Occupational Therapist Public School Therapies

  • Livingston NJ
  • Community Services
  • Part-time

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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



  1. Conducts initial screenings and/or evaluations using formal and informal assessments; interprets and analyzes data; provides written reports of findings
  2. Identifies and implements long and short-term treatment plans, either individually or in a group setting or indirectly as a consultant, including educationally relevant goals and methods to achieve identified goals within given time frame
  3. Submits to appropriate source written reports such as client reevaluations/ updates, anecdotal notes, clinic notes, special interim reports and other related information using required formats/ forms; maintains service-related records following billing, reimbursements, and procurement procedures
  4. Coordinates and integrates occupational therapy with other therapy and educational programs
  5. Develops home or classroom programs for specific clients providing printed handouts or instructions; provides direct training for appropriate home or classroom personnel
  6. Participates in conferences, meetings and other planning sessions concerning individual children; recommends occupational therapy activities as part of total treatment plan
  7. May design, fabricate, adjust, or make minor repairs to therapeutic equipment or splints for individuals and participate in ordering equipment for home, school, or community use.
  8. Reviews and revises treatment programs as required; terminates treatment service when appropriate
  9. Identifies own education and supervision needs; attends educational courses to maintain and update knowledge and skills; may conduct in-service education to staff and team members
  10. Initiates contact with direct supervisor to report any concerns regarding safety and appropriate care, schedule changes, new referrals
  11. Directs, supervises, and assesses work of COTA and/or affiliation students
  12. May travel to locations away from program center
  13. Other responsibilities as directed by the Program Director or Supervisor




Demonstrated knowledge of and independence in the use of varied treatment approaches; knowledge of normal child development


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




_____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

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



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