BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

Term Instructors – Indigenous Human Services (Vanderhoof)

Type: Term
Opening Date For Accepting Applications: Thursday, May 7, 2020
Resume Review: Thursday, May 21, 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 need for term instructors to teach courses within the Indigenous Human Services Diploma Program and invites applications from qualified candidates. The following courses will be offered in conjunction with Carrier Sekani Family Services in Vanderhoof, BC.

The Indigenous Human Service Diploma prepares learners with a career in non-profit agencies, Indigenous communities and government. Graduates will be able to provide support and assistance to individuals, 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. Learners who wish to continue their education have the opportunity to ladder into the Social Work Degree Program at NVIT.

Year Two

PSYC 213         Lifespan Human Development I

SOCW 200A     Introduction to Social Services Practice

IHMS 210        Theoretical Foundations of Human Service Practice

IHMS 250        Interpersonal Relationships in the Human Services

PSYC 223         Lifespan Development II

SOCW 200B     Introduction to Social Welfare in Canada

IHMS 320        Trauma Informed Social Work Theory and Practice

IHMS 353        Advanced Interpersonal Skills in Human Services

TBD                 ARTS Elective

IHMS 260        Indigenous Human Service Diploma Practicum (190 hours)


Applicants should indicate which courses they are qualified for and interested in teaching.


  • Master’s Degree in related field;

  • Post-secondary teaching experience (with Aboriginal adult learners preferred);

  • Knowledge of classroom teaching and learning practices;

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