Job: Occupational Therapist – Walpole

Title Occupational Therapist – Walpole
Location Walpole, MA
Start Date 2019-09-03
Job Information

League School of Greater Boston

The League School of Greater Boston is a year-round program dedicated to the education of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our team approach to education creates a collaborative, supportive and open environment within our community. We are currently seeking an Occupational Therapist for our program in Walpole.

Position Requirements:
* Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, with current registration and OT licensure by the state of Massachusetts.
* Working knowledge of sensory integration theory.
*Experience with autistic population and demonstrated interpersonal, supervisory and administrative skills.
*CPR; First aid; Safety Care; Valid Driver’s License. (League School will provide CPR, First aid, and Safety Care training.)

Supervision Received: OT Dept. Head/ Coordinator of Clinical & Family Services
Supervision Exercised: none

Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

1. Performs in a professional manner at all times, in all aspects of work; including developing a therapeutic and effective relationship with students: using appropriate tone of voice, setting reasonable boundaries with communication and actions, etc.
2. Participates in the intake screening of potential new students to League School of Greater Boston. If the student is accepted, reviews evaluation material to develop goals and objectives for upcoming Individual Education Program meetings. This may include observation, review of records, informal lessons and/or beginning of his/her own assessment if an outside evaluation within the last year is not available.
3. Develops goals and objectives for the IEP in consultation with the educational team for each student on the caseload.
4. Collects and records data and/or provides data sheets to teachers regarding student performance on occupational therapy goals. Monitors student progress and collaborates with classroom Head Teacher on goals to facilitate quarterly report writing for IEPs.
5. Consults with Head Teacher and classroom team around programming including developing curricula and/or group lessons as they relate to occupational therapy needs, as they impact the student and the classroom.
6. Develops curriculum content and materials, as needed for the implementation of occupational therapy programs, sensory diets, classroom lessons, etc. as written in student’s IEP.
7. Has curriculum materials prepared and ready for review that are appropriate for all students and/or classrooms on the caseload.
8. Participates in meetings with parents/guardians, meetings with public school system personnel, and annual reviews as needed.
9. Attends classroom meetings, program meetings, staff meetings, and department meetings. Comes prepared with agenda and/or ready to discuss issues and solutions.
10. Participates in residential meetings. Provides consultation and/or trainings regarding occupational therapy-based IEP goals and strategies to the residential staff as needed.
11. Conducts formal assessments of students’ skills and generates data-based written reports upon written consent from parent/guardian and school district.
12. Completes written reports, as needed, in a timely manner: Individual Education Programs, Re-evaluation Reports, Incident Reports, Accident Reports, and Restraint Reports.
13. Provides input into the development of behavior intervention strategies, academic goals and daily living-skill techniques for individual students based on the students’ capabilities.
14. Supports the implementation of student behavior programs: positive reinforcement, breaks, time outs, etc., as designed by the Behavior Department and the team.
15. All OT Staff will be the in-house trainers for SCERTS and responsible for training all new employees in conjunction with the Program Coordinators.
16. Performs other related duties, as assigned by the Coordinator of Clinical and Family Services, or Principal, which are deemed necessary for the operation of the school.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word: Microsoft Excel: Google mail; and the entire Microsoft Office suite.

The League School offers a substantial benefit package that includes health, dental, STD, LTD, and Life insurance, tuition assistance, 403(b) retirement plan with match, professional development opportunities, as well as paid time off.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The League School of Greater Boston is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment that is free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by federal and state laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who challenge such discrimination and harassment, or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

To apply:
Please submit resume, cover letter, and other supporting documentation such as transcripts, curriculum vitae, letter(s) of reference, etc. to or by mail to:
League School of Greater Boston
Attn: Human Resources
300 Boston Providence Turnpike
Walpole, MA 02032

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No phone calls please.

Posted: 8-20-19