About The School: This is a NJ state licensed, approved private school for children with disabilities that provides year-round educational services for children and adolescents with autism, ages 3-21 years of age. Typically the children seen by OT exhibit difficulties in fine and gross motor concerns; eye-hand coordination; visual-perceptual issues; sensory processing abilities and organizational/executive functions related to educational performance and common core standards. The school has a great team of OTs, PTs and Speech/language pathologists and educators. There is a well equipped OT room, on site parking and a great deal of strategic collaboration and onsite learning. The school has a 12 month program.
Summary of the Position and Job Expectations: You will be working alongside a longtime, well-known OT who provides services daily at the school.
- Delivers effective and educationally relevant treatment services utilizing both in person and remote methodologies if needed
- Possess’ and demonstrates knowledge of current strategies and best practice techniques.
- Completes evaluations that accurately and effectively identify strengths and needs. Utilizes standardized and non-standardized tools that are culturally diverse and appropriate.
- Communicates effectively with teachers, families, and other CST members in oral/written formats in both formal and non-formal situations.
- Completes written work in a timely manner including progress notes and annual reviews. All paperwork is legible, accurate and adheres to codes of professional ethics.
- Submits all required billing, service verification logs, in a timely manner.
- Displays competency in providing strategies that are appropriate, including measurable outcomes, as part of the student’s IEP.
- Selects and adapts appropriate activities, incorporating a variety of intervention models. Assesses progress on an on-going basis and modifies as needed.
- Takes responsibility for seeking supervision/consultation in relationship to clinical performance.
- Attends and participates in IEP meetings as requested.
- Ability to independently reason and solve problems related to self, staff, or others.
- Tact, initiative, and judgement in the performance of duties.
- Understanding and use of Microsoft Word/Google Drive
- Use of tele practice methods if needed.
- Sessions start at 9:15 and end at 2:15 so it’s typically been a 5 hour day.
Minimum Requirements and Experience:
NJ OT License, NBCOT Board Certification, NJ School Certification/or Pending NJ School Certification
Salary: Hourly/Commensurate with experience
COVID-19 considerations: COVID 19 Vaccination and Booster required. All CDC and NJDOE/NJDOH guidelines will be followed including mask wearing, cleaning, and sanitizing procedures, etc., as needed and warranted.
THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY to work in conjunction with an extremely knowledgeable OT in a school that appreciates a collaborative team approach.