Occupational Therapist Intern
Under a supervising Occupational Therapist, the occupational therapist intern will work hands-on in our inclusion classroom. Students range from grade K-6 and have a variety of needs and abilities. The intern will develop and implement client treatment plans, track objective goals and progress notes, and gain exposure to an interdisciplinary team approach towards rehabilitation.
- Meets the student’s goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and evaluation results; determining occupational therapy treatment plans in consultation with school professionals.
- Helps student develop or regain physical and motor functioning or adjust to disabilities by implementing programs involving manual arts and crafts, practice in functional, prevocational, vocational, and homemaking skills, activities of daily living, and sensorimotor, educational, recreational, and social activities; directing aides, technicians, and assistants.
- Promotes maximum independence by selecting and constructing therapies according to individual's physical capacity, intelligence level, and interest.
- Evaluates results of occupational therapy by observing, noting, and evaluating student’s progress; recommending and implementing adjustments and modifications.
- Documents student services by charting in patient and department records.
- Maintains family confidence and keep information confidential.
- Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
- Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs in occupational therapy equipment.
- Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
- Develops occupational therapy staff by providing information; developing and conducting in-service training programs.
- Complies with federal, state, and local legal and certification requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
- Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Skills & Qualifications:
- Currently enrolled in a Masters program or higher for occupational therapy or related field
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Ability and willingness to learn new skills
- Exceptional time management skills
- Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team and serve as a team member
- Ability to lift, maneuver and carry up to 30lbs.
- Knowledgeable of HIPAA Privacy Rules
- Affiliation with a groundbreaking startup
- Opportunity to positively impact the lives of special needs children and their families
- Job growth opportunities