Indigenous Perspectives Society

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Seeking Indigenous Child Protection Training Manager

About us:

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.

Position Summary:

Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) is seeking an Indigenous Child Protection Training Manager who is ultimately responsible for ensuring exceptional delivery of training with content that is both relevant and timely which includes training scheduling and evaluations.  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 Indigenous Child Protection Training Manager will lead a high performing team (10) of Project Leads, Instructional Staff, relevant Administrative employees and Contractors.

The Indigenous Child Protection Training Manager reports to the Associate Director (AD) 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), 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.

Ideal Experience:

  • A Masters 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 BC
  • Proficiency with computer software including MS Office, Moodle and PowerPoint
  • Preference will be given to individuals identifying as Indigenous, Metis or Inuit

 Interested? Apply directly to https://engagedhr.prevueaps.com/jobs/92581.html with your resume and cover letter, telling us about your stellar skills and why you’d be the perfect fit for the IPS team! No personal drop-ins or phone calls please.

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

For this and other employment opportunities at Indigenous Perspectives Society visit https://ipsociety.ca/about/employment/ 

Current Employment Opportunities

Instructor / Contract Instructor Aboriginal Social Worker Training

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.

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 Indigenous cultural perspectives.