30+ days ago


Los Angeles, CA


Company Description


Who We Are

KIPP SoCal Public Schools is a network of 20 high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools. We educate more than 9,000 students in grades pre-K through eighth in the greater Los Angeles area and San Diego. Additionally, we support approximately 5,100 alumni on their journey to and through high school and college.  

Job Description

What We Believe

KIPP SoCal believes that the purpose of education is for liberation. This means that we see, develop, and inspire the limitless potential in each and all of our KIPPsters.

What We Do

At KIPP SoCal we build trusting relationships that are strengthened by high expectations and collaboration alongside laughter and joy. We set ambitious goals and hold each other accountable for students achieving their greatest potential. We work together with each other and in partnership with families and communities in the active pursuit of a more equitable world. We do the right thing, even when it's not always comfortable standing up and speaking out against anti-blackness, racism, oppression, and injustice. We persevere through obstacles and treat failure as an opportunity to learn and grow.

You Should Apply If

You have previous experience as an Occupational Therapist providing support to children in grades K-8 in a school environment. You are an excellent communicator who enjoys working with teachers, administration and other school staff. You are passionate about providing occupational therapy services to students in order to support their ability to access their educational program.


Please note: This opening is for the 2021-2022 school year. Tentative start date will be in July 2021.


What You'll Do

  • Appraise the occupational therapy needs of students to design and implement appropriate remediation, instructional plans and strategies.
  • Analyze assessment results to drive and inform instruction and Individual Education Program development.
  • Attend and serve as a member of the IEP team to determine eligibility of students.
  • Prepare thorough and accurate reports in a timely manner.
  • Explain nature, purpose and results of assessment in an understandable manner to IEP team members.
  • Assist teams in the development of IEPs that address physical and functional needs of students.
  • Develop a variety of evidence-based instructional activities to meet the student’s individual occupational therapy goals/objectives.
  • Provide services to ensure student achievement and progress towards IEP goals and adjust intervention strategies based on student performance.
  • Monitor student progress and complete progress reports in accordance with federal, state, district and KIPP policies
  • Work cooperatively with classroom teachers to support students in general education classes, interpreting the abilities and disabilities of these students to the entire staff, and assisting the student’s core curriculum instructional needs.
  • Consult with, train and model scaffolding strategies to special education and general education teachers, other KIPP personnel and parents to facilitate student physical development and achievement.
  • Develop and implement training opportunities for classroom staff and parents on the role of occupational therapy, normal sensory motor development, and other topics as required.
  • Monitor and evaluate equipment and assistive technology needs for students.
  • Consult with community agencies, medical personnel, parents, and other professionals, and act as a liaison among these groups for children with physical disabilities.
  • Keep attendance records, computerized IEP records and all other records pertinent to the special education program for KIPP, district and state reports and program accountability.
  • Participate in KIPP as an active member of KIPP SoCal's special education team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

You'll Be Qualified If You Have

  • Certification through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and a current license to practice Occupational Therapy through the California Board of Occupational Therapy (CBOT) required
  • Experience providing occupational therapy services to children in school settings required
  • Knowledge of federal and state special education law and best practices for special education.
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred.
  • Demonstrated success with students from educationally underserved areas.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage the ambiguity and multiple priorities inherent in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with multiple constituencies.
  • Detail-oriented team player willing to roll up sleeves and get the job done.
  • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP SoCal schools and our students.

Additional Information

Joining KIPP SoCal Means the Following

  • Working at an organization committed to the hard work necessary to ensure education is for liberation 
  • Spending time with students and families in the best communities of LA, Compton, and San Diego
  • Support and care from fellow regional team members
  • Ongoing professional development and coaching from manager 

Working with Us Means the Following Perks

  • Very competitive compensation package inclusive of a generous benefits package
  • 100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of cost
  • Employer paid KIPP SoCal life insurance
  • 401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP SoCal
  • Voluntary Benefits (Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, Pet Insurance, etc.)
  • Generous time off program includes 22 holidays and 10 days sick leave
  • Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, tuition reimbursement for dependents, etc.)


Please note: This opening is for the 2021-2022 school year. Tentative start date will be in July 2021.


KIPP SoCal Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

KIPP SoCal strives to ensure that our careers website is accessible to all, including individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please contact us. You can find our contact information on our website, will be sent to a talent acquisition representative who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the hiring process.