FT Substance Abuse Instructor - Human Services Technology

FT Substance Abuse Instructor - Human Services Technology


Cape Fear Community College
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-362-7000

Job Location

Wilmington - Downtown Campus


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Full-time Benefits - See "How To Apply" section for more info

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Closes: Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Target Start Date

Monday, August 16, 2021

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type

Full-time Faculty

Minimum Qualifications


Knowledge of:


  • Professional skills, knowledge and attributes within the Human services field Substance Abuse Counseling field. These include, but are not limited to: criteria for certification; curriculum requirements for the 270 hours of didactic component of the certification process; private and public agency employment requirements; teaching to a diverse student base, etc.  
  • Classroom and laboratory instructional techniques and procedures
  • Principles and procedures of academic and instructional techniques and procedures
  • Current trends, research and development in the area of assignment
  • Principles and techniques involved in test development and administration


Ability To:

  • Work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Interpret and apply College goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain cooperative-working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
    1. Making observations
    2. Reading and writing
    3. Communicating with others
    4. Operating assigned equipment
    5. Handling varied tasks simultaneously
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include the following:
    1. Standing or sitting for extended periods of time
    2. Operating assigned equipment
    3. Handling varied tasks simultaneously 
    4. Bending, stooping, climbing or lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Maintain mental capacity, which allow the capability of:
    1. Making sound decisions
    2. Responding to questions
    3. Demonstrating intellectual capabilities



Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Minimum Education/Training:

  • Master’s Degree with a major in Human Services Psychology, Social Work or other closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university.


  • Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) 

Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in the field of health and human services, and behavioral health/substance abuse specifically.  

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education/Training, Experience, Skills:

  • Minimum of two years teaching in higher education.


Position Description


To provide classroom and/or online instruction to students enrolled in the Human Service Technology Applied Science Degree program.



Employees within this class are distinguished from the Program Director and Full-time Faculty by the performance of basic and general instructional duties.  Employees at this level receive instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise.



  • Receives direct supervision and/or technical direction from the Human Services Technology Program Director 
  • May occasionally receive support and technical assistance from Dean of Health & Human Services and/or Department Chair, Allied Health/Human Services
  • Exercises no supervision



Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to the following:


  • Provide classroom and laboratory instruction to students.
  • Develop class outlines and establish guidelines for various courses; prepare lesson plans and supplemental teaching materials; schedule classroom activities and select appropriate texts.
  • Encourage a variety of teaching strategies to foster critical thinking and clinical applications.
  • Develop and prepare tests to evaluate student academic and clinical performance; grade and record individual scores
  • Review available instructional materials; estimate time, materials, and equipment required for various assignments; submit requests for materials, supplies and equipment to program director 
  • Supervise the use of and operation of various instructional equipment; provide instructional demonstrations on mechanical machinery or other equipment as appropriate; develop laboratory assignments to provide hands on experience as appropriate.
  • Participate in systematic program evaluation.
  • Participate in curriculum development, evaluation and change; ensure that the curriculum contributes to the development of skills, knowledge and abilities, which prepare students to enter into the profession
  • Act as an advisor and counselor to students; provide individual tutoring to students outside of the classroom as needed
  • Attend faculty and advisory committee meetings as required.
  • Assist in training and calibration of new part-time clinical faculty; clinical protocols, use of instructional equipment and materials.
  • Maintain accurate records of student attendance and performance; maintain other records and databases according to program needs.
  • Stay abreast of new developments and changes in various assigned academic fields; participate in professional development programs, workshops, seminars and other continuing education programs as appropriate.
  • Oversee the implementation of policies and procedures related to required teaching area.
  • Participate in student recruitment efforts.
  • Participate on college committees and in other institutional activities and programs 
  • Serve as liaison for the Human Services Technology/Substance Abuse Program with other health science programs, college departments, division, agencies, industries, organizations, and community partners.

Other Important Functions:

  • Ensure adherence to safe and appropriate work practices and procedures.
  • Assess the relevancy and impact of various lessons; revise and improve lesson format; evaluate various textbooks and select books to be used for future classes.
  • Oversee and participate in field studies and assignments; travel with students to provide assistance and instruction as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate community involvement.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Participate in development of extramural locations and coordinate assignment to these sites.

How to Apply


Cape Fear Community College offers a competitive benefit package to include affordable insurance, retirement, and many optional benefits to choose from. Our benefits aim to serve the needs of our full-time employees through comprehensive health, wellness, and retirement benefits. Visit our Benefits page for more information. 

Brief Overview: 

  • State Health Plan 
  • Dental & Vision Insurance 
  • Additional Supplemental Insurances 
  • Disability Plan 
  • NC Retirement Plan (TSERS) 
  • Leave (Vacation, Sick, FMLA, Civil and Military, and Voluntary Shared) 
  • Paid Holidays 
  • Credit for eligible Prior State Service 
  • Supplemental Retirement Plan 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Longevity pay 



Submit an Application through the Cape Fear Community College Careers page, along with a current resume, explanatory cover letter, and unofficial/official transcript documentation. This position REQUIRES UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AND/OR TRAINING CERTIFICATIONS be submitted in addition to the application. Please have these documents ready to upload when applying.


Job Post Contact

Anne W. Smith
Director of Human Resources
Cape Fear Community College
411 N. Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-362-7028 
Email: asmith@cfcc.edu