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Occupational Therapist


Accepting applications until October 28, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST

Location: New York City, NY 10035
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $77,000 - $95,000
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Job Description

Responsible for the quality of occupational therapy services provided, incorporating state of the art knowledge to assigned children’s needs.


Kennedy Children's Center is looking to hire Occupational Therapists for our Bronx and Manhattan locations.


IMPORTANT: This position is 100% on-site and candidates MUST live in the NYC area. All candidates MUST be fully vaccinated before application is submitted. Kennedy Children's Center is a year-round school and all students are between the ages of 3 and 5 years.


Recent graduates are encouraged to apply!


RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

· Provide screening, evaluation, and therapy services as assigned.

· Participate in interdisciplinary case conferences to determine diagnosis and develop appropriate treatment plans for assigned children.

· Provide consultation on issues involving effective motor development to teaching staff and other appropriate personnel and programs.

· Provide counseling to families regarding their child’s motor development and stimulation.

· Participate in in-service training and supervision.

· Seek professional growth through maintaining current knowledge and skills pertinent to the performance of job responsibilities.

· Maintain session notes, annual progress reports and IEPs using NYC DOE and KCSC approved software and make available such records and reports as required by the department and Agency.

· Perform other assigned duties as defined and directed by the supervisor.


QUALIFICATIONS:

· A Master’s degree in occupational therapy from an accredited college is required.

· New York State licensure as an Occupational Therapist required. Previous experience in evaluating and treating children with disabilities is strongly preferred.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

· Skilled in evaluation and assessing students’ needs.

· Excellent oral communication and written skills.

· Supportive, positive and patient attitude. Must be able to work well with others.

· Bi-lingual English/Spanish an added advantage.

· Consistently able to supervise children outside while exposed to the sun, rain, and/or weather and temperature changes adhering to the playground rules and gym play zones.

· Able to stand for extended periods.

· Consistently able to lift children up to 50 pounds from floor to waist height.

· Consistently able to observe and respond to children’s needs, emergencies, and/or conflicts that might occur in the classroom, playground, and in common areas.

· Consistently able to deal effectively with working closely with children, parents, co-workers, and administration.