Instructor Occupational Therapy Assistant

Location
Houston, TX
Posted
Feb 02, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College


The Organization
Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We're proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team

Some of the brightest minds in academics and business are choosing HCC as their teaching home. When you join our talented faculty team, you'll play a special role as teacher, mentor and academic advisor. We'll support you in your professional development as you contribute your knowledge and expertise to HCC, our students and the community.

We are currently seeking an Instructor for the Occupational Therapy Assistant program who will advance the institution's proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

The Opportunity
We're looking for a professional like you to teach our students about the exciting world of Occupational Therapy. Your professional experience makes you the ideal instructor because you can impart both practical, hands-on knowledge and the scientific principles that support it.
When you're not teaching, you might be assisting students with opportunities for work (co-ops, part-time, work-study) and careers; evaluating program curricula and/or practices; advising declared majors; or reviewing textbooks and learning materials.
If you're excited about passing the torch of your expertise and skills to the next generation of Occupational Therapy Assistant, your next step should be to submit your application today!
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Location

Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

  • Third-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City's 55.
  • About 145 languages are spoken here.
  • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
  • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don't forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
  • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
  • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate healthcare system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation's top institutions.
  • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston's cultural scene.
  • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

    If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

    It is the policy of the Houston Community College System to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran's status. Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact the Employment Services Office at (713) 718-8565.

    HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

    EDUCATION
    Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred. Must be Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant or Registered Occupational Therapist.

    EXPERIENCE
    Minimum of one (1) year of college level teaching experience preferred. . Minimum of three (3) years experience as an occupational therapy assistant or occupational therapist in physical disabilities and/or psychosocial setting is required.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
    Possess the ability to work in a diverse work environment

    Willing and able to teach day or evening classes at a number of sites around the city

    Knowledge and skill in a variety of computer usage and software are required

    Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse professional, community, and student population

    Possess good organizational and planning skills

    Demonstrate sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.

    Demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate students in a learning-centered environment

    Self-disciplined and able to effectively manage others

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