Occupational Therapy Assistant Instructor/Program Director WITC Ashland Campus
Posting Number: 2010655
Position Type: Faculty
Department: Academic Affairs
The Instructor/Program Director for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (OTA) is responsible for the management and administration of the OTA program. This position reports to the Dean, Allied Health, EMS, and Nursing.
This is a full time faculty position where 8 of the 22 instructional workload hours are devoted to Program Director responsibilities. Should the above workload hours not be appropriate, the OTA Program Director and Dean will collaborate to determine that sufficient release time is meeting the needs of the OTA program.
Required Core Abilities:
WITC seeks to employ individuals with talent, commitment, enthusiasm, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to:
-Assess own learning and progress toward established personal and professional goals.
-Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
-Communicate effectively in personal and group settings.
-Contribute to a diverse, respectful, and inclusive working and learning environment.
-Effect change and demonstrate flexibility and positive leadership.
-Acquire and apply technology to working and learning.
1. Minimum of a masters degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). The masters degree is not limited to a masters degree in occupational therapy.
2. Minimum of 5 years or 10,000 hours of documented experience in the field of occupational therapy. This experience must include
a. Clinical practice as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant;
b. Administrative experience including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, and budgeting
c. Scholarship (e.g., scholarship of application, scholarship of teaching and learning)
d. Understanding of and experience with occupational therapy assistants
e. At least 2 years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the postsecondary level.
3. National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) current certification.
4. Current State of Wisconsin licensure as OT or OTA.
5. Current member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
Standing, Walking (Frequently);
Sitting, handling/fingering, reaching outward, reaching above shoulders (Occasionally);
Lifting/Carrying 10 lbs. or less (Frequently), 11-20 lbs. (Occasionally);
Pushing/Pulling 12 lbs. or less (Occasionally)
- Develop and implement a relevant, current, and quality curriculum.
- Design and develop effective learning strategies and assessments.
- Collaborate with student services in the selection, admission, and enrollment of students and arrange for student counseling when necessary. Coordinate OTA program orientation for students.
- Manage and administer the OTA program, including:
- Program planning - serve as lead for program coordination and strategic planning.
- Develop and implement program evaluation processes and strategies.
- Maintain ACOTE accreditation.
- Collaborate with Dean, Allied Health, EMS and Nursing to:
- Schedule courses, including making recommendations regarding curriculum assignments of OTA program faculty.
- Plan and manage program budget, including supply and equipment budgets, for OTA program.
- Participate in selection of faculty and staff, including hiring, orientation, coaching and evaluation of full- and part-time faculty.
- Approve staff development opportunities for full- and part -time program faculty.
- Assume leadership role in assessing instructional effectiveness of the OTA program.
- Supervise and onboard part time faculty.
- Serve as lead faculty member for marketing and promoting the OTA program.
- Participate in professional organizations (AOTA and WOTA).
- Commit to strategies for professional development.
Instructional assignments typically contain classroom contact hours, advising responsibilities, professional development days, and other activities as assigned.
All instructors teaching for credit courses are expected to complete the Faculty Professional Development Plan (FQAS). Here is a link to the plan. All instructors are expected to complete the seven required FQAS courses. Full-time instructors must complete the courses in three years; part-time faculty have five years to complete the required courses.
After completing the seven FQAS courses, instructors are fully qualified under the FQAS system and are required to meet ongoing professional development activities in the categories of instructor excellence, student success, and currency in the faculty member's professional field. Full-time faculty are required to complete 40 hours/year of professional development activities. Each instructor is responsible for his or her own professional development and develops a professional development plan with his or her dean annually. Instructors are responsible for entering professional development activities in Maestro.
Full-time instructors must develop at least three goals: one individual goal, one goal related to his or her position or program, and one goal related to service to the college or community. These goals are discussed with the instructor's supervisor and progress towards those goals is evaluated at the end of the school year.
Instructors work in alignment with the college's mission, vision, core values, and tenets. Instructors are expected to provide service to the college community exemplified by teamwork, committee involvement, and participation in shared leadership activities.
Instructors are expected to role model the Employability Essentials expected of WITC students:
- Communicate effectively
- Think critically
- Be socially responsible
- Be professional
Instructors are expected to learn and use new technology to enhance teaching and learning.
Instructors must be able to work non-standard hours including evening and weekend hours. Instructors must be willing to teach in a variety of learning environments including face-to-face, online, web-conferencing, and hybrid classrooms.
Instructors must be able to travel and teach on WITC campuses besides their home campus if assigned to do so. Driver's license and acceptable insurance coverage are required for bi-weekly expense reimbursement.
Posting Date: 03/11/2019
Testing Place: No applicant testing required for this posting.
Closing Date: 5/1/2019
Open Until Filled: No
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Your application will be considered complete when we have received a completed online application, a cover letter addressing all of the qualifications for this position, and a resume. Original or copies of official or unofficial college transcripts will also be helpful in our determining who the best candidates are to be interviewed. Please note that original transcripts will be required prior to any job offer being made. If you have any questions on the transcript requirements, Human Resources can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please mail transcripts, if unable to scan, to Human Resources:
505 Pine Ridge Drive
Shell Lake WI 54871
Please note: the College reserves the right to extend time limits or re-initiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.
Weeks per year: 38 weeks per year
Hours per week: 35 hours per week
Salary Hiring Range: Full-Time Faculty FY19 Wage Range Table (Salary data is representative of degree completion) Masters Degree = $60,880 Doctorate = $62,798
Benefit Information: Health Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Long Term Disability Insurance
Sick Leave Personal and Family
403b Tax Sheltered Annuity/Match
More detailed information online at https://www.witc.edu/about-witc/employment/benefits
To apply, visit https://witc.peopleadmin.com/postings/2416
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