PART-TIME TEACHING ASSISTANT POSITION/COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER (CHW) CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Northern Essex Community College
October 2, 2018
Higher Education Institution
About Northern Essex Community College:
Northern Essex Community College serves approximately 6,000 credit students each semester on two campuses located in the beautiful, historic Merrimack Valley region of northeast Massachusetts. Our suburban Haverhill campus sits on 106 acres near Kenoza Lake and features a new Technology Center and an award-winning Student One-Stop Center. Our urban Lawrence campus is growing rapidly, including a new Health Technologies Center and additional leased space at Riverwalk Properties. Both campuses are a short drive to Boston and to the beaches and state parks along the coast.
NECC has been building an organizational culture that prizes initiative and innovation, and seeks to identify and develop the strengths in students, faculty, staff, and programs in order to grow and improve. We are also committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Our Lawrence campus was the first college in New England designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. We have significantly increased the diversity of our faculty over the last ten years, and are one of four Massachusetts colleges participating in the national achieving the Dream initiative, which aims to improve success for low-income students and students of color at community colleges.
PART-TIME TEACHING ASSISTANT POSITION/COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER (CHW) CERTIFICATE PROGRAM: Division of Health Professions; DCE (MCCC/MTA Unit Position)
Anticipated Start Date: January 23, 2019
In collaboration with the primary course instructor co-teach CHW110: Foundations of Community Health Outreach on Thursdays from 5:30pm to 8:20pm beginning January 23, 2019.
Works closely with primary instructor to align course work to proposed regulations governing the certification of CHWs by the Massachusetts department of Public Health.
Collaborates with CHW Certificate Program Coordinator for curriculum and assessment purposed.
During assigned teaching session CHW TAs are required to attend the entire class session.
CHW TAs are required to spend time outside of class planning class sessions in collaboration with the primary course instructor.
In collaboration with the course instructor the TA will lead class discussions, simulations, role playing and case study scenarios.
Assist primary course instructor with identifying additional course resource materials.
Associates degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education, CHW training and CHW experience and a minimum of two (2) years of work experience (20 hours or more/week) as a CHW.
CHW experience must include practice in at least five (5) of the 10 core competencies required by the State of Massachusetts including: Outreach Methods and Strategies; Individual and Community Assessment; Effective Communication; Cultural Responsiveness and Mediation; Education to Promote Health Behavior Change; Care Coordination and System Navigation; Public Health Concepts and Approaches; Advocacy and Community Capacity Building; Documentation and Professional Skills and Conduct.
Ability to assist with teaching specific course health modules including but not limited to Harm Reduction; Chronic Disease Management; Stress and Sleep; Health Eating and Active Living, CPR.
Ability to assist course instructor with evaluation of student skills.
Experience in a healthcare or community based setting
The ability to work effectively with a diverse, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural student (patient) population with varying degrees of experience and knowledge.
Demonstrates the ability to work collegially as a team member.
Bachelor's degree, or documentation of significant progress towards completion of a Bachelor's degree, in a related health field.
Completion of one of the current Massachusetts' CHW training programs.
Previous teaching experience in a college, university or community college setting working with adult learners.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.
Bilingual (Spanish and English).
No fringe benefits
DEADLINE: October 26, 2018 POST#: 169838
Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service and national origin and any other protected class in its education programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and related statutes and regulations, Affirmative Action, non-discrimination policies, and Title IX compliance/sexual harassment: Human Resources Director Justine Caron, B-219, 978-556-3956/ firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
List of three professional reference with Names, e-mails and daytime telephone numbers
Internal Number: 102956
About Northern Essex Community College
NECC is a public, two-year college that offers comprehensive academic programs of study leading to the Associate in Arts degree, the Associate in Science degree and Certificates of program completion.Our dedicated teaching faculty accept with enthusiasm the challenge of responding properly to the differing backgrounds of their students and, at the same time, directing and leading them toward broader understandings. Our faculty are deeply involved in the planning of each class and in the achievement of each student, and are equally dedicated to personal achievement. As well as the specialized academic opportunities and tutoring that the college provides for our students, our faculty have the time and the commitment to advise as well as instruct students, and to provide support and encouragement.
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