Adjunct Instructor, Substance Abuse Counseling Program

Lamar State College-Port Arthur
Port Arthur, TX

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Security Sensitive Statement:

Positions are security sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Position Title:

Adjunct Instructor, Substance Abuse Counseling Program

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Special Instructions To Applicants:

The application must be completed in full detail (including work history) for your qualifications to be considered. Failure to complete the application completely may result in you not being considered for the vacant position. Your application for the position will not be complete until you receive an online confirmation number at the end of the of the process of applying for a position.
Review of qualified applicants to begin immediately.

The following documents are requested: cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, and three (3) letters of reference. For the review process we will accept three professional references, name, phone number, and e-mail address. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

In compliance with House Bill 558 passed during the 76th Legislative session, Lamar State College – Port Arthur requires that all male U.S. citizens from 18 to 26 years of age provide proof of registration with the Selective System or exemption from such registration, prior to employment.
Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an E-Verify Employer.
If you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at (409) 984-6237.

Job Summary:

The Adjunct Instructor for the Substance Abuse Counselor Program reports directly to the Program Coordinator. The primary duty of this position is to provide classroom instruction of course(s) of the Substance Abuse Counseling Program. Assignments may include teaching evening and/or online courses. May be required to participate in recruiting and promotional activities. Participates in professional development activities and works with the various administrative functions of the college. Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduate of an accredited college or university with a minimum of an Associate degree in the field (Substance Abuse Counseling or Chemical Dependency Counselor) is required with licensure as a LCDC.
Ability to understand the teaching and evaluation methodologies used in the total instructional process. Knowledge of curriculum development.
Ability to work with little or no supervision.
High degree of communication skills, written and spoken.
Ability to evaluate programs and procedures.
Ability to deal with parents, students, faculty and staff in professional manner.
Must be able to demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of students from diverse backgrounds.
Ability to plan, schedule, and manage projects and assignments.
Ability to establish effective working relationships with others.
Ability to promote the campus image.
Ability to follow established college policies and procedures.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, speak, listen, and see. The employee is occasionally required to sit, lift, push, pull and carry objects.
Occasional travel may be required. Valid Texas Drivers License is required.
Working Conditions: Normal classroom setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduate of an accredited college or university with at least a Bachelor’s degree in the field or closely related field (Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Human Services, Addictions Counseling, or Mental Health) is preferred with licensure as a LCDC. At least three years of non-teaching related work experience.


Dependent upon course load

Work Hours:

part-time depends on course load

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Essential Job Functions:

1. Provides quality and innovative instruction. Assigned courses may include evening or online classes.

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2. Keeps the Program Coordinator informed on a regular basis regarding all actual or potential problems, concerns, or issues related to the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counseling program.

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3. Assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of curriculum.

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5. Establishes effective working relationships with others.

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6. Continues professional and technical development to increase ability to teach and coordinate the program.

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7. Maintains current knowledge, clinical expertise, and safety in the subject areas of teaching responsibility.

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8. Establishes effective working relationships with college and practicum partners.

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Working at Lamar State College-Port Arthur

Lamar State College - Port Arthur, a member of The Texas State University System, is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality and affordable instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The College embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life.

Located in Port Arthur, an industrial and cultural center of Southeast Texas, the college offers freshman- and sophomore-level work in numerous academic and technical/vocational fields. The campus sits between the 1,000 and 1,800 blocks of Procter Street and Lakeshore Drive.

The city has modern public schools, churches, shopping districts and recreation areas serving a community of approximately 70,000 persons. Principal area industries are oil refining, chemical production, shipping and shipbuilding. The metropolitan area, known as the Golden Triangle, includes the cities of Beaumont, Orange, Vidor, Port Neches, Nederland, Groves and Bridge City. All lie within 25 miles of Port Arthur and form the heart of the upper Texas Gulf Coast where approximately 350,000 live.

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