Clinical Instructor, Occupational Therapy, Full-Time 6-Months (temporary)

Job description

Category:: Administrative / Staff
Department:: 01-50-5035-OT Dept
Locations:: East Longmeadow, MA
Posted:: Jan 4, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Temporary (Not through Staffing Agency)
Position ID:: 127274

About Bay Path University:

When Bay Path opened its doors to students in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the start them on the road of success. We still do.

Today, that spirit and philosophy is more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it's not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that defines us-and we have many-but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done.

Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA and three satellite locations, (East Longmeadow, Sturbridge, Concord), Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

We're committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or through our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish. Be part of the change.

We invite you to visit our website at where you can learn more about Bay Path University.

Job Description:

Position Code: TBD
Job Type: Full-Time, 6-Months (temporary)
Location: East Longmeadow, MA / Clinical Site


We seek a dynamic individual for a clinical instructor in the occupational therapy program. This is a 6-month appointment requiring the candidate to work full-time hours during that timeframe. The successful candidate will be a registered occupational therapist licensed to practice in Connecticut and Massachusetts. The candidate should possess a strong background and clinical experience working with pediatric clients with varying levels of abilities as well as providing support services to families and caregivers. Experience should include assessment, treatment, and management of disorders typically seen within the population. The ideal candidate will also have experience supervising Level I and Level II fieldwork students in a clinical setting. The clinical instructor will demonstrate the ability to creatively engage fieldwork students via remote/telehealth and in-person experiential learning opportunities in a community-based fieldwork setting. Additionally, the clinical instructor will collaborate with the Department Chair, Director of Clinical Education, Lead Clinical Instructor, and other faculty/staff members to implement, modify, and regularly review department curriculum to ensure the didactic portion of the curriculum is consistent with the clinical experience.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Supervision of Level II fieldwork students in a clinical setting
  • Collaboration with Lead Clinical Instructor on site to ensure program continuity
  • Provide direct and indirect occupational therapy services to clients and families on site or remotely via telehealth
  • Clinical instruction in the evaluation process, treatment planning, documentation, and interventions of occupational therapy services to pediatric clients, with a variety of abilities and disabilities in a role-emergent and/or community based pediatric setting
  • Responsible for midterm and final evaluation of students' performance using the AOTA Fieldwork Performance Evaluation
  • Maintain a positive, collaborative working relationship with other professionals, administrators, and staff at each site
  • Work collaboratively with the Department Chair, Director of Clinical Education, and other faculty/staff
  • Engage in appropriate and relevant professional development
  • Maintain professional licensure in Connecticut and Massachusetts
  • Adhere to HIPAA and FERPA privacy standards
  • Attend trainings as required
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Should be committed to a culture of diversity, equity, respect and inclusion.
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose, and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.


  • An earned degree in occupational therapy as well as current OTR certification and licensure in Connecticut and Massachusetts
  • Clinical experience and interest working with pediatric clients and families
  • Minimum of three years practicing in the field of occupational therapy
  • Experience supervising Level I and Level II fieldwork students
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with faculty, students, staff, and administration
  • Ability to effectively prioritize multiple responsibilities
  • Ability to handle confidential information with integrity and discretion and within FERPA and HIPAA guidelines.
  • Should be committed to a culture of diversity, equity, respect, and inclusion; demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own.
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role of an OT community-based or role-emergent fieldwork in achieving said goals.
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Submit to and pass criminal offender records check (C.O.R.I.).
  • Valid U.S. driver's license.
  • Must successfully pass the online Safe Driving Course (within 15 days of hire) and driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter.
  • All new employees must complete the FERPA, Anti-Harassment, and any other required online trainings within 15 days of employment.
  • Must adhere to University COVID-19 testing, symptom tracking and all other COVID protocols established by the University.
  • If you operate a University owned, leased or personal vehicle at any time while performing your duties you must follow all policies and procedures outlined in the Operations Manual. You must have a valid driver's license and must successfully pass the online Safe Driving Course and driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter. Additionally, you must report any driving offense, on or off company time, which causes a loss, suspension, or any other change in your license status. You must report this change within one business day of the offense. You can report this change to the Human Resource Department or your direct supervisor. Failure to do so can lead to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

Additional Information:

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter, resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy. Please apply online. Faxes and emails will not be accepted.

Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.

Bay Path University is a smoke and tobacco-free community.

All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory background checking.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position please email us at [email protected] or call 413-565-1168.




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Posted: 1/5/2021
Application Due: 3/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time