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St Catherine's Center for Children Per Diem Occupational Therapist  in Albany, New York

Per Diem Occupational Therapist

About the OrganizationSt Catherine's Center for Children offers a comprehensive range of programs designed to offer hope, foster growth, and improve the lives of the children and families we serve.

PositionSupervisor of Occupational Therapy Services

Description

Function:

Provides leadership for Day Treatment's occupational therapy services. Provides therapy to assigned students on the caseload. The therapy is provided in accordance with the goals and objectives on the students' individual educational plan/ treatment plan. Students participate individually and in groups. Conducts the activities in the therapy room as well as in the classrooms. OT services are provided within the context of the student's treatment plan and the Day Treatment Program.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Evaluations:

Performs standardized and non- standardized assessments of students assigned to the caseload. The therapist continually assesses progress of students in daily work and notes this progress in the progress note section of the client record as well as in the I.E.P. OT evaluations are utilized in context of the student's Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and treatment plan.

Planning:

The therapist provides occupational therapy to the assigned students in accordance with the I.E.P./ treatment plan.

Record Keeping:

Initial assessments, annual assessments, and progress reports, daily plans and logging, weekly note in the progress section of the client record, annual I.E.P. and updating at three month intervals, discharge summaries.

Consulting:

Consults with classroom teachers regularly for each assigned student in order to maximize coordination of student activity.

Team Membership:

We are seeking an Occupational Therapist to treat our clients during a six-week summer program. May remain on-call to cover absenses and vacations.

As a member of the treatment team, the therapist helps to plan treatment modalities for the student and shares information with other team members regarding the child's functioning in the OT program. This is accomplished through informal communication and attendance at team meetings and planning conferences. It is realized that the therapist cannot attend every meeting because of therapy scheduling. Priorities must be set and representation made through written notes when attendance is not possible.

Additional duties and responsibilities (related to position) assigned by the Principal.

Position Requirements

Position Specifications:

  • BS in Occupational Therapy; temporary NYS Certification for Occupational Therapy a minimum

  • MS in Occupational Therapy; permanent NYS Certification for Occupational Therapy desired

  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) desired

  • A minimum of two years’ full-time experience in Occupational Therapy.

  • Previous supervisory experience preferred.

Shift-not applicable-

Weekends required

Req NumberEDU-19-00026

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Full-Time/Part-TimeSeasonal

LocationAlbany

This position is currently accepting applications.

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