Occupational Therapy Assistant Instructor

Pima Medical Institute Mesa , AZ 85205

Posted 2 months ago

Instruct and implement the Occupational Therapy Assistant program to educate students in accordance with the curriculum standards and objectives.


  • Implement and evaluate daily lesson plans for students to include scheduled activities and materials of semesters.

  • Plan instruction to achieve specific objectives based upon student need and established curriculum.

  • Monitor the attendance of students in the program and coordinate with Associate Director when absences occur two days in a row. Prepare attendance reports weekly for the office management department.

  • Review student success rates and implement plan to reduce student withdrawals. Meet with students to encourage them to stay in the program. Maintain an 80% student success rate for all classes taught in the program.

  • Maintain student grades in accordance with established policies. Prepare final grades at the end of each semester to update student records and transcripts.

  • Evaluate the performance of students regarding achievements in curriculum and activities and make necessary provisions to meet learning needs. Evaluate students clinical performance.

  • Prepare lectures, labs and practical demonstrations for students in class and individually.

  • Assist and advise students with Occupational Therapy Assistant program curriculum and provide student advisement and supervision when necessary.

  • May assist and coordinate externships for Occupational Therapy Assistant students and participate in recruitment and marketing activities for the OTA program.

  • Participates in projects, committee work and program planning to assist in meeting department goals as determined by the Program Director.

The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.


  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) accrediting body.

  • Graduation from an accredited Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapy Assistant program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or a graduate of an otherwise recognized training entity (e.g., hospital-based program) as an Occupational Therapy field.

  • Three (3) years of clinical experience in the field of Occupational Therapy.

  • Must be an initially certified occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant that is licensed or credentialed according to the regulations in the state in which the program is located.

  • Documented expertise in areas of teaching responsibility and knowledge of the content delivery method.

  • Verbal and written communications skills.

  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and computer skills.

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