Instructor, Activity Director - Basic Course - Adjunct
Teaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College are responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field. He/she will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college.
Under general supervision, this individual will serve as the primary instructor and will prepare and teach the state-approved Activity Director Basic Course. The purpose of the course is to equip students with the occupation-specific and employability skills needed to work in assisted living or skilled nursing facilities. The Activity Professional who meets the primary instructor qualifications is the lead instructor and an experienced nurse and social worker with recent long-term care experience will also instruct as a part of team approach.
Education Required: - Associate's degree in a Human Services or other related fields from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution. - At least 15 hours of continuing education within the past year in fields related to long-term care, preferably with classroom teaching experience. - Certified with the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP). - Licensed with the North Carolina Board of Recreational Therapy Licensure (NCBRTL) as a Licensed Recreational Therapist (LRT). *Special note: as of 10/5/05, state certification for recreational therapists became a state licensure law. See www.ncbrtl.org for specifics.
Education Preferred: - Bachelor's degree or higher in Human Services field or other related fields from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution. - A National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP) Pre-Approved Trainer for the National MEPAP Course meets the requirement with no additional requirements needed, except the annual Train-the-Trainer course.
Experience Required: - At least three years full-time experience as a Director or Consultant of Activities within the past five years in a state licensed health care facility, preferably with classroom teaching experience.
Experience Preferred: - Post-secondary teaching experience - Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes - Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems - Employed as a full-time Director or Consultant of Activities with at least six years of experience within the last 8 years in a state licensed health care facility.
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