• 15 Sep 2014 3:45 PM | Anonymous
    Job Description:

    SCHOOL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY OPPORTUNITY (2 Position openings)

    Experience:

    • Active State of VA license or DOE certificate to practice.
    • Have either Field Work II experience in a school setting while a student or have worked in a school setting while practicing as an OT.
    • Be familiar with Medicaid billing, IDEA, IEP requirements, and be proficient in the use of a computer

    Scope of Work:

    • 30 Hours per week between 4 schools

     Job Duties:

    • Attend staffing, Individual Education Plan (IEP), and multidisciplinary team meetings as needed.
    • Provide the district with a record of evaluations, re-revaluations and Individual Education Plans (IEP).
    • Educationally relevant occupation therapy shall be provided in the student’s classroom when appropriate.
    • Participating with the District and parents in eligibility staffing and Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings.
    • Occupational Therapist must be designated to attend meetings with Exceptional Student Education personnel once every other month.
    • Occupational Therapist will conduct necessary evaluations of any student deemed necessary by the Pre-K team or the Child Find Specialist; will provide consultation to classroom teachers and parents. Occupational Therapist will act as a member of the Pre-Kindergarten Multidisciplinary team, upon request.
    • During the work-day, all work affiliated with conducting and completing evaluations, preparation, therapy, paperwork to complete eligibilities of re-evaluation, conference, encounter logs, and all other activities required to plan and provide appropriate therapy services is to be completed.

    Please call 855-561-1715 or email recruit@cellstaff.com for immediate consideration. 

  • 19 Aug 2014 3:44 PM | Anonymous

    Occupational Therapist Responsibilities, Benefits and Qualifications

    Brief Description: 
    An Occupational Therapist at The Aurora School is responsible for the day-to-day OT programming, management of Occupational Therapy IEP or Therapy plan goals, OT service delivery and the integration of OT goals within each student’s educational and behavioral program. Qualified candidates are licensed to practice in the state of Virginia. The ideal candidate has experience working with students who have a variety of functioning levels and disabilities. The OT reports directly to and is evaluated by the Administrative Director of The Aurora School. 

    Responsibilities 
    Day-to-Day Responsibilities

    • Management of OT programs for students to ensure consistency of treatment
    • Responsible for the teaching and implementation of the IEPs and OT therapy plans of the students, as well as planning the short- and long-term accomplishment of student OT and OT supported goals
    • Conducting on-going assessment of staff’s implementation of OT goals
    • Maintain and monitor all documentation and data related to OT programming
    • Collaborate to develop IEP goals consistent with students strengths and needs
    • Be familiar with and implement behavior assessments and behavior plans for students
    • Incorporate the principles of ABA and Verbal Behavior into therapy sessions
    • Model all skills expected of ABA Therapists to create generalization and mastery across instructors
    • Collaborate with all IEP team members to build student programs
    • Consult with all team members as needed (must attend the weekly team meetings)
    • Maintain daily email account and respond accordingly to all correspondence
    • Attend IEP meetings and discuss progress, lack of progress, or behavioral issues relative to OT
    • Ensure accuracy of all progress reports and student data and records
    • Responsible for maintaining accurate billing logs for all services provided based on IEP service delivery
    • Understand the principles of sensory integration and how to integrate into student programs within the framework of ABA


    School-Wide Responsibilities

    • Adhere to standard programming procedures
    • Maintain schedule and adjust based on IEP meetings and CBI’s
    • Staff Training and evaluation for direct service staff
    • Train staff and any interested outside parties (in support of Aurora’s mission), i.e. Parent Network Meetings, necessary to maintain quality teaching at Aurora.
    • Attend field trips, outside activities, and/or in-class mainstreaming when appropriate
    • Adjust schedule to accommodate absent staff as needed
    • Help with the development of standard programming procedures for related services
    • Staff and Student Scheduling for related services


    Research

    • Use data collected during OT sessions to support the development of school-wide programming standards
    • Use data and current research to support the use of current programming and organization
    • Collaborate with professionals outside of the Aurora program as needed
    • Opportunities to use data collected at Aurora to support the extension of current issues in the field of behavior analysis and OT with the possibility of presenting research at conferences such as ABAI


    Community Involvement

    • Represent The Aurora School at conferences or other organized meetings focused on program development or staff training.
    • Develop partnerships in the community to help expand the community based instruction
    • Opportunities to participate in events such as Kids in Carlheim, transition workshops, etc.


    Professionalism

    • Adhere to all policies and procedures for The Aurora School and The Paxton Campus
    • Maintain the confidentiality of all students served at the Aurora School, as well as regarding the Aurora School’s operating procedures, pricing formulas, staff salaries, student information and prospective student information while employed and for one year after employment ends
    • Maintain all training, certification and documentation according to the Virginia Department of Education
    • Adhere to the code of ethics put forth by the BACB


    Benefits:

    • Great location! Leesburg, Virginia is located between the Shenandoah Valley and Washington, DC. There is a plethora of outdoor activities available in the area, along with easy access to DC and Baltimore.
    • The Aurora School has a typical year-round school calendar which provides 6.5 weeks off a year in addition to approximately 2 weeks of personal days that you can accrue. We are committed to providing the most relevant and up-to-date training for our staff. Each quarter we have staff development days that include trainings relevant to the work we are doing on a day-to-day basis. We invite speakers from the behavior analytic field to our school to provide training and feedback on our programs.
    • The compensation package includes medical and dental insurance, 401K, long and short-term disability (at no cost to the employee), Flex spending account with an automatic $500 for each employee.


    Qualifications: 
    The ideal candidate will be a licensed Occupational Therapist in the state of Virginia with a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. This candidate should be an expert in teaching students and have experience training staff. Experience in a variety of settings will be ideal. The ideal candidate would have experience with providing OT to individuals with autism, developmental delay, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, other health impairment, genetic disorders, and sensory processing disorder.

    Please email resume to cvaughan@paxtoncampus.org

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