Director of Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Job description

Director of Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Job no: 492590
Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Mid-Level
Categories: Supervisory
Role: Director of Physical Therapist Assistant Program

About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday

Rate of Pay:

Based on qualifications

FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

Provide overall direction of the College's Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program. Plan, develop policy and provide periodic review of program effectiveness, manage PTA department budget, maintain program accreditation and ensure program compliance with regulatory agencies. Direct the preparation of skilled healthcare professionals, teach courses and supervise adjunct faculty.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Master's degree (MA)
  2. Current active license/certification to practice as a PT or PTA in Illinois.
  3. 5 years of experience that includes a minimum of 3 years of clinical practice
  4. 2 years of experience in didactic or clinical teaching
  5. Administrative/management experience

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Essential Duties:

  1. Responsible for the organization, administration, continuous review, planning, development, and general effectiveness of the PTA program.
  2. Maintain PTA program accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
  3. Develop and maintain affiliations with clinical agencies and ensure compliance with accreditation standards.
  4. Develop curriculum and enhance instruction within the PTA program, teach courses where applicable.
  5. Monitor PTA program budget, purchase equipment and supplies, maintain student lab and equipment.
  6. Hire, supervise, mentor, and evaluate PTA faculty and clinical instructors.

Other Duties:

  1. Participate in professional development activities related to the field.
  2. Participate in division and College-wide committees and events in order to support the mission of the College. .
  3. Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.

Physical Demands:

Light (up to 25 lbs occasionally or 10 lbs frequently)

Visual Acuity:

Close visual acuity (e.g. computer, assembly)

Work Environment:

Moderate noise

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

Elgin Community College Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 04/11/2019 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration..

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Advertised: August 9, 2019 Central Daylight Time
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Posted: 4/8/2019
Application Due: 10/1/2019
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