William James College, located in Newton, MA, just west of Boston, is seeking an Adjunct faculty member to teach Preventive Mental Health in Schools in the School Psychology MA/CAGS Programs for Summer I, 2022. The course is in-person and will meet 12 times, *Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm from 5/16 through 6/27.
The Adjunct faculty member will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of prevention and early intervention strategies, delivered within a continuum of services model that addresses the needs of all students. Evidence-based practice, positive behavioral interventions, and supports, and school-community partnerships are major topics. Some objectives of the course include: teaching students how to evaluate prevention programs, i.e., to explain differences between degrees of evidence; identifying the parallels and distinctions between School-wide Positive Behavior Supports (SW-PBS), Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), and other school-wide models of service delivery; locating culturally relevant prevention programs or appropriately adapt evidence-based programs so that curricula or programs address the specific needs of diverse (cultural) groups and ‘fit‘ the local school population and the local community; applying relevant principles and criteria in identifying specific prevention programs and curricula for use in a school setting to address mental health concerns and determine the ‘ecological fit’ given the school and community culture. The syllabus for this course has already been developed.
The ideal candidate will hold a doctoral degree in School Psychology. Specialist Level School Psychologists with relevant experience are also encouraged to apply. The candidate will have to be available during the times listed above. *There may be some flexibility in timing, but not days of the week. Applicant must be able to assume employment in the U.S. without College sponsorship.
Please send a cover letter and CV to Michelle Costa, Human Resources Recruiting Manager, at HR@williamjames.edu. Applications will be reviewed when submitted and considered until the position is filled. Specific questions can be addressed to Dr. Jason Kaplan, Interim Chair, School Psychology Department, at Jason_kaplan@williamjames.edu.
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