OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST (0.67 FTE), PEABODY SCHOOL

Cambridge Public Schools ( learn more )

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3169051
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 4, 2019

Job Description

Duties:

  • 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.
  • 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 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 and intervention plans to achieve IEP goals.
  • Provides 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 to meet individual 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 and/or 504 Plans 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 the Occupational Therapy.
  • Perform related work as required.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited occupational therapy program. Registered Occupational Therapist. Massachusetts License. Experience teaching and/or working in an urban school system with special needs students. Knowledge of sensory motor integration techniques.

  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Occupational Therapist
    Student Services > Occupational Therapist
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

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    Contact Information

    • Cambridge Public Schools
    • 159 Thorndike Street
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141

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