Practical Skills Coordinator

Indigenous Women's Healing Centre

Posted Mar 25, 2020 at 03:00 pm Closes Apr 8, 2020 at 03:00 pm

Job Location:
105 Aikins Street Winnipeg MB
Job Category:
Aboriginal Organization
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The Indigenous Women’s Healing Centre operates long term residential safe houses/healing lodges for Indigenous women and their children, who have experienced family violence, involvement with the criminal justice system and/or systemic neglect.  We are currently recruiting for North Star Lodge located at 105 Aikins Street, Winnipeg, MB.  We are currently looking for a Practical Skills coordinator.

Position Summary

Under the supervision and direction of the Operations Manager the incumbent is responsible to supervise and coordinate food ordering and meal preparation and to do so in a manner that meets, to the extent possible, the nutritional needs and requirements of women and children in residence. The incumbent is expected to work within budget allocations for food and kitchen supplies, to maintain adequate storage of food and to keep an accurate inventory of food and supplies on hand. In addition, the incumbent is responsible to deliver the life skills program on a regular basis. The PSC works to establish trusting relationships with the residents based on mutual respect and, during their duties, acts as role model and facilitator/teacher.


Education and Qualifications


·         Must have experience supervising staff/volunteers/residents in a commercial/residential kitchen.

  • Extensive experience in the management and delivery of food services in a multi-family or similar setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to pre-plan and organize the preparation of balanced meals and snacks for large numbers of people.
  • Knowledge of nutritional requirements of women and children at different ages and stages of development.
  • Ability to keep accurate records and inventory to ensure, to the extent possible, that actual expenditures for food and kitchen supplies are kept within the budget allocation.
  • Thorough knowledge of suppliers/wholesale outlets and able to establish good working relations with contact persons.
  • Previous catering experience would be an asset.
  • Aware of the impact and effects of trauma on the lives of women and children and be able to establish relationships with residents built on trust and genuine caring.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and contribute as a team member.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous culture and customs.
  • Food Handler’s Certificate.
  • CPR/First AID Certificate.
  • Current Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check required for employment consideration.
  • Valid Class 5 driver's license is required.

***Unionized position salary range $17.50 - $18.84 per hour

Please email resume, cover letter and three references to:  Manager of Human Resources at  by 3:00 P.M. April 08, 2020.

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