E.L. Haynes Public Charter School
Occupational Therapist (2 positions open)
E.L. Haynes Public
Charter School was founded in 2004 and has an award-winning program based on
effective practices for advancing student achievement. E.L. Haynes is among the
top-performing charter schools in Washington D.C., and is recognized locally
and nationally as a model and for our exceptional student achievement gains.
E.L. Haynes currently serves over 900 students in grades PreK-10 and continues
to grow until it serves PreK-12th grade.
Every E.L. Haynes
student of every race, socioeconomic status, and home language will reach high
levels of academic achievement and be prepared to succeed at the college of his
or her choice. Every E.L. Haynes student will be adept at mathematical
reasoning, will use scientific methods effectively to frame and solve problems,
and will develop the lifelong skills needed to be successful individuals,
active community members, and responsible citizens.
The Occupational Therapist will report to the Director of Student
Support Services. The Occupational
Therapist will collaborate with other occupational therapists, related service
providers, teachers and families to ensure that students with sensory, visual
perceptual, visual motor, fine motor, and self-care skills are identified and
provided the highest quality occupational therapy to address students'
Therapist's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Conduct thorough assessment and
diagnosis of deficits in fine motor skills, sensory motor skills, sensory
integration, visual motor and visual perceptual skills, and self-care
skills. Conduct informal and formal screenings of students who are possible
candidates for special education referral as identified by teachers and
the Director of Student Support Services. Conduct triennial
re-evaluations of students who receive occupational therapy. Produce
well-organized written evaluation and screening reports.
- Participate in the development
of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students who qualify for
occupational therapy as a related service. Create goals and
objectives for students that are based on assessment of current
needs. Regularly assess students' IEP progress and communicate
progress to families each quarter.
- Using knowledge of current
research-based best practices, design and implement therapeutic programs
for individual students and groups of students based on IEP goals and
objectives either in the inclusive general education setting or in
pull-out sessions. Track daily service provision in student service
- Collaborate with general
education teachers, special education teachers and other related service
providers to identify instructional strategies and
accommodations/modifications that promote student success in the inclusive
general education classroom.
- Assist students, families, and
staff in understanding students' deficits in the areas of fine motor
skills, sensory motor skills, sensory integration, visual motor and visual
perceptual skills, and self-care skills so that all can advocate for and
support students' achievement of their academic, behavioral, language and
social goals. Refer families to outside organizations as
- Provide occasional staff
development for teachers in the areas of fine motor skills, sensory motor
skills, sensory integration, visual motor and visual perceptual skills,
and self-care skills.
- Work with the Director of
Student Support Services to build a successful occupational therapy
program in the school.
- Maintain the Occupational
Therapy evaluation materials, therapeutic equipment and supplies.
- Engage in continuing education
and professional growth activities related to occupational therapy in
Salary & Benefits
We offer a competitive
salary and benefits package, depending on experience and qualifications.
Please visit the WORK page on the E.L. Haynes website; http://www.elhaynes.org/work.php to submit an application. You may upload your resume and other relevant documents.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
E.L. Haynes does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, source of income, status as a victim of interfamily offense, or place of residence or business in its programs and activities. The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Richard Pohlman, Chief of Operations and Policy
4501 Kansas Avenue, Room 327
Washington, DC 2011
La Escuela E.L. Haynes no discrimina basándose en la raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, discapacidad, edad, estado civil, apariencia personal, orientación sexual, identidad del género o expresión, condición familiar, responsabilidades familiares, matrícula, afiliación política, información genética, fuente de ingresos, estado como victima de una ofensa interfamiliar o sitio de residencia o trabajo en sus programas y actividades. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para cualquier consulta relativa a las pólizas de no-discriminación:
Richard Pohlman, Jefe de Operaciones y Pólizas
4501 Kansas Avenue, Room 327
Washington, DC 2011