Occupational Therapist

The Lang School is a progressive independent school located in lower Manhattan serving grades K-12. Our high potential and gifted learners also have learning challenges, such as ADHD, anxiety, EF difficulties, dyslexia, or high functioning autism. These twice-exceptional (“2e”) learners have a unique set of social-emotional and intellectual needs. We meet students where they are and empower them to achieve their next levels of excellence with research-based supports & a robust Talent Development Program.

Our mission is to create a safe and engaging learning environment for students with an emphasis on creative thinking and assets-based approaches. Our students are both unique and diverse, and we seek out and celebrate diversity in our community — in our identities (race, ethnicity, gender expression, socioeconomic status), as well as our backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

We are looking for a creative, committed occupational therapist to work part-time with our students on a push-in and pull-out basis in collaboration with our teaching and other therapeutic staff. All candidates must have a BS/BA or MS degree from an accredited school recognized by the American Occupational Therapy Association, as well as an active NYS license (or valid credential from another state) and experience working in a sensory-oriented and/or school setting. We offer a progressive, flexible environment — with a supportive administration — in which to grow your practice. Please submit cover letter and resume.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Authentic connection with The Lang School's mission and population

  • Absolute tenacity — a “whatever it takes” attitude to student progress

  • A genuine appreciation for the perspectives of colleagues

  • Adaptability, flexibility, ability to improvise

  • Deeply self-reflective

  • Exemplary time-management skills

  • Strong classroom management skills

  • Commitment to Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

  • Dedication to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles and practices

  • Proficient with classroom technologies (e.g., SMARTBoard, Google Suite) & eager to learn more.

 

ALL THERAPEUTIC STAFF & FACULTY:

  • Take personal responsibility to ensure that each child is supported and feels good about themselves, their learning, and their school community;

  • Enjoy working with children, especially those who present challenges; they like diving deep and unraveling the mystery of each learner;

  • Value diversity in all forms and understand that people learn and grow best in an environment rich in differences — different racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, experiences, cultures, abilities, genders, inclinations, interests, expertise, and perspectives;

  • Embrace inclusive practices and an inclusive mindset, extending that mindset to all staff, students, and their families;

  • Are committed to examining their work through an equity lens: looking at the intersections of their identities and the identities of their students and colleagues, and reflecting on opportunities to learn and grow in that analysis;

  • Are innovative outside-the-box thinkers — both in the way they approach content and topics and in the way they interact with colleagues, students, and families;

  • Work collaboratively to make sure that each child’s set of needs is met, that they are challenged, that they achieve at a high level, and that they experience a sense of personal and academic achievement;

  • Have exemplary communication skills, written and spoken;

  • Are intelligent, accomplished, and profoundly curious;

  • Have deep knowledge in their area(s) of specialty;

  • Proactively seek, welcome, and integrate feedback.

All Lang faculty enjoy ample daily planning periods; collaboration with school leadership, teachers/advisors, and our therapy team in supporting student needs; ongoing school-funded professional development; and a strong sense of mission and community. Hours are 8 am. until 4 pm, with a staff meeting until 5 pm on Wednesdays. Annual salary is commensurate with training and experience. Employer-paid health insurance and generous paid leave are provided, as are life insurance, a 401k match, and access to TransitChek.

 

COMPENSATION:

Compensation is competitive and based on experience, background, and licensure/certification. We offer a competitive benefits package, including fully paid health insurance and ample opportunities for paid professional development.

 

TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume and cover letter via email through Indeed. All applicants follow the same process for submitting materials, and we review them using the same lens and rubrics.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay:  

The Lang School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Lang does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.

COVID-19 considerations:
Lang employees must get Covid-19 vaccinated before arriving to work. Students must get vaccinated (barring medical exclusion) as vaccines become available. Unvaccinated students must wear KN94 masks, unless eating. HEPA air cleaners & open windows in use.