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School Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA) - No billable hours, full time, no nights, no weekends, no holidays Job

Berwick, PA

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Why You'll Love This Job

Do you have a passion for education and being a part of a mission-driven organization?  Do you want to join a fast-growing company with excellent benefits, such as competitive health and wellness benefits, tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off, and so much more?   

New Story School in Berwick, PA is seeking a qualified  Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA) to help address the functional needs of our students. As an Occupational Therapist Assistant, you will play an integral role in the success of our students by providing occupational therapy services to students under the supervision of the Occupational Therapist.  This is a full-time position, no billable hours, the employee hired will work a school schedule with no nights, no weekends, and no holidays.

RESPONSIBILITIES   

  • Implement individualized IEP goals and objectives aiming to promote fine motor, perceptual motor, self care, sensory integrative skills, and play activities, as well as neuromuscular function.
  • Implement occupational therapy activities to meet student needs and encourage progress.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the student's multidisciplinary team, other related service professionals, school district personnel, outside service providers, and the student's family to design and implement appropriate services.
  • Demonstrate appropriate behavior management strategies and techniques, including knowledge of student privileges and responsibilities.
  • Complete quarterly progress reports and provide information to parents/guardians and school districts.

WORK SKILLS   

  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with child, parent/guardian, multidisciplinary team members and other personnel involved in child's educational/behavioral program.
  • Must have knowledge of child development and common behavioral disorders exhibited by children and adolescents.
  • Must have strong communication and problem-solving skills.

BENEFITS 

Eligible New Story School Employees will receive: 

  •  Competitive pay and benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance) 
  •  Generous paid time off and paid holidays 
  •  Tuition reimbursement 
  •  401K with company contribution 
  •  Flexible Spending Account and Health Savings Account options 
  •  Tuition credit program for eligible dependents 
  •  Employee Discount Program 
  •  Rewards program which allows you to earn points to purchase items 

New Story School is an educational organization comprised of special education schools in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. We offer an academic learning environment integrated with behavior support services for students diagnosed with autism or emotional/behavioral disorders. Our multidisciplinary teams collaborate with families, school districts, and community partners to empower children in overcoming challenges and creating new stories in their lives. 

New Story Schools is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and embraces diversity in the workplace. We are also committed to providing a drug-free, safe workplace for our employees and the students we serve. For more information about New Story Schools careers and benefits, please visit our website https://newstoryschools.com/careers 

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