Instructors, Education Assistant and Community Support 130

Vancouver Island University


December 8, 2021


Instructors, Education Assistant and Community Support 130

Employment Group


Position Number



Faculty of Health and Human Services


Education Assistant and Community Support



Appointment Type

temporary part-time


3 workload hours per week

Appointment Start Date


Appointment End Date


Leave Replacement

Appointment may be extended or end early.

Applicant Documents

CV/Resume, Cover Letter, Qualifications

Posted Date


Closing Date


Job Reference



Vancouver Island University's is now accepting applications for an instructor to teach in the Education Assistant and Community Support Program to be delivered primarily in Saanich. Topics include learning styles and preferences; strategies for individual learning in academic and life skills areas; and policies, procedures, and strategies for supporting challenging behaviour across the lifespan in all settings where supports are provided.

Faculty are responsible for preparing and delivering classes, designing and grading student assignments and tests, and facilitating student integration of theory and practice. Faculty will also participate in program and faculty meetings, liaise with support staff, other staff and faculty. Vancouver Island University places an emphasis on teaching excellence and also encourages scholarly activity and community involvement.

Successful candidates will be responsive to diverse cultural and academic backgrounds and learning styles.

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning and student success through scholarship and institutional service. Successful candidates will participate in a wide range of activities outside the classroom, including student support; institutional, faculty and departmental committee meetings and other initiatives; and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines in and outside the institution.


  • Master's degree from an appropriately accredited institution in a human services (social work or educational psychology) or disability field. For EACS 150 a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and current registration in good standing with BCCNP, or another allied health discipline (eg. physiotherapy or occupational therapy) is required.
  • Experience supporting persons with disabilities and unique health care needs is essential. Demonstrated proficiency in post-secondary teaching both, online and in the classroom, with the ability to meet the needs of a diverse student population. Knowledge and experience applying theory in practice in a manner that is consistent with the content in the course descriptions. Concrete evidence of collaboration and effective team work.
  • Proficiency with the application and integration of information technology in an education environment and familiarity with learning management systems (D2L). Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing and cultural teachings.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant PhD (completed or in progress). Broad and current understanding of disability issues.
  • Note:

  • Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
  • Vancouver Island University (VIU) is collectively committed to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment for faculty, staff, and students. In our journey towards greater diversity we invite applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all gender identities and sexual orientations who bring value to the VIU community through their lived experiences. We encourage members of all equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their application cover letter. When a candidate voluntarily discloses this information in their cover letter, the information will be used only for the fulfillment of the career opportunity. Disclosure and/or self- identification with an equity-seeking group will not lead to advantageous treatment of a candidate who is not qualified.
  • It is currently a requirement of employment at VIU that all employees disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status. Employees who are unvaccinated or who choose not to disclose their vaccination status may be subject to secondary safety measures, including rapid testing.

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