Jan 13, 2024

Occupational Therapist

  • TrulyHired
  • Boston, MA, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Summary: The Occupational Therapist provides assessment and intervention to students either on an individual education plan or 504 accommodation plan, so that they can access their education. Responsibilities: Occupational Therapists will assess students referred for evaluation using appropriate testing instruments. Occupational Therapists will write reports that reflect the results of standardized tests and observations that contain information helpful and understandable to all involved parties and that contain clear recommendations. Evaluations will be performed within timelines established in state and federal regulations. Therapy and consultation services will be provided to students based on the individual needs of each student and in compliance with each child's IEP or 504 Plan. Occupational Therapists will provide services in the least restrictive setting. Occupational Therapists will participate in pre-referral, Team Meeting, Student Support Team activities and will provide professional development to school based staff as requested. Occupational Therapists will consult with other Related Services providers, teachers, and parents in order to provide effective services in a variety of settings. Occupational Therapists are to comply with state regulations concerning renewal of certifications and licenses. Occupational Therapists are expected to develop, update, and adhere to both a daily and weekly schedule. Each school's principal should be provided with a copy of that schedule. Occupational Therapists are expected to comply with Boston Renaissance Charter Public School rules, policies and procedures as well as those of their assigned schools and Special Education and Student Services. Occupational Therapists are expected to maintain records of prior planning or lessons and to keep therapy notes for each child and therapy session and to maintain accurate records of student attendance. Commit to increasing the positive climate between and amongst peers. Morning Duty: Includes active supervision of hallways and classrooms. Afternoon Duty: Includes active supervision of the dismissal process. Additional duties may be assigned without additional compensation or stipend Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree, MS Preferred Commitment to ensuring academic success for all students Experience working in an urban setting preferred Massachusetts DESE licensure as School Occupational therapist Minimum of 2 years experience High interest/experience with the social/emotional/academic needs of students

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