Occupational Therapist - Public School Therapy

  • East Orange, NJ and Roselle, NJ
  • Community Services
  • Part-time

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Join a great team to provide therapy services supporting students within the public school setting. Screen, assess and/or evaluate occupational therapy needs of individuals in the public school or other community setting. Manage plans and implement treatment programs upon receipt of written authorization. Document and report on activities and progress.  . 

REPORTS TO:  Program Director 


  • Conducts initial screenings and/or evaluations using formal and informal assessments; interprets and analyzes data; submits full comprehensive written reports of findings
  • 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
  • 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
  • Coordinates and integrates occupational therapy with other therapy and educational programs
  • Develops home or classroom programs for specific clients providing printed handouts or instructions; provides direct training for appropriate home or classroom personnel
  • Participates in conferences, meetings and other planning sessions concerning individual children; recommends therapy activities as part of total treatment plan
  • May design, fabricate, adjust, or make minor repairs to therapeutic equipment for individuals and participate in ordering equipment for home, school, or community
  • Reviews and revises treatment programs as required; terminates treatment service when appropriate
  • 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
  • Initiates contact with direct supervisor to report any concerns regarding safety and appropriate care, schedule changes, new referrals
  • Travel to school locations away from administrative office
  • Other responsibilities as directed by the Program Director or Supervisor


  • Demonstrated knowledge of and independence in the use of varied treatment approaches; knowledge of child development
  • Ability to relate and treat a variety of students with disabilities without bias or prejudice
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing with students, parents, and other professionals
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality
  • Build and promote teamwork; maintains proper working relationships with students, parents, co-workers and supervisors
  • Maintain a safe working environment; adheres to ethical standards of the profession, policies, procedures and standard health precautions
  • Perform physical activities related to delivery of therapeutic services


  • Bachelor's degree from an AOTA  and NJ certification
  • NJ Department of Education certification may be required  
  • Successful background check
  • Reliable transportation 

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