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Occupational Therapist

Company: Blossom Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: December 2, 2017

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAn occupational therapist (OT) in Children’s Services functions as a member of an interdisciplinary therapy/education team. The OT provides integrated and direct therapy for an assigned caseload of children. Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Children Services. This is a part-time position. Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Provide treatment plans, as well as goals and objectives for children’s Individualized Education Programs/Individual Family Service Plans (IEP/IFSP).
  • Takes part in case staffing, team meetings and parent conferences.
  • Documents evaluation and progress for children on assigned caseloads.
  • Establishes schedules for treatment with classroom teachers and other therapists.
  • Attends agency and department in-service programs.
  • Provides adaptive equipment for individual children’s programs.
  • Supervises therapy students as needed.
  • Provides consultation to teachers, family and other team members.
  • Follows all health and safety procedures, including the use of proper body mechanics and the use of universal precautions. Experience:
    • Knowledge of normal child development, as well as etiology causing disabling conditions.
    • Knowledge of special needs families and children and the ability and willingness to learn from and share knowledge with other therapists, teachers, social workers and nursing staff.
    • Knowledge of federal laws and regulations pertaining to the writing of IEPs/IFSPs and the implementation and documentation of goals and objectives.
    • Ability to supervise and provide training to therapy students.
    • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with team members, other departmental and agency staff, parents and the general public.
    • Ability to lift a child weighing up to 50 pounds from the floor. Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from an accredited college or university OR a certificate in Occupational Therapy.
    • State licensure in Occupational Therapy.
    • Preferred pediatric occupational therapy experience. Special Skills: Professional demeanor/attitude/presentation. Committed to implementing best practice in facilitating a quality program. Solid interpersonal and strong communication skills for interacting with staff and families to ensure therapy/educational goals are met. Ability to perform multiple assignments and consistently meet timelines. Efficient in organizing time and office functions. CONFIDENTIALITY IS ESSENTIAL. Specifications: To comply with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, it is necessary to specify the physical, mental and environmental conditions of the essential duties of the job such as seeing, hearing, speaking, and writing clearly. Occasional reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling. Frequent sitting, standing and walking, which may be required for long periods of time, and may involve climbing stairs and walking up inclines and on uneven terrain. Additional physical requirements may include frequent lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds and occasional lifting and/or moving up to 25 pounds. Blossom Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity EmployerCompany DescriptionFor over 60 years, Blossom Philadelphia has been making a difference in the lives of children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities. Blossom Philadelphia provides vital programs and services to individuals and their families living with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, autism, traumatic brain injury, Down syndrome, spinal injuries, intellectual disabilities or any disability that severely limits and individual's independent functioning. Services are designed to encourage people to live their lives without limits.

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