BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

Term Instructors – Chemical Addictions Certificate (Prince Rupert)

Type: Term
Opening Date For Accepting Applications: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Resume Review: Tuesday, July 14, 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:

NVIT anticipates a requirement for Term Instructors to deliver courses within the Chemical Addictions (CHAD) Certificate Program and invites applications from qualified candidates. The courses will be delivered in Prince Rupert, BC starting September, 2020.

The Chemical Addictions Worker program provides core skills required for First Nations Wellness Addictions Workers, and includes Indigenous 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.

1st Year Chemical Addictions Certificate Program

ACHD 126 – Self, Health & Wellness

ENGL 110 - College Composition

ACHD 224 – Addictions & Recovery

ADCT 200 – Pharmacology & Psychoactive Chemicals

ADCT 101 – Counselling Sills, Processes, Theory and Methods

ADCT 102 – Psychology, Understanding Human Behaviour

SOCI 133 – Group Dynamics

ADCT 104 – Case Management

ADCT 103 – Introduction to Mental Health

ACHD 129 – Introduction to Indigenous Family & Counselling Systems


  • Must be registered through the Indigenous Certification Board of Canada  http://icboc.ca/certification/icboc-certification/

  • possess a relevant Masters Degree preferably with an addictions background;

  •  must be practicing the Red Road theory for a minimum of 5 years;

  •   have knowledge of Medicine Wheel teachings;

  • have Indigenous community experience including an understanding of community development theory;

  • have extensive experience in classroom teaching and learning practices;

  • knowledge of Indigenous culture.

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.