Instructor, Health Care Assistant
North Island College
Canada
Applications are invited from qualified individuals to instruct in the Health Care Assistant (HCA) Certificate program at North Island College.

The instructional assignment involves teaching the pre-health block courses to students preparing to enter the HCA program in Long Beach BC.

PLEASE IDENTIFY what course(s) below you are interested in teaching at the time of applying:

HCA 100: Health & Healing - Concepts for Practice

HCA 110: Health II: Lifestyle & Choices

The successful candidate will implement creative strategies in the preparation and delivery of classroom 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.

The teaching faculty of North Island College are responsible for implementing the College's vision, goals, and objectives as they relate to teaching and learning. To carry out their teaching assignments, faculty use organizational skills, inter-personal skills, and their knowledge of subject matter, pedagogy, and curricular design. In addition, they have a responsibility to serve as role models for students and colleagues.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
North Island College has approval from the BC Human Right Commission to give preference to hiring of person with aboriginal ancestry to this position.

Please read the Immunization requirements for Health and Human Services Faculty, located under the Health and Human Services link on the left menu list.

In accordance with the Criminal Records and Review Act, it is mandatory that faculty hired under the 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, shops, 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 and 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. (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 enrolment 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.

2.0 TYPICAL PROFESSIONAL DUTIES OF INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY
 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 enrolment 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
BScN degree with specialty in gerontics or courses in gerontics
Current registration and in good standing with BCCNP
Two years' experience teaching adults, preferably at the post-secondary level
Minimum five years related work experience in gerontics
Extensive experience and specialization in Aboriginal knowledge, communities, history, ethics, protocols, culture, and pedagogies preferred

Provincial Instructor Diploma preferred
CPR level HCP required
A combination of education and experience may be considered
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Demonstrated excellent instructional abilities, using creative and motivating approaches to stimulate learning
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 communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
Proficiency in the use of computer applications and the Internet
Experience with, or willingness to learn, online learning management systems, i.e. Blackboard Learn
Experience using a variety of creative and motivating approaches to stimulate learning within a distributed teaching-learning environment is an asset
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please scan copies of your transcripts into one document for attachment. If your transcripts are not available at the time of application, please attach a letter or certificate of confirmation from the educational institution.