University of Charleston

Posted May 27, 2020

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator / Instructor

Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, University of Charleston

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The University of Charleston, a dynamic private institution with a learner centric, outcomes – focused philosophy, is seeking a Fieldwork Coordinator. This individual will work closely with the Program Director to oversee all aspects of fieldwork and assume teaching duties for the OTA program.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:

The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC) will be responsible for

  • The planning, organization, and implementation of all level I and level II fieldwork activities.
  • Contacting sites to arrange placements, placing students, and being a liaison between the university and the fieldwork sites.
  • Work in collaboration with the clinical instructors to assure standardization and consistency of rotation schedules, evaluations, policies, and procedures pertaining to the student’s clinical education.
  • Prepare lesson plans, course syllabi, and course outlines for didactic and clinical courses.
  • Maintain record of the overall clinical rotation schedule and attendance of students.
  • The AFWC is also responsible for teaching responsibilities within the OTA program
  • Provide regular counseling and advising for students, based on their clinical and didactic performance and progress in the program.
  • Travel to and fieldwork sites to ensure clinical education effectiveness.
  • Serve on appointed committees within the department, division, and university as specified by the program director, dean (either of the division or of the faculty) or the faculty.
  • Participate in continuing education and attend district, state, and / or national professional organizational meeting.
  • Strive consistently to be a positive example for the program, the sponsoring institution, the community, the students, and the graduates of the program.
  • Maintain contact with professional agencies.
  • Participate in recruitment for the program.
  • Assist the program director with overall program effectiveness.
  • Others duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of 3 years clinical experience.
  • Must be a licensed occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, with a valid West Virginia OT/OTA license.
  • Must hold a minimum of a baccalaureate degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a USDE-recognized regional or national accrediting body.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License
  • Must be initially certified by the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy
  • Passion for Occupational Therapy education
  • Creative, and professional spirit with proven success in leadership.
  • Strong interpersonal abilities with excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with students, staff, faculty, and administrators.
  • Demonstrate abilities in teaching and curriculum development.
  • Self – motivated with refined organizational skills.
  • Willingness to learn and participate in the accreditation process.
  • Occasional overnight or multi – night travel is required.
  • Qualified application must be able to meet certain physical requirements which include, but not limited to:

Lift up to 10 pounds

Occasional walking, standing, climbing, stooping, etc.

 

Release time to pursue clinical work will be available.

 

This position offers faculty rank based upon experience and a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications.

 

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current resume, and the names of three professional references with contact information (including email address if available) to:

University of Charleston
Jackie Hurt
127 Dye Drive
Beckley, West Virginia 25801
jackiehurt@ucwv.edu

 

The University of Charleston is an Equal Opportunity Employer