Occupational Therapist (BLC738) in The Bronx, NY at Volunteers of America Greater New York

Date Posted: 6/9/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-Greater New York) is the local affiliate of the national organization, Volunteers of America, Inc. and is one of the largest providers of human services in the metropolitan New York area. Founded in New York City in 1896 as a charity staffed by volunteers tending to the city’s poor, today VOA-Greater New York has 1,300 paid staff that provide life-changing, often life-saving services through 80 programs in New York City, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey.


VOA-Greater New York services extend to survivors of domestic violence; individuals and families — including veterans — experiencing, or at risk of homelessness; people living with HIV/ AIDS, behavioral health, and substance use issues; adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities; preschoolers with developmental delays; older adults on limited incomes, many with a history of homelessness; and at-risk youth. 


VOA-Greater New York expands, and introduces new services in response to community needs. As such, it is at the forefront of building affordable, supportive housing for seniors; providing a service-rich continuum of care for formerly homeless veterans; and expanding its services for those recovering from domestic violence. Battle Buddy Bridge®, a peer counseling program for veterans, and the work VOA-Greater New York is doing to raise awareness of the impact of Moral Injury, are examples of the organization’s responsiveness, creativity and life-altering work. 


Many of VOA-Greater New York’s programs are nationally recognized and meet the rigorous standards of accrediting bodies CARF, COA and the NAEYC. Operation Backpack® is the organization’s signature community service campaign that ensures every student who calls a NYC shelter “home” has a new backpack full of supplies in time for the first day of school.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


The position requires a New York State License, a Master’s Degree in occupational therapy, NBCOT certification, experience and/or training in pediatrics


PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Implements the occupational therapy intervention plan directly or in collaboration with others.

  2. Screens and evaluates children to obtain and interpret data necessary for planning intervention and for treatment planning.
    Performs advanced, specialized evaluations or assessments as indicated by an individual child’s needs.

  3. Documents services as required by Volunteers of America as well as third party payers.

  4. Follows to the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice as well as Volunteers of America policies and procedures.

  5. Maintains treatment areas, and equipment as required.

  6. Supervises occupational therapy practitioners (OTA’s), occupational therapy students and other staff performing supportive services as a part of service provision.
    Participate in professional development activities as mandated by the Volunteers of America and by the requirements for the continuation of occupational therapy licensure.

Make a living by making a difference. Apply online today! Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled/Other Protected Categories.