Resource Family Instructor University of California, Riverside - Extension
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. UCR is a world-class research University with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UCR Extension is the continuing and professional education division if the University of California, Riverside offering over 80 programs and certificates to domestic and international students. Extension has instructional opportunities at the Riverside and Palm Desert campus locations, for part-time instructors to provide training to Resource Families two consecutive Saturdays a month from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm and possibly during the weekdays, in the evening. The compensation rate is approximately $45 per hour. The objective of this role is to support maintenance or reunification of the family unit, by reducing risk of abuse or neglect, through assessment of strengths and needs, intensive education, and guided application of skills. This objective is to be accomplished through delivery of Resource Family Approval curriculum, approved by the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services in the form of educational workshops. Courses are currently delivered in an in-person format. This is a continuous open recruitment with an immediate need.
Responsibilities Include: * Provide instruction in accordance with the established Instructional Agreement, curriculum outlines and class schedule provided by University Extension * Communicate teaching objectives and specific learning outcomes to students, and clearly outline the grading policies for the course * Work in conjunction with collaborative partners and subject matter experts in order to ensure that training information and statistics are current * Participate in scheduled orientations, meetings, and mandatory training programs by UCR's established deadlines * Maintain timely and accurate academic records within the learning management system and submit timely and accurate client documentation as outlined by contract * Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct of ethics
Minimum Requirements: * Must have access to the internet, a personal computer/laptop, and the ability to teach online (if needed). * Advanced degree in social work, child development, behavioral science, criminal justice, or a related field, or equivalent experience. * Five years of work experience in social services, criminal justice, child development, or related field. * Thorough understanding of Positive Parenting theory. * Advanced understanding of how trauma affects the child welfare system. * Experience coordinating trainings, community events, educational workshops, and/or administrative functions. * Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal, and organizational skills. * Ability to transport 30lbs of training materials.
Preferred Qualifications: * Bilingual Spanish. * Experience working in the child welfare system. * Experience facilitating training. * Experience facilitating resource family/ foster care training or workshops.
For more information about UCR Extension, please visit http://www.extension.ucr.edu/. 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, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
A University of Distinction and Diversity widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, the University of California, Riverside current enrollment is more than 20,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.UCR is located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations. UCR is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.