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Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Fieldwork Coordinator


Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Fieldwork Coordinator

Trinity Washington University, a comprehensive university in Washington, DC, seeks an Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC) for its Occupational Therapy Assistant Program in the School of Nursing and Health Professions.  Reporting directly to the Program Director of the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program within the School of Nursing and Health Professions, the AFWC will work with multiple clinical or community sites throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area to coordinate fieldwork placements and develop student learning experiences.  The position is full-time with faculty responsibilities and administrative duties.  The successful candidate will be an occupational therapy practitioner with strong occupational therapy community relationships and one who demonstrates effective written and oral communication, excellent organizational skills, a dedication to life-long learning, and a commitment to student-centered education.

The OTA AFWC reports to and advises the OTA Program Director regarding fieldwork education and curriculum. The coordinator provides leadership and direction regarding ACOTE fieldwork requirements; students’ completion of fieldwork requirements for graduation; establishing and maintaining relationships with clinical instructors; initiating and maintaining currency of fieldwork contracts; documenting student learning outcome assessment data; conducting fieldwork site visits; and collaborating with fieldwork educators and occupational therapy faculty to establish fieldwork parameters.

The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator must meet Trinity’s minimum qualifications for teaching at the University as well as those outlined in the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) accreditation standards. The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator must hold an unencumbered OT license in the District of Columbia; demonstrate a minimum of 3 years of experience in the field of occupational therapy with documented expertise in one’s area of OT practice; possess academic and experiential qualifications to meet the mission of the OTA program; and demonstrate current knowledge of OT best practice in clinical, community and emerging practice areas.  Preferred candidates will have at least one year of teaching in an institution of higher learning or equivalent experience.  English and Spanish proficiency is desirable.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application that includes a statement of qualifications for this position, current curriculum vitae with email address, and the names of three professional references to:  Please indicate “Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Fieldwork Coordinator” in the subject line.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.

Trinity Washington University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in the workplace without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, and all other categories governed by the laws of the United States and the District of Columbia. Trinity does not engage in discrimination on the basis of any personal characteristics defined by law as prohibited classifications.


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