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School-Based Occupational Therapist - OT - Streamwood, IL

Occupational Therapist invited to join a dynamic, creative, private therapeutic day school licensed and regulated by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) that provides educational, therapeutic, and transition services to students with Special Education eligibility, in our elementary, middle, and high school program. We pride ourselves in forming lasting partnerships with:
our students
home school districts
parents, families, and guardians
outside therapeutic supports and agencies

*  One school
*  Streamwood
*  part time/20-24 hours/wk/4 days a week
*  Monday - Thursday
*  ASAP - June 1, 2018
*  8:30 - 3:00
*  sole OT on staff
*  no benefits for part time under 30 hours/wk
*  kiddos are all on the emotional specturm (OHI, medical diagnosis bipolar, depression, autism, emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities).
*  two rooms have lower functioning students
*  ages 5-21 but most are elementary kids/influx of kiddos who are young and have sensory needs

*  summer school schedule for 2018/Monday - Wednesday/June 11, 2018 - July 25, 2018/7:45 - 2:30

Qualifications: Must hold a Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in Occupational Therapy and a current state license (or be eligible for same).

Our multi-disciplinary team follows the guidelines set in each student's Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) which is developed in partnership with our students, their parents, home school districts and outside therapeutic consultants as deemed appropriate.

All educational services meet State and Federal standards. Curriculum addresses not only academics but also:
interpersonal relationships
independent living
job and life skills
Students and their parents receive the individualized attention they need on a regular basis through phone contact, conferences and email. We provide field trips, dances, talent shows, and sports with a high level of reassurance and support. All of our planned activities emphasize the importance of cooperative and non-conflictual problem solving.

The therapeutic staff is trained in trauma-based interventions, assisting each student in developing strategies to self-manage emotions and impulses. For some of our students, education continues beyond graduation to job placement and maintenance, with the assistance of our Transition Services staff.

The staff is passionate about their work and enjoys sharing in our students' accomplishments. They are dedicated to providing a nurturing and safe learning environment with the ultimate goal for each student to graduate, leaving school happier, mature, more self-confident, and age-appropriate self-sufficiency skills.

 PediaStaff, Inc. offers flexible staffing solutions for pediatric and educational based settings.   Our expertise is backed by excellent hourly rates and per diem offered based upon IRS eligibility.  Additional benefits for full-time contractors include: nationally recognized medical insurance, 401K with matching employer contributions, generous relocation and continuing education assistance, optional summer pay program, and reimbursement for state licensure and/or teacher certifications.   

PediaStaff, Inc. provides 24/7-telephone support during your contract assignment - you are not alone when you are on assignment with us.  In addition, we provide Clinical Resource Therapists to assist our therapists in managing their caseloads effectively. Our Clinical Resource Therapists are experienced clinicians who have excelled within their profession and are able to help you succeed.  Respond now and learn how YOU can join our team!   Your privacy and confidentiality are always assured, and new graduates are encouraged to apply.



Pay: $45-$51/hour

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