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SUMMARY: Screens, assesses and/or evaluates occupational therapy needs of individual in the public school or other community setting; plans and implements treatment programs upon receipt of written authorization; documents and reports activities
REPORTS TO: Department Head, Program Director and/or Coordinator
Demonstrated knowledge of and independence in the use of varied treatment approaches; knowledge of normal child development
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to relate and treat without bias or prejudice developmentally disabled clients; to demonstrate proficiency in previously established duties; to respect and maintain confidentiality; to build and promote teamwork; to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with clients, parents, staff, supervisors, administrators and other professionals; to establish and maintain proper working relationships with clients, parents, co-workers and supervisors; to perform strenuous physical activities; to travel to various locations, to maintain a safe working environment; to adhere to ethical standards of the profession; to 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.
__X___ Non-Exempt. Hourly. Employee receives at least the minimum wage, is paid by the hour and is eligible to earn overtime compensation.
Every PILLAR employee is responsible for the implementation of the Exposure Control Plan (ECP). As specified in our exposure control plan this position is classified as: Category 1
Employees who perform tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids or other potentially infectious materials.
Bachelor’s degree and graduation from an AOTA accredited occupational therapy program and successful completed of AOTA certification Examination; Registration by AOTA as occupational therapist; NJ licensure as an occupational therapist; NJ Department of Education Certification as an Occupational therapist may be required; fingerprint examination and approval by state of NJ ; transportation required