Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (OTA)/Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC)

South Holland, Illinois
Oct 05, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Community College


POSITION: Full-Time Faculty Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (OTA)/Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC)
DEPARTMENT: Allied Health & Career Programs

• Participate in professional development of scholarly activities that may include in-service, courses, or seminars to advance instructional and technical skills as well as knowledge within the field of study.
• Serve and participate in campus, regional, and college-wide professional and community activities, committee meetings, and task force.
• Provide support in the management and supervision of the fieldwork of the OTA program in accord with the needs of the fieldwork program and the vision, strategic plan, and goals of the college.
• Maintain current knowledge of the standards of the ACOTE pertaining to education in an OTA program.
• Fieldwork agreements are sufficient in the scope and number to allow completion of graduation requirements in a timely manner in accordance with the policy adopted by the program as required by ACOTE.
• Ensure that students participating in fieldwork experiences maintain documented current immunization status according to the program’s policy and individual site requirements.
• Establish and maintain relationships with the on-site fieldwork educators and provide training and support in order to enhance their student programs and develop fieldwork experiences that align with the fieldwork course learning objectives.

• Bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy or a related major and awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Education (USDE).
• Initial certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.
• Current and unencumbered licensure in the State of Illinois.
• A minimum of 3 years teaching experience.
• A minimum of 3 years of documented clinical, supervising/work experience in pediatrics and mental health.
• Experience in the management and development of faculty and/or staff.
• Knowledge of accreditation standards and processes, as defined by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).
• Superior written oral, organizational, and interpersonal communication skills in working in diverse constituencies inside and outside the campus community.
• Skills in planning and implementing projects with vision, creativity, energy, and collegiality,
• Knowledge of institutional, accrediting, state, and federal standards, laws, and/or regulations for higher education.
• Facility in using computer technology systems current in higher education.
• The AFWC/instructor must have an understanding of COTA and experience with occupational therapy assistants and other related health professions.
• Must successfully pass a criminal background check.

• An earned Master’s degree in occupational therapy or a related major and awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Education (USDE).

This is a regular full-time position with salary to be determined by placement on the faculty salary schedule commensurate with education and experience.

BEGINNING DATE:  January, 2018

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Please submit letter of application, licensure credentials, resume and transcripts to:
    Office of Human Resources, Room 1245
10/4/17   www.resumebank@ssc.edu

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