Instructor, Human Services Technology (Substance Abuse) (Re-advertised)

Guilford Technical Community College   Jamestown, NC   Full-time     Education
Posted on November 8, 2021
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The Human Services Instructor at Guilford Technical Community College will be responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, assisting in the developing of courses, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field. He/she will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college. 
 
The instructor will prepare and teach the Human Services Substance Abuse courses in accordance with the requirements of the college. This position works collaboratively with the Program Director of Human Services and reports directly to the Dean.
Duties/Functions
Teaching 
 
Prepare & teach departmental courses to include: 
• developing learner centered lesson plans 
• employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning styles 
• incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environments 
• creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population 
• preparing, distributing and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media and other devices as appropriate 
• updating and revising curriculum to maintain currency 
• developing new courses as needed to support the instructional mission 
• participating in the development and review of course and program/general education outcomes as appropriate 
• developing, conducting and documenting appropriate assessment of student learning in outcomes courses and programs/general education as appropriate 
 
Professional Development 
 
Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by: 
• participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditation 
• participating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies 
 
Administration 
 
Provide daily & ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records to include: 
• maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment 
• providing for the security of facilities, equipment and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditions 
• maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, Moodle) 
• complying with all applicable college, state and federal rules and regulations 
 
Student Support 
 
Provide an environment conducive to student success to include: 
• conducting recruiting activities 
• providing academic advising 
• promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success 
• assisting students with the registration and graduation process 
• referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate 
• maintain student records 
 
College Service 
 
Support college-wide endeavors to include: 
• collaboration with faculty and staff from other divisions/departments to promote communication, coordinate schedules and support student success 
• serving on department, division and college committees 
• participating in GTCC institutional initiatives 
• collaborating with educational partners, business/industry and/or external agencies as appropriate to promote the instructional mission of GTCC 
• supporting collegiality and teaching excellence by actively participating in the professional development of new and veteran faculty (e.g., mentoring and peer observation) 
• participating in extracurricular student activities/clubs 
• attending college professional development sessions, college/division/department meetings, graduation and convocation, as required 
• demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork. 
• perform all duties as assigned by supervisor
Difficult Challenges Contacts Education Required
• Master’s degree in a Human Services discipline such as counseling, psychology, social work or marriage and family therapy from a regionally accredited college/university. 
• Current North Carolina Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) Credential/Certification with the North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board
Education Preferred
• Doctorate degree in a Human Services discipline such as counseling, psychology, social work or marriage and family therapy from a regionally accredited college/university. 
• Clinical practice license such as Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Experience Required
• Three years of recent experience in a human services practice setting and/or as an instructor in human services. 
• Post-secondary teaching or industry training experience in human services, conducting training sessions or conducting professional development workshops, and/or other continuing education seminars (e.g. human services, etc.).
Experience Preferred
• Greater than three years of recent experience in a human services practice setting and/or as an instructor in human services 
• Experience with clinical supervision 
• Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes 
• Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems 
• Community College teaching or training experience preferred.
KSA Required
The Instructor shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its “open door” policy. He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned. The Instructor must be able to: 
1. Multi-task 
2. Respect Diversity 
3. Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments. 
4. Create and maintain a learner centered environment 
5. Communicate effectively 
6. Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions.
KSA Preferred Department/Job Specific Requirements
The following (compliance) training is required and must be completed within the first 30 days of hire with annual refresher training thereafter: (additional training may be added as needed) 
• Reporting Requirements 
• Anti-Discrimination/Harassment & Title IX 
• Safety/Shooter on Campus 
• Personal Information Protection Training (PIP) 
• Ethics and Social Responsibility 
• eLearning Level One (before the first day of the first semester teaching) 
• eLearning Levels Two and Three for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods (before the first day of the first semester teaching) 
Specific Departmental Requirements: 
• Stay abreast of CDC standards for employees, students, and visitors.
Physical Demands
Physical Activity: Long periods of standing and or walking 
 
Environmental Hazard(s): <15% 
 
Lifting: 20<->50lbs. 
 
Lift up to 50 pounds unassisted. 
Stoop, bend, squat, lift, reach overhead 
 
Other: 
1. Criminal history checks with acceptable results are required. 
2. Requires some evening and weekend hours 
3. Must work at some off campus and community locations. 
4. Must have a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record
Posting Type Faculty