BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

Term Instructors – Indigenous Human Services (Lytton)

Type: Term
Opening Date For Accepting Applications: Thursday, October 29, 2020
Resume Review: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Position Start Date: November, 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 the need for term instructors to teach courses within the Indigenous Human Services Certificate and Diploma Programs and invites applications from qualified candidates. The following courses will be offered in Lytton, BC commencing November, 2020.

The Indigenous Human Services program 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 One

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                                       


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


  • 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.