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Job Number:  36845
Aboriginal Social Work Instructor
Job Posted: Monday, 31 July 2017
Closing Date: Thursday, 31 May 2018
(53 days ago)
Indigenous Perspectives Society
Region: Vancouver Island & Coastal areas Type: Full time
Location: Victoria Salary: (not entered)



Are you a natural teacher, coach, and mentor? Do 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!


We are looking for an energetic and confident Social Work Training Program Instructor to join our dedicated team and deliver child welfare training to front-line social workers working in child and family service agencies in communities throughout British Columbia (BC).


In this role, you 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.


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 23 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.


Join our dynamic environment where your passion for knowledge-sharing helps create excellence through training and leadership.  


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.


A copy of the full Job Description can be found at www.ipsociety.ca



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  AND 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.

How to Apply:
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Only those short listed will be contacted
Contact Details:
Michele Oatman
Indigenous Perspectives Society
664 Granderson Rd
Victoria, BC, V9B 2R8

Tel: 250-391-0007
Fax: 250-391-0002
www:   www.ipsociety.ca

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