Occupational Therapist

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Occupational Therapist

Posted date
May 10, 2020
Location

Washington, DC

Employment Type
Full-Time

Are you interested in working with an organization that is transforming the way America cares for and educates its children?

The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School is seeking an experienced Occupational Therapist to oversee and direct occupational and physical therapy services to students. Under the leadership of the Principal and/or the Senior Clinician, the Occupational Therapist will serve as part of a team with responsibilities including, but not limited to, conducting physical assessment of students, developing treatment plans and developing physical rehabilitation programs, coordinating therapy services, participating in IEPs, consulting with parents, teachers, physicians, and others involved with care of the student regarding direct/indirect services, designing, constructing and training in adaptive equipment, assistive and orthotic devices, and pre-vocational/vocational skills and preparing written reports and records.

About Us

The Children's Guild Alliance is a nonprofit organization serving children, families, and child-serving organizations. We are dedicated to transforming how America educates and cares for its children through education, behavioral health, national training, and consultation services. Affiliates of The Children's Guild Alliance include The Children's Guild, Monarch Academy public charter and contract schools, Monarch Preschool College Park, TranZed Academy for Working Students, TranZed Apprenticeships, The Children's Guild DC Public Charter School, Transformation Education Institute, and The National Children's Guild Fund. We are among the most experienced child-serving organizations in the Greater Baltimore/Washington region and are currently expanding in national and international programs. Each year, the agency's continuum of care and hundreds of professional staff help thousands of youth and young adults and their families achieve excel and succeed. We operate public charter and contract schools; special education schools; preschool; apprenticeships, and pre-career programs; therapeutic group homes; treatment foster care; and behavior health services. We invite you to be part of our innovative team!

Education

Bachelor's degree from an accredited Occupational Therapy Program
Certification from the National Board of Certified Occupational Therapist (NBCOT)
Licensed as an Occupational Therapist in DC
Minimum of one (1) year school therapy experience, preferably in special education
Knowledge of theory in pediatric occupational therapy
Knowledge of emotional and physical disabilities of children
Ability to evaluate functional performance of children in an educational setting
Ability to provide individual or group therapy
Ability to provide information through written and oral reports
Ability to consult with other professionals
Effective communication skills and ability to work on a multi-disciplinary team
Commitment to meeting the needs of a diverse student population
Adhere to a high level of professional and ethical standards