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Online Learning Designer

Dunedin City - Otago

Online Learning Designer

Otago Polytechnic is a leader in educational performance and is setting big targets for the future. The OP Online team at Otago Polytechnic supports the goals of the institution by working with subject matter experts to design and deliver a range of innovative online and blended programmes and courses that promote the highest quality learning experiences for all our learners. We are seeking an experienced educational developer to join our team on a permanent basis.

Team members have a range of complementary skills, including learning design and instructional design, which we use to develop high quality blended and online courses. The ideal candidate will hold a tertiary teaching qualification and be an experienced educational developer able to design online resources in conjunction with teaching staff across the Polytechnic. Team members are good communicators, are flexible, proactive, problem-solvers, and are future focussed. They have excellent knowledge of educational technology and open educational resources, and they know how to incorporate student-centred pedagogy and instructional design into the development of online learning resources.

The OP Online Team operates as a high performing and self-managing team. It draws on the strengths of individual members to manage work collectively and has a strong culture of self-responsibility. If you want to be part of a value-driven, learner-focused institution, if you thrive in an environment that balances independence with team culture, if you like to be challenged and work at the forefront of educational development, and if you have a positive and enthusiastic attitude – we would like to meet you!

Applications Close on the 4th September 2015

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Fulltime Permanent Position

The successful applicant will be able to provide excellent teaching and student support, inspiring our students to achieve at their highest level in courses that prepare students for fieldwork practice, and while on fieldwork. You will be a registered occupational therapist with a master‘s qualification, or be on a pathway towards a masters.

You will have an understanding of the range and diversity of occupational therapy practice. You will be able to educate students on the principles of therapeutic communication, the problem solving process, reflection, clinical reasoning and evidence based practice as applied to occupational therapy practice.

You will have an interest in community development and have areas of clinical expertise and/or content knowledge that you can confidently teach.

This position requires skills in building relationships and networking with external stakeholders. This will involve you in liaising with external agencies, to secure and develop fieldwork placements.

You will have well developed skills in the following areas, teaching and learning, team work, technology, project and time management, and excellent communication skills. This position requires a quick thinker, who can analyse complex situations well and develop clear plans of action.

The School of Occupational Therapy is a stimulating, challenging, future focused environment in which to work. You will have supportive colleagues who willingly share their skills and knowledge.

The School of Occupational Therapy Otago Polytechnic invites applications from occupational therapists.  Preference will be given if you have completed postgraduate studies and who have a teaching qualification.

For further information please contact Jackie Herkt on 0800 762 786, Description

Please attach your CV and cover letter to the Application for employment

Applications close Friday 4 September 2015.