Manage and administer the program, including planning, evaluation, budgeting, selection of faculty and staff, maintenance of accreditation, and commitment to strategies for professional development.
Supervise the activities of the department staff. Prepare teaching assignments.
Determine, establish and implement department goals.
Review student success rates by class and implement plan to reduce student withdrawals. Meet with students to encourage them to stay in the program.
Develop and manage the department budget and expenditures.
Visit clinical sites to review and evaluate students’ clinical performance and progress. Coordinate with site instructors to ensure clinical education is effective.
Coordinate the clinical and didactic education for the OTA program. Coordinate and revise the clinical education plan.
Lead the ACOTE accreditation process for the program.
Assist in submission of required fees and supporting documentation, graduation reports, licensing and certification results, and placement statistics for the OTA program.
Assist in achieving full compliance with accreditation criteria within two years. Ensure continuing accreditation through the appropriate authorities. Communicate results of annual report to ACOTE.
Develop and maintain a functional curriculum according to approved design. Evaluate course content and review new texts. Collaborate with administration in the design and implementation of the OTA program.
Perform functions of an Occupational Therapy Assistant instructor.
The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.
Master’s degree from an institution that is accredited by a regional or national accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).
The master’s degree is not limited to a master’s degree in occupational therapy.
Must be an initially certified occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant that is licensed in the State of Texas or has the ability to become licensed in the State of Texas.
Must have five (5) years of experience in the field of occupational therapy, administrative or supervisory experience, and at least one (1) year of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities.
Verbal and written communication skills.
Knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point and other computer skills.
Program Director for the Occupational Therapy Assi