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School-Based Occupational Therapist - OT - Lisle, IL

Seeking a school position with a young adult caseload?
Are you an Occupational Therapist who wants to work in a collaborative and dynamic environment?
Do you enjoy working with kids with autism spectrum disorders?

This private school works with children of all ages with autism spectrum disorders and strives to meet the needs of each individual with creative, evidence-based therapy. If you're looking for a year round school environment where you can work closely with the students you serve and with a team of dedicated professionals, then this position is for you!

* Seeking an Occupational Therapist for a full-time position in the vicinity of Lisle, IL
* Ideal start date is August 12th
* Young adult caseload consisting of 18-22 year olds
* Assist students with functional and vocational life skills  
* You'll work in a fast-paced environment using a multi-disciplinary team approach 
* Candidates are expected to be committed team players
* Pediatric experience strongly preferred
* No travel/one school 
* Salary dependent on experience 

Duties and Responsibilities
* Provide treatment, including program planning, consultation and education to the student and family in collaboration with an OTR/L
*       Liaison with team members, parents, district professionals, and others involved in the education/treatment of the student
*       Comply with the professional code of ethics and school policies
*       Maintain professional documentation including session notes and quarterly reports
*       Maintain IEP goals and reports and three-year re-evaluations in collaboration with the OTR/L
*       Maintain student files including appropriate documentation and student attendance to sessions
*       Participate in direct supervision of students and assistance with activities of daily living as needed
*       Participate in team meetings and professional development sessions
*       Consult and collaborate with classroom teachers, therapists, and in inclusion settings
*       Plan and provide professional development sessions for all staff
*       Work with Program Assistants to model strategies, discuss student progress, and assess student needs
*       Supervise clinical students from university programs as needed
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
*       Ability to effectively communicate assessment results, evaluations, and proposed treatment in a manner easily understood by team members, the district, and parents
*       Knowledge of autism spectrum disorders
*       Ability to treat students with autism spectrum disorders
*       Familiarity with relevant diagnostic tools and procedures
*       Knowledge of relevant occupational therapy treatment strategies and protocols
*       Ability to maintain quality, safety, and infection control standards
*       Knowledge of the use and maintenance of facilities and equipment 
*       Knowledge of sensory and behavioral strategies
*       Knowledge of child development theory
*       Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements
*       Ability to use computers (word processing software, therapeutic/educational software)
*       Knowledge of relevant equipment for occupational therapy
*       Strong written and communication skills

Benefits Included 
*       Paid time off, including all national holidays, winter, and spring break
*       Medical insurance and supplemental medical insurance 
*       Dental insurance 
*       Vision care insurance 
*       Long term disability insurance 
*       401(K) retirement plan 
*       Flexible spending account 
*       Staff wellness program 
*       Free group fitness classes 


Qualifications: Must hold a Bachelors Degree (or higher) in Occupational Therapy and a current state license (or be eligible for same).  Autism experience preferred but not necessary.

PediaStaff provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PediaStaff complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company does business. 

PediaStaff is a WBENC National WBE Certified women-owned business. 

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Pay: $60000-$70000/year

Reference Number: JO-1906-7387-12


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