Occupational Therapy Assistant Instructor
Instruct and implement the Occupational Therapy Assistant program to educate students in accordance with the curriculum standards and objectives.
- Implement and evaluate daily lesson plans for students to include scheduled activities and materials of semesters.
- Plan instruction to achieve specific objectives based upon student need and established curriculum.
- Monitor the attendance of students in the program and coordinate with Associate Director when absences occur two days in a row. Prepare attendance reports weekly for the office management department.
- Review student success rates and implement plan to reduce student withdrawals. Meet with students to encourage them to stay in the program. Maintain an 80% student success rate for all classes taught in the program.
- Maintain student grades in accordance with established policies. Prepare final grades at the end of each semester to update student records and transcripts.
- Evaluate the performance of students regarding achievements in curriculum and activities and make necessary provisions to meet learning needs. Evaluate students’ clinical performance.
- Prepare lectures, labs and practical demonstrations for students in class and individually.
- Assist and advise students with Occupational Therapy Assistant program curriculum and provide student advisement and supervision when necessary.
- May assist and coordinate externships for Occupational Therapy Assistant students and participate in recruitment and marketing activities for the OTA program.
- Participates in projects, committee work and program planning to assist in meeting department goals as determined by the Program Director.
The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.
- Baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). ). If the bachelor’s degree was awarded prior to July 1, 2015 from an institution not regionally or nationally accredited at that time, the degree is still acceptable if the institution has since obtained regional or national accreditation.
- For degrees from an institution outside the U.S., ACOTE will determine an alternative and equivalent external review process.
- Graduation from an accredited Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapy Assistant program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
- Three (3) years occupational experience in the field of occupational therapy or occupational therapy assistant.
- Licensed Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapy Assistant that is licensed, or credentialed according to regulations in the state in which the program is located.
- Documented expertise in areas of teaching responsibility and knowledge of the content delivery method.
- Verbal and written communications skills.
- Knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and computer skills.