Director of Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Education
Job No: 493147 Work Type: Faculty Full-time Department: Katz School Location: Beren Campus, 245 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY Categories: Academic Administration, Clinical Services, Education/Teaching, Student Services
Position Summary: Reporting directly to the Program Director, Occupational Therapy, this individual supports the University in fulfillment of its mission, purpose and goals. Provides program-specific expertise and is actively engaged in relevant department initiatives. Supports University, Campus, and/or departmental goals in order to assure compliance with programmatic accreditation and/or licensure, internal consistency, and graduate outcomes that meet student learning, workplace and placement expectations. Provides professional leadership and support, and serves as an educator, role model, mentor and facilitator. Facilitates the academic and fieldwork faculty to: develop, monitor, and refine the fieldwork education component as part of the curriculum; ensure quality learning experiences for students during fieldwork education; evaluate students' performance and their ability to integrate didactic and fieldwork learning experiences and to progress within the curriculum; educate students, fieldwork and academic faculty about fieldwork education; ensure that the fieldwork learning environment demonstrates characteristics of sound patient management, professional behavior , and is current with occupational therapy practice; ensure that the fieldwork education program maximizes available resources. Serves as a liaison between the Occupational Therapy program and the fieldwork education sites and is responsible for the establishment of fieldwork site and fieldwork faculty standards, implementation, selection, orientation, and evaluation of fieldwork sites, and fosters the ongoing development of fieldwork education programs and their faculty.
Maintain sufficient release time to fulfill the role of the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
Teach all courses related to fieldwork preparation
Teach a maximum of 4 credits per semester
Attend professional development activities each year as agreed upon with supervisor in associate development plan.
Select a minimum of one of the following activity areas: publishing & writing, acting as contributor to textbooks, presenting at conferences or educational trainings, attending test-writing or accreditation activities, serving on thesis dissertation committee or other agreed upon professional activity.
PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND SERVICE:
Embrace to university culture and attend Department and University meetings/councils as arranged/approved by program director.
Contribute/demonstrate ongoing service in at least one of the following areas:
Community or Public Service
Profession (member of professional organization)
University/Occupational Therapy program
Maintain license and professional memberships (State and National).
Demonstrate an active leadership role in University and in the Community or Profession.
Facilitate the academic and fieldwork faculty to: develop, monitor, and refine the fieldwork education component as part of the curriculum.
Evaluate students’ performance and their ability to integrate didactic and fieldwork learning experience.
Establishment of fieldwork site and fieldwork faculty standards.
Provide academic support to students and fieldwork educators.
GENERAL SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Identify, develop and maintain fieldwork sites/contracts.
Arrange and manage fieldwork placements
Maintain communication with fieldwork educators and ensure compliance to fieldwork completion requirements.
Skills & Competencies:
Ability to travel/drive locally at least 40% of the time on a weekly and daily basis to different fieldwork sites.
Willingness to work a flexible schedule.
Ability to demonstrate a thorough, accurate and practical knowledge of their field or discipline.
Ability to interpret and evaluate the theories of their field or discipline.
Ability to maintain academic standards.
Ability to demonstrate clinical competency.
Ability to effectively operate related equipment and machines for instructional purposes.
Ability to work independently with general supervision.
Ability to manage projects and people, and participate in group meetings.
Ability to manage and work effectively in diverse student and associate community.
Ability to use effective communication skills, both oral and written, including presentations and effective listening skills.
Ability to demonstrate excellent analytical and organizational skills.
Ability to interpret rules, regulations, policies and procedures and assure compliance.
Ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization.
Ability to use creative facilitation and conflict resolution skills to resolve difficult and sensitive issues.
Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.
We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.