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.
Provides occupational therapy services to students in a special education school for students with intellectual/developmental disabilities, including:
Individual, integrated, group, and consultation models of service are utilized.
Assessment, development, documentation, and presentation of Individualized Education Programs (present levels, modifications, goals and mandates) to the IEP team.
Participate in weekly occupational therapy team meetings, focused on team collaboration and problem solving.
Provide classroom and program support (e.g. trainings, classroom groups, writing materials, etc.)
Collaboration on a transdisciplinary team including teachers, social workers, speech therapists, physical therapists, behavior analysts, school psychologists, and paraprofessional staff
Use of evidence-based treatment to guide provision of therapy services
Plan and schedule therapy sessions in accordance with students' IEPs.
Assess for needs for adapted equipment to support participation in school, order equipment, instruct students and train staff in use.
Assess for need for specialized positioning and seating
Actively encourage independence and competency in each student within their abilities.
Provide trainings as part of New Staff Orientation in the role of occupational therapy and other areas relevant to the profession’s area of expertise.
Actively participates in regular classroom, team, departmental and school meetings, serves as a member of the transdiciplinary team and Individualized Education Program (IEP) team.
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. Experience with pediatrics, and autism is preferred.