Qualified applicants from equity seeking groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
As a regulatory body for Social Workers in British Columbia, BCCSW acts within its statutory authority to develop and administer policies, procedures and practices that reflect the mandate of the College, which is to serve and protect the public by superintending the practice of social work in British Columbia. Founded in 2008, BCCSW is governed by a 12-member Board comprised of four public members and eight elected members from over 5,000 province wide registered social workers.
Reporting to the Registrar/CEO, the Director provides leadership for, and contributes directly to, the development of Indigenous Initiatives to create an inclusive environment positioning the College as a regulatory leader in Indigenous cultural safety and humility. Occasional travel as an invited guest to Indigenous communities across the province is required.
Primary Duties and Activities:
- Provide leadership and direction to the College in its journey to implement the Indigenous Council’s Towards Developing a Respectful Relationship Project Recommendation Schedule
- Provide leadership and direction to the College in its journey to support the implementation of BC Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, Government of Canada An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit, and Metis children, youth and families and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
- Provide leadership and direction to the College in its journey to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action and National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: Calls for Justice
- Assist in the development and implementation of action items to support and achieve the College’s strategic priorities
- Advise in the development and delivery of College functions and responsibilities that support Indigenous registrants
- Collaborate with the Indigenous Council and act as a liaison between the College and the Council
- Identify systemic barriers and strategies to remove systemic barriers at the College faced by members of the public and registrants who self-identify as First Nations, Metis, and/or Inuit
- Conduct research and prepare briefing notes or reports related to the College’s Indigenous Initiatives
- Provide leadership and guidance as a trusted and knowledgeable subject matter expert to all areas of the College regarding Indigenous cultural safety and humility (including, but not limited to: policy development to support structural change, areas of community engagement, recruitment and retention of Indigenous employees, building relationships with community elders, registrants, and others)
- Collaborate with other departments to create compelling education material for the public, community partners, and the Board
- Support and coordinate public education events in collaboration with other departments as needed
- Other related duties as assigned
- BCCSW Registered Social Worker (or eligibility for Registration) • MSW preferred
- BSW required
- 2-5 years of experience effectively leading a team
- Demonstrable experience in and/or understanding of Indigenous languages, arts, and cultural heritage
- Demonstrable experience in and/or understanding of Indigenous communities, both rural and urban
- Advanced understanding of historical and contemporary Indigenous ways of knowing
- 2-5 years experience working within regulatory compliance preferred Skills and Abilities:
- Self-directed, meticulously organized, and excellent time management skills • Results oriented to College strategic goals
- Demonstrated strong communication skills across written, verbal, and virtual platforms
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple demands and pivot when project priorities and deadlines change
- Quickly fosters respectful and collaborative working relationships with relevant community organizations and stakeholders
- Proactively identify, analyze, and communicate solutions to address systemic problems
- Demonstrated ability to respectfully and effectively navigate systems with competing priorities
- Proficient computer skills with database management, word processing, spreadsheet, and graphics with MS Office
- Ability to perform the duties of the position
What We Offer:
The salary for this position is $100,000. We are also pleased to offer vacation, extended health and dental benefits, a RRSP matching program and support for ongoing professional development.
How to apply:
To express interest in this position, send email with resume to
firstname.lastname@example.org or submit the application form below
While the BCCSW sincerely appreciates all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
BCCSW Indigenous Relations Behavioural Competencies:
BCCSW staff are supported to learn and demonstrate the following Indigenous Relations Behavioural Competencies commensurate with their experience and role at the College.
- Understanding one's thoughts, feelings, values and background through self discovery and awareness including how one’s thoughts, feelings, values and background impact the success of their interactions and relationships with Indigenous peoples.
- Increasing one’s ability to build and maintain respectful and effective relationships with Indigenous peoples through sustained learning and development including direct exposure to cultural and community ways and being willing to learn how diverse ways of thinking and acting can ensure the success of the College.
- The ability to work respectfully, knowledgeably, and effectively with Indigenous peoples through cultural agility including creating a sense of safety and by transforming feelings of nervousness or anxiety into curiosity and appreciation.
- Championing the achievement of intended, real change that meets the enduring vision of Indigenous self-determination in British Columbia through change leadership including learning from elders and leaders, routinely energizing the change process, and removing barriers to change.
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Reports To: Registrar – Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Closing Date: Open Until Filled