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Occupational Therapist - Full Time

Company: ANDRUS
Location: Yonkers
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description ANDRUS is Children. ANDRUS is Hope. ANDRUS is Families. Come join a team that supports vulnerable children, families, and communities by providing them stability, security, support and hope that opens the door to their limitless future. ANDRUS utilizes education and trauma informed care to promote healing. We make a positive impact for our staff and people we support through our commitment to Democracy, Emotional Intelligence, Growth and Change, Non-Violence, Open Communication, Social Learning, and Social Responsibility. What we offer: Along with our generous benefit package, we offer a beautiful 110-acre campus, culturally diverse environment that supports growth & change, professional development programs including CEU credits, free parking, an on-site pet therapy program, free on-site gym, management training program and free lunch. For more information on our generous benefits, please visit our website at www.andrus1928.org ANDRUS, a multi-service agency serving more than 5000 children and families annually, is hiring for an Occupational Therapist (Registered) in our Campus Programs. ANDRUS---s mission is to nurture social and emotional well-being in children, families, and communities by delivering a broad range of vital services and providing research, training, and innovative program models that promote the standard of excellence for professional performance in and beyond our service community. The Occupational Therapist must possess knowledge of Occupational Therapy theories, models of practice and principles to provide quality evidence based Occupational Therapy services. Responsibilities of the Occupational Therapist include, but are not limited to, the ability to analyze tasks relative to areas of occupation, performance skills, activity demands, contexts, and student factors to implement the intervention plan; ability to recognize occupational performance deficits in all areas of occupation. The Occupational Therapist must be skilled in gathering thorough screening and evaluation data; development and implementation of IEPs to meet the individual needs of the student and the ability to select, adapt and sequence relevant occupational and purposeful activities that support intervention goals; Assess and make recommendations regarding the use of adaptive equipment as needed and provide written justification. The Occupational Therapist must be skilled in effective written and oral communication in order to prepare and maintain accurate records, progress notes and other required documentation and clear communication between teachers, teacher---s assistants, milieu therapists, related services providers, residential staff, and families. The Occupational Therapist will work in direct collaboration with the Manager of Occupational Therapy Services to maintain the integrity and advance the development of the Orchard School Occupational Therapy Department, including the optimal usage, safety and proper maintenance of our sensory rooms. Responsibilities of the Occupational Therapist include providing direct supervision to COTAs, in-session observations of COTAs and children, review/signing of documentation, Evaluations and training to COTAs on fundamentals of Occupational Therapy intervention and self-regulation within a trauma responsive framework. The Occupational Therapist is expected to have initiative and a strong work ethic and to participate actively as a treatment team member, to collaborate effectively with the clinical, school, and the residential teams, and to independently review outcomes and modify intervention programs to meet our treatment outcome goals. Some additional beneficial professional skills could include training in attachment-focused sensory integration approaches, trauma treatment and trauma informed care, and strong writing and presenting skills. Requirements also include attending staff meetings, in-service trainings, and maintaining professional clinical competency and licensure by New York State and NBCOT. Finally, the Occupational Therapist will work collaboratively with other disciplines and departments for continued development and implementation of campus wide approach that emphasizes self-regulation. The Occupational Therapist will work closely with ANDRUS staff and families to develop classrooms and individual interventions that are targeted to support children---s sensory needs to enable them to learn better. This is a Full time Role working Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 4:30pm. This Position is following the school schedule which is a 12-month position, 10-month school year and mandatory six-week summer program. Entry level qualifications: Successful completion and graduation from an accredited Occupational Therapy program recognized by NBCOT and completion of all fieldwork requirements. Master---s Degree or higher preferred. Certification as an occupational therapist by the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Current New York State license as an Occupational Therapist. Three (3) years of related experience with children, with at least one (1). in setting serving children who have self-regulation challenges, trauma histories, or are on the autism spectrum. Strong Oral and Written Communication Skills. Physical Requirements: Must possess ability to sit, stand, walk, run, climbs stairs, lifts weights of up to 30 lbs. Have physical capacity to restrain or assist in the restraint of a child. For consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to HR-JP Department at 1156 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701 or email andrusjobsjdam.org or fax 914-965-3883. ANDRUS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Company Description ANDRUS (Julia Dyckman Andrus Memorial) is a private, non-profit organization that helps secure strong, promising futures for children, families and communities by promoting stability, increasing resilience, and rebuilding hope. We specialize in teaching children and families the skills to express and cope with strong emotions. We help increase the well of resources available to them to manage the impacts of adversity, particularly severe emotional, behavioral and mental health issues in children. Guided by our Sanctuary Model, we offer a range of preventive and restorative services for children and families across the tri-state area. Our professional training programs, clinical research and evaluation, and advocacy efforts extend our reach around the globe. At ANDRUS, we believe every child, family, and community deserves to feel safe, valued and loved. Inspired by the values and vision of our founder, John Andrus, we continually seek innovative ways to improve our services and develop new models of care that will strengthen families and give every child hope for the future. ANDRUS is committed to providing equal access to its programs and facilities without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.

Keywords: ANDRUS, Yonkers , Occupational Therapist - Full Time, Healthcare , Yonkers, New York

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