Psychiatric Technician Instructor Porterville College Porterville College 35 reviews

Position Information

Job Title:
Psychiatric Technician Instructor

Position Number:
03179

Posting Date
12/16/2020

Closing Date

Initial Screening Date
02/08/2021

Open Until Filled
Yes

Position Type:
Contract Academic

Rate:

Work Week
This is a ten-month (175-day) faculty position

Minimum Salary:
$72,149.55 annually

Maximum Salary:
$133,746.50 annually (maximum entry level $94,668.78)

Benefits:

Kern Community College District provides a rich health and welfare benefits offering to our employees, including Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Long-term Disability.

In addition to the above benefits, the District also offers a robust voluntary benefits selection:

  • Flex 125
  • Additional products and services through American Fidelity
  • Supplemental voluntary life insurance
  • Tax Shelter Annuities

Faculty/Educational Administrators:
The District participates in the State Teacher’s Retirement System (STRS) for faculty. Employees covered under the State Teacher’s Retirement System (STRS), are vested 100% after five years of full time service credit. All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date.

College/Site:
Porterville College

Location
PC-Main Campus

Basic Function

This is a full-time, tenure track, teaching assignment in the Division of Health Careers. This assignment includes teaching classroom theory, clinical instruction, skills lab, testing, and clinical evaluation of students to a student population that is highly diverse in terms of academic preparation, cultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds as well as physical and learning abilities.

Instructor is responsible for arranging clinical rotations in hospitals and clinical community sites. Clinical teaching assignments and/or classroom instructional assignments may involve day and/or evening shifts. Clinical teaching assignments will be in hospitals, clinics, developmental centers, and outpatient and inpatient psychiatric care facilities . Instructor will be responsible for providing a full professional service week.

Education and Experience

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Any bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience


OR

Any Associate’s Degree and six years of professional experience


AND


    Meet the following qualifications set by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians:

  • A valid, active license as a California Registered Nurse or Psychiatric Technician


AND

  • Shall have or willing to complete (within 6 months of hire) a course in teaching offered by an accredited school;


AND

  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Certification


AND

  • Successful approval by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians


AND

  • Pass a pre-employment drug test;


AND

  • Pass a pre-employment physical examination and physical abilities test.


OR

The equivalent. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for these positions. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications must request and submit an APPLICATION FOR EQUIVALENCE form. Supporting documents must be included with the completed form.


AND
– A sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


DESIRABLE
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • An advanced degree in nursing or a related field.
  • Recent teaching experience in nursing or psychiatric technology.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Experience and competency working with and integrating computers, multimedia and computerized software as part of the teaching/learning experience.
  • An understanding of the advantages and challenges of developing a psychiatric technician program in a small, rural community college.
  • Ability, interest, and willingness to develop and maintain working relationships with local high schools to facilitate recruiting and articulation of the psychiatric technician program.
  • Ability to deliver instruction using strategies designed for diverse learning styles.
  • Ability to design learning objectives and assess learning outcomes.
  • Willingness to work with students having a wide range of skills, motivation, and academic or vocational goals, as well as cultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Ability to provide leadership within the discipline and with college initiatives to improve student learning.
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively with college committees and other organizations and to be involved in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.


Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities

PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS:

  • Provide instructional and/or non-instructional services as specified by contract or assignment in a diverse campus and community environment.
  • Maintain a course outline for each assigned course.
  • Keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and scholastic progress.
  • Develop or participate in the development of curriculum.
  • Provide current course orientation materials including syllabus and course outline to each student.
  • Post and maintain scheduled office hours.
  • Attend meetings pertinent to faculty responsibilities or assignments including committee meetings.
  • Participate as assigned in articulation activities with local schools, other community colleges and four-year colleges.
  • Use media aids, the library and other resources as appropriate. Maintain currency in subject matter and/or service area.
  • Communicate with students and staff in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrate versatility in instructional methodology and versatility in serving a diverse student population.
  • Be familiar with and observe appropriate Board policies and contractual agreements.
  • Willingness to promote Porterville College through community service within the local community
  • Ability to design learning objectives and assess learning outcomes.
  • Willingness to work with students having a wide range of skills, motivation, and academic or vocational goals, as well as cultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Ability to provide leadership within the discipline and with college initiatives to improve student learning.
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively with college committees and other organizations and to be involved in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities

Salary Grade

Special Instructions to Applicants

First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on February 08, 2021 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.


Completed application packet must include:

  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copies of legible transcripts
  • List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form
  • Copy of sample syllabi
  • Statement of personal philosophy of teaching
    Copies of current RN License of PT License *AND American Health Association BLS Health Care Provider Card.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
EEO Plan 2018-2021


Note:
The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices.
Discrimination Free Work Environment


The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

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