Jan 13, 2024

Occupational Therapist (0.6 FTE)

  • TrulyHired
  • Westhampton, MA 01027, USA
Part-time School Support

Job Description

Job Description: The certified Occupational Therapist provides quality school-based occupational therapy services, which includes, but is not limited to, assessment/evaluation, intervention/treatment, IEP planning and implementation, discharge planning, related documentation, and communication between teachers, para educators, related service providers, and families. The Occupational Therapist works under the supervision of the Principal. Primary Responsibilities: -Develop treatment plans (IEPs/504 plans) that are strength-based, as well as child and family centered for overall educational improvement. -Conduct assessments, analyze results, and write reports to determine strengths and concerns for students' skills. -Complete thorough evaluations, including muscle tone, range of motion/mobility, orthopedic needs, movement. -Participate in necessary meetings as part of IEP process. -Ensure evaluations, treatment plans, and service delivery are aligned with school, state, and federal guidelines. -Prepare and maintain accurate records and progress notes. -Manage a detailed log of services provided and services missed due to student or therapist absences. -Educate and demonstrate (verbally or written) therapy techniques to parents/families that can be incorporated into the home. -Consults and coordinates with parents, teachers and other professional workers. -Uses instructional practices that reflect high expectations regarding content and quality of effort and work; engage all students; and are personalized to accommodate diverse learning styles, needs, interests, and levels of readiness. -Plans and implements lessons that set clear and high expectations and also make knowledge accessible for all students. -Welcomes and encourages every family to become active participants in the classroom and school community. -Demonstrates the capacity to reflect on and improve the educator's own practice, using informal means as well as meetings with teams and work groups to gather information, analyze data, examine issues, set meaningful goals, and develop new approaches in order to improve teaching and learning. -Actively pursues professional development and learning opportunities to improve quality of practice or build the expertise and experience to assume different instructional and leadership roles. -Collaborates effectively with colleagues on a wide range of tasks. -Becomes involved in schoolwide decision making, and takes an active role in school improvement planning. -Shares responsibility for the performance of all students within the school. -Is ethical and reliable, and meets routine responsibilities consistently. -Performs all other duties assigned by the Principal, within contractual guidelines. General Expectations: -Meet routine responsibilities consistently. -Manage time to accomplish multiple tasks and meet deadlines. -Maintain strong attendance and punctuality. -Work independently with general guidance. -Maintain cooperative relationships with students and adults. -Operate standard office equipment including computer, email, and copier. -Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. -Perform all other duties assigned by the Principal, within contractual guidelines. District CORI Check required before employment begins Federal Fingerprint Check required before employment begins

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