Occupational Therapist (6 month parental leave coverage)

January 25, 2024

Milestones Day School & Transition Program

Occupational Therapist – fantastic opportunity!

Milestones Day School has provided state-of-the-art, evidence-based, comprehensive, educational, and therapeutic programming for students with autism and mental health challenges for the past 28 years. Just bring your enthusiasm and join our multidisciplinary team. We are seeking an experienced occupational therapist to work collaboratively on our team for students and help improve the quality of their lives by teaching skill development. The OT provides therapeutic curricula and intervention for students, works to increase sensory processing and regulation, motor skills, and community-based outings. The ideal candidate for this role will have strong organizational and management skills as well as a strong fondness for our population.

Specific responsibilities for OT include:
•Participate in weekly group supervision meetings and provide consultation/training throughout the week to Milestones’ staff
•Orient new staff, students, and their families to occupational therapy aspects of our program
•Providing diagnostic evaluations
•Writing reports & effectively presenting information, test results, diagnoses, & recommendations at meetings in a manner easily understood by the team (including family) & when appropriate, the student
•Provide individual & small group therapy
•Create sensory profiles and intervention plans
•Use both in class and sensory room interventions to teach awareness & regulation
•Along with our team, process with students who are upset or dysregulated
•Evaluate the progress of therapeutic programs and make individual modifications
•Write current progress notes, IEP goals, benchmarks, and progress reports for speech aspects of the IEP
•Continue to keep up with professional development on current trends in the field
•Work collaboratively on a multi-disciplinary team
•Periodically post on social media, website, newsletter, and yearbook

Requirements:
•Master’s of Occupational Therapy
•OT/R national licensure
•Licensed in the state of Massachusetts as an occupational therapist
•Knowledge and experience with a variety of assessment instruments, including administration, scoring, and interpretation
•Knowledge and experience with students who have autism spectrum disorders and various mental health challenges (e.g., anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, Tourette’s, etc.)
•Desire to keep abreast of current information on various diagnoses and treatment methods through professional development
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills
•Strong organizational skills & experience with being a team player
•Strong empathy and understanding of both students who have disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities
•Excellent critical thinking, written, and verbal skills
•Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses

Benefits
•Health, dental, and vision Insurance
•Approximately 7 weeks of vacation in a full school year (approximately 6 weeks when school is not in session and 5 days of your choice)
•Paid time off
•401k with discretionary company match
•Pet Insurance
•20% off on-campus tuition and 10% off online tuition at Regis College and discount at Cambridge College
•Paid professional development
•Various discounts at local retailers and various entertainment venues that Milestones partners with

Equal Opportunity Employer

Milestones Day School (Special Ed. School) is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Mission
Milestones, Inc. cultivates the potential of every student and young adult by recognizing their strengths, unique needs, and learning differences. Our goal is to ensure that each individual reaches their highest level of success by connecting them to new learning opportunities that help them achieve greater independence, foster self-confidence, and create meaningful relationships at school and beyond. Join our winning team today!

 

To apply for this job email your details to hmiller@advancingmilestones.com