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Occupational Therapist

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State College, PA

Not provided

Not provided

2 weeks ago

Job Description

Merakey is seeking a part time  Occupational Therapist  to join our autism and emotional support specialty schools in  State College, PA .

 

POSITION DETAILS

As a member of our team, the Occupational Therapist will select and implement activities that will help individuals to learn work and life management skills within limits of their mental and physical disabilities. You will work with IEP team members, clinicians, families, and program staff; using the multidisciplinary evaluation to create, develop, and implement individual and/or group therapy goals for each child as specified in the child's IEP.

General responsibilities include: Complete and maintain necessary records and documentation. Participate in Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings to review progress on IEP goals. Confer with classroom teachers to provide information/instruction on effective techniques to use with each individual. Develop and implement IEP goals relevant to each individual's realistic rehabilitative needs. Provide any tests or evaluations to help determine goals and need areas. Responsible for reviewing and disseminating COTA/L progress billable hours and paperwork to the appropriate person (as applicable). Suggest, develop, and co-lead topical workshops, training sessions, and in-services as needed. Confer with parents / caregivers on a regular basis (both verbal and written) regarding progress of each individual child and to instruct them on strategies that are effective. Complete monthly summaries, progress monitoring and quarterly report cards. Conduct group therapy sessions as clinically indicated. Attend staff meetings as directed.

 Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health, and education non-profit provider with a fifty-year history. We offer a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country. Our belief that every individual has the right to achieve growth, dignity, and fulfillment guides all of our decisions. At Merakey, we care about each other and are committed to providing the very best care to those we serve.

Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!  We deeply value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ethnic background, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or disability status. Moreover, we are committed to creating teams that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.  

 
Bachelor of Arts or Master of Arts in Occupational Therapist program certified by national board of certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) is required Must possess a valid/active Pennsylvania Occupational Therapist License Experience working with children with autism preferred

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