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Occupational Therapist

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HeartShare First Step, 1825 Bath Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11214 - Brooklyn, NY
Masters Degree or Equivalent
$71,000.00 - $78,000.00 Salary/year


About HeartShare 

For over 100 years, HeartShare has dedicated itself to improving the lives of people needing special services and support. The HeartShare team, now 2,100 employees and growing, helps individuals develop to their fullest potential and lead meaningful and enriched lives. 

Heart Share Human Services of New York has four preschools located in Brooklyn and Queens focused on maximizing the potential of every student no matter the learning disability. Through the use of the creative curriculum and symbolic play each student is provided with an education experience geared towards their individual needs. The Heart Share First Step Early Childhood Centers also provide speech, occupational and physical therapies. The school also includes the family, the most important component of a child’s life, in the educational and therapeutic planning for each student enrolled. Our goal is to work with each child to make them as independent as possible and succeed on their own in their futures. The school operates as a 12-month program including a 6-week summer program. 

The Occupational Therapist will provide services to preschoolers according to their IEP mandate. The Occupational Therapist will be responsible for treatment plans, daily notes, quarterly reports, and annual progress reports. Participation in Team and Parent meetings are required. Newly grads are welcome to apply. We provide supervision. 

  • Provide 1:1 or group occupational therapy services to children with special needs ages 3-5 as mandated by IEP. 

  • Participate in Annual Review Process and Transdisciplinary determination of IEP goals base on the criteria of present and future environment. 

  • Design and implement goals for individual and classroom therapy. 

  • Provide therapeutic intervention using a push in and a pullout method. 

  • Implement a variety of activities and methods in a child friendly manner to facilitate occupational therapy goals during therapy session. 

  • Design, integrate and train protocols in sensory diet implementation. 

  • Prepare and implement classroom-based activities weekly in conjunction with the classroom teacher. 

  • Arrange overall therapy schedule. 

  • Consult with teachers and teacher assistants regarding elicitation and generalization of occupational therapy goals in the classroom to maintain consistent programming. 

  • Consult with other clinicians (ex. ST, PT, Psych., SW) to discuss and implement appropriate therapeutic intervention within session. 


At HeartShare we offer a comprehensive benefit package based on full-time/part-time status. You can expect:  

  • Paid time off (holidays, vacation in accordance with school calendar, sick and personal)  

  • Professional development opportunities  

  • Team environment  

  • Medical and dental benefits  

  • Employer-paid life insurance  

  • Optional insurance (life, disability, etc.)  

  • 403(B) retirement plans  

  • Flexible spending account (dependent care, medical, parking, and transit)  

  • Employee assistance program  

HeartShare is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). If you need to request accommodation during the recruiting process, please reach out to  




  • NYS permit or license in Occupational Therapist