BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

Term Instructors – Health Care Assistant Program (Seabird Island)

Type: Term
Opening Date For Accepting Applications: Friday, May 22, 2020
Resume Review: Friday, June 5, 2020
Position Start Date: September, 2020
Salary: Hourly Rate: $65.49
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 Health Care Assistant Program and invites applications from qualified candidates.  The following courses will be offered in Seabird Island, BC.  The program will run from September, 2020 to March, 2021.


STSC 101 – Strategies for Success

HTCA 104 – Interpersonal Communications              HTCA 153 – Common Health Challenges

HTCA 111 – Lifestyle & Choices                                  HTCA 156 – Personal Care Assistance II

HTCA 116 – Introduction to HTCA Practice                HTCA 169 – Clinical I

HTCA 121 – Health & Healing                                     HTCA 159 – Community Practicum

HTCA 126 – Personal Care Assistance I                      HTCA 179 – Clinical III

HTCA 152 – Cognitive or Mental Challenges             

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


  • possess a RPN, LPN, BScN, or MSN degree;

  • other education qualification may be considered for the HTCA 104 and the STSC 101 courses (ie. Health or Human Services education)

  • current CRNBC/CLPNBC/CRPNBC registration;

  • 3-5 years recent experience in nursing, with 2 recent years in continuing care settings (work experience in acute or community settings are a definite asset);

  • experience teaching Indigenous adult learners;

  • BC Provincial Instructor’s Diploma or equivalent, or willingness to complete the PID or NAID program (some Prior Learning Assessmant Recognition may be available;

  • Indigenous Cultural Competency course would be an asset;

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

  • knowledge of Indigenous cultures.

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.