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Occupational Therapist I- ALS Augmentative Communication Program

Company: Children's Hospital Boston
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Posting Description

At Boston Children's Hospital, the quality of our care - and our inclusive hospital working environment - lies in the diversity of our people. With patients from local communities and 160 countries around the world, we're committed to reflecting the spectrum of their cultures, while opening doors of opportunity for our team. Here, different talents pursue common goals. Voices are heard and ideas are shared. Join us, and discover how your unique contributions can change lives. Yours included.

The Occupational Therapist I will be responsible for:

  • Conducting in-clinic assessments and interventions as part of our Inter-professional team (SLPs and OT).
  • Distance tele/video support for people with ALS who are unable to travel to Waltham.
  • Working knowledge of AAC and AT principles, technologies, tools, working knowledge of alternative access tools including computer inputs, switches, head tracking, joystick and eye tracking access, working knowledge of built in accessibility features on mass market technologies (i.e. Windows, Android and Apple computers, tablets and smartphones) and dedicated AAC devices, familiar with seating-positioning accommodations designed to minimize adverse effects of abnormal tone
  • Knowledge of mass market and specialty mounts designed to provide secure, accessible placement of AAC devices, smartphones, communication displays and switches.
  • Providing some in-home support, as needed by the department.

To qualify, you must have:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Current certification by the National Board of Certified Occupational Therapy and state licensure as an Occupational Therapist.
  • A solid overview and understanding of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) principles and respective roles of no tech, low tech and high tech options.
  • A working knowledge of AAC and AT principles, technologies, tools.
  • A working knowledge of alternative access tools including computer inputs, switches, head tracking, joystick and eye tracking access.
  • A working knowledge of built in accessibility features on mass market technologies (i.e. Windows and Apple computers, tablets and smartphones) and dedicated AAC devices.
  • Familiarity with seating-positioning accommodations designed to minimize adverse effects of abnormal tone and knowledge of mass market and specialty mounts designed to provide secure, accessible placement of AAC devices, smartphones, communication displays and switches.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, good problem solving skills, a strong sense of teamwork and creativity.

Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.

The Jay S. Fishman ALS Augmentative Communication Program at Boston Children's Hospital is hiring a part-time (with option of full-time) EXPERIENCED Occupational Therapist with ESTABLISHED expertise in Augmentative Communication assessment and intervention and other assistive technologies for adults

Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a flexible schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.

Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Keywords: Children's Hospital Boston, Boston , Occupational Therapist I- ALS Augmentative Communication Program, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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