BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

Term Instructors - Indigenous Human Services (Merritt)

Type: Term
Opening Date For Accepting Applications: Monday, May 4, 2020
Resume Review: Monday, May 18, 2020
Position Start Date: September, 2020
Salary: Term Rate: $6,549.44 per course
Contact: Human Resources
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 requirement for term instructors to deliver the following courses at the Merritt campus for the Fall, 2020 and Spring, 2021 terms.  Qualified candidates are invited to apply.

1st YEAR FALL 2020

  • IHMS 110 - Fundamentals in Interpersonal Communication
  • IHMS 120 - Intro to Indigenous Studies and Human Service Practice
  • IHMS 130 - Intro to Human Service Professional Practice (practicum prep)

2nd YEAR FALL 2020

  • IHMS 210 - Theoretical Foundations of Human Service 
  • IHMS 250 - Interpersonal Relationships in Human Services



  • IHMS 140 - Intro to Working with Substance Use
  • IHMS 150 - Intro to the Family in Human Services Practice 
  • IHMS 160 - Field Education Practicum

2nd YEAR SPRING 2021

  • IHMS 320 - Trauma Informed Social Work Theory and Practice
  • IHMS 353 - Advanced Interpersonal Skills in Human Services
  • IHMS 260 - Fieldwork Education Diploma Practicum


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 online/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.