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Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
EDUCATION: Must be an initially certified occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant licensed or credentialed according to regulations in the state or jurisdiction in which the program is located. Must possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of three years of experience in the field of occupational therapy, including practice as an occupational therapist or OTA. Previous teaching experience preferred, but not required.
PHYSICAL: Sight, hearing, speaking, finger and manual dexterity, reaching, bending, ability to sit for long periods of time and occasionally exert force to lift and/or move objects up to 20 lbs.
SKILLS EXPECTATIONS: Skills in teaching, classroom management, performance-based curriculum design, assessment, and program evaluation; management and leadership skills, including planning, organizing, leading and controlling; interpersonal and communication skills; skills in initiating and managing change; problem-solving and critical thinking skills; and, an
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ongoing interest in and involvement with relevant local, regional and national professional organizations.
VIII. BASIC FUNCTION/PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: This full-time position includes planning, developing, coordinating, monitoring, and assessing the Level I and Level II Fieldwork program. It includes developing and maintaining written agreements and memoranda of understanding for student fieldwork affiliations. Level I and Level II fieldwork experiences are completed off-site and are taught by fieldwork site educators. The AFWC oversees fieldwork instruction via on-site visits, phone visits, and email correspondences. In addition to fieldwork education and administration, the AFWC will hold other teaching and program responsibilities on campus. These functions are in support of the mission of the university as defined by the university president and the board of governors.
IX. DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES/EXPECTATIONS OF THE POSITION:
* A. Program Administration
1. Assist in program (re)accreditation activities and the self-study at the campus.
2. Assist in publicizing and disseminating information about the program.
3. Work with OTA Program Director and admissions staff in recruiting students.
* B. Fieldwork Administration and Education
1. Coordinate student fieldwork program.
2. Identify, contact, and approve suitable Level I and Level II fieldwork sites.
3. Establish and maintain written legal agreements and memoranda of understanding with fieldwork sites.
4. Coordinate fieldwork orientation for students and fieldwork site educators.
5. Establish and maintain contact with students and fieldwork site educators via site visits, phone visits, and email exchanges throughout the duration of fieldwork.
6. Responsible for composing and maintaining the NAU Occupational Therapy Assistant Fieldwork Manual.
7. Oversee evaluation of student learning and performance in collaboration with fieldwork educators.
8. Project a positive image of the program both within the NAU system and within the community.
9. Mentor and advise students in relation to fieldwork education issues.
10. Mediate interpersonal issues between students and fieldwork educators.
11. Analyze fieldwork issues within an ethical framework for positive resolution.
* C. Program Curriculum & Teaching
1. Critically integrate practice, theory, literature, and research for evidence-based practice.
2. Understand occupation and how it integrates with other disciplines.
3. Appreciate different learning styles upon the teaching or learning process.
4. Appreciate and adopt respectful practices that encourage and support a diverse learning environment.
5. Use assessment and evaluation strategies within individual courses.
* D. Academic Advising
1. Assist students with course scheduling and provide guidance in their academic and professional development.
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