Adjunct Faculty (Credit) Occupational Therapy Assistant (Fall 2022)

  • Dallas College
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Aug 16, 2022
Part time / Adjunct Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology

Job Description

Job Title Code

Hourly Rate (Part-Time)
$55.00 per hour


Position Type

Position Summary
Teaches students effectively in assigned classes and maintains office hours for student consultation.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Excellent oral and written communication skills to interact with students of varying diverse backgrounds. Demonstrated skills in successfully working with diverse populations through experiences such as formal training and past work experiences. The ability to provide quality customer service.

Physical Requirements
May be required to lift and move materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

Minimum Knowledge and Experience:

Associate degree or higher in Occupational Therapy, current state license in Occupational Therapy, and three years of non-teaching work experience. Official transcripts will be required at time of interview. ***Will be subject to a criminal background check.  Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check.***


Preferred Skills/Additional Requirements:

• Bachelors and/or Master's degree in Occupational Science/Occupational Therapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant awarded by an institution that is accredited by a United States Department of Education (USDE) - recognized regional or national accrediting body required
• Must hold a current Texas license in Occupational Therapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant, license in good standing (or be eligible for licensure in Texas) and Certification from the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
• Knowledge of ACOTE accreditation standards
• Minimum of three (3) years experience as an Occupational Therapist/Occupational Therapy Assistant in Pediatrics or Psych (Acute Care, NICU, In-patient Rehabilitation, School-based, Homecare, and Outpatient) setting, required
• Ability to conduct normal classroom and hands-on lab courses; This may include lifting, pulling, pushing, bending or squatting
• Requires ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand and walk
• Ability to occasionally lift, carry and/or move medium weight up to twenty-five (25) pounds and/or exert up to twenty-five (25) pounds of force
• Gross and fine motor skills; Visual acuity to use a keyboard and view a computer terminal
• Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand, and finger dexterity, including the ability to grasp required to assist students with providing safe and effective procedures
• Must show promise as an effective teacher
• Effective communication in the English language, both verbal and written
• Proficiency with appropriate lab equipment
• Proficiency in software applications common in higher education environments, such as the Microsoft Suite student information systems, and Learning Management Systems
• Organizational skills
• Compliance with the applicable state and federal laws and regulations and accepted industry standards as associated with courses taught in their respective discipline
• Professional dress and demeanor; a positive attitude and willingness to work with other faculty as part of a team and be supportive of the University

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provides students with a written course syllabus. Participates in the evaluation of the instructional process and uses innovative strategies to continually improve learning. Participates in development and support of their discipline by recommending books and materials, revising curricula, and recommending teaching assignments when appropriate. Maintains accurate and complete course records. Performs professional activities and assumes professional responsibilities as agreed upon with the division dean, and works with colleagues to achieve shared goals and visions. Values the collaborative process. Uses knowledge of diverse communities and learning styles and has the ability to incorporate diversity of delivery of such learning styles in instruction. Participates in student advising and registration. Utilizes technology to facilitate learning and to access data, maintain records, generate reports, and communicate with others. Meets professional assignments in accordance with the System’s calendar and contractual obligations. Complies with Districts board policy, state and federal policy, and the student code of conduct as appropriate. Commits to college mission and goals through participating in planning division objectives and budget requests. Serves on and attends college committees as assigned. Participates in campus commencement exercise(s) as required and attends other required college meetings and activities. Participates in his/her own performance appraisal. Demonstrates ability to work effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds. May work with student clubs and/or organizations. Demonstrates verbal and written communication skills to support and enhance effective interaction between Districts and other organizations, businesses and community groups as well as faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds. Promotes the college in the community by participating in a variety of marketing activities. Participates in professional development activities. Performs other duties as assigned.

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