BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

Term Instructors – Chemical Addictions Worker Diploma (Williams Lake)

Type: Term
Opening Date For Accepting Applications: Monday, December 17, 2018
Resume Review: Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Position Start Date: January, 2019
Salary: Term Rate: $6,436.80 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) Diploma Program and invites applications from qualified candidates. Course delivery is in conjunction with Cariboo Chilcotin Metis Association in Williams Lake, BC.  This program will begin January, 2019. Course dates are yet to be determined.

2nd Year Chemical Addictions Worker Diploma

ACHD 223          Current Issues in Health

ACHD 228          Case Management:  Roles and Responsibilities of Community Health

ACHD 230          Mental Health Wellness and Challenges

ADCT 105           Sociology of Aboriginal Communities

ADCT 203           Special Issues in Counselling

ADCT 204          Advanced Counselling

ADCT 205           Practicum – Addictions Counselling

ADCT 294           Ethics and the Law

PSYC 115          Adolescence and Addiction

PSYC 225           Historical Trauma on First Nations People

STAT 203           Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences


  • A 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 (copy of certification required);

  • 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.