Location: Bedford, MA Category: Part-time Staff Posted On: Mon Mar 11 2019 Job Description:
Title: Part-Time Program Department Chair/Curriculum Coordinator - Addictions Counselor Certificate
Dept.: Human Services
Division: Business, Legal Studies and Public Service
Reports To: Dean of Business, Legal Studies and Public Service
Date: March 11, 2019
The Addictions Counselor Program (ACP) Certificate provides the required coursework and fieldwork experience to be eligible for Massachusetts certification as a substance abuse counselor. Program graduates are prepared to take the required certification and state licensing examinations. Students are provided an in-depth knowledge of alcohol/addictions treatment programs and current treatment modalities. Students must take two field placement courses, totaling 300 hours, in an alcohol/addictions treatment facility. This experience allows students to work on the core functions of substance abuse counseling: assessment, treatment planning, case management, crisis intervention, client education and documentation. The program is completed through a one-year, three-semester curriculum, requiring 29 credits. The program is offered on the Bedford campus in the evenings.
The Coordinator is a creative, knowledgeable and flexible staff member responsible for providing leadership and coordination of the Addictions Counselor Certificate Program. Works with the academic leadership in the planning, implementation, and assessment of the program; curriculum development, public service sector relationships, student recruitment and participates in student advisement. Assists Admissions in the spring, summer and fall with recruitment of students for the program. Assists dean in the development and staffing of the schedule of the academic program. Collaborates with faculty, and recruits, supports, and provides ongoing professional development for adjunct faculty and maintains all activities relevant to the program licensure preparation. The coordinator maintains and leads an advisory board that meets three times per year, conducts 5 orientations per year and completes the DPH/BSAS Program Review Certification every March. The scope of work takes place during the spring, summer and fall semesters. The coordinator is committed to inclusive excellence and diversity and continuous professional development.
The Program Department Chair/Curriculum Coordinator is responsible for the following duties in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement:
A. Assist in the recruitment and orientation of new instructional staff;
B. Advise on the instructional competency of all applicants for vacant positions within the program after consultation with members of the program unit;
C. Submit the preferred subject matter preparation and class schedule of unit members within the department chair's program consistent with Article XII;
D. Supervise the development of instructional materials and assist in conducting research on the effectiveness of the instructional program consistent with the philosophy and objectives of the College, the requirements of external and/or regulatory agencies and Article VII of the Agreement (Academic Freedom and Responsibility);
E. Instruct courses or portions thereof within the program as appropriate;
F. Assist in the implementation of the evaluation processes as contained in Article XIII;
G. Encourage faculty to develop new methods of instruction;
H. Develop and prepare for submission all reports and accreditation materials required by governing or accrediting agencies;
I. Participate in the formulation of the program's budget and administer it within the prescribed limits established by the College;
J. Evaluate and make recommendations for any employees not in the faculty/professional staff unit assigned to the department chair's program area;
K. Cooperate with the President of the College or the President's designee in the development, dissemination and implementation of Board of Higher Education/College policy, regulations and procedures;
L. Meet with the Advisory Committees which support or influence the instructional program in cooperation with the department chair's supervisor. Establish liaison and cooperation with external agencies essential to the implementation of the program particularly where use of external facilities or resource personnel is required;
M. Cooperate and facilitate cooperation with other program areas and/or departments, learning resources, student services and administrative services within the College;
N. The designated administrator shall implement all evaluation processes for the department;
O. Other duties may be assigned if specifically contained in a job description and such duties are consistent with the needs of the College and the provisions of this Article.
P. The curriculum coordinator shall be responsible for the total implementation of a college program and/or curriculum defined as a series of diverse courses usually leading to a certificate of associate degree and which require multiple faculty in order to provide core courses and where accreditation, licensure or other external governing agencies require a member defined within the unit to perform supervisory functions for approval, maintenance or continuance of the program.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Normal office environment, not subject to extreme variations of temperature, noise, odors, etc.
Regularly uses computer keyboards requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.
More than half of time spent in normal office setting.
The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education - Middlesex Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education - Middlesex Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Bachelor's Degree and Master's degree in a related field
Evidence of current license as a Massachusetts Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
Experience as a Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselor and/or an Addictions Counselor
Training or teaching experience in addiction counseling or a related field.
Cultural awareness and competency demonstrated by working with and/or understanding of individuals of diverse identities such as socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and veterans including those with different levels of academic preparation, varying physical and learning abilities.
Undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sexual Offender Registry Information (SORI) check.
Higher education teaching and advising experience.
This is a part-time Program Department Chair/Curriculum Coordinator position.
Compensation: The salary is equal to a course release for the spring and fall semesters and a $2000 stipend for summer work. The spring and fall stipends will vary depending on the coordinator's level and will likely average $10,000 per year.
Location: Bedford campus with occasional travel to the Lowell campus and to off-campus sites.
Application Deadline: April 8, 2019
Anticipated Start Date: April, 2019
The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.
Internal Number: 108157
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