R-3427 Reference #7056556
Posting Date: October 20, 2016
AIDB is sensitive to the needs of individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired and/or Deaf or Hard of Hearing and for qualified applicants and employees will make reasonable accommodations.
POSITION: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
Health and Clinical Services
- Graduation from an accredited occupational therapy program. Minimum of Bachelors degree; Masters Degree preferred.
- Current certified by NBCOT or possess a temporary NBCOT certificate and acquires NBCOT certificate in the first year of employment.
- Must be able to be licensed to practice in Alabama.
- Two years full-time pediatric occupational therapy experience preferred.
- Pediatric specialty certification preferred.
- Path Registered Therapist certification in hippotherapy not required; however, certification is encouraged.
- The ability to work cooperatively with members of a multidisciplinary team.
- The ability to build rapport with and motivate children ages 3-21 to reach their highest potential for functioning.
- Knowledge of the impact of hearing impairments, blindness and low vision on the developing child.
- Knowledge of service delivery standards in early childhood, school and transition programs for children 3-21.
- A sign language proficiency level of INTERMEDIATE according to the AIDB evaluation system must be obtained within the first thirty (30) months of employment.
- The successful applicant must submit to a criminal history background information check including, but not limited to FBI and ABI record repositories. Upon offer of employment, the applicant must present a non-refundable fee of $49.65 and appear for scheduled finger printing appointment.
- Process referrals for occupational therapy services for potential and current students of ASB, ASD, and HKS in a timely manner, in accordance with state, federal, and AIDB guidelines.
- Independently, or as a part of a team, conduct screenings on all referrals to determine if further evaluation is necessary, or if children will benefit from OT services, in accordance with state, federal and AIDB guidelines.
- Communicate screening results to appropriate AIDB staff, family members, and/or additional service providers.
- Evaluate areas of occupation (including ADL, IADL, education, work, play, leisure and social participation), client/student factors, contexts, and performance skills and patterns related to the child’s functioning in the home, school, community, or institution, as is appropriate with state, federal, and AIDB guidelines.
- Educate student, family and staff about the specific purpose and necessary procedures of occupational therapy evaluation.
- Analyze, interpret and summarize collected assessment data regarding the child’s current level of function to be presented in a timely manner to appropriate family members, AIDB staff, or other service providers in accordance with state, federal and AIDB guidelines.
- Maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality pertaining to evaluation and treatment results of children served by AIDB, in accordance with state, federal and AIDB guidelines.
- Recommend additional evaluation or consultations if evaluation results indicate that deficit areas may require intervention by additional professionals.
- Develop and document an intervention plan based on evaluation results and appropriate for the specific needs of the child to include expected functional outcomes. The treatment goals should be stated in clear, measurable, behavioral, and functional terms.
- Document evaluation summaries, treatment plans, discharge plans and progress notes within time frames, formats, and standards established by AIDB and affiliated programs.
- Select purposeful and occupation-based activities or therapeutic treatment techniques based on the developmental levels, interests, goals, and needs of the child.
- In accordance with time frames, formats and standards established by AIDB, the therapist will reevaluate periodically during the intervention process to document changes in functional performance of each child served by occupational therapy.
- Alter treatment plans to reflect the changes in the child’s status.
- Address performance based needs relative to transition of services (i.e., Preschool to School, School to College or Work Setting).
- Participate in the preparation of formal transition plans based on identified needs of the child.
- Document and present appropriate recommendations for follow-up related to transition or discharge from occupational therapy services.
- Assist in hippotherapy classes at the MGH Special Equestrian Program with the PATH Registered Therapist, and participate in Education Village collaboration at the Arena with PT, OT, ST, and educational staff.
- Discontinue occupational therapy services when the child has met all goals, achieved maximum benefit from occupational therapy services.
- Screen and evaluate clients of EHG as requested and make recommendations for additional OT services, as needed.
- Provide consultative services for AIB to make recommendations for safety in the work place or recommend additional consultative services or assessments, as needed.
- Efficiently and effectively manage all aspects of delivery of occupational therapy services within the AIDB setting.
- Supervise occupational therapy assistants, aides, volunteers, students or technicians within the AOTA, state or institution guidelines.
- Present educational, information or inservice programs to AIDB staff, family members, the general public, etc., as assigned.
- Assist the schools in supervising and assisting AIDB students in extracurricular activities as time permits.
- Responsible for appropriate billing documentation for occupational therapy services when third party payment is indicated.
- Participate in staff meetings as required by the Executive Director of Health and Clinical Services.
- Participate in file review meetings as required by the Director of Admissions.
- Other duties as assigned by the Lead OT or Executive Director of Health and Clinical Services.
SALARY: $ 44,654 – $59,621 Scale D2 Rank 58
Direct deposit is required.
This is an exempt position, and is not subject to overtime or compensatory provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Open Until Filled