Occupational Therapist - Preschool/Special Education (12 Month Program)
Company: Volunteers of America Greater New York
Posted on: May 14, 2022
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
- 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
- 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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