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Occupational Therapist

  • Job Tracking ID: 512693-800389
  • Job Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: December 07, 2021
  • Years of Experience: Any
  • Starting Date: ASAP



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Job Description:

Looking for a change?   

Consider an exciting Occupational Therapist job opening at The Maryland School for the Blind. Recruiting now for the current school year!

Check out this opportunity! 

  • Work at a school offering day and residential programs on a beautiful 95-acre campus
  • Work with a variety of students and their families to support progress in academic engagement, ADLs, IADL skills.
  • Work with 5 experienced OTs in a supportive team environment and routinely collaborate with all related service disciplines
  • Receive a salary based on your experience and educational level

The students you will work with range in age from 6 to 21 and have a wide array of diversity in physical, neuromotor, orthopedic, cognitive or other health impairments in addition to a visual impairment. MSB provides ongoing support and training opportunities on visual impairments – don’t let a lack of experience in that area stop you.

MSB is located in Baltimore, Maryland – only 20 minutes from city life and 30 minutes from country life.  We are 3 hours from the Atlantic Ocean; 2 hours from the mountains; 3 hours from New York City; and 1 hour from Washington DC.  Everything you are looking for is within reach; the location can’t be beat.

Quick… pick up the phone and call to discuss any questions you may have. Or go directly to www.marylandschoolfortheblind.org and click Careers to apply online.

We are looking for just the right person. Someone who will bring a dynamic approach to helping students reach their potential. Whether you have years of experience or are a new grad, you’re welcome to apply! If you love OT and enjoy working with a highly motivated and productive team, it could be you!

Contact Sharon Taylor, HR Generalist / Phone: 410-444-5000, x1718 / E-mail: sharont@mdschblind.org

 

 

SUMMARY:  With supervision, provides occupational therapy assessment, treatment, and consultative services as a member of the multidisciplinary team at a residential school for students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities.

Essential Functions:

  1. Conducts occupational therapy assessments including evaluations of activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living.                                                                                                                  
  2. Manages a student caseload, using an integrated therapy model. Collaborates with other team members; participates in the IEP process and documentation; maintains records and accurately documents all service provision.
  3. Provides consultation, training, instruction and support to instructional and residential staff, parents, families, and community-based professionals.  This will involve extensive time in the student residences and may include home visits.
  4. Designs, fabricates, labels, disseminates, repairs, and inventories adaptive equipment, assistive devices, and splints.
  5. Continues professional development and education.       

Work Schedule: 35 hours per week with one daily-unpaid 30 minutes for lunch. Flextime scheduling with one evening in the residential cottages. This position will follow a 10-month or 11-month annual schedule.

Experience and Skills:

Qualifications:

  1. Comprehensive knowledge of normal/abnormal pediatric sensory motor development, sensory integrative function, visual perceptual motor development, and pediatric assessment and treatment techniques which meet professional standards and practices.
  2. Comprehensive knowledge to teach activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living to staff, students, and families.
  3. General knowledge of implementing adaptive/assistive devices and techniques in classroom and residential environments; may involve static and dynamic pediatric splinting options.
  4. General knowledge of visual impairments and the impact on development and activities of daily living skills.
  5. General knowledge of disabling childhood conditions such as neuromuscular diseases, intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, and learning disabilities and their impact on function.
  6. Experience in a school or pediatric setting and general knowledge of the Maryland Online IEP process preferred.
  7. Current licensure by the Maryland State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice.
  8. Ability to lift up to 35 lbs.
  9. MSB requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus by the date or hire, with exceptions for approved medical or religious accommodations, in order to safeguard the health of our students, employees and their families from COVID-19 to the greatest extent possible.  

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