PART-TIME OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST AT MATCH CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOL IN BOSTON (2019-2020)

Match Charter Public School ( learn more )

Match Education

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3053628
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : April 8, 2019
  • Starting Date: August 1, 2019

Job Description

Position: Part-Time Occupational Therapist (2019-20 Opportunity)
Location: Boston, MA (Middle School and High School Campuses)
Start date: August, 2019

ABOUT THE MATCH CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOL
Match Charter Public School is a free, high-performing charter public school in Boston. We are a PreK-12 school serving 1,250 students. Our mission is to prepare students for success in college and careers in order to achieve economic security and mobility. Students gain acceptance to our schools via an annual blind public lottery open to all Boston residents.

Our families bring amazing racial and cultural diversity to the school community - they represent over 20 different countries of origin with over 20 different languages spoken at home. 94% of our students are people of color. Our students bring a diversity of needs to our school, and we are prepared to serve them. 21% of our students qualify for special education services; 30% of our student body are English Language Learners.

All that said, we know that the largest driver of our success is the people who work in our schools every day. Our staff have an immediate impact on our ability of reaching our mission and changing the lives of our students. If you are passionate about education and interested in working in a positive environment alongside incredible peers, please apply for the opportunity below.

OVERVIEW OF ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Occupational Therapist (OT) will play a key role in supporting our students, and will be a key member of our Special Education Department. The OT will divide his/her time between our middle school in Jamaica Plain and our high school in Brighton. This is a part-time position (0.7 FTE).

The OT will provide a high level of support to students requiring occupational therapy. Areas of focus will include the development of fine and gross motor skills, and self-regulation skills. The OT will work with students with a wide range of disabilities. The OT will consult with teachers regarding best practices for the students on their caseload, in addition to attending annual IEP meetings and evaluation meetings. The OT will also conduct occupational therapy assessments with students. The OT will need to be comfortable with providing inclusion and pull out support.

The Occupational Therapist will report directly to the Special Education Director at the Middle School.

QUALIFICATIONS
Competitive applicants will:
Have 1-3 years of experience as an occupational therapist.
Hold valid and appropriate licensure for practice in the state of Massachusetts.
Have experience working in school-based urban settings.
Hold a deep belief that all students can and will succeed.
Possess a desire to continually improve their practice as an educator by taking and implementing feedback.
Have a proven record of student success and achievement.
Have an incredible amount of patience and willingness to go the extra mile.
Appreciate a good sense of humor.

ABOUT MATCH EDUCATION
Match Education (www.matcheducation.org) is the shared brand name of The Match Charter Public School, The Match School Foundation, Inc., and The Sposato Graduate School of Education®.

Match Education is an engine of discovery and applied innovation in education. We operate high-performing urban public charter schools and a unique graduate school of education that trains teachers for high-poverty schools. Out of this applied work, we refine, validate empirically, and eventually disseminate new ideas and practices on core questions in education reform. (For a video snapshot, please click here.)

The Match Foundation, Inc., The Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education, Inc., and Match Charter Public School prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment.
  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Occupational Therapist
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    Match Education is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Tobey Jackson , Chief Talent Officer
    • 215 Forest Hills St.
    • Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130

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