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Term Assistant Professor Social Sciences/KuC Wellness Counselor

University of Alaska Bethel, AK
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Term Assistant Professor Social Sciences/KuC Wellness Counselor

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Classification:Term Assistant Professor (FN)

Grade:Non-Union Faculty Grade 30

Work type:Faculty Full-time

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks

School/Business unit:UAF Kuskokwim Campus


Categories:Education/Instructional, Health Profession, Library/Physical/Social Sciences

Position Summary:This exciting new position at the UAF Kuskokwim Campus is a half time term funded Assistant Professor of the Rural Human Services certificate and AAS degree programs and a half-time Wellness Counselor. This position fills two very important needs on our campus; the ability to offer additional Social Sciences courses that students need to complete their degrees and to be the on-campus contact for students in offering wellness counseling services.


Mental Health Services - Develop and Maintain KuC Counseling Procedures and Protocols in consultation with UAF Health and Counseling Director to include electronic health record storage in compliance with HIPPA and intake procedures.

Mental Health Services
? Identify and assess mental health problems presented by students
? Provide individual and group counseling
? Create and maintain student contact data.
? Develop treatment/care plans
? Make referrals for additional evaluation or specialized care or in-patient treatment when necessary
? Interpret and comply with appropriate state and federal regulations including confidentiality and mandated reporting standards
? Demonstrate cultural competence in providing service to a diverse student population

Crisis Management
? Meet campus crisis needs for counseling, referral, and point of contact
? Assess and provide crisis interventions for individual students
? Meet with campus community members when crises occur on campus
? Provide debriefing to the campus community in response to a crisis
? Carry out suicide prevention activitiesEssential

Outreach and Prevention

? Support mental health by providing education and identification of at-risk students
? Provide a minimum of 4 trainings with staff and/or students a year to include suicide prevention and sexual assault awareness and prevention.
? Provide information to students related to personal/educational development
? Work with students in residential housing in the areas of community development, conflict resolution, sexual assault or misconduct, crisis management, and substance abuse
? Provide social and emotional education group
? Coordinate with Student Services Staff to incorporate wellness components into their services
? Introduction of Services to Students each semester. This may include orientation, attending campus events, and monthly dorm meetings.
? Provide an introduction of services to faculty and adjuncts each semester. Discuss common themes and challenges students experience, particular stressors, raising awareness about regional and chronic trauma/secondary trauma, the importance of early intervention and how to support students experiencing difficulties.
? Participate in the UAF Care Team to coordinate response for students of concern
? This position is exempt from the Title IX mandatory reporting requirement. This position
serves as a confidential resource.
? Coordinate and collaborate with partners including Bethel Police Department, Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation, Bethel Family Clinic, and Tundra Women's Coalition to develop MOAs so they understand our needs, for policy development, so we understand their services and what to expect in responses.

Substance Abuse Evaluation, Intervention, Counseling, and Education
? Provide educational outreach for students
? Provide substance abuse assessment, intervention, and counseling
? Present substance abuse classes for the campus community
? Administer substance abuse screening and education program as a response to the campus code of conduct violationsEssential

This position will be responsible for teaching primarily adult learners in the field of rural human service and human services at the certificate and associate's degree level through a broad range of social service content areas. Teach 12 units over the course of an academic year, participate in curriculum and program development and 3 units of community service over that same period.Essential

? Provide consultation for faculty and staff to address student behavioral or performance issues
? Provide weekly consultation for the Emerging Scholars Program and Sackett Hall StaffEssential

The College of Rural and Community Development (CRCD) provides academic and vocational education and outreach that promotes workforce preparation, economic development, life-long learning and community development throughout Alaska, with an emphasis on Alaska Natives and underserved communities.

The Department of Social and Human Development is recruiting for a term-funded Assistant Professor in two programs: Rural Human Service Certificate and Human Services AAS degree programs. This position will be responsible for teaching primarily adult learners in the field of rural human service and human services at the certificate and associate's degree level through a broad range of social service content areas. Teach 12 units over the course of an academic year, participate in curriculum and program development and 3 units of community service over that same period. This position will also be responsible for providing mental health support services as part of the essential functions of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of, and skilled in, application of counseling approaches and techniques. Knowledge of applicable state and federal regulations and statutes. Knowledge of ethical principles, practices, and standards for care. Excellent communication skills. Ability to assess a situation and make decisions on appropriate care/treatment.

Unrestricted access to all protected health information as necessary to meet specific job requirements for the Minimum Necessary Standard as described in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Required Experience:

Training in a specialized area of knowledge required. Appropriate state licensure and certification in a specialized area may be required. Experience working in rural Alaska and/or working with Alaska Native populations. Experience working with at-risk populations.

Required Education/Training:

Education and Experience Master's degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or other related fields from an accredited program and three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in Masters level clinical responsibility beyond academic degree, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

To apply for this position, please provide the following required documents with your application materials:

+ Professional resume

+ Cover letter addressing qualifications

+ Reference list containing the contact information for three professional references

+ University transcripts with proof of highest degree earned (official university transcripts will be required at time of hire)

Salary: DOE

Job Duration: 9 months a year

Review of applications will begin October 23, 2019. This position is open until filled.

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time on the date prior to the review date.

If you have questions about the position or the required documents please contact Lisa Yancey at or (907) 474-5459.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Term Position:

This position term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Union Representation:

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF Campus is a tobacco-free campus. For more information, please go to

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available

Advertised:15 Aug 2019Alaskan Daylight Time

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University of Alaska


Bethel, AK