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Instructional Specialist, Senior - UA RISE Health and Wellness Center (Part Time)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Instructional Specialist, Senior - UA RISE Health and Wellness Center (Part Time)
Department Family and Community Medicine (0704)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The UA RISE Health and Wellness Center, or “Camp Wellness” serves adults with serious mental illnesses or both psychiatric and substance use disorders who are in the SMI entitlement program. The HWC’s “Wellness on Wheels” program serves to increase participants’ knowledge, skills and abilities to live independently in the community, develop a lifestyle that improves their personal health and wellness, and to reduce physical health co-morbidities toward the goal of increasing the lifespan of persons with serious mental illnesses, which is 32 years shorter than that of the average population.

The Instructional Specialist, Sr. (“health mentor”) will provide peer support and skills training services across southern Arizona by teaching classes and individual sessions, covering topics such as stress management, mindfulness, supported physical activity, nutrition, cooking skills, etc., using the Health and Wellness Center curriculum. The Instructional Specialist, Sr. will also deliver marketing presentations and participate in outreach recruitment events.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Teach a variety of health education classes (including skills training, peer support, and health promotion services) in classroom and individual settings to adults with serious mental illnesses to help them improve their health and wellness.
  • Assist in marketing and outreach recruitment efforts, including presentations to medical providers and participation in community outreach events.
  • Complete required documentation in compliance with CSA certification, Cenpatico, and AHCCCS requirements, such as progress notes, monthly summaries, incident reports, etc.
  • Maintain Community Service Agency certification requirements, such as staff credentials, fire codes, recertification of agency through ADHS/DBHS, AHCCCS re-enrollment, etc.
  • Perform physical assessments such as height, weight, blood pressure, waist circumference, cardiovascular endurance, etc.
  • Work within protocols to maintain a clean, recovery-oriented environment.
  • This position will require overnight travel.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduate of the UA-Recovery Support Specialist Institute; AND meet state qualifications for Behavioral Health Technician (BHT).
  • Four years of full-time behavioral health work experience.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND one year of instructional or subject work experience; OR, five years of progressively responsible instructional or subject work experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Current TB clearance (within the past year) and current CPR & First Aid certifications.
  • Personal and/or professional experience working with individuals with serious mental illnesses or both serious mental illness and substance use disorders in a public behavioral health system.
  • Knowledge and experience of recovery skills and practices related to supporting people with a serious mental illness and substance use disorders.
  • Knowledge and skills related to stages of change.
  • Knowledge and skills in motivational interviewing and motivational incentives.
  • Ability to inspire people to change their way of thinking, behaving, and replace habits that do not support their health and wellness with new habits and routines that do.
  • Fluent in Spanish
Full Time/Part Time Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 19
Job Category Medical / Health Professions
Benefits Eligible No
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $33,000 Annually (to be prorated by .475 FTE)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24239
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Cheryl Glass
Phone:520-396-2310 Email:glassc@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 11/06/2017
Review Start Date 11/20/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/23128
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND one year of instructional or subject work experience; OR, five years of progressively responsible instructional or subject work experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Will you be a graduate of a University of Arizona Recovery Support Specialist Institute by the date of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you meet state qualifications for Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) with one of the following: A bachelor's degree and at least one year of full-time behavioral health work experience; An associate's degree and at least two years of full-time behavioral health work experience; A high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma and:18 credit hours of post-high school education in a field related to behavioral health completed no more than four years ago and two years of full-time behavioral health work experience; Four years of full-time behavioral health work experience.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * What is your experience in working with people with serious mental illness in the behavioral health system?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Describe your experience using computer programs.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Do you have experience in documentation of services that meet ADHS’s Covered Services Agency (CSA) requirements in the last three years?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents