Part-Time Instructor, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Purpose, Scope & Dimension of Job: Faculty facilitate student learning and initiate and participate in efforts to consistently improve the level of student success. As learning facilitators, faculty consistently assess learning outcomes and their own teaching effectiveness (pedagogy). As professionals, faculty adhere to the ethical standards of their profession as outlined, for example, by the NEA and the State of Michigan. Where applicable, faculty maintain licensure and certifications. In addition, faculty have the following key responsibilities which are described more fully below in the Essential Duties/Major Accountabilities section:
- Professional development
- Collegial Responsibilities
- Actively participate in efforts focused on the College’s operational success.
Specific Teaching Assignment:
Faculty member will be responsible for teaching lecture and/or the laboratory portion of mental health and other courses in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program, adhering to the stated course objectives, content and delivery as part of the approved program curriculum.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
1. Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)-accredited program for occupational therapy assistants.
2. Associate’s Degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) with a Bachelor’s degree in a health care related field or education. Educational credentials must be from accredited institutions.
3. At least three years of recent, relevant, full-time clinical experience.
4. Currently credentialed as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). This position is in a program that receives funding from the Perkins grant; therefore, incumbents must provide proof of licensure/credential and maintain same as a condition of employment.
5. Current Michigan COTA licensure or eligible for Michigan licensure prior to hire.
6. Evidence of continuing professional development.
7. Understanding of and commitment to community college teaching, mission and philosophy.
8. Innovative, flexible and positive teaching style and understanding the needs of students from diverse backgrounds.
9. Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
10. Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.
11. Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
12. Technology Skills: Ability to integrate computer applications into teaching.
13. Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and college objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Ability to establish and maintain collegial relationships with students, peers, staff, and administrators; skill in oral and written communication.
* A foreign degree must be certified, at the candidate’s expense, by a professional evaluation service.
Additional Desirable Qualifications
1. Teaching experience at the community college level.
2. Familiarity with use of computer-based instruction, distance learning, learning technologies, competency-based instruction and modularized courseware.
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
- The employee must be able to move about 2/3 of the time and be stationary about 1/3 of the time. S/he is required to be mobile around campus for participant involvement/activities.
- S/he must be able to converse with individuals on a regular basis with the ability to read, analyze, and interpret their needs via phone conversations, face-to-face conversations, or written documentation.
- The employee must be able to utilize all programs on a computer independently and efficiently (particularly the internet, Word, and the student database).
- S/he must be able to present information in an instructional setting and respond to questions from groups.
- Must be able to tolerate frequent exposure to a wide variety of chemicals which are common to the industry. Must be able to handle and mix chemicals properly and safely; and wear appropriate gloves and other personal protective equipment.
Faculty are required to be available as outlined in the faculty CBA and will make additional provisions for student consultations as may be necessary and reasonable.
Must be available to teach onsite; opportunities do not exist to teach online courses only.
This is a position we anticipate filling for future semesters. Specific part-time teaching needs for future semesters may not be known until the end of class registration.
If selected for an interview, candidates may need to provide a professional portfolio. Specific instructions will be shared prior to the interview.
Visa sponsorship is not available.
Selected candidates must submit to a drug test and criminal background check.
Additional Application Deadline Information
(If specific deadline) — The College reserves the right to extend the application deadline or reopen the search if a sufficient pool is not established. Notice of such a decision will be indicated in the posting.
(If no specific deadline) — The College reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified.
Continuously accepting applications
Equal Opportunity Summary
As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran’s status, age, disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Title IX Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC- 2030G), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0024. Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice-Mott Complex (CM-1024), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0373. Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC- 1130), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0191.