IPS Caregiver Support

.5 FTE CAREGIVER SUPPORT (previously called Foster Parent Support)

Are you eager to work in a positive and welcoming environment where the results of your efforts translate into healthy, happy Indigenous families and communities? IPS is a not for profit organization dedicated to strengthening the lives and voices of Indigenous people, and we are looking for a Caregiver Support (previously called Foster Parent Support) person to join our compassionate, respectful, and caring team.

If you’re an expert communicator, phenomenal relationship-builder and empathetic problem-solver with a passion for working in partnership with Indigenous families, Elders, and communities, then we want to talk with you!
In the .5 FTE Caregiver Support position, you’ll be a familiar face, an expert resource welcoming caregivers into the community, providing them with a sense of belonging, and making them feel welcome and valued in the caregiving community. Working in an environment that prioritizes accountability, transparency, and respect, you’ll act as first point of contact and line of support for caregivers. Every day you’ll be making a meaningful contribution by facilitating and encouraging access to vital resources and tools and helping caregivers to succeed and thrive in their role with children and youth in care.

The Indigenous Perspectives Society: Centre of Excellence in Community Education is a B.C. not for profit organization that works to strengthen the voices of Indigenous communities through culturally relevant education, professional development, research, and policy. For 30 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 related degree or diploma.
  • A strong background in Indigenous Social Work in the area of child welfare and social services.
  • Knowledge of the Child and Family Services Act, Caregiver Support Services Standards, Child Protection Standards, Ministry of Children and Youth Service Regulations, Guidelines and Policy Directives Knowledge of service development and delivery, the communities and family structure, as well as local First Nations customs and traditions.

Preference will be given to Indigenous applicants.

*If you are qualified and interested in this position, please send your resume and cover letter describing how your strengths make you an ideal fit for the Caregiver Support position to: rachelled@ipsociety.ca with “Caregiver Support” as the subject line by 4 pm on November 22, 2022.
The Indigenous Perspectives Society: Centre of Excellence in Community Education thanks all applicants for their interest, and advises that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to rachelled@ipsociety.ca.