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Adjunct Professor - Behavioral & Social Services
Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland, Washington
 
 
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Date Posted 03/21/2019
Category
Faculty-Liberal Arts-Sociology
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 
SALARY: Depends on Qualifications
 
OPENING DATE: 06/18/18
 
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:


ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The mission of Lake Washington Institute of Technology:
to prepare students for today's careers and tomorrow's opportunities. 
 
The mission of the Behavioral and Social Services program:
to prepare students for sustainable careers as behavioral health and social service professionals.
 
Lake Washington Institute of Technology's (LWTech) Behavioral and Social Services program (previously named Social and Human Services) offers two degrees, a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Behavioral Healthcare, and an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Behavioral and Social Services. LWTech students also have the option to earn a Certificate of Proficiency in Behavioral and Social Services. These studies prepare students to enter the workforce, advance in their current employment, or enroll in a graduate degree program in a related field such as, social work, addiction treatment, or counseling. Students in the Behavioral and Social Services program will develop the professional values, skills, and knowledge to assist individuals and groups with personal, interpersonal, and situational problems. Class curricula focus on the integrated treatment of mental illnesses, substance use disorders, physical illness, poverty, and homelessness.

Behavioral Healthcare BAS graduates will:
  • demonstrate knowledge of the structures, functions, and organizations which comprise the local healthcare system, with a particular focus on behavioral healthcare organizations
  • apply treatment principles to a variety of individual concerns
  • integrate the needs, roles, and strengths of professionals within healthcare and human services teams
  • apply care coordination skills
  • complete holistic biopsychosocial assessments and develop client-centered, person-first plans
  • demonstrate abiding hope in recovery for each and every person
 
Behavioral and Social Services AAS degree graduates will:
  • enter a wide range of entry level positions in the human services field
  • transfer to baccalaureate degree programs
  • assist clients in developing alternative strategies and informed choices for solving interpersonal problems
  • interview, assess, and appropriately refer clients to community resources
  • communicate effectively with clients and co-workers, verbally and in writing
  • protect client rights
  • facilitate client groups and effectively resolve conflicts
  • demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication skills, intercultural appreciation, and information literacy skills
  • adhere to a professional code of ethics
  • meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes
 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  •  Plan and develop a variety of instruction objectives and experiences appropriate to the program goals Identify individual learning needs of students and make appropriate adjustments.
  • Teach to the objectives of the approved curriculum.
  • Identify individual learning needs of students and make appropriate adjustments. Develop and teach lessons which foster and support cultural diversity and non-discrimination.
  • Teach productive and constructive study skills to students.
  • Develop classroom and lab procedures (if needed) in conformance with identified policies and procedures.
  • Maintain appropriate records which indicate student progress and meet college requirements.
  • Follow disciplinary procedures as prescribed and deal consistently and fairly with all students.
COURSES OFFERED:
  • SHSV 110: Introduction to Behavioral and Social Services
  • SHSV 120: Case Management & Systems
  • SHSV 130: Therapeutic Approaches & Techniques
  • SHSV 140: Disability Issues & Practice
  • SHSV 146: Leadership Development & Ethics
  • SHSV 210: Group Processes & Dynamics
  • SHSV 212: Introduction to Chemical Dependency
  • SHSV 222: Multicultural Counseling
  • BHAV 311: Treatment of Mental Health Disorders
  • BHAV 321: Assessment & Goal Planning
  • BHAV 331: Professional Development
  • BHAV 411, 421, 431: Field Practicum 1, 2, 3
  • BHAV 412: Human Service Ethics
  • BHAV 432: Mental Health Systems & Care
  • PSYC 290: Wellness, Resilience, & Self-awareness
  • SOCI 311: Poverty in America
 

QUALIFICATIONS:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master's degree in social work, counseling, psychology, addictions studies, or sociology.
  • 2 years of related work experience.
  • Strong understanding of behavioral healthcare issues, treatments, and systems of care.
  • Support for the values of holistic, client-centered work, abiding hope in recovery for each and every person, and readiness to teach the use of varied intervention strategies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Sensitivity and ability to successfully interact with diverse populations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 5 years of related work experience.
  • 2 years of clinical supervisory experience.
  • Collegiate teaching experience.
  • State licensure as a behavioral healthcare provider without restrictions.
  • Familiarity with local behavioral healthcare organizations.
  • Experience working on multi-disciplinary teams. Bicultural and/or bilingual experience.

 
 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an  employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations  may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Mobility: ability to sit, walk or stand for extended periods
  • Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer keyboard, handle individual  papers, write and take notes and/or prepare materials/equipment
  • Lifting: occasionally lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 10 pounds   
  • Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens  and do close up work; ability to adjust focus frequently
  • Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak  in person
  • Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate, frequent contact  with students and instructors, as well as the public
ENVIRONMENTAL/WORK  CONDITIONS
  • Busy, open area office setting; may be faced with constant interruptions Moderate use of equipment with moving/and or sharp parts
  • Exposure to weather; corridors between buildings are outdoors    
  • Noise and chatter in classroom/office environment
REQUIRED ONLINE APPLICATION MATERIALS
  • Online application
  • Current resume
  • Cover letter
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process Official transcripts/certifications (if any) will be required upon employment
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT 
  • Job offer is contingent upon successful completion of reference/background check and  criminal history investigation.
ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION
  • If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal  authorization to work.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT
Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minority  groups, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Lake Washington Institute of Technology  does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion,  sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital  status or Vietnam-era veteran status in is programs and activities. Questions regarding the  College's Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Meena Park, Executive Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator (425) 739-8212.

CORRECTIONS OR EXTENDED NOTICES

 
You must submit an online application, including resume and letter, at http://www.lwtech.edu. We do not accept hardcopy, faxed, or emailed application materials. 

All application materials become the property of Lake Washington Institute of Technology. 

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 
11605 132nd Ave NE 
Kirkland, WA 98034 
425-739-8212 
hr@lwtech.edu 
Position #AdjuProf_B&SS 
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR - BEHAVIORAL & SOCIAL SERVICES 
KS
 

 

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