Posted: Sep 20, 2022

Program Specialist OTA Program - Part Time

Lackawanna College - Scranton, PA
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2022


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Lackawanna College is a private, accredited college serving the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Our main campus is located in downtown Scranton, and our footprint includes satellite centers in Covington Twp.HawleyHazletonSunbury, Towanda and Tunkhannock

Our mission is to provide a quality education to all persons who seek to improve their lives and better the communities in which they live. We provide our students with a direct path to a bachelor’s degree, associate degree, or one of many different professional certifications. Additionally, our Continuing Education department helps put the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania back to work with modern career skills. Lackawanna is also one of the most cost-efficient regional higher education institutions.

If our mission inspires you, and you are willing to go the extra mile to help our students succeed, please feel free to apply for this or future employment opportunities for which you meet the minimum qualifications. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups including women and minorities. Please know that only the candidates who meet the minimum qualifications can be considered, and only those selected for interviews will be contacted by a college representative. No phone calls, please._________________________________________________________________________________________


This is a part time (up to twenty hours per week) non-tenure track position beginning August 2022 with possibility of renewal. The Program Specialist is responsible for supporting the OTA Program Director as a core program staff member to help ensure the program is successful.


1. Assume adjunct teaching duties as assigned by the program director within the OTA Program.

2. Assisting in lab based classes and open lab hours as assigned 

3. Provide tutoring assistance to students that require it as assigned.

4. Assisting the Fieldwork Coordinator in the developing of, conducting, coordinating, and evaluating the fieldwork education component of the OTA Program.

5. Maintain current knowledge of the occupational therapy assistant profession, clinical skills, and educational methodology through continuing professional development.

6. Involvement in all areas of student and program assessment from admission to post graduation as outlined in the program accreditation assessment plan.

7. Other duties as outlined or assigned by the program director and/or Lackawanna College administration including but not limited to ACOTE accreditation requirements, participation on college committees, student recruitment, and community service

8. Other program specific activities as assigned by the program director to align with ACOTE requirements for core program staff.


  1. A Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) or an Occupational Therapist with current licensure / certification in the state of Pennsylvania.

2. Excellent interpersonal communication skills, ability to multi-task, strong leadership abilities, and good time management and organizational skills. 

  1. Familiarity or experience with ACOTE Accreditation requirements for OTA programs.


- Hold a minimum of an associate degree for OTA or a baccalaureate degree for OT awarded by an institution that is accredited by a USDE recognized institutional accrediting body

- Must be currently licensed or otherwise regulated in the PA as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant.


- At least 2 years' post-graduation clinical experience including but not limited to experience supervising and educating OTA/OT students.

- Must show evidence of continued professional development and or specialization / certification in content area

Applications will only be accepted via online method OR email. If selecting the email option, interested candidates can email resumes to [email protected]. Deadline for applications, September 30th, 2022. No phone calls, please.

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and all other applicable non-discrimination laws, Lackawanna College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status, or genetic information in its educational programs and activities, admissions, and with regard to employment.

Lackawanna College is an accredited, private, non-profit educational institution providing opportunities for career and personal development within selected associates degree, certificate and continuing education program.