Bancroft NeuroHealth

  • Occupational Therapist -Education

    Job Locations US-NJ-Mount Laurel
    Requisition ID
    2018-4559
    Category
    Rehabilitation Therapy
    Status
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Make a Difference!  Bancroft is a leading nonprofit provider of programs and services for individuals with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and those in need of neurological rehabilitation.  

     

    Bancroft is looking to add an Occupational Therapist to our team, who will provide direct and consultative therapeutic occupational therapy (OT) services to students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Our goal is to enhance the students' potential for learning, and to assist in the acquisition of academic and functional performance skills the students need to access, participate in, and benefit from the educational environment.

     

    Responsibilities

    Essential Responsibilities:

    • Works with cross functional team members through conducting diagnostic assessments for the need for occupational therapy (OT) services, and developing treatment plans for students.
    • Provides direct and consultative treatment services in occupational therapy to students, including:
      • Effectively utilizes available information regarding therapy and treatment.
      • Provides assistance in the development of occupational therapy and treatment-specific goals and objectives.
      • Assists program management in the design of functional strategies and the need for adaptive equipment that enhances learning and creates an environment best suited to the student's profile and needs. 
      • Provides individual, group, and integrated direct treatment and therapy.
      • Prompts and/or assists each person in the achievement of goals while actively encouraging the independence and competency of each person within his/her ability limit;
      • Plans and schedules frequency and duration of sessions in accordance with students' needs;
      • Provides suggestions regarding the utilization of techniques and/or materials to support and enhance academic and functional abilities. 
      • Recommends appropriate adaptive equipment to facilitate optimal functioning, provides recommendations regarding positioning, identifies barriers that may impede a student's progress, and recommends environmental accommodations to support functioning and facilitate the carryover of therapeutic goals;
      • Demonstrates and instructs students and staff in the proper use of functional and adaptive equipment, devices, and occupational therapy strategies and techniques to further the fine motor, sensory, neuromuscular, visual motor/perceptual, and self-care skills; e.g., computer use, positioning and feeding equipment, handwriting strategies, manual therapy techniques, etc..
      • Facilitates a team approach to program development, implementation, and monitoring by effectively collaborating with all specialty/clinical disciplines, parents/guardians, residential and day program staff, etc., to identify and best meet the students' needs.
    • Actively participates in regular classroom, team, departmental and school meetings, serves as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team and Individualized Education Program (IEP) team. Communicates results of assessments and treatment plans to students, family members, program staff, external case managers, etc..

    Qualifications

    Qualifications:


    Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy required. OTR (registered with NBCOT- National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapists), NJ State License, and NJ Department of Education School Certification required. 

     

    Minimum of one year of work experience in occupational therapy preferred, working with neurologically-impaired individuals, pediatrics, and autism is preferred.

    EEO Statement

    Bancroft is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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