Professor, Social Services Worker

of Applied Arts and Technology
376 Wallbridge-Loyalist Road
P.O. Box 4200
Belleville, Ontario
K8N 5B9
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Professor, Social Services Worker

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Reporting to the Associate Dean, Human and Justice Studies in the School of Health, Human and Justice Studies, the incumbent facilitates the delivery of a range of courses in the Social Service Worker program. The incumbent will incorporate a variety of teaching, learning and assessment strategies that are designed to meet the needs of learners. In addition, the Professor will have the opportunity to provide academic leadership in the coordination of courses and/or programs in accordance with the collective agreement and College procedures.

Professor Responsibilities:

• Implements a range of delivery strategies, which complements the varied learning styles represented in a current college classroom and encourages a cooperative learning climate, incorporating evidence- based practice and best practice guidelines to engage and support learners
• Develops and implements course learning outcomes and assessment strategies, ensuring that they reflect program goals
• Defines, evaluates and validates learning outcomes for courses and programs, ensuring that students are aware of relevant learning outcomes, strategies and assessment techniques
• Participates in the scholarship of teaching and learning and applied research
• Supports student progress in assigned courses through individual tutorial and academic counselling
• Engages in ongoing faculty development opportunities and effectively liaises with colleagues and other College and community partners to maintain a collaborative and relevant learning environment
• Contributes to program development by participating in the Provincial Program Review processes and maintenance of the program accountability portfolio
• Assists in program awareness and program recruitment activities
• Assists with the creation and supervision of student field placements as assigned
• Incorporates appropriate technological tools that support the learning environment
• Implements a range of delivery strategies to foster an inclusive learning environment


• A relevant combination of education and experience, normally acquired through completion of Bachelor of Social Work degree and eight (8) years of recent and relevant professional social work experience supporting individuals, families or communities in a social services context and three (3) years of previous teaching experience, preferably in a post-secondary environment
• Completion of a Master’s degree in Social Work is preferred
• Must be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers. (OCSWSSW)
• Experience counselling adults, older adults and families is required
• A strong background in supportive case management and mental health counselling is required
• Ability to teach relevant legislation including foundational aspects of constitutional, civil and criminal law and have knowledge of the operation of the court and legal systems including alternative and Indigenous approaches
• The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of being open, adaptable, flexible and innovative in their work to support clients and teaching.
• An ability to apply an understanding of diversity and inclusiveness to meet the needs of a diverse student population
• A demonstrated understanding of the principles of adult learning along with experience teaching adult learners and developing curriculum;
• An ability to work within a collaborative team environment demonstrated through a strong network of contacts with other professionals, community agencies and employers
• Computer literacy and a willingness to acquire and use learning tools (such as Canvas) employed at the College to enhance student success
• Successful completion of a Vulnerable Sector Check required prior to hiring
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