The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC) is responsible for overseeing all of ACOTE C Standards in collaboration with the Program Director and department faculty. The AFWC holds a full-time 12 month faculty position and teaches a reduced load
Clinical Faculty Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Collaborate with faculty in curriculum development and delivery of courses.
- Work with faculty to integrate level I fieldwork experiences into the curriculum.
- Teach graduate level courses as assigned including the development or modification of syllabi, assignments, and evaluation methods for courses assigned.
- Advise and mentor students.
- Support the departmental, college, and university missions through service on departmental, college, university, and professional committees.
- Complete assigned reports (e.g., annual report).
- Participate in accreditation activities and processes.
- Other activities related to faculty role as indicated.
- Demonstrate consistent track record of exceptional communication, oral, verbal, and written.
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Coordinate all aspects of fieldwork education in the curriculum.
- Recruit, retain, update, and modify existing and new fieldwork sites.
- Integrate level I fieldwork into the curriculum with faculty collaboration.
- Oversee fieldwork database for managing fieldwork site information, and student placement information.
- Develop and maintain fieldwork courses via University Learning. Management System to communicate effectively regarding fieldwork.
- Conduct clinical site visits in person, via phone, or via technology to check on student progress, develop learning objectives, cultivate opportunities, and maintain relationships with clinical sites.
- Communicate with Program Director and faculty regarding fieldwork aspects of the curriculum.
- Serve as faculty advisor to students during Level II fieldwork rotations.
- Communicate with fieldwork supervisors and students on a regular basis regarding Level I and Level II FW experiences.
- Oversee systems for assuring fieldwork educators have met qualifications.
- Work with Clinical Placement Coordinator to assure up to date contracts, memoranda of understanding, and efficient communication related to all aspects of fieldwork programming.
- Work with students to assure that they have met all site requirements for fieldwork.
- Maintain documentation for the fieldwork office including but not limited to fieldwork processes, student completion of fieldwork, student assessment of fieldwork, fieldwork performance reports, documentation that addresses ACOTE C Standards.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Develop and maintain expectations for fieldwork processes in collaboration with the OT Program Director, Clinical Placement Coordinator, faculty, and other stakeholders.
- Complete annual required UNE training (such as HIPAA, Title IX, Harassment, Fire Safety, Ergonomics).
- Remain current in certification, and Maine Licensure.
- Follow departmental, college, and university processes.
- Qualified candidates must have been initially registered as an occupational therapist
- Licensed as an occupational therapist or eligible to be licensed or otherwise regulated according to the state(s) or jurisdiction(s) in which the program is located.
- Hold a Master’s Degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a USDE recognized regional accrediting body.
- Must have at least two years of clinical practice experience as an occupational therapist.
- Able to travel nationally as a part of the AFWC role.
- Experience with supervising occupational therapy students in clinical and/or community practice settings.
- Effective oral/written communication, problem solving, computer, and organizational skills involving multiple stakeholders (e.g. students, site coordinators, clinical site education departments, colleagues).
- Knowledge of legal, regulatory, and practice issues in occupational therapy education.
- Preferred Qualifications include:
- Prior experience teaching in higher education.
- Doctoral degree (e.g. OTD, DrOT, PhD, EdD, DHSc).
- Knowledge of student supervisory models and trends in fieldwork education.
The University of New England’s MSOT program was established in 1981 as the first program in Maine. We are proud to have an accomplished faculty which includes five Fellows of the American Occupational Therapy Association. The University provides a supportive environment that facilitates our active engagement in service, scholarship, and research at the local, national, and international level in a variety of contexts.