BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

Term Instructors – Chemical Addictions Certificate (Burns Lake)

Type: Term
Opening Date For Accepting Applications: Friday, June 23, 2017
Resume Review: Thursday, November 30, 2017
ongoing review of resumes
Position Start Date: September, 2017
Salary: Term Rate: $6,316.35 per course
Contact: Leah Garcia-Gray
Email: hr@nvit.bc.ca
Phone: 250-378-3308
Fax: 250-378-3332
Address: NVIT
4155 Belshaw St.
Merritt, BC, V1K 1R1

NVIT is BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute. As a leader in Indigenous post-secondary education and a fully accredited member of BC's post-secondary education system, we provide a comprehensive range of programs up to the degree level at our campuses in Merritt and Burnaby. NVIT also delivers programs online and in Indigenous communities throughout British Columbia. Join a growing and innovative institution committed to making a difference in Indigenous education and communities. With an institutional mission to empower learners by strengthening voice and identity through education, NVIT employees honour an atmosphere embedded in Indigenous culture and traditions while cultivating an environment founded on learner centred principles that promote student recruitment, engagement and achievement.

Job Description:

Job Summary:
NVIT anticipates a requirement for Term Instructors to deliver courses within the Chemical Addictions (CHAD) Certificate Program and invites applications from qualified candidates. The courses will be delivered in Burns Lake, BC in conjunction with Carrier Sekani Family Services from September, 2017 to July, 2018.
The Chemical Addictions Worker program provides core skills required for First Nations Wellness Addictions Workers, and includes Aboriginal specific content. The program will assist individuals who currently are Alcohol and Drug Counsellors and/or Addictions Workers, who may need to obtain professional development to meet job requirements. In addition, the program is open to individuals who wish to seek employment in the addictions field.

1st Year Chemical Addictions Certificate Program
STSC 101 – Strategies for Success September 18 – 23, 2017
ACHD 126 – Self, Health & Wellness October 23 – 28, 2017
ENGL 110 - College Composition November 20 – 25, 2017
ACHD 224 – Addictions & Recovery December 11 – 16, 2017
ADCT 200 – Pharmacology & Psychoactive Chemicals January 22 – 27, 2018
ADCT 101 – Counselling Sills, Processes, Theory and Methods February 19 – 24, 2018
ADCT 102 – Psychology, Understanding Human Behaviour March 19 – 24, 2018
SOCI 133 – Group Dynamics April 23 – 28, 2018
ADCT 104 – Case Management May 28 – June 2, 2018
ADCT 103 – Introduction to Mental Health June 25 – 30, 2018
ACHD 129 – Introduction to Aboriginal Family & Counselling Systems July 23 – 28, 2018

Must be registered through the Indigenous Certification Board of Canada

• possess a relevant Masters Degree preferably with an addictions background;

• must be practicing the Red Road theory for a minimum of 5 years;

• have knowledge of Medicine Wheel teachings;

• have Aboriginal community experience including an understanding of community development theory;

• have extensive experience in classroom teaching and learning practices;

• knowledge of Aboriginal culture.

As an Indigenous centre for excellence, NVIT inspires learners to strengthen community.

NVIT gives high priority to Aboriginal candidates. All applicants should be experienced in working with Aboriginal people.