SUNY New Paltz Vacancy – External Posting (Faculty)

Applications are invited for consideration for appointment to the following position:

Department: Sociology

Budget Title: Instructor

Local Title: Instructor of Sociology/Concentration in Human Services

Posting Date: November 8, 2017

Classification: n/a

Duties: The Sociology Department of SUNY New Paltz invites applications for a tenure track Instructor of Sociology and Concentration in Human Services (CHS). The CHS was initiated by local human services professionals in 1992 to professionalize the field of human service. The CHS prepares students to work directly with service recipients using a variety of modalities. Inspired by European social pedagogy, the CHS has a distinct focus on human rights and international social welfare. For more information on the CHS, refer to


The primary responsibilities will be to teach the following core courses in the CHS: Introduction to Human Services, a survey course, which requires a broad knowledge of the vast variety of human services populations and programs as well as social welfare policies; Human Services Theory and Practice I with a focus on families and child welfare; the senior year Field Education Internship courses, which include teaching the field education courses, individual and group supervision, and site visits to internship placements; and other courses as needed.

Participation in departmental and university service is expected, as is engagement in ongoing professional development activities.



  • Terminal degree, preferably an M.S.W., D.S.W, or a Ph.D. in Social Welfare.
  • Background in both theoretical expertise and clinical and hands-on practice experience in the field of human services.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the lived experiences of direct support practitioners in residential settings
  • Commitment to the professionalization of the human services workforce


  • Experience teaching at the university level with evidence of teaching excellence

Contact Information: Electronic submissions required. Applicants will be required to submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; sample syllabi; a summary of student evaluations or other evidence of excellence in teaching; a statement of teaching philosophy and a writing sample (URL accepted). The three professional references provided by applicant will receive an email with a link to upload reference letters. To apply, please visit Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on 12/5/17 and continue until the position is filled.

Other important information about this vacancy: This position offers full NYS benefits, which are among the most comprehensive in the nation. The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Candidates who bring diverse cultural experience and who are especially qualified to mentor and advise all members of our diverse student population are especially encouraged to apply. The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.

Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report (“Clery Report”) at



After years of preparation, the is proud to present our research based online education for trainer’s trainers, in training groups of staff and leaders in residential, small group home, and care for groups of fugitive children. You  can get the folder here:

Instructors join a four month international class online, and use our training sessions in attachment based care for caregiver groups, so far in 17 language versions.

The folder has links to evaluations from the first international class of instructors educated, from NGO’s in seven countries. Just click at the blue links inside.

We look forward to partnerships with your organizations and professionals about this curriculum, setting international standards for staff and caregiver education. In 2017 we will launch a similar class for foster and kinship care professionals and educators.”

Med venlig hilsen/ yours sincerely

Niels Peter Rygaard, DPA authorized psychologist

Adoption expert for Socialstyrelsen VISO

C/o Key2See, Frederiks Alle 112B

8000 Aarhus C Denmark  ph: +4561106440

CEO at




As of 2016, is now a state registered NGO foundation in Denmark.


Our mission is to provide research based, free online training and instructors educations. We work in joint funding partnerships with local NGOs, professional organisations and government in any country. Programmes target caregivers and leaders in foster and residential care, fugitive camps, and other units in charge of children and youth without parental care. We aim to set research based standards for quality care and support local professional care developments.


Our research based group trainings and instructor education are used all over the world in so far 16 languages on all continents, and implemented in two year cooperation projects. Program use only requires an instructor, a group of caregivers, a projector and internet for 15 two hour sessions.


If your organisation needs a well tested concept for training caregivers in attachment based group care, please read this paper and folder, and contact us at .


Best wishes from the team at FairstartGlobal Foundation.




News from Fairstart


The research based online caregiver educations in professional foster and institutional care can now be accessed in 16 language versions.

The new online instructor’s education in the use of the free training programs at our site will be ready in February. It is on level four in the European Educational Standards.

A paper about Fairstart from the American Psychologist Association is available here:

We thank all professional organisations, NGOs, social educators, translators and researchers who contributed to free professional care education in 2015

A letter to the General Director in UNESCO

A member of our Spanish membership organisation CPEESM has pointed out this interesting letter about education (Languages: Spanish, English and Portuguese):





Internship in Wales, Scotland, Ireland or England

A request from two students:

We are two students from Denmark, both girls and the age of 24. Both studying for social educators/Pre School teachers in the area of Copenhagen. 

We’re looking for a orphanage who’s working with kids in the ages between 0 and 8. 

We’re looking for a place where we can work in the same institution – maybe with different Groups of age.

Our trip is our last internship before we are educated as social educators. 

Our internship lasts 6 months from august 2015 to january 2016 and is unpaid. 

Firstly we’re interested in Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Second on our prioritylist is England. 

You can contact us: (Natasja) 

Thanks a lot.

International Fellowship Program


Dear all

The International Fellowship Recruiter at Anderson Center for Autism in the United States, Saba Dini, announces that ACA has developed its own International Fellowship Program. ACA encourages candidates with Bachelor/ Master degree in social service disciplines i.e. social services work, mental health, special education, psychology, and related studies to apply.

This program places qualified candidates at ACA for 12 months on a J-1 trainee visa. ACA will provide adequate accommodation and facilities in the US for fellows. Fellows have the opportunity to participate in this learn and work program with experienced Anderson professionals in the social services field. Fellows will experience placement with children and adults across the autism spectrum based on their experiences and qualifications.

ACA will arrange for monthly stipend which is $900 per month for the fellows, on-campus accommodation, health insurance and other support services. It’s the great opportunity for candidates to experience living and working in U.S.

If you have any interest please contact 

Saba Dini, International Recruiter Anderson Center forAutism
4885 Rt. 9, PO Box 367
Staatsburg, NY 12580


International Congress on Social Education


Dear all

Fátima Correia from APTSES has announced this interesting congress:


APTSES (Portuguese Association of Social Education Workers) is a professional association registered since 21th November 2008 that aims to promote and deepen associative spirit among social education workers, always representing their interests and ensuring their rights. We are currently organizing the third International Congress on Social Education, which is focused on Education and Social Integration and will take place in Oporto (Portugal) on 2nd and 3rd of October 2013. For further information and registration, visit the website of the event: or contact APTSES at”.


Congresso (3)




Specialist training on Preventative Work with Children and Families

Venue: Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, 10-14 March 2014.

Taghi Doostgharin from London has announced a 5-day international course designed for those who are keen to specialise in working with Chilren and Families. The course includes practical sessions and participants will be provided with the specialist skill, knowledge and techniques which are essential for developing or expanding their work with Children and Families.

The training aims to implement existing, evidence-based family skills training programs in different settings. Familiy skill training programs are highly effective in preventing family malfunctioning, school failure, substance abuse and delinquency.

In addition, the course provides a range of lectures on the most recent research evidence on working with Children and families in multi-family settings.

Please have a look at




Designing an international master


Niels Peter Rygaard (Fairstart) has an interesting request about an international master:


Dear friends


We call for your ideas, reflections and suggestions in our design process:


We have started work to design an international master education based in Denmark – to support the rise of professional care systems around the globe, and to produce efficient agents of change and development in child care systems.


A number of EU and volunteer projects in multilingual online care education has led to the idea of designing an international master in a joint cooperation between child psychologist Niels Peter Rygaard, Denmark, the VIAUniversity Aarhus, Denmark, and one or more universities abroad.


The first sketch of ideas for the education, and questions for your comments can be found at  Facebook: , go to the comment “INTERNATIONAL MASTER” and click link to download file. We value your opinion much.


Best from external consultant Niels Peter Rygaard,



AIEJI’s 19th World Congress

Aieji 19th World Congress

XIX Congresso

In the President's Report 2017 you can read about AIEJI's work and projects from 2013-2017. You can also read about the coming work programme for the next four years.

Download the report here.

AIEJI’s 18th World Congress

In the President's Report 2013 you can read about the activities of AIEJI in the last congress period as well as the ideas for the coming work programme in 2013 - 2017.

Download the report here.