BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

Term Instructors – Chemical Addictions Program (Burnaby)

Type: Term
Opening Date For Accepting Applications: Friday, July 5, 2019
Resume Review: Friday, July 19, 2019
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 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

NVIT anticipates the need for term instructors to teach within the Chemical Addictions (CHAD) Certificate and Diploma Programs.  The courses will be delivered in a blended model – one week on-line, one week face-to-face and one more week on-line.

Beginning in September 2019, NVIT plans to offer the first and second year of the program at the Burnaby campus.  Program offerings are subject to student enrolment.


ENGL 110 – College Composition

Online       September 8 – 15, 2019

In class      September 16 – 21, 2019

Online       September 22 – 28, 2019



ADCT 105 – Sociology of Aboriginal Communities

Online       January 5 – 12, 2020

In Class     January 13 – 18, 2020

Online       January 19 – 25, 2020


ADCT 294 – Ethics and the Law

Online       March 29 – April 4, 2020

In Class     April 6 – 12, 2020

Online       April 13 – 18, 2020


PSYC 115 – Adolescence and Addiction

Online       April 19 – 26, 2020

In Class     April 27 – May 2, 2020

Online       May 3 – 9, 2020


PSYC 225 – Historical Trauma on First Nation’s People

Online       May 17 – 24, 2020

In Class     May 25 – 30, 2020

Online       May 31 – June 6, 2020


  • 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.