Occupational Therapist

  • Pillar Elementary School
  • Pillar Schools
  • Full-time

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JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE:

Occupational Therapist

 

SUMMARY:

Plans, monitors, and executes therapy according to the needs of individual students; implements treatment programs; documents and supports educational activities.

 

REPORTS TO:

Principal

 

DUTIES

  • Develops educationally relevant IEP goals and objectives in collaboration with teachers.
  • Develops, implements, monitors and revises therapy programs during individual and group treatment sessions.
  • Submits written reports to appropriate sources according to schedule utilizing required formats/forms and maintains all service-related records.
  • Conducts ongoing informal assessments; interprets and analyzes data; provides written reports; documents progress in a clear and concise manner.
  • Participates in department meetings, all staff meetings and team meetings and various school clinics.
  • Participates and/or cooperates in the aquatic and hippotherapy program (if applicable) by planning and/or scheduling therapeutic treatment individually/groups.  
  • Designs, fabricates, adjusts or makes minor repairs to therapeutic equipment for individual students. 
  • Oversees activities of Therapy Assistants, Therapy Aides or therapy students and cosigns all documentation according to discipline specific practice standards and licensing regulations.
  • Maintains open communication with family/guardian and child study team case manager as required on an individual basis.
  • Fosters and maintains collaborative relationship with teachers, classroom support staff, and resource staff while monitoring therapeutic programs.
  • Attends educational courses to maintain and update knowledge and skills; may conduct in-service programs for other staff members.
  • Travel and or home visits may be required to meet individual needs.
  • Performs other related tasks as directed by supervisor or PILLAR management.

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and independence in the use of varied therapy treatment approaches
  • Knowledge of child development
  • Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality, communicate effectively verbally and in writing, establish and maintain proper working relationships with students, parents, co-workers and supervisors. 
  • Perform physical activities, maintain a safe working environment, adhere to ethical standards of the profession.
  • Travel to various locations, adhere to personnel policies, procedures and standard health precautions.

 

FLSA CLASSIFICATION/WORKING HOURS:

Exempt. Employee is expected to work until all major projects and related tasks are completed to the satisfaction of their Program Director or Supervisor.  Some early morning, evening, and weekend work is expected.  Employees are paid a set weekly salary exceeding the federally required minimum and are not eligible to earn overtime compensation.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree and graduation from an AOTA (American O.T. Association) accredited occupational therapy program; successful completion of NBCOT (National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy) Certification Examination; Registration by AOTA as Occupational Therapist
  • State of New Jersey of license
  • NJ Department of Education Certification as an Occupational Therapist
  • Fingerprint examination and approval.

 

 

 

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