Occupational Therapy Assistant Instructor, Mental Health (Substitute)

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American Career College (ACC) has been helping people succeed since 1978 and we are currently seeking an Instructor, Occupational Therapy Assistant (Mental Health). This is an outstanding opportunity for a service-oriented individual to help our students begin their journey toward their new careers.


Under general supervision of the Program Director II, Occupational Therapy Assistant, delivers class and/or clinical instructions according to an approved course syllabus using accepted and effective teaching methods; develops daily lesson plans; advises and tutors students; maintains current and accurate attendance and grade records; remains current in applicable program teaching field; participates in faculty meetings, instructional seminars and two (2) in-service training sessions. Participates in college activities such as faculty meetings, student functions, graduation exercises, open houses, new student orientations, and advisory board meetings.


Must be a graduate from an occupational therapy program recognized by an institution accredited by the U.S. Secretary of Education or Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


Must have academic credentials to support the subject area(s) taught (diploma or certificate from an accredited program in field).


Must demonstrate prior training in instructional methodology and teaching skills from a formal teacher educational program or any comparable training program or formal in-house training program.


Current Occupational Therapy Practitioner license (or eligible for licensure) in California.


Certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) as an Occupational Therapist Registered (OTR) or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA).

Current CPR Card.



Minimum of three (3) years of related practical work experience in Occupational Therapy practice.


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


Teaching experience preferred.


Knowledgeable of education standards such as Title IV, ACOTE, ABHES, BPPE, and other accreditation standards preferred.


Mental Health Specialty: Experience as a COTA or OTR in Mental Health-rehabilitation care settings required.


Must demonstrate training in educational methods, testing and evaluation and evidence strength in instructional methodology, delivery and techniques as indicated by evaluation personnel within 30 days of beginning instruction.


Experience with MS Office.

To learn more about American Career College and apply for this exciting opportunity, please visit our website:


American Career College is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we seek candidates who desire to work in and serve an ethnically-diverse population.

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