Jun 09, 2024

Occupational Therapist

  • Rocketship Public Schools
  • Washington, DC, USA
Full-time Special Education Support

Job Description

At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of human potential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential. And it is our responsibility and our privilege to unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our non-profit network of public elementary charter schools propels student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in their community. We are a collective of parents, teachers, leaders, and students working together to transform the future for underserved communities across our country. At Rocketship Public Schools, we are unleashing potential.

The Occupational Therapist will work across multiple (3) Rocketship school sites under the direct supervision of the Director of Student Services. Rocketship's occupational therapists are responsible for providing both direct and indirect support to students, families, and staff members in order to ensure high-quality programming for students, particularly those with disabilities.

Key Responsibilities Essential functions:
    • Lead specialized evaluations related to sensory-motor development; write quality, compliant assessment reports
    • Develop Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals and objectives, as well as intervention plans
    • Attend IEP meetings; present evaluation findings; present information regarding student present levels and progress; recommend educationally relevant goals, services, and supports driven by student needs; collaborate with IEP teams to assist in finalizing the student's plan
    • Attend 504 meetings; present evaluation findings and information regarding student present levels; recommend supports driven by student needs; collaborate with 504 teams to assist in finalizing the student's plan
    • Provide high-quality and evidence-based occupational therapy services
    • Assist in the implementation of evaluation recommendations as needed
    • Work with parents to build knowledge of disability and inclusive support for students with disabilities
    • Assist in providing in-service training to parents, teachers, administrators and other professionals and paraprofessionals
    • Provide consultation and advisement to administrators, teachers, and parents regarding the general and special education programs and supports under the Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), as appropriate
    • Assist in coordinating, communicating and seeking consultation with community agencies as appropriate
    • Provide support and guidance to the organization as a member of the ISE Network Support Team
    • Maintain a compliant practice
    • Perform other duties as assigned or requested by the appropriate administrator

Required Qualifications:
    • Must possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in occupational therapy from an accredited four year college or university and have a valid license of proficiency in occupational therapy services issued by the Wisconsin Board of Occupational Therapy
    • Experience working with elementary-age students (preferred)
    • Experience working with students with a range of disabilities (learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, autism, etc.)
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Embrace the mission of Rocketship Education
    • Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
    • Ability to be flexible and adaptive in a work environment that is still evolving.
    • Perform a variety of specialized and responsible tasks: maintain records, establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, parents, other school personnel, meet schedule and compliance deadlines.
    • Possession of a valid driver's license: willingness to provide own transportation in conduct of work assignments as you will be required to travel from site to site to work with students and faculty at all sites

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally climb ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Rocketship Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Rocketship Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Rocketship Public Schools' employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated. Click here for our Sexual Harassment Policy and here for our Title IX Policy . For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact Equity/Discrimination Title IX Compliance Officer, Kenzie Kilb. Email: [email protected]. Address: 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 109, Redwood City, CA 94065. Phone: 877-806-0920 ext. 115.

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