Indigenous Perspectives Society


IPS Employment

We always have an eye out for interested and talented individuals with backgrounds in Aboriginal child and family service delivery, instruction, and/or child welfare policy. If this sounds like you, please do not hesitate forwarding us your resume and letter of introduction outlining your interest to:

Current Opportunity: Aboriginal Social Work Instructor

Are you eager to work in a dynamic environment where your passion for knowledge-sharing creates excellence through training and leadership? Are you willing to help nurture a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives and cultural differences? We are a not for profit organization dedicated to strengthening the lives and voices of Indigenous people, and we are looking for an energetic and confident Aboriginal Social Work Instructor to join our dedicated team. We are looking for an Instructor to deliver child welfare training to front-line social workers working in a Delegated Aboriginal Agency.

In this role you can display your love of bringing ideas and theories to life while fostering meaningful dialogue that boosts self-determination and social change for Indigenous communities. As an instructor, you will be sharing your natural aptitude for developing, reviewing, and delivering curriculum. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to travel frequently within BC.

Are you a confident and natural teacher, coach, and mentor? If you thrive in a dynamic environment, have a passion for adult education, and are enthusiastic about working in partnership with Indigenous families, elders, and communities, then we want to talk with you!

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor of Social Work or a related degree.
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in an Aboriginal Child and Family Services.
  • Thorough knowledge of Aboriginal social work specifically in Child Welfare, and knowledge of legislation, regulations and practice standards pertaining to Indigenous Child & Family Services.
  • Demonstrated experience in adult education instruction and delivery.
  • Sound knowledge of Indigenous communities, cultures, traditions, and practices in BC.
  • Proficiency with computer software including MS Office, databases, and PowerPoint.
  • Preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.

If you are qualified and interested in this challenging position, please send your resume with an accompanying cover letter describing how your strengths and experience make you the ideal fit to with “Instructor: ASW” as the subject line.  Open until filled.

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Driving Directions to Indigenous Perspectives Society

Located in Lekwungen territory, the Indigenous Perspectives Society office and training centre is in Langford, British Columbia, a charming West Shore community in Greater Victoria. A growing region, the West Shore offers all the amenities of city life. With affordable housing, good schools, and accessible transportation available, Langford is a great place to live and work.

IPS trains an average of 450 participants each year who are completing certification and continuing education programs. Our training offerings include Aboriginal Social Work, Adoption Online, Gladue Report Training, Cultural Perspectives Training and a range of cultural competency, delegated agency and governance training.

IPS has earned an outstanding reputation for creating excellence through training and leadership to help organizations and individuals build successful relationships. We are proud of our instructors, staff and participants who are dedicated to strengthening the lives and contributing to the self-determination of Indigenous peoples through culturally relevant training.

Our small class sizes and personalized training offer participants the ability deepen their knowledge in a culturally supportive and healing environment. Our online training supports the schedules of adult learners and professionals.

The impact of Indigenous Perspectives Society extends well beyond the graduates of our Aboriginal Social Work training working in delegated agencies. We provide research and reporting on Indigenous, Aboriginal and related topics for communities, governments and organizations.  We offer contract training opportunities for organizations seeking to increase their understanding of cultural perspectives.