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Part-Time Faculty – Instructional Build & Lead Online MSW – SWK 761: Mental Health Policy

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 10, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Social Work & Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
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Job # 076192 Job Title Part-Time Faculty – Instructional Build & Lead Online MSW – SWK 761: Mental Health Policy Location Syracuse, NY, (Remote) Pay Range Commensurate with Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours
As determined by department/chair. Job Type Part-time Rank PTI/Adjunct Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code UA Job Description
The School of Social Work department is seeking a part-time faculty to be a course build and instructional lead for SWK 761: Mental Health Policy (3 credits). Course description: Policies, programs in mental health and developmental disabilities fields. Deinstitutionalization, community-based services. Special mental health issues related to poverty, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and policy analysis. Prerequisite of SWK 611.
Course Overview:
This course builds upon the student’s foundation in social welfare policy. Content focuses on the analysis of policies and programs in the mental health and addictions arena and the processes for policy advocacy, policy development and implementation in behavioral health. Special attention is given to public understandings of mental illness, addiction, stigma, and how these shape policies. Also examined is the organizational structure in the public and the private sectors for services delivery, the financing of behavioral health services, the rights of persons with psychiatric disabilities with respect to treatment, housing and employment, and differences in service use and outcome by different population groups. Also addressed are policies of special importance to social work practice, such as privileged communication and confidentiality and consent for minors and adults where there is a question of capacity.
Position begins in early January 2022 for the course development over a span of 8-months. The course launch to students is August 2022.

Learning Objectives:

After taking this course, students will be able to:
1. Describe and analyze the basic structure and principles of behavioral health policy and service delivery in the U.S. and identify the authorizing legislation of specific public programs or policies. ( CSWE competency 5: AIP 5a; ACP 5a,b)
2. Articulate the different perspectives that are used to define mental health, mental illness, psychiatric disability, substance use disorders, and their implications for social policy development. ( CSWE competency 2: AIP 2c; AIP 2b)
3. Describe the characteristics of the behavioral health service system, the different professionals and organizations involved with the service system, and the persons served by the system, with specific attention to the distribution of access and type of utilization by different population groups (e.g., by race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation) and social justice implications. ( CSWE competency 5: AIP 5a; ACP 5a, 5b)
4. Demonstrate knowledge of the rights of persons being served by the behavioral health service system or who have psychiatric disabilities with respect to treatment, employment, housing, income, and self-determination. ( CSWE competency 2, 3, and 5: AIP 2b, 2c, 5a; ACP 3a, 3b, 5b)
5. Locate, read, and utilize federal and state legislation and policy to inform the performance of social work service and policy advocacy activities. ( CSWE competency 5 and 9: AIP 5a, 5b; ACP 5b, 9d)
6. Write a policy advocacy statement or testimony incorporating sources of empirical information that is aimed at influencing policy development or implementation. ( CSWE competency 3,5, and 9: AIP 3a, 5a, 5b; ACP 3b, 3c, 5c,5d, 9d).

SWK 761 is an advanced policy course. Qualifications
Qualification is an MSW with previous graduate-level social work practice teaching experience preferred. Candidate must have 2 years post-masters experience. Job Specific Qualifications
none Responsibilities
As an instructional lead, it is expected that you will create the content and assignments for your course over a time of approximately 8-10 months prior to the launch of the course. In building your course, you will determine timing and method of assignments and quizzes/tests. You will work with 2U Content Specialists to enhance your material with available video and interactive techniques. After each offering of the course, you will work with the 2U team to make minor refreshments to the asynchronous material, as necessary. You will teach and grade at least one live, synchronous section (14 weeks) per class offering. For the specific term, synchronous sections will run based on regular semester session.
As part of your appointment, you will coordinate the other section lead(s) work plan and grading expectations. This will include:
• Suggest follow-up on asynchronous content, timely topical information, assignments, case, and problem discussions
• Create grading rubrics/guidelines for section lead(s) to administer

In your role as a section lead, you will:
• Meet all designated class periods.
• Conduct discussions for each week’s live session.
• Grade any assignments and exams in a timely manner based on instructions/rubrics provided.
• Submit completed mid-semester progress reports and final grades according to University regulations. Physical Requirements
“Not Applicable” Tools/Equipment
“Not Applicable” Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a curriculum vitae and cover letter. About Syracuse University
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