Faculty, Contributing – Mental Health Counseling (Virtual)

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first_imgLicensing/Certification:Faculty Members must be appropriately credentialed, possess anearned degree from an accredited institution or recognized by acountry’s ministry of education in the discipline being taught, andmay be expected to be licensed or license-eligible in order toteach in specific programs. Faculty Members must maintain theirlicenses and any appropriate certifications in order to continue toteach at Walden University. Faculty Members are also expected tomaintain currency with research by reviewing articles, journals,and presentations. If participating in research, the Faculty Membermay publish and acknowledge Walden University. Earned doctorate in Counseling or Counselor Education from aCACREP accredited program at an accredited institution.Current state licensure as a mental health professionalMinimum of three years of experience teaching and mentoringMaster’s and/or Doctoral level students, including directingthesis/dissertation research.Ability to provide leadership and mentoring for students in theresearch process and a strongly student-centered nature.Interest in establishing a community of mental healthstudents.Ability to provide leadership and support in programassessment.Ability to assume a significant role in addressing studentquestions and concerns about the program.Experience supervising students in their field trainingexperience.Commitment to the goals of diversity and social change.Ability to work with non-traditional students.Ability to participate in residencies, national facultymeetings and other work-related travel. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: GENERAL SUMMARY:Walden University is a pioneer in student-centered distanceeducation. An accredited graduate institution with a mission forsocial change, Walden is dedicated to high academic standards andhelping students make a difference in their professions,organizations and communities.Faculty for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program aresought to teach and mentor students in their role as mental healthcounselors. The Mental Health Counseling program focuses onpreparing students academically, professionally and personally tobecome skilled school counselors.The philosophical foundation of the program is based on: a) thescholar-practitioner model, b) culturally relevant pedagogy andpractice, c) academic and experiential learning and d)developmental instruction that includes an emphasis on personalgrowth. The scholar-practitioner training model is designed todevelop students who integrate skills, knowledge and research intopractice.The M.S. in Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by theCouncil for Accreditation of Counseling and Related EducationalPrograms (CACREP), an independent accrediting agency recognized bythe Council for Higher Education Accreditation that accreditscounselor preparation master’s degree programs. CACREPaccreditation attests to the quality and relevancy of ourprogram.Training:All new Faculty Members receive specific training from WaldenUniversity in the techniques of online teaching, use of anelectronic learning platform, specifics of the policies,procedures, and degree programs of the School or College in whichthey are going to teach, socialization into the Walden Universityculture, assessment of the academic integrity of student work, andresearch supervision of theses and dissertations.Course Teaching/Availability:Faculty Members are assigned a course, which is taught using theBlackboard platform, and are responsible for interacting withstudents within this platform. Discussion Boards for classrooms areopen 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Although postings to theclassroom may be done at any time of day, they must be completed ina timely manner in accordance with the Faculty Handbook or othercriteria established by Walden University. As such, Faculty Membersare expected to be in the classroom a minimum of 4 days per weekand responses to student questions must be posted within 48 hours.Faculty Members are required to verify the accuracy of studentpostings and submissions and to provide feedback and grades tostudents through Blackboard. In addition, Faculty members willpublish their availability to students through course syllabi. Theuniversity suggests regular and predictable availability, such asonline office hours or regular online chats.Travel Requirements:Some travel could be required (minimally once per quarter)Residencies:Contributing Faculty may be asked to attendresidencies/Pre-practica held domestically, where they will teachintensives and colloquia, and facilitate school and university-widediscussions.Tools/Technical Skills:To perform this job successfully an individual must be able toperform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listedare representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based onperformance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performessential functions.Contributing faculty will complete training in dissertationchairing and service and are required to serve on doctoraldissertations.Technology Requirements:Faculty members are required to have an adequate computer to handlean electronic learning platform, keyboard, pointing device, andcomputer monitor. All other tools are knowledge-based ortraining-based through Walden University. The Faculty Member mustbe able to use Microsoft Office products (MS Word, MS Excel, and MSPowerPoint), zip software, and Adobe Acrobat and must have reliableInternet access as well as alternate access in cases where primaryaccess becomes unavailable. Work Environment:Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment, butmay involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involvesoperation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hoursdaily and includes physical demands associated with a traditionaloffice setting (e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and otherphysical functions as necessary).last_img read more

Brighter futures adolescent health symposium organized to address issues affecting adolescents

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first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Share 17 Views   no discussionscenter_img LocalNews Brighter futures adolescent health symposium organized to address issues affecting adolescents by: – October 17, 2011 Share Image via: asiahope.blogspot.comHealthy Youth – Brighter Futures is an initiative of the Ministry of Health in partnership with the Ministries of Youth Affairs, Education and Community Development. The Adolescent Health Survey (2004) revealed a number of issues including poor sexual and reproductive health choices, alcohol use, violence, accidents and obesity which threaten the health of young people of Dominica. The 2009 Dominica Global School Health Survey (GSHS) which measured alcohol use; dietary behaviors; drug use; mental health; physical activity; sexual behaviors; and violence and unintentional injury revealed the need to take urgent corrective action in these areas. The National Strategic Plan for Dominica 2010- 2019 also identifies several areas of concern including the absence of a national body dealing with matters germane to adolescents, lack of organized programmes, narrow view of educators, poor negotiating skills and limited preparation for adulthood and society.Consequently, in order to make progress in improving adolescent health, a combination of perspectives and approaches is needed, since Adolescent health encompasses not only the prevention and treatment of disease and disability, but also behavioural and social issues. Issues of safety, social relationships, self-esteem, education and skill development all figure into healthy adolescent development. The goal of the project is that adolescents and youth will receive timely and effective health promotion, prevention and care through integrated health systems and inter- sectoral collaboration.The objective is to develop and strengthen the health systems delivery of timely and effective health promotion, disease prevention and care for adolescents and youth using a life cycle approach.The project will be carried out in four (4) phases:Phase 1: National consultation involving a wide range of stakeholders to present summary of findings from GSHS and GYTS, collect information on services various groups currently offer to adolescents and youth, identify gaps and agree on a Plan of Action. A National committee will be formed to address the needs of Adolescents with various sub committees for special areas.Phase 2: Compile Situation Analysis using results from various surveys completed in the last five years including the GSHS, GYTS, Adolescent Health survey and information from consultation.Phase 3: Develop Adolescent Health Policy and PlanPhase 4: Establish integrated Adolescent Health Programmes with special emphasis on the male adolescent.Press Releaselast_img read more

Local tennis star Coco Gauff back home in Soflo

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first_imgYoung tennis player Coco Gauff has come back to south Florida a household name after her impressive Wimbledon performance.She lost in the 16th round at Wimbledon against number seven seed, Simona Halep.But not before making jaws drop with her historic win against five-time champion Venus Williams, in the first round.The 15-year-old says she has one more tournament to play in before she competes at the US Open.In the meantime, she plans to rest and spend time with the family who stayed back home watching at the family restaurant in Delray Beach.Related content:Is 15-year-old Coco Gauff of Delray Beach the Next Serena Williams?last_img read more