PROVISIONAL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST (4/25/2022 - 6/30/2022) (#87)

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 1807182
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : April 6, 2022

Job Description

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Provisional Occupational Therapist
(4/25/2022 – 6/30/2022)
Winter Hill Community Innovation School


Job Goal
To provide Occupational Therapy services to special education students with a variety of needs and severity of disabilities to help students develop the strength and skills needed to participate in the school environment.


•Master’s Degree or higher from an accredited occupational therapy program
•Registered Occupational Therapist
•Massachusetts License
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
•Master’s Degree or higher from an accredited occupational therapy program
•Registered Occupational Therapist
•Massachusetts License
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills


•Collaborate with teachers, other related service providers and parents to ensure understanding of student’s occupational performance strengths and needs, through evaluation, educational program planning, and service delivery.
•Develop protocols for sensory spaces with an emphasis on students with Autism or sensory dysregulation.
•Evaluate students through a variety of functional, behavioral, and standardized assessments, skilled observation, checklists, histories, and interviews.
•Synthesize evaluation results into a comprehensive written report which reflects strengths and barriers to student’s participation in the educational environment.
•Participate in multidisciplinary meetings to review evaluation results, integrate findings with other disciplines, offer recommendations, and develop individual education plans for intervention plans to achieve IEP goals.
•Provide targeted, evidence-based therapeutic intervention to facilitate student participation and occupational performance within the school environment.
•Collect data for decision making and progress monitoring.
•Schedule direct services using a variety of service delivery models, including classroom intervention, consultation/collaboration and pull-out sessions as appropriate to meet student needs in the least restrictive environment.
•Maintain easily accessible and accurate student files.
•Safeguard confidentiality of student records.
•Complete logging of services for third party reimbursement accurately and in a timely manner.
•Monitor and reassess the effects of specific occupational therapy intervention and the need to continue, modify, or discontinue services.
•Adapt and modify environments, equipment, and materials.
•Train instructional staff and families to meet individually needs and to help students function as independently as possible.
•Manage inventory of therapeutic equipment.
•Attend reconvened Team meetings and parent-teacher conferences.
•Chair team meetings and participate collaboratively with multi-disciplinary educational teams to develop Individualized Education programs (IEPs), write measurable goals and objectives, and complete all required documentation in a timely manner.
•Develop appropriate IEPs based on students’ strengths and needs and demonstrates awareness of professional performance in due process matters and litigious environments.
•Plan, coordinate, and conduct educational trainings for staff, parents, and students.
•Participate in professional meetings and workshops directly related to Occupational Therapy.
•Perform related work as required.


Position Reports to:
•School Principal and Director of Special Education or designee



NOTE:   Applications are only accepted online.


Somerville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Somerville Public Schools actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. Grade level and content licensure is required when applicable. Dual licensure including SPED, ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Occupational Therapist
    Student Services > Occupational Therapist
  • Employer Description

    Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools.

    Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University. Learn more about us...

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    • Jean Cabral
    • 8 Bonair St
    • Somerville, Massachusetts 02145

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