Occupational Therapist (Preschool)

Posted by: The Child Study Center of New York

Brooklyn, NY, US


  • Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy or related field
  • New York State Certification or Licensure in Occupational Therapy
  • At minimum three (3) years experience working with pre-school children (2-5 years of age) with special needs, applying best practices for care
  • Demonstrated capacity in planning appropriate Early Childhood Special Needs classroom activities, observing children’s behaviors, maintaining educational records and conferring with parents
  • Mastery of child development including typical and atypical language, cognitive, motor, social, and self-help skills development
  • Able to work with a diverse population of children and families (including, but not limited to shelter-based and/or high needs children and families, if applicable)
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivation a must; ability to multi-task and work efficiently and effectively under deadlines
  • Well-versed in State Education Department (SED)/ACS/DOH/DOE contractual and licensure requirements relative to classroom layout, curriculum, lesson plans, and service delivery to CSC children and families
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local rules and regulations which govern childcare (including but not limited to SED, Common Core and DOH Article 47 standards)
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) a plus.


  • Conduct individual and small group occupational therapy as prescribed on the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  • Promote optimal function and engagement in meaningful activities.
  • Give support to teachers and families, and collaborate with other disciplines, as needed in order to address goals and objectives as indicated in each student’s IEP
  • Comply with state and local requirements
  • Assume responsibility for maintaining appropriate documentation regarding student services and subsequent needs.
  • Provide and implement mandated services based on student’s current IEP
  • Participate in weekly case conferences for assigned students
  • Complete necessary evaluations of new students entering the program throughout the school year
  • Compose student reviews and updates consistently
  • Maintain student/family confidentiality when necessary
  • Display ethical and professional conduct that enables the building of a respectful, trusting and collaborative relationship with the center staff
  • Willingness to comply with the established agency performance standards (including, but not limited to productivity/personal responsibility, embracing a team player orientation, and maintaining a professional demeanor, etc.)
  • Participate in related training opportunities as they become available
  • Model professional, appropriate behavior at all times
  • Additional duties as required or assigned.

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