Kw’umut Lelum is a Delegated Aboriginal Agency serving 9 Nations on Vancouver Island. We offer a Four Day Work Week, match Government wages and pension plan, and have an excellent benefits package

Kinship Social Worker-Nanaimo 


The Kinship CS Social Worker is responsible to maintain a consistent focus on the needs of the child in kinship care and collaborates with Intake Workers, Family Service Team, Le’lumilh Team and other KL support teams/programs areas.


The successful Applicant will have

  • Three to four years directly related experience (depending on degree), preferably in an Indigenous organization;

  • Experience as a social worker responsible for providing a full range of child welfare duties.

  • Bachelor of Social Work, or BA in Child and Youth Care.

  • Ability to provide high level of care, guidance and support to children, youth, caregivers and families.

  • Ability to handle crisis and crisis intervention

  • Ability to communicate in an appropriate and respectful manner orally and in writing.

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Closing Date: open until filled

Please apply by forwarding your resume and cover letter to:

Maria Kerman:

X'Pey Lelum Caregiver

Reports to: House Manager 

In accordance with applicable legislation, regulations, standards, the Residential Caregiver is responsible for the day-to-day care of clients placed in the Xpey Lelum homes. This includes ensuring the safety and wellbeing of clients and promoting their development.  A key component of this job is to assist clients in their physical, social, emotional, and daily life skills development and to enhance their quality of life with social, cultural and recreational activities.

The successful Applicant will have

  • First Aid Certificate – EMERGENCY COMMUNITY CARE

  • Negative TB Skin/screening result

  • Medical note with a fit to work designation

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Up-to-date Immunization Record

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Closing Date: open until filled

Please apply by forwarding your resume and cover letter to:

Maria Kerman:

Employment Opportunity X’Pey Lelum

X’Pey Lelum is seeking responsible, reliable, and level-headed caregivers to provide structure in a residential, family-care, home for children and youth with special placement needs.


Preference will be given to persons from the nine-member nations that make up Kw’umut Lelum. Must have experience working with First Nations Communities. Two years of CYC or equivalent combined with a minimum 1year of experience in the Human and/or Youth Services field. This will include developmental knowledge of children and youth, basic counselling experience and conflict resolution experience. Knowledge of community resources and familiarity with foster care standards preferred. Successful candidates will complete the mandatory training by X’Pey Lelum and have the ability to be flexible as hours vary including evenings and weekends.

The successful applicants must consent to criminal record and police record checks.


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Closing Date: Always open

Attention: Shawn Daniels, X’Pey Lelum Manager

Fax: 250-591-2834 Or Email:


Career Opportunities


Kw'umut Lelum is a great place to start or grow your career in human services.  


We are always interested in receiving new resumes and letters from interested applicants.  Kw'umut Lelum employs delegated social workers, family support workers, program and project staff, administrative and leaders.  


We have offices in Nanaimo and Ladysmith, and many positions involve travelling to our Member Nations - which range from Qualicum down to Malahat.


Please feel free to send a letter expressing interest along with a resume to Maria Kerman, Human Resources.