Sea Change is a family run staffing agency based in Torrance, California. We are passionate about creating relationships with our customers and therapists to benefit the communities we serve. Our experience in healthcare and hands on approach to staffing allows us to provide therapists with positive and meaningful job opportunities. All of our therapists are licensed, background checked and handpicked to match our customer's needs. We are excited for the opportunity to serve you and form a strong relationship that will last the test of time.
Sea Change Staffing
Los Angeles County, CA, United States
Provides services at multiple work sites for the purpose of providing therapy and assistance as required.
The job of Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA) was established for the purpose/s of providing educationally related occupational therapy services to students suffering from a variety of cognitive, emotional and/or physical illnesses or disabilities according to the student’s Individualized Education Plan and under the direction of the Occupational Therapist.
Adapts school and classroom environment, tools and materials under the supervision of the Occupational Therapist for the purpose of improving student functioning and facilitating student access to curricular and instructional activities.
Assists Occupational Therapist with assessing students' fine motor, and development skills (e.g. oral motor, sensory integration, motor planning, developmental function, activities of daily living, fine motor function postural tone, etc.) for the purpose of determining their deficits and developing recommendations.
Attends meetings and workshops (e.g. IEPs, training, team meetings, conferences, meetings with outside agencies, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or receiving information, including best practices for school OT delivery.
Consults with occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, teachers, educational assistants, families, etc. for the purpose of providing requested information, reviewing/revising students’ occupational therapy goals/objectives, developing plans for services and/or making recommendations to implement goals.
Implements therapeutic activities and instructs students, teachers, parents and other involved persons (e.g. positioning, adjusting special equipment, etc.) for the purpose of providing appropriate care to students and/or supporting the student’s IEP plan for use in the classroom.
Maintains files and/or records in cooperation with the Occupational Therapist (e.g. progress reports, activity logs, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities and/or ensuring an up-to-date trail for compliance with various state, federal, and administrative regulations.
Maintains treatment equipment and supplies in clean and proper working condition for the purpose of implementing motor/therapy goals.
Prepares written materials (e.g. activity logs, progress notes, reports, memos, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.
Presents information (e.g. student performance data, clinical feedback, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information, gaining feedback and ensuring adherence to established internal controls.
Provides direct occupational therapy services to students according to IEP goals for the purpose of ensuring compliance with established practices and procedures.
Provides training, consultation, and instruction to teachers on the use of adaptive devices and equipment for the purpose of ensuring such devices are used safely and optimal benefits are achieved.
Researches resources and methods (e.g. intervention and treatment techniques, assessment tools and methods, community resources, etc.) for the purpose of determining the appropriate approach for addressing students' functional goals.
Transports a variety of items (e.g. puzzles, games, assistive devices, assessment tools, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of materials required for therapy sessions.
Sea Change Staffing
Los Angeles County, CA, United States
Under general supervision, the Assistive Technology Specialist supports special education teachers and students who are learning to use and implement a variety of assistive technology devices and systems. He or she works collaboratively to provide consultation, resources, and training with a variety of assistive technology tools in the general education and special education settings. He or she may assist general education classroom teachers with selection of appropriate curriculum and the development of appropriate strategies to meet the unique needs of students who require Assistive Technology support in the classroom. This position will follow the regulations associated with the development and implementation of Individual Education Plans. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Meet State and Federal IEP Requirements: displays knowledge of procedures, policies, and regulations, incorporates requirements into work habits, follows procedures, and maintains proper and sufficient documentation. 2. Conducts Specialized Student Assessments and Evaluations: is well versed in a multitude of measurement techniques, selects appropriate measurement tools, is accurate and complete in clerical aspects of measurement, and clearly communicates analysis of results and recommendations clearly. 3. Consults with Others to Develop Student Plans that Guide Appropriate Instruction: works effectively as a member of a team, contributes creative solutions to problems, uses training and experience to support classroom instruction 4. Demonstrates Responsiveness in Supporting Teachers’ Instructional Needs: supports instruction by being aware of teachers’ resource needs, searches out and provides, or makes teachers aware of, available and appropriate learning resources, consults with teachers regarding appropriate use of resources 5. Participates in professional in-service and ongoing training to further develop specialized skills and maintain appropriate certifications and training hours as required. 6. Demonstrates professional responsibilities: reflecting on teaching, maintaining accurate records, communication with families, participating in a professional learning community, growing and developing professionally, and demonstrating professionalism. 7. Works across a variety of schools to ensure student program implementation: traveling across the region while managing time and the daily schedule. 8. Ability to support Individualized Education Plan development: assessing student needs, relaying present levels, drafting goals, and attending meetings. 9. Performs other duties as assigned.
1) Required knowledge, skills & abilities: ● Excellent written and communication skills ● Excellent attention to detail and organization ● Exhibits a sense of urgency to achieve results ● Process oriented and driven ● Excellent analytical skills and have the ability to assimilate information quickly ● Ability to think strategically and tactically ● Ability to work both individually and in a team environment. ● Working knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook 2) Minimum educational level: ● Bachelor’s Degree ● Must hold valid CA Assistive Technology Credential or Certificate 3) Experience required: ● Minimum 2 years related experience ● Experience working in a K-12 school environment preferred
•Special education credential