We are currently seeking candidates for the position of Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for the entry-level Master of Science in Occupational Therapy programme at the University of the Southern Caribbean. The MSOT at USC is a WFOT approved programme affiliated with Loma Linda University, USA. USC is a Seventh-Day Adventist institution that supports the indigenous occupational-centered and evidence-based curriculum, which is the first OT masters in the region. The MSOT programme enjoys positive support from a vibrant and diverse community of OT local and regional practitioners.

Summary of the Position:

The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFC) will have an integral role in the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) programme and be responsible for administration and expansion of the clinical education components of Fieldwork and Service Learning. Responsibilities include fostering existing partner relationships, developing new potential sites for service learning and fieldwork education, advising students on masters experiences, and teaching experiential learning courses within the MSOT curriculum.

The AFC will report to the Director of the Occupational Therapy programme.

Major Functions:

  • To provide education to fieldwork and service learning sites regarding the curriculum to assist them with understanding the knowledge base of USC students.
  • To assist fieldwork educators/coordinators and students in communication and strategies for success.
  • To prepare students for and support students during fieldwork and service learning placements.

Scope of Role:

  • Clinical education administration, clinical community liaison, service, teaching.

Job Qualifications and Skills:

  • Education: Minimum degree required: Masters degree. Doctoral degree preferred or plan in place;
  • Experience: Minimum four years clinical experience as an occupational therapist or faculty development plan* in place;
  • Experience: Minimum of three years clinical teaching and/or supervisory fieldwork experience;
  • Strong organizational, communication, decision-making, teamwork, interpersonal & leadership skills;
  • Current registration with T&T Council of Professions Related to Medicine
  • Supportive of the Christian service and mission of the university


The salary is TT$9,000 per month (neg) . Foreign candidates are also invited to apply as insurance and work permits will be facilitated.

Interested persons may send their CV and a cover letter with two references to and

Thank you very much for your support of Occupational Therapy education in our beautiful Caribbean! We look forward to hearing from you!


Lesley Garcia OTD, MS (Occupational Therapist Registered)
Director, MSOT Programme,
University of the Southern Caribbean
Royal Road, Maracas, St. Joseph
Trinidad, West Indies
Telephone: 868-662-2241 x 2752
Facebook:Occupational Therapy at USC

Mailing address: PO Box 175, Port of Spain, Trinidad Trinidad and Tobago Occupational Therapy Association
TTOTA Facebook: Trinidad and Tobago Occupational Therapy Association World Federation of Occupational Therapists

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