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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Indigenous Perspectives Society and Stream of Consciousness
On November 7, 2018, with the support of Stream of Consciousness and Sunset Labs, Indigenous Perspectives Society is pleased to bring together speakers and performance artists for an evening exploring key efforts in response to the Calls to Action of the Reconciliation Commission.
For this sharing session, Indigenous Perspectives Society is pleased to bring together speakers, performance artists, and screen a short film to explore key efforts in response to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We are fortunate to host “Perspectives To Action” on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen peoples.
*You can attend this event in person or live stream from anywhere! Information below.*
- Eddy Charlie, co-organizer of Victoria’s Orange Shirt Day with Kristen Spray, speaking about Residential School
- Dr. Jane Dickson, Law Professor at Carlton University and Instructor at Indigenous Perspectives Society, speaking about the Justice system and the Gladue Process
We are also pleased to present:
- Rachelle Dallaire, Executive Director of Indigenous Perspectives Society
- Charlie Batchelor, Indigenous Perspective Society’s Youth Representative
Dance and Musical Performances:
- Eddi Wilson, Two Spirit performance artist
- Aurora Finkle, musician
- A Short Film featuring Laurie McDonald, Two Spirit Elder and Instructor at Indigenous Perspectives Society
Ways to be part of this event:
- In person at the Sunset Labs by registering for “Perspectives to Action: Stream of Consciousness Event” and purchasing your ticket here under Training and Workshops
- Live streaming: Enjoy this event wherever you are by registering for the Live Stream
- There are reserved FREE tickets for youth up to 18 years old.
Indigenous Perspectives Society is greatly appreciative of Jenny Ambrose and The Makehouse for their recent Clothes Swap Fundraiser! As IPS is a charitable not for profit, the generosity of the Makehouse with their time and effort helps makes our work possible.
Thank you to all who came out to support the event! The event generated $685, and after venue expenses IPS received $335. With the success of this event, we are looking forward to a possible Spring Clothes Swap, and hopefully a donated venue space!
For more information about The Makehouse, visit www.themakehouse.ca
Did you know that if you bring your recyclables to the Langford bottle depot at Alpine Disposal & Recycling, you can ask for the proceeds be donated to Indigenous Perspectives Society?
It is a great way to reduce the amount of waste going to the landfill while supporting the training we provide to service providers throughout British Columbia and across Canada.
Alpine Disposal & Recycling is located at 1045 Dunford Avenue. When you bring your in your recyclables, tell the staff at the depot that you are donating the the refund for your recyclables to Indigenous Perspectives Society.
For more information on about the impact of the Return-It program read this.
Friday, October 12, 2018 at 5 PM – 8 PM
You are invited to our pre-loved clothing swap event in inspired by the global Fashion Revolution movement and sponsored by The Makehouse and Used.ca. They will be donating profits to Indigenous Perspectives Society!
Please save the date and join us to trade in clothing that no longer inspires you in return for new to you items to revamp your wardrobe. All leftovers will be donated to charity. Swapping is a sustainable and eco-friendly way to refresh your wardrobe while connecting with your community!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
3-4:30pm | Early Clothing Contribution Drop Off & Cash Payment
5-8pm | Clothing Swap Event
We are selling 50 advanced tickets, which will cover our event costs). After that, you will be able to pay $10 cash at the door (all cash raised will be donated to the Indigenous Perspectives Society.
You can purchase your advance ticket via this page or RSVP for reminders via the Facebook event here.
Clothing swap events provide great opportunity to make space and clear out your closets. Bring your quality, gently worn items to give away, and find what you didn’t know you were looking for!
All ages, eras, sizes, and types of items will be accepted.
Accepted items include:
* Women’s, men’s, and/or children’s clothing
Items must be clean, in good condition, and likely to be valued by others.
We have a few simple guidelines to keep the event running smoothly:
☆ Attendees are invited to bring at least ten items of good quality things to exchange your contributions for a selection of new to you items.
☆ Event admission must be paid prior to swapping. Volunteers and kids under 12 get into the event at no charge.
☆ Help spread the word, the more the merrier, with more selection to choose from.
☆ Bring your own reusable bag to take your new items home or purchase locally sewn bags from the Indigenous Perspectives Society.
☆ When you arrive: Our welcome wagon will show you where to go and what to do! Advance clothing drop off will be offered between 3-4:30pm. You can also to drop off your clothes anytime between 5-8pm when you come to get your swap on.
☆ Arrive in good time for the best selection.
☆ Leave your own personal items (water bottles, purses, jackets) somewhere safe and close where they will not be mistaken for swappable items.
☆ Mingle with friends, and connect with other clothing swap participants, while checking out all the selection of items to be swapped. You are welcome to help yourself to a selection of what you like best.
☆ There are full length mirrors in the bathrooms, so ensure items are a good fit, or put back for someone else to enjoy.
☆ Clothing swaps contribute to sharing resources in an ethical, no cost, enviro-friendly way. All remaining items will be donated to local people in need.
The venue is only a few blocks from The Makehouse at The Burnside Gorge Community Centre conveniently located just off the Galloping Goose trail and easily accessible by several main BC Transit routes. For more information visit the Facebook event page.