Occupational Therapist

Employer
Learn It Systems
Location
Sparks, MD
Posted
Apr 20, 2017
Closes
Apr 21, 2017
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Overview Trellis Services , a Learn It Family of Companies division , is a progressive and innovative agency designed to provide therapeutic interventions tailored to children with autism. The Trellis School's educational program is designed to build strong foundational communication, learner readiness, academic, social and play skills in young learners with autism and other language related disorders. The Trellis School incorporates the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with a focus on BF Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior (VB). The program captures a learner's motivation in order to teach and reinforce new skills. Because the effects of autism can be difficult for children, a school environment specifically for children with autism can offer services beyond the scope of special education in public schools.Responsibilities What You'll Do:Occupational Therapists support children enrolled in grades Pre-K through 8 at The Trellis School. The Trellis School program utilizes a strong team approach, with Occupational Therapists working closely alongside occupational therapists, teachers, BCBAs, instructional assistants, and other related service providers. Trellis Occupational Therapists have a passion for working with children with autism and thrive in this collaborative environment. Occupational therapy sessions are implemented anywhere and everywhere throughout the school environment. This allows our therapists to engage with their students in the setting that works best for each individual student.Provide direct services as indicated on student's IEPComplete related service procedures: treatment planning, record keeping, and progress reportingDevelop IEPsReport period progress toward IEP goalsDevelop supplementary documents and/or materials relevant to treatment goals and implementationParticipate in IEP meetings, interdisciplinary team meetings, and parent progress report meetingsAdminister evaluations and complete written evaluation reportsCommunicate effectively with student's parents regarding progress and/or concernsCommunicate effectively with instructional staff regarding student's strengths and needs within the speech and language domainDevelop and provide materials relevant to student's strengths and needs to parents and/or instructional staffParticipate in intra- and interdisciplinary professional development (meetings, in-services, etc.) Maintain cleanliness and integrity of therapy materials and treatment environmentProvide 1 to 2 trainings per year to instructional staffProvide training to related service staff 1 to 2 times per yearParticipate in professional development within the greater Baltimore communityMentor and/or supervise students in the speech-language communityCommunicate concerns to Director of Related ServicesOther duties as assigned What We Offer You:Manageable caseloadGenerous time offWork on-site at one location$1,500 per year for CEUsPayment for licensing and professional affiliations Qualifications Master's in Occupational TherapyMaintain MD state license requirementsPrior experience working with children with autism or developmental delays required1 to 2 years of experience working with the pediatric population is preferredFamiliarity with ABA/VB strategies preferredKnowledge of AAC devices preferred Trellis Services offers a competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits plans, 401(k), personal time off, and paid holidays. Trellis Services/Learn It Systems is An Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must be presently eligible to work in the United States. Company Description: Learn It Systems is a national education organization whose mission is to help all children succeed in school and in life. We value team members who exhibit collaboration, integrity and the desire to make a difference in the lives of students who struggle to be successful. We are excited to find great people that share our passion to help children and their families. You can learn more about working at Learn It Systems and meet some of our people by visiting our web site at www.learnitsystems.com