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Occupational Therapist - Preschool/Special Education (12 Month Program)

Company: Volunteers of America Greater New York
Location: Bronx
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

About Us:Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-GNY) is an anti-poverty organization that seeks to end homelessness in the New York metropolitan area by the year 2050. We focus our continuum of care to address the most prevalent causes of homelessness: (1) lack of affordable housing; (2) unmet health needs, including but not limited to mental health and substance use; and (3) lack of jobs that create wealth. In each of these areas we strive to incorporate strategies that address issues of racial equity. We know that our clients are confronting longstanding barriers to accessing quality housing, healthcare, and employment. Our programs are designed to ensure that our clients do not have to face these challenges alone. Now in our second century of serving those in need, VOA-GNY understands what it takes to heal families and individuals who are in crisis and have experienced trauma. We operate and provide services in emergency shelters, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing for close to 11,000 men, women and children through 65 programs located in New York City, Northern New Jersey, and Westchester annually. We are one of the largest providers of services to families and individuals experiencing homelessness in the Greater New York area, serving survivors of domestic violence, people living with HIV/AIDS, veterans, and others who have behavioral health or substance use needs. Many of VOA-Greater New York's programs are nationally recognized and meet the rigorous standards of accrediting bodies CARF, COA and the NAEYC. 'Successful applicants must be vaccinated for COVID-19 before their start date with VOA-GNY, unless you have been approved by VOA-GNY for a medical or religious exception to this requirement.' Position: Occupational TherapistOur early learning center is a vibrant and nurturing special education preschool. To learn more about our program, please click here: Employees receive a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage, life insurance, a retirement plan, paid personal leave, and much more....Staff at the BELC also enjoy a convenient weekday schedule (Monday to Friday) that follows a school calendar.Summary: The Occupational Therapist provides occupational therapy treatment to children in the pre-school setting, performs occupational therapy assessments, supervises Occupational Therapy Assistants and students. Minimum Qualifications: Master's Degree in occupational therapy, a New York State License, NBCOT certification, experience and/or training in pediatrics.Supervisory Role: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.Principal Responsibilities:

  • Implements the occupational therapy intervention plan directly or in collaboration with others.
  • Screens and evaluates children to obtain and interpret data necessary for planning intervention and for treatment planning. Performs advanced, specialized evaluations or assessments as indicated by an individual child's needs.
  • Documents services as required by Volunteers of America as well as third party payers.
  • Follows to the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice as well as Volunteers of America policies and procedures.
  • Maintains treatment areas, and equipment as required.
  • Supervises occupational therapy practitioners (OTA's), occupational therapy students and other staff performing supportive services as a part of service provision.
  • Participate in professional development activities as mandated by the Volunteers of America and by the requirements for the continuation of occupational therapy licensure.
  • Perform other related duties as requested.Work Environment:While performing the duties of the job, the employee will be in a school environment. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to have visual acuity, talk and hear while communicating with peers and/or vendors. This position is active and requires movement in in the school environment. The employee must occasionally lift or move student weighing over 30 pounds.Position Type: This is a full - time position. Work Location: 1887 Bathgate Avenue Bronx, NY 10457 Make a living by making a difference. Apply online today! Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled/Other Protected Categories. Other details
  • Job Family : Therapist-Physical/Occupational/Speech/Art
  • Job Function : Program Services
  • Pay Type : Salary
  • Required Education : Master's Degree

Keywords: Volunteers of America Greater New York, New Rochelle , Occupational Therapist - Preschool/Special Education (12 Month Program), Education / Teaching , Bronx, New York

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