AP15-08W Part-Time OTA/PTA Program Clinical Instructor

The School of Health & Community Services
Requires a Part-time Clinical Educator
OTA/PTA Program

Durham College is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified individuals, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

Durham College is seeking experienced and motivated registered Occupational Therapists who share our commitment to quality and student success. The School of Health & Community Services requires part-time clinical educators for the OTA/PTA program. The successful candidate must be in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO).  This role commences January 2016 and includes 7.5-15 hours weekly for 14 weeks with opportunity for contract renewal. Ideal candidates will have clinical expertise and familiarity working with students.

Candidates must be available to teach Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The responsibilities of Durham College educators include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating a positive learning environment that accommodate students’ diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, experiences and individual learning styles;
  • Utilizing principles of adult education to actively engage students in the learning process;
  • Ensuring that course and program curriculum is current and relevant;
  • Working independently and demonstrating initiative; and 
  • Working effectively with students, the program team and a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

The responsibilities of educators in clinical settings include but are not limited to:

  • Work within established agency partners to provide OT service to clients based on a needs assessment; this includes client assessment, treatment plan development, treatment delegation and supervision to groups of OTA students.
  • Act as the main point of clinical and daily operational contact in the agency.  Liaise between the College and the agency as necessary.
  • Work with groups of up to 6 students providing clinical fieldwork supervision and oversee treatment provision by the students in a community agency setting, in compliance with COTO Standards for working with students and support personnel.
  • Provide mentoring, clinical teaching and evaluation of OTA/PTA competencies for each student assigned in the fieldwork setting.
  • Competitive clinical rates offered.
  • Ideal candidates will have clinical expertise and familiarity working with students. 

The ideal candidate will meet or exceed the following qualifications:

  1. An undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy.  Relevant Master’s degree preferred; must be a registered Occupational Therapist in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.  A Bachelor of Education or Master of Education is an asset.
  2. Three to five years of recent and relevant work experience.
  3. Teaching experience at the post-secondary level with a demonstrated application of adult educational principles and teaching methodologies.
  4. Superior verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  5. Committed to life-long learning.
  6. Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  7. Track record in meeting deadlines.
  8. Self-motivated and independent worker who also functions well in a team environment.
  9. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders including students, other faculty members, support staff, administrators, other departments within the College and with external partners.
  10. Understanding of the Ontario community college system.

Interested candidates should submit a resume with references to jobs@durhamcollege.ca, quoting competition number AP15-08W.

Durham College provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process.  If you require an accommodation in applying for our postings or if you are selected for an interview, please contact Keri Molson, HR Assistant and we will work with you to meet your needs.  The HR Assistant may be reached through any of the following methods:

Phone: 905-721-3073
Email: jobs@durhamcollege.ca
Fax: 905-721-3134
In person: Campus Corners, 2069 Simcoe Street North