Instructor, Occupational Therapist Assistant Program

Employer
Southeast Community College
Location
Nebraska, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Oct 01, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Title Instructor, Occupational Therapist Assistant Program Department Occupational Therapist Assistant Location Lincoln Job Category Job Type FT Posting Number 01261 Position End Date
General Description of Position

Under the general supervision of the Dean and the Program Chair, the instructor will provide instruction to students in various courses which could include classroom (face-to-face or on-line), laboratory and/or clinical setting. The instructor may serve as a coordinator for a group of courses or be the lead instructor for a course or courses with the program. The instructor develops and implements the course syllabus according to the program curriculum plan and SCC policies in cooperation with other faculty.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Instruct and Evaluate Students:

Provides Classroom/laboratory/clinical/on-line instruction consistent with course objectives and standards as described by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education ( ACOTE ). Teaches courses in this Health Sciences Division as assigned in cooperation with the program faculty. Correlates classroom instruction with clinical experience through appropriate assignments and clinical conferences/evaluations according to the program curriculum plan. Assigns learning experiences in a sequential manner to integrate theory with practice. Communicates with appropriate staff at the affiliated agencies regarding the objectives to be met and the skills and procedures students need. Provide students and agencies with schedules for clinical and a way to communicate changes in a timely manner. Orients students to clinical facilities and supervises students as required by accreditation, the program, and the facility. Monitors safe laboratory/clinical practice for students. Selects a variety of learning experiences in a variety of settings, which will allow students to gain knowledge of their role in the health care team, and meets their educational needs. Utilize a variety of teaching strategies and modern technology in the classroom, laboratory, and/or clinical. Uses the Interdiciplinary Center ( IDC ) operated in the Health Sciences Building Southeast Community College as appropriate for the program to enhance student learning and provide experience that students may not have the opportunity to participate due to limited clinical availability. Evaluate students on a continual basis, keeping them apprised of their progress, maintain accurate student records, and submits grades as required. Establishes positive interpersonal relations with students. Acts as a role model by practicing the concepts, principles, skills and attitudes needed to be an excellent health care worker. Demonstrate skills and attitudes consistent with program code of ethics and the program minimum standards.

Provide for Student Evaluation and Record:

Prepare, administers, and grades examinations and quizzes promptly. Maintains records of grades and attendance, submits mid-term and final grades to the Program Chair and/or Student Services at the conclusion of the course. Documents performance, and keeps student apprised of their progress through anecdotal notes, grades, conferences, and regularly scheduled evaluations. Participates in the Program Assessment Plan by helping to establish bench marks for assessing student learning and providing information to evaluate student performance against the established criteria.

Remain Current in Events and Developments Related to Subject Area:

Increase and improve teaching skills and subject knowledge through personal and professional development such as Staff Development activities, in-service days, workshops/conferences, formal education, continuing education, technical updates, and personal study or professional reading. Uses student instructor/course evaluation results as a tool to improve student learning which demonstrates the HSD belief statement regarding our commitment to continuous improvement of learning.

Develop/revise Course Curriculum and Educational Materials:

Develops and/or revises course syllabi and outlines, as needed to meet the Program philosophy and objectives according to the Instructional Division Guidelines. Recommends textbooks to be used in courses according to the Program plan. Requests/recommends additions or deletions to the Learning Resource Center in cooperation with the Program faculty. Plans for needed handouts, syllabi, and other educational materials in advance, and follows College, Division, and Program rules for printing and copyrights.

Serves as an Academic Advisor for Students:

Advises individual and/or groups of students about the Program as assigned. Keeps the Program Chair and other Program Faculty informed about advisees while maintaining appropriate confidentiality regarding students. Maintains knowledge of information in the College Student Handbook and Program Student Handbook and applies rules and regulations consistently and fairly. Documents, reports, and resolves student disciplinary problems according to established College and Program guidelines.

*Assists in registering students.

Assists in orientation of new and continuing students.

Participate in College-wide and Division Activities:

Takes an active role in college-wide and Division teams voluntarily or as assigned.

*Serves on interview committees for employee candidates.

Represents the College in a professional and excellent manner at conferences, meetings, and other functions as requested by the College or an outside agency such as a professional organization.

Function as a Member of the Program Team:

Demonstrates all the attributes and qualities expected of students such as dependability, punctuality, positive attitude, confidentiality, professional appearance, and professional and ethical conduct. Abides by the philosophy, rules, and guidelines of the Program or works to adapt them through the proper channels of authority and communication. Assists the Program Chair and other faculty in class, laboratory, or clinical whenever possible and as assigned. Prepares for, attends, and contributes to monthly Program faculty meetings. Takes responsibility for meeting annual College requirements for diversity and safety training. Participates in Program activities by supplying information, data, and time for; curriculum development, budget preparation, new faculty orientation, class schedules, strategic planning, and other required reports and activities.

Individual Development Plan (New Instructors):

Develops and implements an individual, personal, and professional development plan at the time of hire. Responsible for keeping own records of in-service and continuing education units/hours for certification/licensure requirements.

Professional Development:

The Program Chair and Faculty will develop a plan for professional development activities within and outside the College while staying within budgeted resources for conference registration, board & lodging and commercial and miscellaneous travel.

Promote/Support Diversity:

Promote and support the college’s diversity goals; promote/support EE, equity and diversity programs.

Promote/Support the Organizational Environment through Goal 9 of the Strategic Plan:

Maximize operational efficiency by enhancing policies and procedures, staffing, and communication processes and practices. Enhance positive communication processes and practices, and maximize a positive and engaging organizational environment by encouraging input, reflective and transparent communication, and compassion and respect toward the views and ideas of others.

Program Chair Duties:*

An instructor could be assigned to be the Program Chair for the program which includes the duties and responsibilities of supervising other faculty and coordinating the activities of the program. Addendum 1 to the position description is a general list of duties as a Program Chair. Minimum Qualifications

1. Licensed Certified Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapist Assistant in the State of Nebraska or must obtain Nebraska licensing prior to first date of employment.
2. Master’s Degree in any field of study
3. A minimum of five (5) years’ full time work experience in the field of occupational therapy.
a. Two (2) years’ of the five (5) years must be full time work experience teaching in a post-secondary setting in the field of occupational therapy.
b. Three (3) years’ of the five (5) years must be full time work experience in the field of occupational therapy. Work Experience must include:
i. Clinical practice as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant.
ii. Administrative experience including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, and budgeting.
iii. Demonstration of scholarship in the field of occupational therapy (e.g., scholarship of application, scholarship of teaching and learning).
iv. Understanding of, and experience, with occupational therapy assistants.

Desired Qualifications

1. Experience in education administration, educational theory and methodology.
2. Experience in instructional design.
3. Experience in student evaluation and outcomes assessment.

Salary

$51,500/yr


Open Date 10/01/2020 Close Date 10/15/2020 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

Internal and external searches will run simultaneously.

Quick Link http://southeast.peopleadmin.com/postings/7101 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's Degree?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have a minimum of five (5) years’ full time work experience in the field of occupational therapy? a. Two (2) years’ of the five (5) years must be full time work experience teaching in a post-secondary setting in the field of occupational therapy. b. Three (3) years’ of the five (5) years must be full time work experience in the field of occupational therapy. Work Experience must include: i. Clinical practice as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant. ii. Administrative experience including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, and budgeting. iii. Demonstration of scholarship in the field of occupational therapy (e.g., scholarship of application, scholarship of teaching and learning). iv. Understanding of, and experience, with occupational therapy assistants.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you a Licensed Certified Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapist Assistant in the State of Nebraska or will you obtain a Nebraska licensing prior to first date of employment?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Employment Offers are conditional based upon successful completion of all Criminal Background Checks, reference verification, transcript verification (where appropriate) and employment verification. Do you agree to these conditions?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * The minimum salary established for this position is $51,500 annually. Is this acceptable to you?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * All information entered in the Online Application (not your Resume) will be used to determine if you meet the minimum education and experience qualifications. Have you reviewed your Application to be sure it contains all experience and educational information to support and verify that you meet the minimum qualification for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Are you authorized to work in the United States on an unrestricted basis?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * The primary work location for this position is at the Lincoln Campus, however, College employees may be required to work at other locations as needed. Is this acceptable to you?

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * This is a full-time regular position with an implied 40 hour work week. Teaching assignments for this position are scheduled and approved by the College, between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday based on instructional work calendar. Is this acceptable to you?

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Where did you see this posting? Which newspaper, website, College site or from a friend?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Recommendation Letter
  4. Other Document


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