Founded in 2004, Bullis Charter School offers a collaborative, experiential learning environment that emphasizes individual student growth. As a model of educational innovation, BCS inspires children, faculty and staff to reach beyond themselves to achieve full potential. Using a global perspective to teach about the interconnectedness of communities and their environments, the BCS program nurtures mutual respect, civic responsibility and a lifelong love of learning.
The Occupational Therapist is responsible for providing students with individual treatment and group therapy sessions to correct specific areas of sensory-motor integrative dysfunction. The Occupational Therapist administers occupational therapy assessments to determine a student’s level of function relative to the student’s age and educational placement in such areas as fine/gross motor skill development, sensory motor integration, self-care and activities of daily living. The Occupational Therapist is part of the Special Education team and consults and collaborates with key stakeholders, including families, teachers, and staff.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- In collaboration with the IEP team, develops occupational therapy treatment plans based on the educational goals for eligible students that improve the student’s functional abilities within the school and naturalistic settings
- Writes assessment reports identifying the student’s needs and proposed treatment strategies, writes individual students goals and objectives as part of the IEP plan, maintains progress records
- Participates in the IEP meetings by providing on-site interpretation and summaries of assessment report results to families; recommends appropriate activities and materials designed to accomplish motor goals sets and facilitate the development and family care of students
- Evaluates the effectiveness of the established program, making modification within the framework of the IEP process as necessary
- Coordinates occupational therapy program within the total educational system, including involvement with transition planning when appropriate
- Maintains an in-depth knowledge of the laws and policies governing Special Education and early intervention in California that pertains to the delivery of occupational therapy services
- Consults and collaborates with other members of the educational team regarding the mandated and best-practice roles of occupational therapy and collaborates with medical and community agencies who interact with BCS and Early Intervention programs regarding occupational therapy services for students
- Refers students and families to related services which will assist the student’s development
- Provides direction, training, and assistance to support staff assigned to the occupational therapy program
- Conducts in-service or other training programs for BCS staff on the role of occupational therapy as an educational service, normal sensory-motor development as related to learning, and identification of sensory-motor deficits
- Performs related duties as assigned
Minimum 2 years of clinical experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential job functions in pediatric therapy with emphasis on developmental disabilities and working in an educational setting. Experience in working collaboratively with teams and families is desired.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Possession of a valid license, or eligibility for licensing, according to the California Occupational Therapy Practice Act to practice as an Occupational Therapist in the State of California.
Indoor/outdoor setting. Travel between multiple campus locations may be required.
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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to and is required to hear and speak to exchange information; seeing to perform assigned duties; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate equipment and perform assigned duties
How to Apply
Please complete the following application. You will need to submit a resume and a cover letter that addresses experience with students, special interests and talents, most significant event in your teaching career, your long-term goals, your qualifications and how you meet the school's mission statement.
In addition, you will need three letters of recommendation (one from an immediate supervisor, dated within the last 12 months) and copies of relevant credential(s) and transcript(s).
Qualified applicants who pass the application review will be screened, and finalists will conduct interviews with our team.
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