Occupational Therapist (OT)

The Occupational Therapist (OT) is responsible for developing and implementing OT goals and objectives of Individualized Education Programs (IEP’s) to meet students’ needs. The OT also ensures student progress is evaluated on a systematic basis and that the findings are used to make programmatic improvements.  In addition, the OT is also responsible for providing both direct and consultative occupational therapy for students. Throughout all programming, the OT demonstrates an understanding of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and uses ABA-based techniques in service delivery.

Must be enthusiastic, positive and love working with children!

Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct individual, group, and consultative services.
  • Consistent and effective communication with the team, staff, and parents.
  • Develop and implement occupational therapy programming including school based skills, activities of daily living, and vocational skills.
  • Write Progress Reports quarterly for students on caseload.
  • Perform assessments and evaluations of students (3-year evaluations and initial assessments).
  • Develop occupational therapy goals, objectives, and service delivery.
  • Attend and participate in team and staff meetings including student days and IEP’s.
  • Use best practices in the field of occupational therapy and applied behavior analysis in program planning and implementation.

 Physical Requirements:

In order to complete the CALM course and become certified, participants must successfully perform the following maneuvers.

  • Pivots
  • Knee squats
  • Shuffling backwards and forwards
  • Supporting weight
  • Stand from a kneeling position while supporting student weight (without pushing off the ground/stabilizing hands on the ground)
  • Remain in kneeling position for an extended period of time
  • A descending lunge while carrying weight

 Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Knowledge of ABA-based teaching procedures is preferred.
  • Applicants must hold a current Massachusetts Occupational Therapy license and certification by the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
  • At least two years of relevant experience is preferred.
  • Must be punctual, caring, compassionate, and hard working.
  • Must have good organizational skills coupled with interpersonal skills, strong attention to detail, eager to learn new skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, proficiency in computer skills in Microsoft Office products, ability to prioritize and multitask, and maintain strict confidentiality of information.
  • Proof of immunizations required.
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