Occupational Therapist - Children s Services
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties and responsibilities of the Occupational Therapist- Children's Services will include, but are not limited to the following:
" Evaluates students referred to program to establish learning and performance capabilities. Develops a treatment plan to attain established goals working within scope of student's functional level. Evaluation includes activities of daily living (feeding, dressing, grooming, hygiene, transfers), fine motor and gross motor skills, sensory awareness, perceptual motor skills, homemaking and independent living skills.
" Develops a treatment plan and goals based on assessment.
" Maintains daily and monthly attendance records.
" Ensures individuals receive services appropriate to their needs and consistent with educational goals and regulatory requirements.
" Selects educational, recreational and social activities in order to aid students in adjusting to their functional level. Teaches adaptive skills necessary to perform daily living and/or vocational tasks.
" Provides and participates in in-service education for other personnel relevant to techniques and objectives of program.
" Serves and participates as a member of interdisciplinary team at team meetings, Annual Reviews, Case Presentations, In-Services, etc. As required by each program.
" Integrates therapeutic intervention techniques into programs or home of students served through consultation with parent/Client and staff at team meetings, case conferences or through other informal contacts.
" Assists in overall rehabilitation of student's medical/psychiatric condition. Documents therapy activities and results in student's records and periodic reports.
" Records progress on all active cases in therapy, monitors therapy status, and makes appropriate recommendations as changes occur.
" Refers students to other clinical services if such referral is felt appropriate.
" Designs, makes and fits adaptive devices for students use such as splints or braces.
" Participates in Initial Evaluation and Intake processes.
" Completes all required documentation in a timely and accurate fashion.
" Assists with other duties such as arrival, dismissal, feeding, bathrooming, classroom management as directed.
" Provides supervision to Occupational Therapy students and Occupational Therapy Assistants as needed.
" Maintains equipment and orders supplies as required.
" Performs other related duties as requested.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
" Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
" Good interpersonal skills are required in order to interact effectively with employees, co-workers, students, their families, other programs, outside contacts, etc.
" Due to sensitive nature of the position, must be able to maintain the strictest confidentiality.
" Ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks.
" Good organizational skills
" Good oral and written communications skills
" Analytical ability necessary to evaluate student's condition and progress and select appropriate therapy techniques.
" Manual dexterity to operate tools
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
" Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. Master's preferred
" One year of prior Occupational Therapist experience preferred
" Current NY State license in Occupational Therapy
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
" Ability to lift, move and position students. Frequent stooping, bending, kneeling, pushing and pulling of heavy objects such as equipment and/or wheelchairs.
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