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Healthcare Teacher Assistant


Wrkfc Part/Workforce Dev

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About CCRI

The Community College of Rhode Island is the state’s only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution. We provide affordable open access to higher education at locations throughout the state. Our primary mission is to offer recent high school graduates and returning adults the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth through an array of academic, career and lifelong learning programs.

At CCRI, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community. We strive to hire and retain culturally competent faculty and staff members who reflect the demographics of our state and our increasingly diverse student population.

We believe that our diversity is our strength. We celebrate, support and thrive on the diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives that are represented across our four campuses.

We are OneCCRI, working together to prepare learners to achieve their highest potential.

To learn about what employees value at CCRI and what it means to work here, please read about our Guiding Principles and watch videos of our employees doing what they do best: https://www.ccri.edu/equity/culture/guidingprinciples.html

Job Summary

The Division of Workforce Partnerships is looking for healthcare Teacher Assistants to support instructors in the delivery of proprietary healthcare workforce trainings. Teacher Assistants support instructors in clinical related training and the successful candidate would have expertise in one of the following subject areas: Dental Assisting or Medical Assisting.

The teacher assistant will be responsible for supporting the instructor by ensuring all learning outcomes are successfully achieved by our students and that they are properly prepared for success within the healthcare field.

The teacher assistant will work side-by-side with lead instructors, instructors and program leadership to ensure that programs have successful outcomes and that students receive high quality education.

This role is in response to employer demand and can include day, evening and/or weekend hours. The healthcare teacher assistant will be responsible for communicating what shifts they are available to work and ensure that they are able to work all classes that they agree to instruct.

Duties and Responsibilities

· Work collaboratively in a diverse, inclusive and student-centered environment, with students of various learning styles, cultures, identities, and life-experiences.
· Communicate class content utilizing a variety of teaching methods so that learning occurs, skills are developed, and students are motivated to learn and achieve their educational and employment objectives.
· Support the instructor in the delivery of effective lesson and assist in addressing student needs.
· Assist in the integration of technology and active learning strategies to enhance instruction.
· Support labs by ensuring stock is properly maintained and prepared for student learning
· Assist in maintaining detailed and organized records of students’ attendance, assessments, and progress, including a final evaluation.
· Collaborate with the coordinator and instructors in the program and attend meetings as needed.
· Demonstrate a commitment to professional development.
· Report any issues with lab equipment to the instructor and program coordinator as necessary.
· Ensure lab environments remain clean and sanitary.
·Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

· Experience in a healthcare environment (dental or medical) for a minimum of 3 years.
· Interest in preparing and training the next generation of entry-level medical support staff.
· Intermediate digital communication technology skills (presentation tools, online meetings, etc.)
· Experience with classroom/team management.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills.
· Proficient in the use of technology, including Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, primarily), email, the internet for instruction and program purposes.
· Creativity and flexibility in the classroom is expected


· Associates Degree or above
· Experience in peer training, or on-the-job mentoring
· Experience working with a diverse student population
· Experience in an healthcare environment (dental or medical) for 5+ years

Reports To

Director Industry Partnerships

Campus Location

Primarily located at the Warwick Campus



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Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until all positions are filled.

To apply for this position, complete CCRI’s online application, and attach a cover letter and resume. Please include information of three references within the application.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311. TTY : 401-825-2313.

EEO Statement

CCRI is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

We recognize that diversity and inclusivity are essential to creating a dynamic, positive and high-performing educational and work environment. We welcome applicants who can contribute to the College’s commitment to excellence created by diversity and inclusivity.

CCRI prohibits discrimination, including harassment and retaliation, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or status as a protected veteran. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination shall be referred to the College’s Title IX Coordinator at: TitleIXCoordinator@ccri.edu.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an associates degree or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have Experience in a healthcare environment (dental or medical) for a minimum of 3 years?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have Experience with classroom/team management?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * In order to improve CCRI's advertising strategy, please let us know where you FIRST learned of this job opportunity. Please be specific when using website or publication names (example: LinkedIN, HigherEdjobs, Chronicle, personal referral, etc.).

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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