SCP Adjunct Faculty (Spring Semester)

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Job Summary:

The School Counseling Program (SCP) in the School of Education at the University of San Francisco is seeking adjunct instructors to teach courses in the spring semester. The 49-credit program meets all requirements for California PPS Credential eligibility, allowing students to earn both the MA and the credential in 2 years. Students may also choose to pursue a 60-credit program by taking additional courses for a dual concentration degree in School Counseling and Professional Clinical Counseling (PCC). This option will give students the opportunity to obtain a California Pupil Personnel Services Credential and eligibility to pursue licensure in Professional Clinical Counseling in California. We encourage outstanding and qualified candidates to apply as soon as possible. Below are descriptions of the courses that need staffing.

Mission Statement: The School Counseling Program at the School of Education at the University of San Francisco prepares graduate students to work in urban and diverse schools with a goal of improving the human condition through counseling, education, compassion, and collaborative partnerships. Consistent with the Jesuit tradition, our goal is to train school counselors to become social justice agents of change by promoting equitable conditions inside and outside of schools. The curriculum in the School Counseling Program focuses on educating students to think and respond systemically and ecologically by creating and implementing individual, group, and programmatic changes. We pursue our mission through academic excellence, real life experiences, and partnerships with multicultural families, schools, and communities.

Full Job Description:

Courses:

CPSY 613 – Group Counseling Skills (3)
Course Description: Theory of human communication and application of group counseling skills with children and adolescents. Experiencing group process, including giving and receiving feedback, group roles, interpersonal communication, and problem solving.

CPSY 624 – Qualitative & Quantitative Research Methods (3)
Course Description: This course is an introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods in education and counseling psychology including basic research designs, methods of participants recruitment and data collection, consent, and ethical issues. Students also learn how to critically analyze published research and how to use computer technology for accessing existing data and information according to the standards of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). In addition, students will collect quantitative and qualitative data at their schools sites to inform school counseling practice. Students analyze data they have collected and will present their findings via a structured report and electronic ASCA data sheet.

CPSY 621/603 – PPS Traineeship II/Internship II (3)
Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with guidelines and standards regarding field experience activities and hours required for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential and Master's Degree in Counseling (with a specialization in School Counseling). In this course students continue to gain an understanding of the professional expectations of a school counselor who works in diverse K-12 educational setting. Practical experiences in counseling and guidance activities are under the supervision of site and university personnel in approved settings. The instructor maintains frequent contact with the mentor counselor or site supervisor. The major focus will be to provide additional counseling tools and information not typically covered by the core curriculum but critical to the delivery of school counseling services. Emphasis is on personal and professional development as school counselors. The instructor will act as a resource and guide using her experience as a practicing school counselor to assist the students’ learning process. Through assignments and discussions, students will continue to reflect upon their fieldwork experiences and discuss underlying philosophy, theoretical foundation, comprehensive requirements and developmental nature of K-12 school counseling.

CPSY 614 – Career Counseling (3)
Course Description: This course will provide an overview of theoretical and practical aspects of career counseling for youth, with a special emphasis on multicultural and sociopolitical issues. We will explore key multicultural models and research pertinent to students’ career development.

CPSY 623 – Trauma and Crisis Counseling in Urban and Multicultural Context (3)
Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of and competencies in trauma and crisis counseling in urban and multicultural contexts.

CPSY 622/604 – PPS Traineeship III/Internship III (2)
Course Description: 200 hours in applying skills from the program’s courses of instruction within a K-12 school or community agency. Working with students individually, in a group or in a family context.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must demonstrate expertise and knowledge in the specific content area of the course. Master’s Degree in School Counseling or MFT, Ph.D./Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology required. In congruence with our program’s missions, instructors are required to integrate issues of diversity, equity, and advocacy in their teaching.

Special Instructions:

Please submit (a) cover letter stating qualifications and interest in the course(s) you want to teach; (b) curriculum vitae and © three recommendation letters concerning your teaching skills for this application.


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