Under the direct supervision of the Associate Dean of PTA, and Health Sciences and with the direction/collaboration of the Director of Retention, the PTA lab assistant/tutor is responsible for healthcare contextualized student learning/retention. The individual is responsible for laboratory assistance, tutoring, student support, student learning/retention. He/she will provide 1:1 tutoring/support sessions and supplemental sessions to promote student learning/retention. The individual will provide oversight and instruction to PTA students during open lab hours and will assist faculty during lab sessions of coursework, including assistance on practical examinations, skill checks, and remediation activities. He/she will assist the ACCE, as needed, in preparing students for clinical education with review and analysis of case studies and role play activities that simulate potential clinical situations. The assistant will also maintain a clean, safe, and up-to-date laboratory environment. He/she must demonstrate knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal and practice issues affecting education of the physical therapist assistant student, and the profession of physical therapy as a whole. The individual is dedicated to learning college concepts and demonstrates this dedication by conducting activities in a manner that promotes student success and lifelong learning. He/she works closely with the Morton College PTA Program Faculty to assure that learning needs are met. The individual will provide services to a diverse student population in support of the program faculty and staff.
The successful candidate will possess at a minimum an Associate’s degree in PTA, although if a PT, the candidate will hold at a minimum a Bachelor’s degree. The candidate will be licensed, or licensure eligible, in the State of Illinois as a PT or PTA commensurate with his/her earned degree from an accredited PT or PTA program. The candidate will have clinical experience beyond entry-level, preferably a minimum of five years of experience. The candidate will be able to teach all laboratory-based skills completed by a PTA and will have working knowledge of the PT/PTA relationship. The candidate will have excellent organizational, analytical, interpersonal, and communications skills (written and verbal), as well as basic computer literacy. The candidate will have a positive attitude and ability to focus on students, student learning, and student success. The candidate will have the ability to problem solve, think critically, balance multiple tasks simultaneously, and pay attention to detail and accuracy. The candidate will have the ability to perform in teamwork environments as well as the ability to self-initiate and work independently. The candidate will exercise good judgement and maintain confidentiality. The candidate will demonstrate excellent interpersonal, education, and coaching skills. The candidate will be available to work some evenings and weekends.
Must be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of compassion, fairness, respect, responsibility, tolerance and truth.
Morton College, the second oldest community college in Illinois, was founded in 1924 to meet the educational demands in the growing communities of Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other near western suburbs which were a national hub of economic activity. As a comprehensive community college, recognized by the Illinois Community College Board, Morton College's mission is: To enhance the quality of life of our diverse community through exemplary teaching and learning opportunities, community service, and life-long learning.