Job Postings

Guardianship Team Lead 

Kw’umut Lelum currently has a Guardianship Team Lead position available, and is looking for a Leader who is skilled at working inclusively and respectfully with Indigenous children and families through a cultural lens.

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!

The successful Applicant will:

  • Be a collaborative team lead, social work practitioner with excellent interpersonal and self-management skills;

  • Possess the ability to mentor, lead and supervise staff, and work effectively as a team player;

  • Possess knowledge of and are willing to work and learn about First Nations cultural values and protocols, and incorporate it into the child guardianship process;

  • Have the ability to inspire and promote strength based practices;

  • Have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with the requisite balance of supervisory experience;

  • Have minimum C4 delegation (preferred);

  • Have received a strong performance appraisal from your current or most recent supervisor/agency.

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

 

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Closing Date: June 9th, 2021

Please apply by forwarding your resume and cover letter to:

Maria Kerman: MKerman@kwumut.org

Child Safety Social Worker

 

Kw'umut Lelum currently has a C6 Delegated Child Safety Social Worker position available, and is looking for an individual who is skilled at working inclusively and respectfully with Indigenous children and families through a cultural lens.

 

The successful Applicant will:

  • Be a collaborative social work practitioner with excellent interpersonal and self-management skills

  • Possess ability to mentor others and work effectively as a team player

  • Possess knowledge of and are willing to work and learn about First Nations cultural values and protocols and incorporate into the child safety process

  • Have the ability to inspire and promote strength based intake, assessment and family planning practices

  • Have a degree in Social Work or related degree in the Human Services field, with the requisite balance of training and experience.

  • Have previous experience providing delegated, child safety services, and possess knowledge of family court proceedings (preferred)

  • Have C6 delegation

  • Have a strong performance appraisal from your current or most recent supervisor/agency


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

 

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Closing Date: April 15, 2021

Please apply by forwarding your resume and cover letter to:

Maria Kerman: MKerman@kwumut.org

 

Cultural Worker (One Year Term Position)

 

Kw’umut Lelum currently has a Cultural Worker position for a 1 year term available in our 4 Seasons of Culture Program. The position requires an individual who is skilled at working inclusively and respectfully with Indigenous children and families; through a cultural lens.

 

The successful Applicant will have:

 

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Indigenous resources and an understanding of Indigenous family’s cultural needs

  • understanding and awareness of Indigenous traditions, ceremony, teachings and practices

  • Knowledge and experience in establishing traditional and non-traditional networks of support and community resources and services

  • Demonstrated skills and abilities for building and supporting a positive and collaborative team environment; ensuring confidentiality

  • Understanding of the barriers and issues facing Indigenous individuals

  • A suitable education with the requisite balance of training and experience

  • Previous cultural experience in a child safety and/or protective family services setting preferred


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

 

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Closing Date: June 30, 2021

Please apply by forwarding your resume and cover letter to:

Maria Kerman: MKerman@kwumut.org

Summer Student - Cultural Program

 

Kw’umut Lelum currently has TWO summer student Cultural Worker positions available in our 4 Seasons of Culture Program. The position requires an individual who is skilled at working inclusively and respectfully with Indigenous children, youth and families; through a cultural lens.

 

JOB SUMMARY

 

The summer student Cultural Worker will provide support to KL’s cultural team and participants of the 4 Seasons of Culture programming under the direction of the Culture Team Lead.

 

The Cultural Worker will participate in traditional teachings, ceremonies, events, and programming by supporting, coordinating and/or facilitating activities under the direction of the 4 Seasons of Culture Team Lead; while adhering to Kw’umut Lelum’s Covid-19 Safety Plan.


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

 

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Closing Date: May 15, 2021

Please apply by forwarding your resume and cover letter to:

Maria Kerman: MKerman@kwumut.org

Canoe Life Cultural Program (6 Month Contract)

 

Kw’umut Lelum currently has a Canoe Life program, Cultural Worker position available on our 4 Seasons of Culture Team. The position requires an individual who is skilled at working inclusively and respectfully with Indigenous children and families; through a cultural lens.

 

Purpose of Position:

 

Coast Salish First Nations have a spiritually and physically inseparable connection to the lands & waters. The intent and purpose of cultural programming at Kw’umut Lelum is to facilitate opportunities for our children to enhance their abilities as they mature in the Coast Salish way of living and being, more specifically the 4 stages of growth- independence, mastery, generosity, and belonging

 

JOB SUMMARY

 

The Canoe Life Project is a structured program that works to meet those needs by combining experiential learning, and hands-on activities, as well as bringing elders, children and teachings together. Children and youth in care will participate in weekly activities, workshops and lessons that explore cultural values and traditional skills while underscoring our common heritage as a coastal people. We will work to enhance their relationships with each other, the natural world, and their home communities as well as working to enrich their identity and aptitude around territories, bodies of water, fishing sites, hosting & preparation of feasts and gatherings, hul’q’umi’num language, regalia making, canoeing, carving, and other significant arts & crafts.

 

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Closing Date: April 30, 2021

Please apply by forwarding your resume and cover letter to:

Maria Kerman: MKerman@kwumut.org

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: MKerman@kwumut.org

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.

 

Qualifications
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/ongoing


Attention: Shawn Damiels, X’Pey Lelum Manager


Fax: 250-591-2834 Or Email: shawn@xpey.ca

 

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.