Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

ANTICIPATED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST


Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3697597 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: October 13, 2021 Starting Date: November 30, 2021

Job Description
ANNOUNCEMENT OF A VACANCY FOR THE
2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Anticipated Occupational Therapist
District Wide

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.

Qualifications:
•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
Responsibilities:
•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

Application Process: To submit your application for consideration, please visit us online at:

http://www.somerville.k12.ma.us/careers
or
http://www.schoolspring.com/jobs?employer=16902

NOTE:
Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.

Please do not mail or email resumes. Only resumes that are submitted through School Spring will be considered.

Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office via email at jcabral@k12.somerville.ma.us

Application Deadline: Open until filled
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.

Date Posted: October 13, 2021

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Welcome to Somerville Public Schools!

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Somerville 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
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Victoria Vendola
    5 Cherry St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
    Phone: (617) 625-6600
    Email: vvendola@k12.somerville.ma.us