Job profile - Kimisinaw (Aboriginal primary worker)

Kimisinaws (Cree term for Older Sister) work on the front lines of the correctional system. They are the primary, daily contact for women offenders at a Healing Lodge. They work at CSC's Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge for Aboriginal women offenders on the Nekaneet First Nation near Maple Creek, Saskatchewan.

As a Kimisinaw, you are the professional equivalent of a Primary Worker. You are a key member of CSC's case management team. You work with colleagues such as Psychologists, Behavioural Counsellors, Parole Officers, and others. You develop correctional plans with each woman offender. You encourage their participation and accountability in reintegration and healing programs.

Other common duties you may perform include:

  • conduct routine rounds and offender counts
  • search cells, offenders, visitors, vehicles, living units and surrounding areas
  • verify safety equipment
  • draft daily logs
  • submit reports
  • brief visitors, volunteers and other criminal justice professionals who enter the institution

CSC's healing lodges operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As a result, Kimisinaws work shifts including some weekends and statutory holidays. You may also be required to work overtime on occasion.

We encourage Aboriginals and Visible Minorities to apply for this position.