BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

Term Instructors – Chemical Addictions Diploma Program (Burnaby)

Type: Term
Opening Date For Accepting Applications: Friday, May 22, 2020
Resume Review: Friday, June 5, 2020
Position Start Date: September, 2020
Salary: Term Rate: $6,814.04 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:

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) Diploma Program.  The courses will be delivered in a blended model – one week on-line, one week face-to-face and one more week on-line.

Program offerings are subject to student enrolment.

ACHD 223 – Current Issues in Health

ACHD 230 – Mental Health & Wellness Challenge

ADCT 203 – Special Issues in Counselling

ADCT 204 – Advanced Counselling

ADCT 105 – Sociology of Aboriginal Communities

ADCT 294 – Ethics and the Law

PSYC 115 – Adolescence and Addiction

PSCY 225 – Historical Trauma

ADCT 205 – Practicum Addictions Counselling


  • 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.