BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

Term Instructors - Indigenous Human Services (Merritt)

Type: Term
Opening Date For Accepting Applications: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Resume Review: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Posting will remain open until all courses are filled
Position Start Date: September, 2019
Salary: Term Rate: $6,549.44 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:

The Indigenous Human Service Certificate program prepares learners with a career in non-profit agencies, Indigenous communities and government.  Graduates will be able to provide support and assistance to individual, families and communities coping with economic disadvantage, mental health issues, developmental, gender and diversity issues, as well as challenges such as addictions, family change and involvement with the justice system.  NVIT anticipates the requirement for term instructors to deliver the following courses at the Merritt campus for the Fall, 2019 and Spring, 2020 terms.

Fall, 2019

IHMS 110        Fundamentals to Interpersonal Communication

IHMS 120        Introduction to Indigenous Studies and Human Service Practice

IHMS 130        Introduction to Professional Human Service Practice

ENGL 101        Foundations for Academic Writing

PSYC 111        Introduction to Psychology I


Spring, 2020

IHMS 140        Introduction to Working with Substance Use

IHMS 150        Introduction to the Family in Human Service Practice

IHMS 160        Fieldwork Education Practicum

ENGL 110        English Composition

PSYC 121        Introduction to Psychology II


Qualified candidates are invited to apply.

The course outline can be found on our website www.nvit.ca.


  • Master of Social Work (MSW)

  • minimum of 2 years of teaching experience at a college or university level;

  • experience in classroom teaching and learning practices with Indigenous adult learners;

  • strong connections and roots within Indigenous / First Nations communities; and

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

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.