Delta Career Education Corporation

Medical Lab Teaching Assistant

Req #
2017-6572
US-PA-Wyomissing
Category
Customer Service/Support
Berks Technical Institute - Wyomissing
Job Status
Part Time

Overview

 

The Teaching Assistant follows the instructions of the instructor of record and is responsible for performing teaching-related duties to assist faculty members. Duties may include preparing instructional materials for class, proctoring of exams, grading tests and homework, and recording grades in grade book. The Teaching Assistant is also provides critical support to students outside of regularly scheduled class hours to provide group reviews, tutoring and guidance.

Qualifications

  • Minimum:

⁻           Education requirement varies by field of instruction:

  • For Non-degreed-areas: High School Diploma or GED or documented specialized competency in field of instruction, or equivalent work experience in the field of instruction
  • For Degreed-areas and General Studies: Associate’s Degree or equivalent work experience in the field of instruction.
  • For Specific Courses in some areas of instruction: Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent work experience in the field of instruction.

⁻           Industry certification in field of instruction if required by industry, or demonstrated knowledge equivalent to the certification. 

⁻           1 year of industry experience in the field of instruction.

  • Preferred:

⁻           Bachelor’s Degree

⁻           2 years of teaching experience in a post-secondary environment

⁻           3 years of experience in the field of instruction

⁻           Working knowledge of federal/state government education regulations

Responsibilities

Promotes and Maintains a Positive Learning Environment

  • Maintains a thorough knowledge and understanding of all school policies, and adheres to and upholds their implementation and enforcement.
  • Works to maintain a safe environment for all students, faculty, and staff.
  • Safeguards materials, records, and equipment.
  • Attends school functions including staff meetings, in-service training, faculty meetings, orientation, graduation, and special student activities and school events as required. 
  • Completes an annual self-evaluation and participate in the performance appraisal process.
  • Abides by all Federal, state, and accreditation/compliance rules and regulations.
  • Presents “self” as a professional role model to students.
  • Inspires student confidence in school, faculty, and self.
  • Adheres to the Employee Handbook, Faculty Guide, Catalog, and other school policy and procedure and any amendments thereto.
  • Ensures a commitment to interdepartmental cooperation.
  • Maintains professional dress and demeanor.
  • Maintains appropriate confidentiality when working with students, records, and administrative staff.
  • Maintains an attitude of enthusiasm, willingness to cooperate, and work well with others.  Interacts with students and fellow employees in a courteous, professional, and positive manner.
  • Treats students with fairness, impartiality, and objectivity.
  • Provides advance notification regarding lateness, absence, and vacation schedules during time of substitute assignment. 

 

Fulfills Administrative Responsibilities

  • Maintains and posts office hours for the purpose of student advisement and tutoring. 
  • Evaluates student homework, quizzes and examinations under the direction of the faculty member.
  • Assists faculty in maintaining accurate, up-to-date records of student progress, performance, and attendance as required by school policy and procedure.
  • Maintains appropriate confidentiality when working with students, records, and administrative staff.
  • Assists Instructor in contacting absent students.
  • Supports faculty to facilitate submission of mid-term and final grades.

 

Manages the Classroom/Laboratory

  • Assists faculty with providing students with a full understanding of course objectives (syllabus, course outlines, and course materials/equipment) on the first day of class.
  • Supports Instructors in providing students with timely information on his or her academic progress relative to quizzes, exams, homework, and projects; reviews progress with students on a regular basis, well in advance of the end of a term.
  • Ensures the classroom/laboratory facility is left in a clean and orderly manner upon conclusion of your scheduled session.
  • Actively enforces school policies, such as on-line/computer usage, dress code, etc. at all times.
  • Obtains materials needed for classes, including texts and other materials.

 

Delivers Instructional Material

  • Presents enthusiastic, well-prepared, organized, and clear lectures and classroom activities consistent with the course syllabus and outline, under direction of the faculty member.
  • Utilizes effective delivery skills (e.g., eye contact, voice intonation, and various questioning techniques).
  • Facilitates discussion groups and/or small group activities.
  • Corresponds to student inquiry via email, telephone or during office hours.
  • Directs students to library and other resources to support their achievement of learning objectives.

 

Conducts Laboratory/Clinic/Practicum Activities

  • Supervises scheduled laboratory activities and hours.
  • Ensures that time is spent productively by students working on appropriate assignments.
  • Provides the opportunity for individual student attention.
  • Evaluates student work and provides specific feedback.
  • Directs students to additional resources to support achievement of learning objectives.
  • Orders supplies as needed by following school procedure.
  • Assists in maintaining a clean lab and clean equipment.
  • Conducts initial troubleshooting measures on equipment and promptly label and reports all equipment in need of repair.

Provides adequate safety measures for students and security measures to ensure safety of laboratory equipment.

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