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Fire Science/EMT Mentor

Oakton Community College
Skokie, IL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College
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Job Details

Category:: Casual
Department:: Division of Business and Career Technologies
Locations:: Skokie, IL
Posted:: Jan 20, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Part Time Staff
Position ID:: 127663

About Oakton Community College :

Oakton Community College, a caring community of educators dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning, seeks part-time Fire Science/Emergency Medical Technician Mentors to join our College. Applicants must be strong communicators and effective classroom facilitators who enjoy teaching in a student-centered environment.

Candidates with a commitment to working in a culturally competent environment are especially valued at Oakton.

We encourage applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity of Oakton's student body & community, who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures, and have a demonstrated commitment to working with and as part of a multicultural faculty and diverse student body and community.

Located seventeen miles from downtown Chicago, Oakton serves northern Cook County with campuses in Des Plaines and Skokie, Illinois.

Oakton has an immediate need for qualified part-time Fire Science/Emergency Medical Technician Mentors on the Skokie campus.

Job Description:

Oakton has an immediate need for qualified part-time Fire Science/Emergency Medical Technician Mentors to assist in the teaching of the EMT course. Emergency Medical Technician studies the duties performed by emergency medical technicians, following the National EMS Education Standards. Content includes CPR, human body anatomy, vital signs, ventilation, cardiac emergencies, resuscitation, automated external defibrillation, pharmacology, bleeding and shock, fractures, injuries, childbirth, lifting and moving of patients, legal and ethical issues. Practical skill performance is heavily emphasized throughout the course. This course is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health and successful completion of the course qualifies students to take the EMT licensing examination or the National Registry Examination for EMT.

The main responsibilities of the Mentor are to provide individual guidance to the student in developing EMS psychomotor skills and applying cognitive knowledge in evaluating and managing EMS emergencies. The Mentor assembles equipment and sets up practical skill stations; practical skills equipment will be maintained, cleaned, and stored by the Mentor. On assigned testing days, the Mentor will evaluate students practical skills proficiencies. The Mentor will assist the primary and secondary instructors as needed.

Mentors are paid on an hourly basis at a rate of $21.76 per hour.


Current Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) license as a EMT-Basic or Paramedic, and a minimum of three years of experience as a licensed EMT-Basic are required.

Five years or more of experience as a licensed EMT-Basic or at least two years of experience as a licensed Paramedic; current IDPH Lead Instructor licensure and/or National Association of Emergency Medical Systems Educators (NAEMSE) Instructor, Part I certification; Fire Science Instructor I certification or transcript of completion of the Fire Science Instructor I course; BLS Instructor certification by the American Heart Association; and credentials to instruct in CPR are preferred.

Additional Information:

Part-time hires and assignments are coordinated by the department chairs. Contact Spencer Kimura at 847-635-1910 / [email protected] for more information

Please contact Matthew Robitaille at [email protected] if you have any questions or experience problems in submitting your application.

Oakton Community College requires all employees to adhere to a Vaccination /Testing Mandate and Mask Requirement.

Oakton Community College does not currently have a work form home policy and employees, are required to report to campus.

Application Instructions:

Required documents for a complete application file include an application, cover letter, resume/cv, official transcripts, licenses or certifications, for the hiring credential, and 2 original, signed recommendation letters or college placement/credential file.

Recommendation letters may either be submitted with original signature or e-mailed directly from the reference to [email protected]

Transcripts, certifications and licenses, may either be submitted on official paper or as pdf copies of official transcripts e-mailed directly from the Registrar's Office to [email protected] or [email protected]

Transcripts, certifications, licenses, and recommendation letters, are required prior to appointment..

Official transcripts and original letters of recommendation or placement/credential file should be mailed to

Department of Human Resources, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016.

Oakton is accessible by public transportation.

Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices.

Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.



With more than 2,500 course offerings each term, Oakton Community College offers a wealth of educational options in the heart of Chicago’s northern suburbs. From degree programs to non-credit career enhancement and personal enrichment courses, Oakton has something for everyone. 

Founded in 1969, Oakton is a two-year community college offering associate's degree programs and non-credit courses in northern Cook County, Illinois.

Oakton's 147-acre main campus sits in a forest preserve in Des Plaines, Illinois. A second campus in Skokie serves residents on the eastern side of the District and is home to the Art, Science, and Technology Pavilion. The College also offers continuing education classes at off-campus locations throughout the region, and many students pursue studies at home through our distance learning program.

Programs of Study
Associate's degrees in 80 areas of study prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions or to step directly into rewarding careers. Continuing education programs offer personal enrichment and career advancement opportunities through courses ranging from art to home improvement to English as a Second Language.

Oakton's 700 full- and part-time faculty members boast top academic credentials, and their true passion is teaching. In small classes, our faculty engage students as individuals and guide their learning experience.

Oakton's 46,000 credit and non-credit students represent all ages, 55 nations, and a wide range of experience. More than half come from a minority background, bringing a wealth of perspectives to campus.

Student Life
Students at Oakton participate in 50 clubs and organizations, from the Ceramics Club to Students for Social Justice, and they take a role in college governance and more through the Student Government Association and other leadership groups. A rich activities calendar offers lectures, social events, service opportunities, and more.

With a full performing arts season and a museum dedicated to the work of Chicago-area artists, Oakton Community College fosters a creative environment where the arts flourish. For students, that means opportunities to learn, create, and perform. For the community, the College offers a wide array of cultural events and opportunities to experience creativity.

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