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Occupational Therapist - Evaluation & Treatment Center

790 Ridge Rd, Lackawanna, NY 14218, USA Req #74
Friday, May 26, 2023

The Baker Victory Healthcare Center at OLV Human Services is excited to open a NEW Evaluation and Treatment Center to help children and families. This program will be one of the few programs in WNY! The Evaluation and Treatment Center will be opening in Spring 2024! The Center will offer multidisciplinary assessments and evaluations for children suspected of having a developmental disability, including autism. If you want to be a part of a new program, make a positive impact on children and families and you have experience working with children with autism or other developmental disabilities- APPLY TODAY!

Responsible to: Clinical Services Supervisor

Job Summary:  

The Occupational Therapist in the Evaluation and Treatment Center will work with children, adolescents and adults diagnosed on the Autism spectrum, have mental health concerns and/or developmental or intellectual disabilities.  Responsible for providing occupational therapy services to individuals as outlined in their Treatment Plan.  Services are to be provided in accordance with New York State practice act guidelines for Occupational Therapy Services, the American Occupational Therapy Association as well as in accordance with all company, state and federal standards and regulations; as well as within all regulations and requirements set forth by the organizations with which the company collaborates. 

Essential Job Duties:

-Reviews all available documentation related to the individual prior to beginning treatment; including the IEP, script and prior evaluations if available.

-Develops an appropriate treatment plan for each individual.

-Incorporates sensory protocols, as appropriate, in residential and educational environments.

-Trains others on sensory management and self-regulation strategies for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

-Plans developmentally appropriate recreational activities for youth in residential setting, in collaboration with Recreation Therapist.

-Conducts ongoing assessment of individual during each visit, and modifies goals/outcomes/treatment plan accordingly.

-Performs appropriate parent/caregiver education and develops home programs as necessary.

-Works as part of a multidisciplinary team, utilizing communication with all team members to enhance the treatment program of the individual.

-Maintains an accurate schedule.

-Submits all required documentation of visits according to established procedure.

-Performs evaluations as assigned and when necessary.

-Communicates with families on a regular basis.

-Keeps abreast of legal responsibilities, professional ethics, standards of practice and agency rules, policies and regulations.

-Provides for own professional growth by attending continuing education and in-services; tracking this to assure compliance with state licensing requirements.

-Discontinues therapy when patient no longer meets eligibility requirements.

-Maintains client confidentiality with HIPPA/FERPA and agency guidelines.

-Attends department meetings and any other meetings required by supervisor.

-Performs other duties and assumes other responsibilities as assigned by their direct supervisor.



Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Attention to detail

Strong behavioral observation skills

Good time management

Natural ability to connect with children and parents

Working knowledge of sensory integration and evidence-based practices for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder


Minimum Education Required:  

Minimum Degree Required:  

Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, Master’s Degree preferred


Minimum Experience Required:   

1-2 years prior experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities


License/Registration/ Certifications Required:

NYS Driver’s License

Current New York State Occupational Therapy License and Registration


Training Requirements:  

New Hire Orientation

Minimum of 36 hours of Continuing education per licensing period (3 years) as per NYS Office of Profession guidelines


Physical Requirements: 

• The constant physical demand of the position is sitting, standing, walking, talking, hearing, vision to be performed with or without reasonable accommodation. Employees need to be able to get on the floor and play.

• The frequent physical demands of the position are, repetitive motions, and eye/hand/foot coordination to be performed with or without reasonable accommodation.

• The occasional physical demands of the position are lifting, carrying, climbing, pushing, pulling, balancing, stooping, crouching, reaching, handling, grasping, and feeling to be performed with or without reasonable accommodation.


Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $50,800.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $62,000.00
  • Job Start Date Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Location on Google Maps
  • 790 Ridge Rd, Lackawanna, NY 14218, USA