Sessional Instructor, Health Care Assistant (CV OGE)

North Island College

Position Summary

Applications are invited from qualified individuals to instruct in the Health Care Assistant Certificate program at the North Island College Comox Valley St. Joe’s campus.

This instructional assignment, up to 40%, involves teaching in one or more of the following theory courses to a International Health Care Assistant cohort via a face-to-face delivery method

PLEASE IDENTIFY within your Cover Letter which of the following courses you are interested in. See Weekly Work Schedule for course start/end dates & days/times.

HCA 125: Healing 2 – Caring for Individuals Experiencing Cognitive or Mental Challenges

HCA 130: Work Role – Introduction to HCA

The successful candidate will implement creative strategies in the preparation and delivery of theory activities; use initiative in providing documentation and follow-up with regard to student concerns and problem resolution; and, bring facilitation skills to management of conflict.

The schedule for this assignment will be flexible to meet the needs of the program.

Please read the Immunization requirements for Health and Human Services Faculty, located under the Health and Human Services link on the left menu list. At the time of this posting, as per the Provincial Health Officer, all regulated health professionals working in all health-care settings are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (2 immunizations required).

In accordance with the Criminal Records and Review Act, it is mandatory that faculty hired under the Faculty of Health and Human Services department have a clear Criminal Record. For more information and necessary forms, click on the Health and Human Services link located on the left menu list.

The responsibilities and typical duties listed below constitute a generic job description for teaching faculty whose responsibility may be for the delivery of scheduled classes, the support of self-paced, on-line, and distance courses, and/or instruction and supervision in laboratories, practicums, etc.

Position Competencies – Creates a Positive Climate and Culture;
– Effective Communication Skills;
– Effectively Develops Goals & Objectives;
– Focuses Effectively on Key Results and Priorities;
– Demonstrates a Focus on Continuous Improvement;
– Interpersonal Effectiveness. Duties & Responsibilities 1.0 INSTRUCTIONAL
– To plan and prepare learning materials for instructional environments;
– To use a variety of approaches and materials, as appropriate, in order to address different learning needs;
– To teach in assigned subject areas and to include in courses, and in course outlines, all required subject matter or skill activity;
– To direct student learning in a positive, supportive, and caring environment;
– To be available to students regularly during scheduled office hours and classroom hours, to discuss their progress and other issues that influence their learning. (30 hours/wk.) (See Policy #3-03: Faculty Absence from Class – Cancellation of Classes);
– To clearly communicate in writing learning outcomes for programs and courses, and the way in which learners will be evaluated against those outcomes;
– To design and conduct evaluations or appraisals of students and to keep students informed of their progress;
– To submit grades in a timely manner, in accordance with Policy 4-15, Reporting Final Grades;
– To maintain records of student enrollment and achievement and other records required by the College and affiliated agencies.

At the end of employment with the College, to submit marks and student records to the department Chair.

– To be aware of, and to work within, College educational policies;
– To be aware of the Education and Strategic plans and to contribute to their development and assist in the achievement of its goals and objectives;
– To advise the Department Chair, within a reasonable time frame, of items that need to be ordered so that inventories of books, supplies, and equipment are adequate for the courses taught;
– To advise the Department Chair regarding enrollment management (recruitment and retention) strategies for their areas of responsibility;
– To advise the Department Chair responsible, and the appropriate Administrator and/or Campus Health and Safety Committee, of any health and safety concerns and to assist, where possible, in rectifying the problem;
-To demonstrate knowledge of computer applications appropriate to the teaching environment;
– To maintain continuous professional development of competencies and qualifications as required in the appropriate discipline;
– To participate actively as a contributing member of the College community on College committees and other College-wide activities, where appropriate;
– To participate in department meetings and other department activities during normal working hours, when possible;
– To undertake other related responsibilities and duties which may be assigned by the College when course load permits. Required Education & Experience – Practical Nursing credential or BSN degree.
– Two years’ experience teaching adults, preferably at the post-secondary level.
– Work experience in gerontics.
– Extensive experience working with Older Adults.
– A combination of education and experience may be considered.
– Provincial Instructor diploma preferred.
– Experience with Indigenous pedagogies and culture.
– Experience with or interest in international HCA education.
– Current registration with BCCNM (inclusive of Criminal Record).
– CPR Level HCP required.

Required Knowledge Skills & Abilities – Experience using a variety of creative and motivating approaches to stimulate learning within a distributed teaching-learning environment and classroom is an asset;
– Ability to demonstrate effective team behaviours, support cooperative and effective working relationships, and contribute to shared team goals;
– Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to plan and prioritize, and efficiently meet deadlines;
– Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills;
– Experience with and willingness to learn, online learning management systems, i.e. D2L Brightspace, Hyflex.
– Proficiency in the use of computer applications, the internet, and with MS Office software applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams.
– Valid BC driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required.