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Requisition Number 17-0008
Post Date 3/6/2017
Title Occupational Therapist
City Rochester
Description Provides appropriate sensory motor programming for students by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Sensitivity to cultural diversity of others

Provides students with appropriate sensory motor programs that will be conducted in individual or group sessions.

Provides on-going consultation, training and support for classroom staff to carry over therapeutic programs.

Works cooperatively with team members in the evaluation and development of prescriptive feeding programs designed to improve oral motor abilities.

Attends various discipline related meetings and inservices (e.g. team meetings, department meetings, program meetings, staffings, staff development days.)

Works closely with parents to provide appropriate home programs.

Works cooperatively with the interdisciplinary team responsible for coordinating and implementing goals and recommendations for each student.

Designs and/or obtains adaptive positioning systems necessary to provide proper alignment and facilitate independent movement patterns (e.g. wheel chairs, standers.)

Participates in the design and/or modification of adaptive equipment or devices (e.g. utensils, switches.)

Maintains written documentation in accordance with departmental and agency regulations.

Understands the psychological, social and medical characteristics of the population served by the Agency.

Provides clinical instruction for future therapists according to each college's requirements and the OT/PT department student guidelines.

Other duties may be assigned.
Requirements QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Master's degree (M. A.) or Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in Occupational Therapy plus have or be in pursuit of New York State licensure. Prior experience desirable, but not necessary.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must have or be in pursuit of New York State Occupational Therapist licensure.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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