BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

Term Instructors – Indigenous Human Services (Provincial)

Type: Term
Opening Date For Accepting Applications: Monday, June 20, 2022
Resume Review: ongoing review of resumes
Position Start Date: multiple opportunities
Salary: Term Rate: $6.950.32 per course
Contact: Human Resources
Email: hr@nvit.ca
Phone: 250-378-3317
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 Indigenous Human Services (IHMS) courses and invites applications from qualified candidates. NVIT regularly provides IHMS courses through the Community Education department that are provided within communities across the Province.  We are posting to develop a Human Resource bank for IHMS Instructors for new and upcoming IHMS courses in the Academic year 2022-2023 course offerings are subject to sufficient student enrolment.


Year One

ENGL 101        Foundations for Academic Writing

ENGL 110        English Composition

IHMS 110        Fundamentals to Interpersonal Communication           

IHMS 120        Introduction to Indigenous Studies and Human Service Practice     

IHMS 130        Introduction to Professional Human Service Practice    

IHMS 140        Introduction to Working with Substance Use                 

IHMS 150        Introduction to the Family in Human Service Practice   

IHMS 160        Fieldwork Education Practicum

PSYC 111         Introduction to Psychology I

PSYC 121         Introduction to Psychology II                                          


Year Two

IHMS 210        Theoretical Foundations of Human Service Practice

IHMS 250        Interpersonal Relationships in the Human Services

IHMS 260        Indigenous Human Service Diploma Practicum

IHMS 320        Trauma Informed Social Work Theory and Practice

IHMS 353        Advanced Interpersonal Skills in Human Services

PSYC 213         Lifespan Human Development I                                      

PSYC 223         Lifespan Development II

SOCW 200A     Introduction to Social Services Practice                          

SOCW 200B     Introduction to Social Welfare in Canada                       

Course listings with specific course details can be found:


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


  • Master’s Degree in related field;

  • Post-secondary teaching experience (with Indigenous 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

  • 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.