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Do you love connecting adult learners with their educational goals so they can thrive in their lives and careers? Are you passionate about working with the incredibly diverse group of students taking classes through our Western State Hospital site? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining the team at Pierce College, an innovative and equity-focused community college dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic and professional goals.
About Pierce College:
Pierce College is an innovative community college committed to student engagement and learning. We value student learning experiences that foster equity and diversity in the classroom and expand into our local and global communities. From closing achievement gaps for all students to building directed career pathways, faculty, staff, and administrators work collaboratively to lead initiatives that advance student success. The college serves over 15,000 students in basic skills, transfer, and professional technical programs. Through continuous efforts, we have improved retention rates by 17% and graduation rates by 89%. This year, Pierce was named a top community college in several national polls and received an Aspen Institute Rising Star Award as a top-five community college in the nation.?Pierce College employees and students live and work in various communities that offer the diverse cultural and environmental benefits of rural, suburban, and urban lifestyles in the Pacific Northwest. As part of the community and technical college system in Washington State, the District includes Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Pierce College Puyallup, Pierce College at Western State Hospital, and Pierce College at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
About the Program:
The successful candidate will teach as a contracted instructor for Education Services at Western State Hospital. Instructors are Washington State licensed and certified teachers. Education classes focus on functional skills such as reading and comprehending information related to one's illness and treatment, improving typing, communication, math, and writing skills, and GED preparation and testing. These classes provide students a sense of pride by providing the structure, resources, and support necessary to create and achieve tangible learning goals. Education is a cornerstone to the most vital tenet of recovery: living a full, satisfying life.
Western State Hospital (WSH) is an inpatient psychiatric hospital. With over 850 beds and more than 2000 employees, WSH is one of the largest psychiatric hospitals west of the Mississippi. WSH provides evaluation and inpatient treatment for individuals with serious or long-term mental illness. Patients are referred to the hospital through the Regional Support Network (RSN), the civil court system when individuals meet the criteria for involuntary treatment (RCW 71.05) or through the criminal justice system (RCW 10.77). WSH is located in the city of Lakewood, Washington, which is seven miles south of Tacoma.
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Special Requirements and/or Conditions of Employment:
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This is a full-time, specially funded, faculty position for 220 contracted days per year. It is expected for this position to start September 2019. Scheduled hours may vary with occasional evening work and travel between Pierce College campuses/sites. Travel may occur as required for attendance at events. A competitive benefits package is included.
To be considered for this position, applicants must include the following items in their application package:
Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the District Human Resources Office by calling 253-964-7342. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.
Screening & Interview Process:
Only those candidates who have complied with the application process and have met the required qualifications will be considered. The most desirable candidates will be contacted for an interview. Application materials submitted to Pierce College are the property of the College and will not be returned.
Conditions of Employment: