Occupational Therapist

  • The Children's School
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Jun 13, 2022
Part time Teacher

Job Description

At The Children’s School (TCS), our community and curriculum intentionally reflect the world in which we live. In fact, our community is one of the most diverse among all of Atlanta’s and the nation’s independent schools. Our commitment to inclusion creates an environment where children and adults are free to be their authentic selves.

Our age 3 – grade 8 students experience challenging academics embedded in a nurturing environment. Our innovative curriculum uses immersive play- and project-based learning to engage students, connect them to the community around them, and encourage them to make a positive impact on our ever-changing world. 

The Children’s School seeks an experienced part-time Occupational Therapist to start July 27, 2022. 

The Occupational Therapist (OT) is responsible for screening and assessment, goal development, and planning/implementation of appropriate motor, handwriting, regulatory, social cognition, and sensory supports to maximize student learning, and consultation and active participation in classroom instruction to optimize differentiation to address diverse needs. Collaborates extensively with the classroom teachers and literacy specialists in each division.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy from a university certified by the ACOTE (Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education) or AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association) required, as well as certification by the National Board for Certification.
  • A strong desire to support and improve student’s daily lives
  • Possesses up-to-date knowledge of treatment practices and physical therapy programs
  • Experience in a school-based setting is a plus
  • Applicable experience working with children required
  • Ability to assess child’s conditions and work with treatment plans thoroughly and effectively to meet goals and outcomes
  • Understands early childhood development, early learners, and adolescents
  • Skilled at establishing meaningful relationships with students as a critical foundation for student engagement and achievement
  • Possess the following characteristics:
    • Alignment with the TCS Philosophy of Learning and values
    • Child-centeredness 
    • Authenticity
    • Contagious optimism and enthusiasm 
    • Playfulness
    • Honesty and Integrity
    • Collaboration-mindedness, empathy, self-awareness and reflective skills
    • Intrinsic motivation, initiative and high standards
    • Adaptation, resilience, iterative mindset and willingness to take risks, fail and recover
    • Critical thinking, inquisitiveness and boundless curiosity and enthusiasm 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Passion for and experience in the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion

The Children's School is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

We believe that in order for children to fully, sensitively and effectively engage in their communities, they must possess strong local, cultural and global competence. To that end, we learn from and enrich ourselves with multiple perspectives and welcome people of any country of origin, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender expression, gender identity, physical appearance, race, religious choice, family structure, sex, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

Compensation commensurate with experience. We welcome all persons to apply through our Careers website.