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Resource Family Instructor

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 7th, 2020

Last review date: Thursday, Jan 14, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Apr 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Resource Family Instructor

University of California, Riverside – Extension

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. UCR is a world-class research University with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities’ air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UCR Extension is the continuing and professional education division if the University of California, Riverside offering over 80 programs and certificates to domestic and international students. Extension has instructional opportunities at the Riverside and Palm Desert campus locations, for part-time instructors to provide training to Resource Families two consecutive Saturdays a month from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. The compensation rate is $45 per hour. The objective of this role is to support maintenance or reunification of the family unit, by reducing risk of abuse or neglect, through assessment of strengths and needs, intensive education, and guided application of skills. This objective is to be accomplished through delivery of Resource Family Approval curriculum, approved by the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services in the form of educational workshops. Courses are currently delivered in a distance-learning format, with potential classroom delivery in the future. This is a continuous open recruitment with an immediate need.

Responsibilities Include:
• Provide instruction in accordance with the established Instructional Agreement, curriculum outlines and class schedule provided by University Extension
• Communicate teaching objectives and specific learning outcomes to students, and clearly outline the grading policies to the course
• Work in conjunction with collaborative partners and subject matter experts in order to ensure that training information and statistics are current
• Participate in scheduled orientations, meetings, and mandatory training programs by UCR’s established deadlines
• Maintain timely and accurate academic records within the learning management system and submit timely and accurate client documentation as outlined by contract
• Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct of ethics

Minimum Requirements:
• Must have access to the internet, a personal computer/laptop, and ability to teach online.
• Advanced degree in social work, child development, behavioral science, criminal justice, or a related field, or equivalent experience.
• Five year’s work experience in social services, criminal justice, child development or related field.
• Thorough understanding of Positive Parenting theory.
• Advanced understanding of how trauma affects the child welfare system.
• Experience coordinating trainings, community events, educational workshops, and/or administrative functions.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
• Ability to transport 30lbs of training materials.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Bilingual Spanish.
• Experience working in the child welfare system.
• Experience facilitating training.
• Experience facilitating resource family/ foster care training or workshops.

Application Information:
To apply please visit This is a continuous recruitment. Applications will be reviewed as needed to fill vacancies. For more information about UCR Extension, please visit The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Riverside, CA and Palm Desert, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)