Occupational Therapy Assistant @ Brooklyn Kindergarten Society - Brooklyn, NY

Job Overview

11 days ago

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Brooklyn Kindergarten Society - Brooklyn, NY

JOB PURPOSE

Occupational Therapy Assistants are licensed rehabilitation care professionals who support children to improve physical abilities, promote behavioral changes, adapt to surroundings, and teach new skills; the goal is to have students achieve their best physical and/or mental functioning in daily life tasks. OTAs provide services under the direction of licensed occupational therapists.


SCOPE OF INFLUENCE

  • Works with relevant internal clients such as the Director of Social Work, Deputy Directors, Center/Program Directors and Occupational Therapist to assist with duties within the sensory gym


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

Administrative and Operational Duties – 50%

  • Preparing the sensory gym
  • Setting up therapy equipment
  • Transition students to/from the sensory gym
  • Disinfect and organize the sensory gym and equipment in between each usage
  • Complete documentation for services provided in treatment sessions
  • Provide clerical duties
  • Assist with the planning for Professional Development
  • Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing, following, and enforcing standards and procedures and complying with BKS regulations.
  • Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns, maintaining supplies, performing preventive maintenance, and calling for repairs.
  • Serves and protects the occupational therapy practice by adhering to professional standards, policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.

Occupational Therapy Duties – 40%

  • Provide individualized treatment sessions following the plan of care (set by the OT)
  • Monitors activities to make sure they are performed correctly and provides encouragement
  • Provide feedback to the OT on students’ response to treatment
  • Provide feedback to the OT on students’ progress towards goals (set by the OT)
  • Co-facilitate and attend meetings when needed to provide specialist advice as regards the functional needs of the child

Other (10%)

  • Attend staff meetings and trainings as required.
  • Perform special projects and other duties as assigned
  • All other duties as assigned by Occupational Therapist


JOB REQUIREMENTS

Required Knowledge

  • Associates degree is required from an approved and accredited occupational therapy assistant program
  • Current licensure as Occupational Therapy Assistant to work in NYS required, nationally certified preferred
  • 1 year of experience in early childhood preferred
  • At least 1-year prior teaching experience preferred not required
  • A minimum of 6 months post qualification work experience in a similar role
  • Current CPR certification
  • Outstanding written and oral communications skills
  • Bilingual (Spanish) helpful

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