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Indigenous Perspectives Society

Indigenous Perspectives Society: Caregiver Support

Employment Type:
Annual salary $60,000-$65,000 based on previous experience or related experience
Posted Date:
August 2, 2023
Closing Date:
September 21, 2023
How to Apply:
Job Descripton:

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? We are a charitable 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
staff 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 Caregiver Support position, you’ll be that familiar face, the expert resource welcoming caregivers into
the community, providing them with a sense of belonging, and making them feel like welcome and valued
members of the caregiving community team. Working in an environment that prioritizes accountability,
transparency, and respect, you’ll act as the first point of contact and line of support for caregivers. Every day
you’ll make a meaningful contribution by facilitating and encouraging access to vital resources and
tools and helping caregivers succeed and thrive in their role with children and youth in care.
You will have the opportunity to monitor a call line, deliver training, and attend community events and
meetings. Building relationships with stakeholders, community partners, and caregivers will be an integral part
of your position.

Who are we? The Indigenous Perspectives Society is a provincial charitable not-for-profit organization that
strengthens the voices of Indigenous communities through culturally relevant education, professional
development, research, and policy. Unique to our organization is our commitment to culturally relevant
services. 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. This position is part of the Indigenous Caregivers of BC Program, delivered by the Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS).

The ideal candidate will have:
• A Bachelor of Social Work or related degree
• 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 andPolicy
Directives, Case Management and Supervision requirements
• Knowledge of Customary Care and the philosophy of service development and delivery, the
communities and family structure
• Experience in Child Welfare Frontline Case Management systems and procedures
• Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous descent

What we can offer you:
• Healthy workplace which offers professional development, a wellness program, and other cultural
• Competitive benefits package after 3 months of employment
• Matched RRSP Group Savings Plan after 6 months of employment
• Annual salary $60,000-$65,000 based on previous experience or related experience
• Monday- Friday 8:30am- 4:30pm with option of a flex schedule (position is onsite)

How To Apply
If you are qualified and interested in this challenging position, please send your resume and cover letter
describing how your strengths make you an ideal fit for the Caregiver Support position to
with “Caregiver Support” as the subject line by 4 pm on Monday, August 21th
2023. The Indigenous Perspectives Society thanks all applicants for their interest, and advises that only
those selected for an interview will be contacted

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