Occupational Therapist

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This is a one-year full-time position.

Provide quality school-based occupation therapy services, which includes but is not limited to assessment/evaluation, intervention/treatment, IEP planning and implementation, discharge planning, related documentation, and communication between teachers, paraprofessionals, related service providers and families. A full-time position working with students in the self-contained non-categorical classrooms and general education inclusion classrooms. QULAIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will: Current Massachusetts Occupational Therapist licensure required. Certification as an occupational therapist by the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Experience as an occupational therapist in a school setting . Demonstrate a strong understanding of strategies for students with autism, developmental delay, specific learning disabilities, and behavior disorders. Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of colleagues, parents, families, and community members.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Providing high quality direct occupational therapy services to students according to students’ IEPs. Developing treatment plans/IEP's that are strength-based as well as child and family centered for overall educational improvement. Conducting assessments, analyzing results, and writing reports to determine strengths and concerns for student’s skills and development as is assessed by the area of Occupational Therapy. Completing thorough evaluations, including muscle tone, range of motion/mobility, orthopedic needs, movement analysis, perceptive/fine motor skills, sensory motor processing and functional activities of daily living. Skill in effective oral and written communication. Participating in necessary meetings as part of IEP process and the student’s physical therapy plan. Initiative, strong work ethic, and the ability to positively interact and collaborate in a team environment. Ensuring evaluations, treatment plans and service delivery are aligned with school, state, and federal guidelines. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and progress notes. Responsible for timely documentation of evaluation results, progress reports, and discharge reports. Managing a detailed log of service provided and services missed due to student or therapist absences. Documenting all aspects of work with students in TieNet according to school and state guidelines. Collaborating with therapy staff to develop school-wide programs to benefit students and staff. Attending and participating in staff meetings, in-service training, and continuing education courses as appropriate or required. Maintaining appropriate, confidential, records and provide timely reports. Educate and demonstrate (verbally or written) therapy techniques to parents/families that can be incorporated into the home. Other duties as assigned. Position requires travel between ditrict school buildings.  Mileage expenses will be reimbursed

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North Andover Public Schools

566 Main Street 566 Main Street, North Andover, RI 02860
 
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Compare with State

Amount per Student

$13,429

State Average: $17,439

% ELL Students

1%

State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio

16.30

State Average: 13.39

% IEP Students

17%

State Average: 17%

FTE

526

State Average: 296