The occupational therapist will work as part of a transdisciplinary team in a private, publicly funded special education school that specializes in services for children/youth ages 3 to 21 years who have severe multiple disabilities. The OT evaluates students and provides direct and consultative services to maximize students'active participation in the curriculum and classroom. Areas that are addressed include, but are not limited to: upper extremity and hand function, sensorimotor skills, sensory processing, leisure activities, feeding and dysphagia, self-care including self-feeding, activities of daily living, splinting, adapted equipment selection and adaptations for accessibility. The occupational therapist participates in the development of students' Individual Education Plan (IEP), family and team collaboration, as well as with providing individual and small group treatments. Provides supervision and training of OT fieldwork students from local universities. Manages OT equipment and treatment supplies. Supports the mission of the Boston College Campus School.
Required Education & Experience: Bachelors' Degree in Occupational Therapy, Masters' Degree preferred NBCOT Certification License to practice OT in Massachusetts 2 years of experience working as an OT preferred and interest working with children who have severe multiple disabilities; feeding issues, sensory processing issues and sensory integration intervention
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