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Date of Posting: Immediately Course Titles: Orillia Campus SOWK 2012 WAO – Human Development (Winter Session) An introduction to theories and concepts that have been developed to explain human development from birth through to old age. An exploration of the physical, cognitive, socio-emotional and relational aspects of development over […]


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Course Titles: Orillia Campus

  • SOWK 2012 WAO – Human Development (Winter Session)

An introduction to theories and concepts that have been developed to explain human development from birth through to old age. An exploration of the physical, cognitive, socio-emotional and relational aspects of development over the lifespan. The major emphasis of the course is on the implications of developmental issues for social work practice.

  • SOWK 3215 FAO – Social Work Interviewing and Communication Skills I (Fall Session)

Provides students with the opportunity to understand and learn preparatory skills of communication and interviewing as part of their emerging social work practice. One's values, attitudes and beliefs as well as an understanding, appreciation and respect for cultural diversity will be emphasized. From an ecological and experiential approach, students will be introduced to exercises on verbal/non-verbal communications, professional relationships, mutuality and social work ethics.

  • SOWK 3315 WAO – Social Work Interviewing and Communication Skills II (Winter Session)

Provides students with the opportunity to understand and learn foundational skills of communication and interviewing as part of their emerging social work practice. In addition, students will learn about the professional and ethical use of self in their social work practice. One's values, attitudes and beliefs as well as an understanding, appreciation and respect for cultural diversity will be emphasized. Particular attention is devoted to the application of relationship and communication theories and how critical these theories are to social work practice.

  • SOWK 4212 FAO – Social Policy (Fall Session)
  • SOWK 4212 FBO – Social Policy (Fall Session)

Examination of in-depth approaches to policy making and critical analysis of selected welfare policies in Canada on municipal, provincial and national levels.

  • SOWK 4405 YBO – Research in Social Work (Full Year) (Fall session on campus/Winter session web-based)

Provides students with a basic understanding of: the issues surrounding conceptualization, creation and utilization of knowledge and empirical evidence; the main quantitative and qualitative research methodologies; and the role of research in professional social work practice. Emphasis is placed on research design, including the development of research questions and objectives, conducting comprehensive literature reviews, completing the research ethics process, and collecting and analyzing data. This course will introduce basic statistics including measures of central tendency, variability, and association, significance tests, and statistical analysis. In addition, qualitative approaches to social work research will be explored including but not limited to grounded theory, phenomenology, ethnography, case study and narrative research. A critical examination of selected research materials in the field of social work will be used to appraise research as an integral component of social work practice and competency.

  • SOWK 4411 FAO – Social Work Practice and Aboriginal People (Fall Session)
  • SOWK 4411 WDE – Social Work Practice and Aboriginal People (Winter Session) (web-based)

Designed to promote an awareness, understanding, and appreciation for Aboriginal people. Emphasis will be on culture, values, beliefs, and appropriate intervention strategies for social workers in terms of knowledge, skills, and methods. Issues of social policy, programs and services, and the practice of social work in First Nations communities will be explored. Aboriginal involvement, participation, and culture are important dimensions to this course.

  • SOWK 4213 WDE – Violence and Social Work Practice (Winter session) (web-based)

Examining issues regarding societal violence, social policy and social work practice with the implications for individuals, families, groups and communities. Special issues include structural violence, family violence, safer communities, and violent offenders.

  • SOWK 3413 WDE – Child Welfare (Winter session) (web-based)

An examination of abuse, violence, and dysfunction within families. The emphasis will be on intervention strategies, services, prevention, and education. The role of human service systems, helping professionals and community response to the variety of issues related to public child welfare and family welfare in contemporary society and northern communities will be examined.

  • SOWK 3415 WDE – Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Abuse (Winter session) (web-based)

An interdisciplinary examination of the assessment and treatment of addictions. A biopsychosocial perspective is used to study current theory and practice. The course content is relevant to studies in the human services, education and health care fields.

  • SOWK 3630 WDE – Social Work Practice with Children and Families (Winter session) (web-based)

Designed to provide students with theoretical knowledge and clinical skills relating to social work practice with families incorporating a variety of family and child therapies.

  • SOWK 4610 WDE – Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations (Winter session) (web-based)

This course seeks to develop a culturally sensitive approach to practice by: enhancing self-awareness, helping students learn effective intervention skills, and promoting awareness and sensitivity regarding issues faced by diverse populations within our society. It is relevant to the studies in the human service, education and health care fields.

Those who have previously held contract positions in the School of Social Work in either Thunder Bay or Orillia must apply to these postings if they wish to be considered for the upcoming academic year.

Web-Based Courses: Please note that the successful candidate must possess the ability to teach using an on-line learning platform, although assistance will be made available via the Teaching Commons.

Session: Fall Session (September 3, 2019 to December 2, 2019)

Winter Session (January 6, 2020 to April 3, 2020)

Full year (September 3, 2019 to April 3, 2020)

Location: Orillia

Note: No travel allowance shall be payable.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in social work preferred, with experience teaching at the university level.

Applications should include: A covering letter outlining qualifications, as well as a curriculum vitae, the names of three references, evidence of teaching performance (e.g. student evaluations), and any other relevant information.

Application packages should be forwarded via email to: social.work@lakeheadu.ca

Please include “Contract Lecturer Application” in the subject line.

Closing Date: Friday, June 19, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343.8334 or human.resources@lakeheadu.ca to make appropriate arrangements.

These positions are subject to budgetary approval.

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