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 

Current Employment Opportunities

FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT: 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 the position is filled.

CONTRACT 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

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 filled