BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute
Employment Opportunities

Term Instructors - Chemical Addictions Worker Advanced Diploma Thunder Bay

Type: Term
Opening Date For Accepting Applications: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Resume Review: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Position Start Date: August 2018
Salary: $6436.80 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:

NVIT anticipates a requirement for Term Instructors to deliver courses within the Chemical Addictions Worker (CHAD) Advanced Diploma Program and invites applications from qualified candidates. Course delivery is in conjunction with Oshki- Pimache- O- Win- The Wenjack Education Institute in Thunder Bay, Ontario from August 2018 to May 2019. Course dates are yet to be determined but each course will run for a six-day period.

3nd Year Chemical Addictions Worker

CHAD 324          Addiction and Nutrition
CHAD 327          Blood Borne Pathogens
CHAD 333          Psychosocial Trauma Healing: Addiction Theory and the Grief Process
CHAD 334          Relapse Prevention
CHAD 335          Working with FASD in Aboriginal Communities
CHAD 339          Cultural Perspectives on Stress and Trauma
ACED 160          Community Analysis
ACED 161          Negotiations & Contract Management
ACED 180          Project Management
ACED 182          Proposal Writing


  • Relevant Master's Degree preferably with an addictions background;

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

  • Knowledge of Medicine Wheel teachings;

  • Certification from the Indigenous Certification Board of Canada;

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

  • Extensive experience in classroom teaching and learning practices; and

  • Demonstrated understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing.

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.