Nov 19, 2020

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - COTA (8-10 hours per week)

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  • Cumberland, RI 02864, USA
Part-time School Support

Job Description

BVP is an intentionally diverse network of tuition-free public charter schools. As a founding member of the National Coalition of Diverse Charter Schools, BVP offers a high-quality school choice to the families of Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, and Pawtucket.

We believe firmly that all scholars can achieve success in college and the world beyond, so we proactively work to foster a college­ prep culture. Apart from academics, we believe that preparing scholars for the world beyond also means experiencing the diversity of the world we live in today. Our network is designed to be diverse, accepting students from two traditionally higher-­income communities of Cumberland and Lincoln and two from predominantly lower-­income communities of Pawtucket and Central Falls. We seek to create a staff with a similarly diverse set of backgrounds and experiences that reflect the diversity of our students, families, and communities. Blackstone Valley Prep (BVP) Mayoral Academy is now hiring rockstar team members who are willing to do whatever it takes to put all scholars on a path to college. Successful candidates should understand and advocate for the importance of diversity in classrooms, curricula, and throughout school systems.

Learn more about why BVP is different.

Expectations of a BVP Team Member include (but are not limited to):
Acts on the belief that 100% of scholars can be successful in college and the world beyond Embraces the diversity of the BVP community by fostering an environment of respect and inclusion while actively working to build an equitable school community Cultivates positive identity formation for scholars and prepares them to live and work together in a diverse world Is results driven, with excellent planning and organizing skills, and a "do whatever it takes" attitude and work ethic Engages meaningfully in school and network professional growth opportunities and enhances professional growth by giving and seeking assistance from other team members Acts ethically and with integrity while following all school, network, and state policies Engages families as partners in scholar success while recognizing and respecting differences in family backgrounds, structures, and cultures

In addition, a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant will be expected to:
Provide direct services to scholars as individuals and/or groups Provide consultation to teachers Consult and collaborate with other school personnel in gathering and giving information on a case and in establishing respective roles in the modification of the student's program Maintain sufficient case records and follow referral and tracking procedures Maintain sufficient case records to meet state regulation requirements, document status as need, and provide staff with up-to-date management and assessment data when needed. Serve as a member of a team that will develop an individual education program for each of the scholars enrolled. Other such duties as required by the Special Education Administrator.

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and tailored cover letter online. Your cover letter should highlight your alignment with our mission. Your cover letter and resume should be saved with your first and last name. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regretfully can only respond to those candidates who best meet the requirements of a specific position or whose backgrounds are generally applicable to our team. If you are selected to advance in the hiring process, you will be contacted by a BVP team member.

The pay rate for this position is $25/hour.

Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, or ancestry.
  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
Job Categories: Special Education > OT Assistant
Student Services > OT Assistant
Employer Description
More information about our organization can be found at

Blackstone Valley Prep is Rhode Island Mayoral Academy's (RIMA) flagship academy. Rhode Island Mayoral Academies (RIMA) was created in 2009 as an organization dedicated to creating a statewide network of high-performing charter public schools. RIMA recruits and supports the nation's best nonprofit charter school operators, providing them with an array of resources while holding them accountable for high student achievement. RIMA is a key player in a growing statewide education reform movement in Rhode Island, a recent Race to the Top winner. Learn more about us...
Equal Opportunity Employer
Blackstone Valley Prep is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Contact Information
  • Recruitment Recruitment
  • 291 Broad Street
  • Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864

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