Case Management/Social Services, Education/Teaching/Training
Are you interested in a career where you can have a meaningful contribution to the community and be a part of a team? Allendale Association is looking for people like you. For over 120 years, our mission has been dedicated to helping children and families overcome the overwhelming impact of severe emotional and behavior issues and trauma through services and programs that create opportunities for children to learn, grow and heal. Allendale Association, a Child Welfare, Mental Health and Special Education facility, is seeking an Occupational Therapist position available for our 210 day calendar – 30 hours per week during standard school year, and 8 – 10 hours per week during summer within our therapeutic day school based in Lake Villa, IL.
We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an education assistance program within an environment that promotes professional growth. Please visit www.allendale4kids.org to download our application and email or send with a copy of your resume to:
Attn: HR Dept.
P.O. Box 1088
Lake Villa, IL 60046
FAX: (847) 356-0290
Why work for Allendale?
Our staff get the chance to:
Have a huge impact on the youth, to inspire and coach them
Receive outstanding trauma-informed training
Be a part of a strong and clinically-minded team
Challenge themselves daily
Enjoy great benefits
Working at Allendale can lead to:
Growing within the agency – the majority of our supervisors, directors and VP’s grew from within Allendale!
Gaining in-depth experience in the field and learn skills that will contribute to any other job
Provide goal-oriented direct and consultative treatment to students according to Individual Education Plan (IEPs). Treatment should include: visual-motor integration, visual-perceptual skills, motor coordination, fine motor skills, physical disabilities, educational disabilities, sensory integration ad self-modulation disorders, organizational skills, behavioral and psychiatric management.
Perform screenings, comprehensive evaluations, and reassessments, as requested by psychologist and multidisciplinary team. Evaluations should include itemized deficits and measurable goals and objectives.
Provide treatment summary reports with updated objectives for multidisciplinary staff meetings, and attend staff meetings, as available.
Attend and present occupational therapy reports at IEP meetings.
Develop and maintain consistent treatment and consultative times, remaining flexible and accommodating and making up the therapist-cancelled sessions, whenever possible.
Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with teachers and support staff, providing consultative services and feedback as needed to encourage carry-over of skills to the classroom.
Provide training and supervision in therapy techniques and objectives for students and staff.
Plan and implement programs and social activities to help patients learn work and school skills and adjust to handicaps.
Maintain and organize occupational therapy treatment materials, replacing expendable materials and recommending new equipment as needed, to facilitate effective treatment.
Maintain knowledge of current field trends; maintains membership in appropriate internal and external committees and professional organizations. Attends appropriate training programs.
Maintain complete and organized occupational therapy files, including evaluations, daily treatment notes, treatment summaries, current treatment goals and objectives and discharge paperwork (when applicable) on each student receiving services.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy
Registered by the American Occupational Therapy Association
National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapists
Knowledge of Special Education laws, rules and regulations
Illinois Department of professional Licensure
Per DCFS regulations, candidate must be 21 years of age and have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
Related search terms: Occupational Therapy, Child Care, Teaching, Work with children, Coaching, Direct Care, Social Services, Social Work, Human Services, Children, Family, Mental Health, Foster Care, Psychology, Non-profit
Allendale Association is a private, not-for-profit social service agency serving children and adolescents with moderate to profound emotional and behavioral disabilities. These youth and their families receive care and treatment through Allendale's residential treatment programs, day treatment special education schools or from our community based clinical programs and services. Allendale's commun...ity based programs include an outpatient counseling center, foster care licensing, training and support, independent living/transition support and mentoring services. The institution has proudly served troubled adolescents since its founding in 1897 by Edward "Cap" Bradley, a young Princeton graduate interested in the plight of urban youth and the poor conditions under which they lived.View a video about Allendale here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-sh1_k0VjQ