Occupational Therapist

Lehrman Community Day School | Miami Beach, FL, United States

Posted Date 4/18/2022

School Mission:

Lehrman provides a dynamic general and Judaic curriculum within a pluralistic Jewish environment for students 18 months through grade 5, nurturing each child’s potential, social confidence and spirituality through engaging experiential opportunities.

About Us:

Lehrman Community Day School is a pluralistic Jewish Day School located in Miami Beach, FL, just south of the Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor, and Surfside communities.  Lehrman Community Day School was founded in 1960 by Rabbi Irving Lehrman and is the only pluralistic Jewish day school in Miami Beach.  Our school is open to children from preschool through the fifth grade, committed to academic excellence and Jewish values in a caring and nurturing Jewish environment. Now in our second half century, Lehrman has educated generations of Jewish children; many of our current students are the children of alumni, an endorsement of the school and its dedicated and talented teachers.

Job Description

The in-house Occupational Therapist will educate children, staff and parents on the importance of building and solidifying fine and gross motor skills from a young age. S/ he will do weekly lessons in each class and also do small group pull outs for children who require extra support. This is a full time position and the hours are from 8-3:30.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teach a weekly lesson in grades KIndergarten-grade 2 and introduce skills that will strengthen childrens’ OT skills.
  • Plan lessons that classroom teachers may do for the remaining days of the week.
  • Pull small groups of students who need extra support.
  • Educate teachers about the importance of occupational therapy skills and what skills may be practiced in the classroom.
  • Educate parents about the importance of occupational therapy skills and what skills may be practiced at home.

Required Qualifications:  

The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years of experience as an Occupational Therapist, preferably in a school setting, as well as demonstrate a commitment to Lehrman’s mission, values, and philosophy.  In addition, he or she will have:

  • Commitment to collaboration and a deep understanding of young children and appropriate educational pedagogy.
  • An engaging way and the ability to capture the hearts and minds of young children.
  • The ability and desire to connect meaningfully with parents and students from diverse backgrounds.
  • A diverse skills set and the ability to bring in different activities and games that will strengthen students’ fine and gross motor skills.
  • A masters degree in a related field.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, kindness, approachability, and a strong work ethic.
  • Punctuality and the ability to be present in school during school hours.
  • Desire for growth and constant self-improvement. 

Interested candidates should contact: [email protected]

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