Overview

St. Charles Community College invites qualified candidates to apply for the full-time position of Occupational Therapy Assistant Faculty, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for the fall 2018 semester.

 

SUMMARY:

The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator shall be an Occupational Therapy Practitioner who is responsible for preparing students to make the transition from student in the classroom to student in the fieldwork setting to competent entry-level OTA practitioner. The AFWC is responsible for maintaining and developing the academic standards related to fieldwork experiences. AFWC also maintains ongoing professional development, communication within the college community and with outside community and academic partners.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES may include the following and are in compliance with current Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) Standards.

  • Teaches in areas of expertise within the occupational therapy assistant program.
  • Identifies, secures, and coordinates sites for fieldwork education.
  • Reviews the quality and appropriateness of fieldwork sites in collaboration with other academic faculty.
  • Initiates and maintains communication and correspondence between the academic program and fieldwork sites.
  • Maintains fieldwork files according to accreditation standards.
  • Maintains and updates the fieldwork database of available sites and personnel.
  • Establishes and updates AOTA Data Form collection for each fieldwork site.
  • Assists with administrative aspects of the fieldwork program.
  • Oversees academic, health, and personal data records on students preparing for Level 2 fieldwork.
  • Enforces policies/procedures for compliance with Level I & Level II fieldwork site health requirements.
  • Communicates with faculty and fieldwork educators regarding the program curriculum design, course content, and fieldwork objectives.
  • Collaborates on fieldwork objectives with sites and communicates the linkages between didactic/fieldwork education. Collaborates with fieldwork educators to design fieldwork experiences that strengthen the tie between didactic/fieldwork education.
  • Incorporates and updates new trends from AOTA into fieldwork objectives.
  • Assists new fieldwork sites with establishing a Level I and Level II fieldwork program.
  • Evaluates the OTA curriculum in terms of fieldwork education.
  • Assists with ACOTE Accreditation activities.
  • Prepares students to make the transition from student in the classroom to student in the fieldwork setting.
  • Conducts Fieldwork Orientations for student moving into Level II fieldwork.
  • Meets with Level I and II fieldwork students individually for counseling and assignments as needed.
  • Maintains communication with fieldwork educators and students during Level II fieldwork assignments.
  • Functions as a mediator between students and fieldwork educators as needed.
  • Maintains ongoing professional development and communication within and outside the college. Participates regularly with the Gateway Occupational Therapy Education Consortium (GOTEC).
  • Functions in compliance with the current AOTA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the profession.
  • Keeps abreast of federal/state regulations/policies which govern the practice of occupational therapy as it relates to Level II FW.
  • Maintains membership in state and national professional organizations.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with other colleges, universities, and community partners to enrich beneficial opportunities and partnerships.
  • Collaborates with other health care programs and professionals within the college to foster interprofessional education for OTA students.
  • Participates in state and national professional organizations.
  • Attends workshops to enhance skills in the role of Academic Fieldwork Coordinator.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Candidates must hold a degree in Occupational Therapy from an ACOTE Accredited College or University.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy or related field of study.
  • Nationally certified with NBCOT.
  • Must be currently licensed or otherwise regulated according to regulations in the state of Missouri.
  • Must have at least 3 years of experience in instruction or formalized clinical/fieldwork education process with students in a post-secondary or college institution.
  • Membership in a professional association tied to area of instruction preferred.

 

Minimum starting salaries:
Instructor $52,200; Assistant Professor $57,500;  Associate Professor $63,215

 

To apply, please submit one complete applicant packet containing all of the following: cover letter explaining teaching experience and/or philosophy of teaching, resume, three reference contacts, and a copy of transcripts. Please submit applications materials on https://stchas.aaimtrack.com/jobs/