Part Time Occupational Therapist 2014 2015 School Year
Part Time Occupational Therapist
2014 2015 School Year
The occupational therapist will provide occupational therapy services to students to maximize participation in school programs and activities. The occupational therapist will report to the Principal of UP Academy and work closely with the Director of Special Education of UP Education Network. The part- time occupational therapist role is .1 FTE.
Evaluate and screen students to assess occupational therapy needs;
Conduct assessments in collaboration with others that help to identify students with occupational therapy needs as well as to inform instruction and intervention;
Write evaluation reports including all occupational therapy assessments, goals and plans;
Meet federal and state mandates as well as local policies in performance of duties;
Determine and maintain programs based on goals set by IEP;
Determine needs of individual students and provides services one to one or in small groups as deemed appropriate;
Determine needs of individual students within the classroom setting and provide services within the classroom as deemed appropriate;
Serve as a consultant to classroom teachers as to how to better meet the motoric needs of individual children within the group;
Work in conjunction with classroom teachers to incorporate the occupational therapy goals into the curriculum, when appropriate;
Work in conjunction with team to create IEPs for annual reviews and provides input for students who are involved with the three-year re-evaluation process;
Maintain logs and ongoing assessments to evaluate student progress and completes progress reports from these evaluations;
Attend family conferences;
Collaborate with the Principals and Leadership Teams in providing FAPE, LRE, and specialized instruction and services for students with disabilities, and differentiated instruction for all students;
Participate in special education meetings;
Participate in dispute resolution meetings, hearings and mediation settlement meetings as needed;
Perform Medicaid reimbursement activities; and
Perform other duties related to this job description as required by the school Principal or other immediate supervisor.
Masters level degree in Occupational Therapy;
Certification as Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR);
Possession of MA license in Occupational Therapy;
Experience with Special Education processes (IEP meetings, documentation, initial referrals);
A passionate belief in UP Academys mission, values, and educational model;
An eagerness to set ambitious, challenging, and tangible goals, and a relentless drive to achieve them;
An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and a capacity to remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong public speaking skills;
A sense of humility in the face of success; and
Current authorization to work in the United States A candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment.
We offer a competitive compensation package, including, when relevant, a salary equal to (and in some cases above) the district scale and comprehensive health benefits.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit http://www.upeducationnetwork.org/careers and formally apply for this position through our on-line application system.
UP Academy Charter School of Boston is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or qualified job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by applicable law. This policy extends to, but is not limited to, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, training and termination.
NOTE: Please note that some of the elements contained in the job description are subject to bargaining obligations established by state and federal statuses and regulations including but not limited to M.G.L. c.71, §89 and are subject to change.
Terms: BTU, Group I
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UP Education Network is a nonprofit school management organization whose mission is to rapidly transform chronically underperforming district schools into extraordinary schools that sustain high achievement over time. Our turnaround schools ensure that students acquire the knowledge, skills, and strength of character necessary to succeed on the path to college and to achieve their full potential. UP Education Network currently operates four schools, UP Academy Charter School of Boston (grades 6-8), UP Academy Leonard Middle School (grades 6-8), UP Academy Charter School of Dorchester (grades K1-5), and UP Academy Oliver (grade 6). Across our network, we will serve more than 2500 students in Boston and Lawrence in fall 2014.
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