Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Assistant

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City, UT

ID: 7077601
Posted: April 23, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary
Ranked as one of the best places to work, Salt Lake Community College is located in the Salt Lake Valley, nestled in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. This area boasts more than just winter recreation; it is also the cultural heart of Utah. The cities and surrounding area offer year-round, world-class recreation, sporting events, history, arts and entertainment. Utah consistently earns top accolades for its exceptional economy, affordable cost of living and strong communities.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (OTA) at SLCC offers a 2-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree enabling the graduate to work in settings like acute care hospitals, rehabilitation centers/clinics, psychiatric hospitals, community living facilities, home health agencies, community mental health centers, school systems, and nursing homes.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties
1. Prepare and teach various OTA courses and strive for excellence.
2. Demonstrate distinction promise as a teacher with expected pursuit of excellence in teaching.
3. Be technologically literate, knowledgeable, and innovative in the use of a variety of modern teaching technologies including the use of computers and multi-media in lectures, labs, and distance learning environments.
4. Provide leadership and professional contributions to the program, division, school, and College.
5. Participate in professional or occupational development.
6.Maintain and pursue additional creditable academic degrees and/or certificates in one’s chosen field of professional responsibility.
7. Maintain depth of understanding in the chosen field and contribute to current knowledge of the discipline.
8. Maintain a positive attitude toward work, students, colleagues, and administration.
9. Encourage service and involvement in your community and with your discipline.
10. Prepare course syllabi, outlines, daily plans, and associate materials.
11. Assist in the development of new courses and in the upgrading of current courses and programs, including curriculum development and review.
12. Assist new and continuing students in advisement capacity on courses and programs.
13. Attend regularly scheduled meetings and workshops and participate in committee assignments.
14.Assess and maintain records and grades of student performance.
15. Maintain regular office hours and be able to provide help for students.
16. Assist and advise students in professional and student organizations, as assigned.
17. Be willing to learn and use electronic media.
18. Participate in maintaining program and college accreditation status.
19. Attendance at new faculty orientation sessions is required.
20. Accept other duties as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
Preferred Qualifications
a. Evidence of teaching experience in occupational therapy.
b. Evidence of a variety of clinical experiences for appointment as an academic fieldwork coordinator by the associate dean.
c. Master’s degree in closely related field or in education.

Minimum Qualifications
a. Occupational therapy or occupational therapy assistant degree awarded from an institution accredited by one of the regional national accrediting bodies recognized by the US Department of Education (USDE).
b. Bachelor’s degree in closely related field or in education.
c. Two (2) years of recent paid, full-time clinical practice experience as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant in health care setting.
d. Experience with occupational therapy assistants.
e. Licensed or eligible for current licensure as an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant in the state of Utah.
f. Certification (National Board for the Certification of Occupational Therapy) as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, culture, ethnic background, and abilities, to maintain good working relationships across the College.

The ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.


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