School Coordinator Job in New York, NY
Under the direction and supervision of a Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR),the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) assists in supplementing, enhancing, and extending occupational therapy services by completing a variety of tasks such as, but not limited to, activities designed by OTR to assist with assessment, intervention, treatment and activities to enhance motor, sensory, self-regulatory, feeding and other functional abilities.
COTA Duties and Responsibilities:
+ Assists OTR with screenings, assessments and occupational therapy services
+ Follows and implements documented IEP plans or protocols
+ Documents student progress toward meeting established objectives and reports the information to the OTR
+ Assists the OTR during assessments with formal documentation, preparing materials, and performing clerical duties; prepares therapy materials and/or equipment for use in the classroom and therapy activities
+ Assists in organizing classroom activities such as displaying educational materials, arranging furniture to facilitate instructional requirements, and creates an orderly and clean learning environment
+ May implement behavior management programs for students as designed by certified staff, observes and reports significant student behavior, behavioral patterns, and/or other problems to the OTR.
Note: The COTA is NOT able to conduct assessments/evaluations, initiate treatments, interpret data, alter IEP plans or perform any task without the express knowledge/approval of the supervising OTR. The COTA is able to administer assessments with OTR approval but is NOT able to interpret the results.
Mental acuity to perform the essential functions of this position in an accurate, neat, and timely fashion, to make good judgments and decisions and to evaluate the results of decisions and judgments
COTA Education and Experience:
Associate degree in and/or graduation from a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant certificate program, OR Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy with a minimum of 70 hours field work/clinical experience from a Board-approved program .Must have demonstrated competence in effective communication required; experience in a school setting preferred.
Licenses and Certificates:
Current certification by Occupational Therapy as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) at the time of appointment and must maintain current certification throughout employment in this classification.
+ Occupational therapy equipment, materials, procedures;
+ Normal child development;
+ Physical and mental disorders that can affect pediatric occupational performance;
+ Student behavior management techniques and strategies;
+ A variety of screening tools, protocols, and forms of documentation;
+ Effective and tactful communication in both oral and written forms to ensure successful interaction with parents, students, supervisor, school staff, and community agency representatives;
+ Modification and differentiation of lessons to meet students' needs and progress(with guidance from OTR);
+ Development and monitoring of carry over activities with classroom teacher and home;
+ Development and implementation of creative, appropriate lessons/materials to ensure progress towards student IEP goals;
+ Development of schedules for student services that meet IEP requirements.
Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
Short Term & Long Term Disability
Training & Development