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Instructional Specialist, Senior (ISS) - Workforce Development Program

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Instructional Specialist, Senior (ISS) - Workforce Development Program
Department Family and Community Medicine (0704)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The Workforce Development Program’s (WDP) mission is to assist individuals with a mental illness and/or substance use disorder to strengthen their recovery and get a job in the behavioral health community in peer support.

Our State Certified Recovery Support Specialist Institute and Integrated Healthcare Institute are the best in the state. We have expended our Institutes to cover all of southern Arizona. We have certified over 800 people from behavioral health programs. We are expecting an expansion of our services as integrated healthcare realizes the importance of peer support bringing together physical and behavioral health.

This Instructional Specialist, Senior (ISS) staff role will teach, train and demonstrate activities and functions in the areas of recovery and peer support to increase the knowledge and skills of participants in the Integrated Healthcare Recovery Support Specialist Institute (IHRSSI) with a serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders who are recruited from Cenpatico members. As an ISS, you will provide recovery education, skills training, peer support and community resource training to participants in the IHRSSI and other program activities.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide training in peer support education and skills services through IHRSSI.
  • Responsible for documentation of the IHRSSI.
  • Represent WDP on various committees and assist in advertisement for the IHRSSI.
  • Review and evaluate effectiveness of teaching methods and work activities.
  • Train subordinates in subject matter and methodology utilizing specialized knowledge and skills.
  • Organize, promote, coordinate and conduct the specific programs with adults.
  • Develop or create training programs and materials.
  • Prepare assignments, curriculum, classroom activities or other materials.
  • Direct data gathering activities, including design evaluation and analysis.
  • Assist professional faculty members in the development of programs and program proposals as required.
  • Answer inquiries and provide information relating to the completion of forms, meetings, materials and recordkeeping.
  • Instruct technical subject matter as required.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • 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.
Minimum Qualifications

Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.

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
  • Graduate of a certified Recovery Support Specialist Institute.
  • Current TB test (within the past year) and
    an up-to-date CPR & First Aid certification.
  • Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP).
  • Personal and/or professional experience working with people with serious mental illness and/or both serious mental illness and substance use disorders in a public behavioral health system.
  • Personally engage in health and wellness practices.
  • Be willing to travel, overnights to Yuma.
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $27,389 - $40,128 Annually, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24577
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Beverly McGuffin, RN, MS, CPRP
Program Director
Workforce Development Program
Work Phone 520-621-1642
beverlym@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 02/12/2018
Review Start Date 02/19/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/26566
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 a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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. * Are you a graduate of a certified Recovery Support Specialist Institute; AND, Do you have personal and/or professional experience working with people with serious mental illness and/or both serious mental illness and substance use disorders in a public behavioral health system?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents