Instructor - Introduction to Counseling and the 12 Core Functions
University of California, Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: 2609563
Instructor - Introduction to Counseling and the 12 Core Functions University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF07012
UCLA Extension is considered one of the top programs of its kind, offering to more than 35,000 students per year approximately 4,500 classes and non-degree certificate programs to meet the professional development, continuing education and personal enrichment needs of the full spectrum of nontraditional students as well as companies and organizations throughout and beyond the Los Angeles region.
This introductory course provides an overview of evidence-based counseling skills referencing guidelines set forth by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC) and The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA). These counseling skills include: the 12 Core Functions of Substance Abuse Counselors and the Addiction Counseling Competencies outlined in TAP 21. Students outline the 12 Core Functions and discuss how they apply to clients entering substance use disorder treatment. Students are introduced to counseling and case management skills by using bio-psychosocial and multi-axial assessments as well as developing treatment plans based on case studies. Evidence-based treatment modalities will be discussed. Ethical and Legal Considerations will be introduced. Students will be introduced to the certification requirements of professional organizations including the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP). Students will also identify community resources that will be useful when working with clients during their internship. The course discusses traditional treatment programs, agency programs, professional diversion programs, sober living, and extended care programs as possible placement sites. Other topics include: community resources, basic treatment planning, case management and social assessment, crisis intervention, counseling the suicidal client, and substance misuse and sexuality.
General Job Description:
The Department of Humanities and Sciences at UCLA Extension offers a wide variety of certificate programs and courses including transfer-credit (XL), post-baccalaureate credit-bearing (400-level), continuing education (CEU) credit, and non-credit-bearing general interest courses. UCLA Extension courses and certificate programs offer students the opportunity to learn from highly qualified practitioners who hold advanced degrees, are passionate about teaching and impart knowledge within their field of expertise. Applications to teach are accepted throughout the year in order to fill immediate program needs and to increase the depth of the instructor pool.
A current opening is available for an instructor to teach in the discipline of Public Health - Community Health Sciences. Qualified applicants who have a Master of Arts or Science in Psychology, Clinical Social Work or Behavioral Counseling or PhD/PsyD in Clinical Psychology or a related Baccalaureate degree and a hold a Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor I (CADC-I) or higher certification through the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP), and experience with substance use disorder counseling as well as college-level teaching experience are encouraged to apply.
This course will be offered in-person at the West Los Angeles Veteran's Administration using the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) to post all course materials.
Course schedule for the Winter 2022 Quarter: January 3, 2022 - March 20, 2022 11 weeks, 33 contact hours Mornings VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System West Los Angeles 11301 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90073
Update course syllabus in consultation with the UCLA Extension Program Director using an approved syllabus template
Prepare and deliver course materials and learning assessments in assigned format
As clearly outlined in the syllabus, communicate the Teaching Objectives and Specific Learning Outcomes to students and review the grading policies of the course
Throughout the quarter, provide timely feedback on outcome of all learning assessments. Post individual student scores on secure Canvas LMS no later than one week from the date of exam/assignment
Evaluate student achievement of Specific Learning Outcomes and assign grades
Post final student grades to the transcript system in a timely manner no later than 2 weeks after the last date of course meeting
Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner
Communicate about administrative matters with Program Director and Program Representative in a timely manner
Utilize the Canvas LMS as the platform for this course which is offered in the in-person format
Stay current regarding the professional body of knowledge in the field
Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner including: complete all hiring paperwork; submit updated quarterly syllabus; post bio and photo on the UCLA Extension website; review and sign quarterly contract; order required texts
Employ cultural humility and competent teaching methodologies in the classroom inclusive of a diverse domestic and international student population
Respond to student inquiries about final grades and consult with Program Director as needed
Keep final exams/papers for up to 13 weeks following the last class session of each course and allow students to access them during that time period
Master of Arts or Science in Psychology, Clinical Social Work or Behavioral Counseling or PhD/PsyD in Clinical Psychology and experience in substance use disorder counseling
Or a related Baccalaureate degree and a hold a Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor I (CADC-I) or higher certification through the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
Knowledge of the 12 core functions
College-level teaching experience required
Must be committed to maintaining the highest level of academic standards and integrity
Highly effective oral and written communication skills
Highly effective interpersonal skills
Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) the use of instructional technology and online learning management systems including but not limited to the Canvas Learning Management System
Active participation in continuing education and professional development to remain current in the field.
Ability to create a safe and inclusive classroom environment to support the learning of a diverse adult continuing education population
Prior experience working with veteran populations preferred
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.