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Certified Occupational Therapist

Kingston, NY 12401

Posted: 07/19/24 Employment Type: Permanent Job Number: 15704

Job Description

Job:  Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Location:  Ellenville, NY
Pay:  $21.96 - $33.27/ hour BOE
Job Type:  Temporary - Summer 2024




ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Under supervision of Licensed Occupational Therapist:
  • Provide direct therapy to students.
  • Participates in instructional lunch program
  • Consult to/communicate with staff regarding students' OT programs on weekly basis.
  • Prepare and maintain weekly log notes.
  • Assist in the formal/informal annual assessments of designated students on caseload, if necessary.
  • Collaborate with OTR on writing quarterly updates of goals and objectives and annual review reports.
  • Collaborate with OTR on writing annual progress reports.
  • Collaborate with OTR on writing annual IEP goals and objectives.
  • Assist in the formulation of sensory diets and strategies and in-service staff as necessary.
  • Communicate regularly with caregivers through homebooks, phone conversations, and parent visits.
  • Prepare, participate and present at parent conferences.
  • Meet at regular intervals with clinical supervisor.
  • Attend required meetings.
  • Communicate with caregivers through homebooks, phone conversations, and parent visits as needed basis.
  • Utilize appropriate behavioral management techniques and follow students’ behavior plans.
  • Demonstrates familiarity with and adheres to State and Federal regulations and policies (i.e. SED, Medicaid, Office of Children and Families).
  • Adhere to policies in the Staff Handbook and Human Resources Manual and other handbooks pertinent to the functioning of your job.
  • Maintain a safe working environment. Comply and assist with COVID19 policies and procedures including cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting surfaces and equipment
  • Complete designated follow-ups.
  • Conduct oneself according to the professional requirements of New York State certification board for OTA's.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES:
  • Complete any additional required paperwork.
  • Participate in the evaluation of need for referral to outside agencies with other team members.
  • Participate in the clinical supervision of college interns.
  • Meet with support staff as needed.
  • Attend and contribute to inservice workshops.
  • Contribute to the productive functioning of the school.
  • Assist in the ordering of therapeutic materials and supplies

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Associates Degree in Occupational Therapy and New York State Certification for Occupational Therapy Assistant.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS AND ABILITIES:
Demonstrates good general intelligence.  Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position. Establishes and maintains constructive relationships with students, co-workers, families, and community. Maintains a neat physical appearance.  Communicates effectively.  Functions as a positive role model.                                                                                                   
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