill their duties

  • Participate in supervision of volunteers, in conjunction with the Floor Manager

  • Ensure that the Personnel Policies are being implemented and record keeping is done

  • Maintain secure Personnel Files

  • Ensure that appropriate conflict resolution and mediation skills are understood and utilized in situations of conflict

 

Qualifications & Abilities:

A. Education and Experience

  • Experience providing compassionate leadership with and support to individuals from diverse backgrounds (cultural, financially disadvantaged, persons with disabilities, socially disadvantaged, newcomers, etc...) who may face barriers and challenges such as addictions, mental illness, disability and poverty.

  • Experience with Communication, social media and website maintenance.

  • Experience leading organizations and people in periods of transition.

  • Experience in crisis intervention and conflict management.

  • Experience working on social justice issues.

  • Experience in group facilitation.

  • Experience planning and coordinating.

 

B.      Knowledge and Understanding

  • Knowledge of basic Wix, Social Media and Google docs.

  • Knowledge of community services, agencies and resources.

  • Knowledge of community mental health and addiction issues.

  • Understanding of the history and present reality of colonialism in Canada with an understanding of the trauma effects that affect Indigenous people.

  • Understanding of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, including the 94 Calls to Action; and the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People.

  • Understanding of Harm Reduction principles and ability to apply that lens to this work.

  • Understanding of personal boundaries/self-awareness

 

C.      Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to collaborate with people from a diversity of traditions and faiths.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate compassion, empathy and a non-judgmental approach.

  • Ability to analyze situations and react calmly in a professional manner.

  • Ability to evaluate situations, focusing on opportunities and constraints.

  • Ability to proactively manage stress and mental health.

  • Skilled at working sensitively with people struggling with their mental health.

  • Ability to connect and initiate with people of all ages.

  • Ability to work as part of a team, with volunteers and staff, and provide leadership and direction.

  • Excellent written communication skills.

  • Excellent verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate to a variety of audiences.

  • Ability to inspire, encourage and empower others in an atmosphere of respect and hospitality.

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to set priorities and manage time effectively.

Deadline to Apply: May 1, 2021

Starting Date: June 1, 2021

Send Cover Letter and Resumes to info@1justcity.ca

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