Allied Health Program Instructor

Bidwell Training Center

SUMMARY:

Responsible for instructing and facilitating student mastery of the course competencies and curriculum.  Supports all facets of the learning environment as demonstrated by institutionally prescribed curriculum and learning assessments. Through preparation and learner centered instruction, delivers career education that will support graduates in meeting the evolving needs of the employment market.  Fosters a culture of learning that encourages and values mutual responsibility and respect, ethics, life-long learning, diversity, and professional and personal development.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Essential duties and responsibilities include, and are not strictly limited to, the following:

 

Teaching & Instruction:

  • Develops class work and delivers instruction in accordance with curricula, syllabi, outline, course text, department of education licensing regulations, accreditation standards, industry guidelines and the needs of employers.

  • Adequately prepares for class; reviews and delivers all course materials and lesson plans for all courses.

  • Delivers learner-centered instruction.

  • Provides acknowledgment and corrective feedback in a non-judgmental way to guide students toward improving performance and achieving better results.

  • Relates industry experience to learning.

  • Records and maintains accurate student attendance and grades.

  • Completes grade reports and final grade sheets, learning assessments, final examination assessments by established deadline(s).

  • Administers and completes competency testing by established deadline(s).

  • Maintains familiarity with the school catalog, the MBC Employee Handbook and all the procedures, expectations, and policies stated therein.

  • Responds to student questions in a timely manner.

  • Ensures classroom, lab, and production areas are neat and orderly.

  • Remains current on software applications that support designated instruction.

  • Maintains a professional instructor-student relationship, including:

    • establishing and maintaining positive student interactions;

    • restricting classroom time to relevant, subject-related information;

    • ensuring nondiscriminatory, fair and equal treatment of all students;

    • being prepared for each class and beginning each class on time as scheduled;

    • responding to student questions in a calm, clear and concise fashion;

    • providing a non-threatening environment conducive to learning and positive self-esteem.

  • Works cooperatively with program director, affiliate personnel and other program staff to deliver and enhance the effectiveness of training.

  • Attends and participates in planning meetings with department staff, directors, and school employees.

  • Maintains credentials as required by accrediting councils/agencies and regulatory bodies.

  • Participate in new faculty on-boarding and ongoing in-service faculty development activities, and discipline specific professional development.

  • Mentors new faculty as needed

 

Classroom Management:

  • Maintains an environment that encourages and supports learning.

  • Practices proactive management strategies that focus on recognizing and acknowledging desirable conduct. 

  • Applies practices and procedures to keep students organized, orderly, focused, attentive, on-task, and academically productive.

  • Practices active supervision to avoid disruptive behavior.

  • Employs strategies to respond to disruptive or inappropriate behavior.

 

Student Success and Satisfaction:

  • Assists students in achieving educational and career goals.

  • Assists students with problem resolution.

  • Identifies at-risk students, as necessary, refers students to advisor, in-house counselor or program director for additional support and intervention.

  • Actively engages in retention activities including documented student mentoring activities and communication.

  • Tutors students as needed.

  • Assists administration in program evaluation, review, and revision when requested.

  • Consistently achieves a minimum of 60% rating for each category on the quarterly student survey.

 

Laboratory and Field Work Responsibilities:

  • Stays abreast of industry related technological advancements through professional affiliations, reviewing industry publications and continuing education. Incorporates new material into curriculum.

  • Provides a safe working environment for students to ensure proper use of chemicals, materials, and equipment. 

  • Develops, implements, and fosters effective and responsible safe laboratory practices. 

  • Monitors and maintains records for all safety procedures and equipment. 

  • Guards against the performance of any unauthorized experiments and activities.  Documents all incidences as required.

  • Maintains laboratory equipment and supplies including chemicals, glassware, kits, and SDS sheets.  Properly and safely stores chemicals, materials, and equipment.  

  • Maintains accurate records of inventory (chemicals, materials, and equipment), technical documentation and instructional equipment.

  • Stays abreast of technological advancements industry wide and incorporates new information into curricula as appropriate.

  • Evaluates student progress. Provides feedback to students and other faculty and staff in a timely manner. As needed, develops, and implements student improvement plans.

  • As necessary, transports students to field trips or other offsite events using corporate vehicle.

  • Exhibits understanding and internalization of company values:  influence, respect, listen, shape, and embrace.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES:

Communication:

  • Listening - Understands and learns from what others say.

  • Speaking – Accurately conveys ideas and facts verbally using language the audience will best understand.

  • Writing – Conveys ideas and facts in writing using language the reader will best understand.

 

 

Cognition:

  • Decision Making & Judgement – Makes timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints, and risks.

  • Analysis and Reasoning – Examines data to grasp issues, draw conclusions, and solve problems.

  • Researching Information – Identifies, collects, and organizes data for analysis and decision-making.

 

Personal Effectiveness:

  • Ethics & Integrity – Earns others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions.

  • Attention to Detail – Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks.

  • Tact – Diplomatically handles challenging or tense interpersonal situations.

 

Interaction with Others:

  • Teamwork – Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables.

  • Influencing Others – Influences others to be excited and committed to furthering the organization’s objectives.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

There are no supervisory responsibilities associated with this position.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Three years of progressive experience within the program specific industry required; MS Office skills; valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and an insurable driver’s record required. Bachelor's degree preferred. Experience providing training or classroom instruction preferred. Industry specific certifications or licensure may be required.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, stoop, bend, reach with hands and arms, hear, and use hands to handle, or feel.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.  The employee performs duties under a variety of environmental conditions both indoors and outdoors. Some worksites may include extremes in environmental temperatures.  Horticulture Technology Instructors must be able to tolerate proper use of common greenhouse chemicals or airborne agents. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color perception, close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  

Interested persons are required to submit their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to resumes@manchesterbidwell.org. EOE