OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST


Chelsea Public Schools
Chelsea, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3165784 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Re-posted: November 15, 2019 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
  • To provide diagnostic assessments for team evaluations on students Standardized and non-standardized tests and observation are used to evaluate: General Development, Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Adaptive, Perceptual/Visual Motor Sensory Integration, Functions, Postural Reflexes, Activities of Daily Living, Pre-Vocational, Analysis of Factors in Specific, Handicapping Conditions, Need for adaptive devices
  • Evaluate students’ occupational needs and develop measurable goals/objectives and accommodations.
  • Deliver occupational therapy services within an integrated therapies approach with ongoing consultation with other therapists and classroom staff
  • Provide individual and group therapies for students in accordance with student IEPs.
  • Conduct evaluations and provide written evaluation reports in accordance to mandated special education timelines
  • Provide written progress reports as otherwise required
  • Attend IEP and other meetings as deemed needed by the Principal, Coordinator, Evaluation Team Leader or Administrator of Special Education
  • Consults with evaluation team members, special education teachers, and classroom teachers regarding student programs
  • Consults with outside parties regarding student services by O.T. to obtain recommendations for service in school setting
  • Maintains a close working relationship with parents
  • Attends IST meetings to discuss teacher concerns and provide strategies relating to ot needs
  • Assigns, constructs or requests appropriate adaptive equipment and devices for students and/or classroom and provide training in its usage to appropriate personnel
  • Provides in-service training or conduct parent workshops on normal growth and development (neuro-motor, sensory-motor, fine, and gross)
  • Attend all Special Education Department meetings
  • Other responsibilities/duties as assigned by the administrator(s).

    Position Type: Full-time
    Positions Available: 1
    Salary: $48,608 to $90,904 Per Year


  • Welcome to Chelsea Public Schools!

    Welcome to Chelsea Public Schools!

    Chelsea Public Schools is a diverse school district just north of Boston, Massachusetts. The administrative office for the district is located at 500 Broadway, Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150. Please visit our website at www.ChelseaSchools.com, and please see the Chelsea Schools section for specific information on each of our schools.

    Teachers, administrators, and support staff, from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve are dedicated to providing Chelsea students with a Bridge to Success, a commitment that ALL students will achieve at high levels, think critically, and graduate from our school system college and career ready.

    Vision

    By June 30, 2016, Chelsea Public Schools will be a model for other school districts in the way we utilize reflective practice and leverage family and community partnerships to ensure that ALL students achieve at high levels, think critically, and graduate from our school system college and career ready.
    Equal Opportunity Employer
    Chelsea Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

    Job Requirements
    •Bachelors Degree at required; Masters Degree preferred
    •Licensed in Massachusetts
    •Registered Occupational Therapist by National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapists
    •Understanding of school based therapy and related assessment practices
    •Experience providing inclusive services within general education classes
    •Strong organizational skills
    Orientation August 22-24

  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Instructions
    Please Note:
    • You MUST submit a complete SchoolSpring application to be considered for employment.
    • You must list your certifications, and upload a photocopy of each certification, for this application to be considered.
    • The names and contact information of three recent references, as well as three recent letters of recommendation must be included in your SchoolSpring application.
    • Your must enter your transcript information for this application to be considered.
    • Interviews will be arranged with selected candidates on the basis of education.
    • Submission of false information will be considered for rejection of candidacy, voiding any offer of employment contract, or termination of employment.
    • Again, application will NOT be considered unless this SchoolSpring application is complete.

    Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. Are you physically able to perform the duties or job for which you are applying?
    Yes/No

    2. Are you currently under contract? If yes, please list where, and date of expiration.
    Yes/No

    3. With which college placement office are you registered?
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    4. Have you ever been disciplined, discharged, or asked to resign from a prior position?
    Yes/No

    5. Have you ever been denied licensure or certification, or has a professional license or certification held by you ever been revoked or suspended?
    Yes/No

    6. Have you ever been employed by the Chelsea Public Schools? If yes, please list date(s) and department(s).
    Yes/No

    7. Are you now, or were you ever, related by blood or marriage to anyone in any capacity in the Chelsea School Department or in The City of Chelsea? If yes, please list the name(s) and of relation(s), explain relationship, and indicate the department in which this relative holds a position.
    Yes/No

    8. Please hereby state that you authorize the Chelsea Public Schools to verify any of the information submitted with this application, including prior employment, educational record, and state or local certification.
    Yes/No

    9. I hereby authorize any former or current employer and educational institution I have attended, or certifying body or agency, to provide information from my record in conjunction with my application for employment with The Chelsea Public Schools.
    Yes/No

    10. In order to assess your qualifications and interest in teaching in the Chelsea Public Schools, we ask you to share your philosophy of teaching with us. Please limit your remarks to one sheet, and provide specific examples wherever possible.
    Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Employment at Chelsea Public Schools
    500 Broadway
    Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150
    Phone: 617-466-4477