This is a two-year Limited Term Employment (LTE) position through June 30, 2024. This position is accountable to the Dean of Public Safety and Community Services. This position will require both on campus and online student and staff interaction. Typical hours will be throughout the work week and will consist of both daytime and evening hours. Exact hours will be determined by the employee and supervisor.
The Substance Use Disorder Counseling (SUDC) and Human Services Instructional Assistant will provide direct, specialized support to students enrolled in the SUDC Program who need additional support, assisting them with both curricular and non-curricular challenges, which may include tutoring related to learning objectives; assistance with specific skills-based activities, project-based learning opportunities, Interviewing and Counseling Lab sessions; and referrals to internal and external resources.
The SUDC Instructional Assistant’s purpose is to assist faculty with direct student support. The primary responsibilities of the role will be to assist the students with both curricular and non-curricular challenges. This will include assistance and referrals to internal and external resources, individualized to the needs of students. As a first point of contact with students in potential distress, this individual will need to have formal education and experience in the helping profession, including specific training and/or experience working with substance use disorder treatment.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Provide direct support to faculty during the training of students.
- Prepare SUDC and Interviewing and Counseling Lab for student activities. As requested by the faculty, assist students practicing various SUDC techniques. Recommend SUDC topics and methods to the faculty based on observed student practices.
- Always treat all students and customers with respect.
- Participate in in-service training and industry workshops pertaining to SUDC.
- Assist the program faculty with the procurement of materials and supplies.
- Assist the faculty with the setting up of activities for students.
- Monitor attendance.
- Assist in the documentation of maintenance of the Interviewing and Counseling Lab.
- Maintain an inventory of instructional materials and equipment within the Interviewing and Counseling Lab.
- Demonstrate skills as needed with the direction of the faculty.
- Maintain proficiency in the helping profession as needed to support the SUDC program.
- Assist students one-on-one in meeting their educational goals under the direction of instructor.
- Assist students with coursework and the Interviewing and Counseling Lab software.
- Assist with Client Reporting at end of each semester as requested.
- Attend Team Time meetings.
- Communicate and interact with staff.
- Other duties as assigned.
This list of typical duties and responsibilities is not inclusive. Any other duties and responsibilities assigned by leadership of similar nature requiring similar relative skills and capabilities may be assigned.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field is required with a Substance Abuse Counselor Certification preferred. Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field, with a Substance Abuse Counselor Certification preferred. This position must demonstrate the ability to assume responsibility without direct supervision, exercise initiative and judgment and make decisions within the scope of authority. Must be detail-oriented and possess strong organizational skills.
- Possess adequate computer skills to assist students with coursework and the Interviewing and Counseling Lab software.
- Must be able to work with students of various backgrounds, ages and capabilities in an educational setting.
- Communicate and provide student feedback in a professional manner.
- Able to work well and function effectively in a team environment and independently.
- Able to personally organize, schedule, and prioritize work based on schedule and independently developed identification of needs.
6 to 8 hours: None
4 to 5 hours: Working indoors
1 to 3 hours: Grasping, performing repetitive movements, sitting, standing, walking
Less than 1 hour: Balancing, bending, climbing, crawling, driving, kneeling, pulling, pushing, reaching, twisting, working at heights, working in temperature extremes, working outdoors
Lifting and Carrying:
Less than 10 pounds: 1-10 repetition(s) per hour
10 to 20 pounds: Less than 1 repetition per hour
20-50 pounds: Less than 1 repetition per hour
50-100 pounds: Less than 1 repetition per hour
More than 100 pounds with help: Less than 1 repetition per hour
Additional Physical Requirements:
Vision: Adequate with aid to read instructions, labels, documents, computer screens, and differentiate between colors.
Hearing: Adequate with aid to understand oral requests, telephone conversation, and PA systems.