Coordinator, Recreation Therapy Assistant Program

Coordinator, Recreation Therapy Assistant Program

Employer

Pitt Community College
1986 Pitt Tech Road
Winterville, NC 28590
Phone: 252-493-7200

Job Location

Winterville, NC

Salary/Grade

Commensurate with Experience

Benefits

Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Monday, April 16, 2018
Closes: Monday, April 30, 2018

Target Start Date

Monday, July 2, 2018

Expected Work Hours

TBD

Reports to

Department Chair, Human Services Technology

Employment Type

Full-Time Position, 9 Month Contract

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Recreation with an option in Therapeutic Recreation preferred; and one to two years of combined teaching experience and clinical  experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities. Current license granted by the North Carolina Board for Recreational Therapy Licensure.  Some evening teaching will be required. 

Physical Requirements:   Must be physically able to operate a variety of types of office and audio-visual equipment including computer, copier, audio-visual equipment, etc.  Must be physically able to exert up to ten pounds of force occasionally and/or frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.  Physical demands are in excess of sedentary work;  position requires walking, standing, stooping, reaching, crouching, fingering, etc. for extended periods of time.  Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of approximately twenty pounds.

Data Conception:   Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.

Interpersonal Communication:   Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information.  Includes the giving of instructions to students and staff.  Includes the receiving of information and instructions from supervisor.

Language Ability:   Requires the ability to read a variety of documents, reports, and various books such as various manuals, PCC handbook and catalog, various texts, etc.  Requires the ability to prepare various documents and reports such as lesson plans, grade/evaluation reports, attendance report, end-of quarter reports, long-range plans, etc., using the proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar.  Requires the ability to communicate with co-workers, supervisor, subordinates, other PCC personnel, etc. with poise, voice control, and confidence.  Requires the ability to be conversant in the theory, principles, and methods of effective and persuasive speaking, voice and diction, phonetics, and discussion and debate.

Intelligence:   Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems; to deal with nonverbal symbolism in its most difficult phases; to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables; to comprehend the most abstruse classes of concepts.    Requires the ability to apply rational systems such as education (teaching), human services, etc., in order to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables.

Verbal Aptitude:   Requires the ability to record and deliver information and to follow verbal and written instructions.  Must be able to instruct others via effective verbal communication.

Numerical Aptitude:   Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers; determine percentages and decimals; determine time and weight; apply algebraic principles; utilizing descriptive statistics; etc.

Form/Spatial Aptitude:  Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.

Motor Coordination:   Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in utilizing office and audio-visual equipment, etc. 

Manual Dexterity:   Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc.  Must have moderate levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

Color Discrimination:   Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.

Interpersonal Temperament:   Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions.   Must be adaptable to performing under moderate stress when confronted with an emergency.

Physical Communication:  Requires the ability to talk and/or hear (talking - expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing - perceiving nature of sounds by ear.)

Preferred Qualifications

See minimum qualifications

Position Description

Under limited supervision, instructs students in various recreation, leisure, and therapeutic recreation courses both in the classroom and in a clinical setting and performs related administrative and recordkeeping duties.  Is responsible for directing and coordinating all activities relative to the clinical aspect of the Therapeutic Recreation Department.  Interacts with and assists students in various areas.  Reports to the Department Chair, Human Services Technology.

Teaches assigned various courses in recreation, leisure, therapeutic recreation in a classroom setting as well as in a clinical setting and performs related administrative and recordkeeping duties such as evaluating textbooks and making recommendations to Department Chair of Human Services; developing objectives; preparing lesson plans, course syllabi, handouts, tests, etc.; gathering resources for class; developing materials; conducting critiques of students' work; grading assignments; maintaining files; evaluating courses and recommending changes; etc.  Prepares and/or completes various reports and forms related to classes including financial aid reports, grade reports, rosters, etc. 

Performs various student-related duties including recruiting students, advising students, assisting students with class registration, counseling with students, assisting students with career and study skills, providing help with job placement and contacts, writing letters of recommendation, assisting with graduation activities, etc.  Completes various student forms such as withdrawals, registration, drop/add, and credit by examination.

Remains active in professional organizations and activities.  Keeps abreast of newest research and technological advances relative to the teaching of human services courses by reading professional journals and attending seminars, conferences, meetings, etc.

Maintains good working relationships and communicates information within the Department and with all departments/divisions on campus. 

Maintains files of instructional and administrative materials.

Receives, reviews, processes, files and/or submits a variety of documents and reports such as attendance report, grade sheets, evaluation forms, schedules, professional development forms, annual objectives, various other forms, memos, and general letters of correspondence.

Operates, utilizes, and maintains various types of equipment and supplies including computer, adding machine, copier, audio-visual equipment, general office and teaching supplies, etc.

Coordinate with other college personnel in the design and specification of needed new facilities.

Assist individuals in the community with program and therapeutic recreation related needs. Access community needs for the therapeutic recreation and for continuing education for therapeutic recreation.

Develop, implement and maintain ongoing program evaluation process.

Assists current and former students with national and state registration, certification, and/or licensure process, i.e., the North Carolina Board for Recreational Therapy Licensure.

Serves on various College committees and organizations and attends meetings as required.  Assists part-time instructors and substitutes for absent instructors as needed.

Responds to phone calls, providing information and answering inquiries as appropriate.

Performs other duties as required or assigned by the Department Chair of Human Services.

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