One of Soliant's clients, located in the area of Goodyear, AZ, is accepting applications from Occupational Therapists who are able to work in school settings.
Under the supervision of the lead Occupational Therapist, applicants will devise and implement meaningful activities to help students participate in what they need and/or want to do. In a school setting, the practitioner will focus on academics, play and leisure, social participation, self-care skills (ADLs or Activities of Daily Living), and transition/work skills.
As a school-based Occupational Therapist, you will work with the following groups of people:
- Assist students in general education who need additional support in learning. Practitioners can contribute in an early intervening, multi-tiered approach (i.e., Response to Intervention). Under this rubric, occupational therapists assist with periodic screenings/probes (including both data collection and analysis), provide teacher training, and recommend model activities to whole classrooms or small groups.
- Work with students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Evaluate students who may have a disability that would benefit from occupational therapy. Forms of therapy or intervention may include: environmental adaptation; curriculum modifications; making accommodations to ensure access to school activities/educational programs, and preparing students for transition post-graduation.
- Train and provide resources for school personnel and families. Work with both groups to broaden their knowledge of typical and atypical child development and the impact of physical and mental health on learning and participation at school. School personnel, in turn, benefit from training in lifts and transfers to ensure student safety and prevent staff back injuries. Occupational therapy practitioners can contribute to universal design for learning (UDL), support the use of assistive technology, and provide information on positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) including bullying prevention.
- Collaborate with special education teachers, school psychologists, speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, or school nurses who are part of the IEP team.
In order to provide services in Arizona schools, applicants need a valid license in Occupational Therapy, and a fingerprint clearance card. If you are an out-of-state applicant, Soliant can provide guidance to the licensure process.
To apply, send an updated resume to Monica Guu at firstname.lastname@example.org Inquiries are welcome at (770) 723-3774