Part-Time Positions in School of Social Work
Published: Monday, Aug 20, 2012
St. Thomas University invites applications for instructors to teach the following courses in Fredericton:
September – December 2012
SCWK 5863A Social Work and Addictions, W, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
In this course, students will develop an understanding of the components of substance abuse as well as the addictive process. Topics will include the various mood-altering drugs, the components of early identification, assessment and treatment, harm reduction, and health promotion programmes. (Expected enrolment, 23; Maximum enrolment, 60).
September 2012 – April 2013
SCWK5006B Preparation for Professional Social Work Practice, W, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
The purpose of this course is to help students develop personal and professional skills for critical professional social work practice. This includes increasing self-awareness as important knowledge for practice; an emphasis on developing skills for experiential learning; an orientation to the values and characteristics of the social work profession, professionalism and social work practice; and the development of beginning competency in generic crisis intervention theory as well as skills common to all levels of social work practice. The course will also prepare students for their initial field education experience through the clarification of expectations of students in a field placement, including emphasis on preparation of learning contracts. This course intends that students will be able to generalize both personal and professional knowledge and skills to the broad range of clients, groups and communities with which they may intervene. It covers two semesters. (Expected enrolment, 23; Maximum enrolment: 45).
SCWK5116B Generalist Social Work Practice Skills, W, 8:30 AM -11:30 AM
This course is an introduction to the theory and skills of helping individuals and families. The course will focus on understanding the stages of the helping process, ethics and the acquisition of specific skills in communicating, assessing problems, planning, contracting, implementing change and terminating the process. In addition, the course will include theory and skills related to practice situations that arise in almost all social work contexts – family interviews, grief work, crisis intervention and work with people from cultures, religion and orientation other than one’s own. The skills of writing social work records will be emphasized. (Expected enrolment, 23; Maximum enrolment, 45).
St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution whose roots are in the faith and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church. With a full-time enrolment of 2,500, its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the university holds four Canada Research Chairs.
MSW with experience is required; a PhD is preferred. Each applicant is to submit a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching portfolio preferred), and arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to Prof. Sandra deVink, Acting Chair, St. Thomas University, Fredericton NB E3B 5G3.
Closing date: August 24, 2012, or when positions are filled. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed applications are received by this date.
An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. The university welcomes applications from all faiths and backgrounds. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.