BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute
Employment Opportunities

Term Instructors – Health Care Assistant Program (Duncan)

Type: Term
Opening Date For Accepting Applications: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Resume Review: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Position Start Date: November 20, 2017
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:

NVIT anticipates the need for term instructors in the Health Care Assistant Program and invites applications from qualified candidates. The courses will be delivered in conjunction with Coast Salish Employment and Training in Duncan, BC.
The successful candidates will be responsible for delivering the following courses.  Instructional duties will include preparation and delivery of courses in a classroom, laboratory and/or clinical setting.  These courses will be delivered between November 20, 2017 and July, 2018.
STSC 101 – Strategies for Success 101
HTCA 104 – Interpersonal Communications
HTCA 153 – Common Health Challenges
HTCA 111 – Lifestyle & Choices
HTCA 156 – Personal Care Assistance II
HTCA 116 – Introduction to HTCA Practice
HTCA 166 – Clinical I
HTCA 121 – Health & Healing
HTCA 159 – Community Practicum
HTCA 126 – Personal Care Assistance I
HTCA 176 – Clinical II
HTCA 152 – Cognitive or Mental Challenges
HTCA 186 – Clinical III


  • possess a RPN, LPN, BScN, or MSN degree;

  • other education qualification may be considered for the HTCA 104 and the STSC 101 courses (ie. Health or Human Services education)

  • current CRNBC/CLPNBC/CRPNBC registration;

  • 3-5 years recent experience in nursing, with 2 recent years in continuing care settings (work experience in acute or community settings are a definite asset);

  • experience teaching Aboriginal adult learners;

  • BC Provincial Instructor’s Diploma or equivalent, or willingness to complete the PID or NAID program (some Prior Learning Assessmant Recognition may be available;

  • Indigenous Cultural Competency course would be an asset;

  • excellent teaching and human relations skills. Faculty members are expected to contribute positively to the life of the school and community;

  • knowledge of Aboriginal cultures.

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.