Indigenous Perspectives Society

Employment

Indigenous Perspectives Society is a provincial organization that provides professional development to Indigenous child and family services in BC. Unique to our organization, is our commitment to culturally relevant services. The Society works in cooperation with First Nations and Indigenous child and family service programs to protect and enhance the well-being of First Nations and Aboriginal people by reaffirming traditions, and through effective child and family service delivery that empower the voices of Indigenous peoples.

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: RachelleD@ipsociety.ca or ConnieM@ipsociety.ca 


Fulltime employment opportunities:

IPS MANAGER OF TRAINING & CURRICULUM

Annual salary range $70,000-$80,000 negotiable; dependent on experience and education. Benefits package and Group RRSP available. Relocation costs may be negotiated. Applications open until position is filled.

About the position:

IPS provides professional development training services to Indigenous child and family services in BC. The Society works in cooperation with First Nations and Indigenous child and family service programs to protect and enhance the well-being of First Nations and Indigenous peoples by reaffirming traditions, and through effective child and family service delivery that empower the voices of Indigenous peoples.

Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) is seeking a Manager of Training and Curriculum who is ultimately responsible for ensuring exceptional delivery of training with content that is both relevant and timely. The position will include overseeing the development of curriculum and facilitation techniques to ensure course material is aligned with child welfare legislation and other internal policies. The Manager will lead a high performing team (10) of Project Leads, Instructional Staff, relevant Administrative employees and Contractors.

The Manager reports to the Executive Director (ED) and will develop strong relationships with IPS staff, various stakeholders such as the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) when applicable, and contractors. The position will be based out of the Society’s office and will be expected to do some travel (mostly in BC) to other off-site locations and represent IPS at various conferences, committees and forums. Travel is restricted while COVID precautions are in place.

Ideal experience for this role:

  • A Masters or Bachelor of Social Work or related degree such as Psychology, Education or Child Services
  • 5-7 years’ experience in Child Welfare related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Progressive experience in Indigenous Child & Family Services, child protection and Indigenous social work
  • Demonstrated experience in the design and development of competency-based curriculum, public education and relations materials, specifically utilizing a blended learning approach
  • Experience in adult education instruction
  • Sound knowledge of Indigenous communities, cultures, traditions and practices in B.C.
  • Proficiency with computer software including MS Office, Moodle and PowerPoint

Preference will be given to individuals identifying as Indigenous, Métis or Inuit.

Job description – Manager of Training & Curriculum 

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 rachelled@ipsociety.ca with ‘Manager of Training & Curriculum’ in the subject line.

 

CURRICULUM DEVELOPER

Annual salary range $50-$70,000 negotiable; dependent on experience and education. Benefits package and Group RRSP available.

This position will review, research and develop training curriculum and material for IPS training programs in accordance with clearly established policies and procedures; and will operate within the confines of the Indigenous Perspectives Society’s (IPS) vision, mandate, policy and standard operating procedures. Please see the Job Description for complete details.

Applications open until position is filled.

ABORIGINAL SOCIAL WORKER TRAINING 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 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!

Who are we? Indigenous Perspectives Society is a provincial not for profit organization that strengthens the voice of Indigenous communities through culturally relevant education, professional development, research, and policy. Unique to our organization is our commitment to culturally relevant services. For 20 years, our programs have been fostering a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives and cultural differences and helping build successful relationships with Indigenous communities, stakeholders and government partners.

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 rachelled@ipsociety.ca with “Instructor: ASW” as the subject line. Open until filled.

The Indigenous Perspectives Society thanks all applicants for their interest and advises that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Applications open until position is filled


Contract employment:

CURRICULUM WRITERS WANTED

IPS is seeking Contract Curriculum Writers with delegated child welfare experience, specific to B.C. Contract curriculum writers are needed to work with IPS staff and to:

  • Review and update learning objectives for existing and revised curriculum.
  • Assist with the planning, development, implementation, and revision of curriculum in keeping with changes in practice, legislation, and regulation as well as competencies required to meet delegation requirements when necessary
  • Assist with the planning, development, implementation, and revision of curriculum in keeping with best practices
  • Conduct research and consult with key collaborators for curriculum development purposes
  • Prepare presentations as required to support curriculum and facilitation
  • Prepare and develop outlines and instructional material with the necessary details to direct instruction for both synchronous and asynchronous learning environments.

Submit resumes, expressions of interest and questions to Rachelle Dallaire: rachelled@ipsociety.ca