Job Description

    Certified: Occupational Therapist JobID: 3398
  • Position Type:
    District Based Professional Support/Occupational Therapist

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    District Office

  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled

  •   Additional Information:

    TITLE: Occupational Therapist
    FTE: 1.0
    WORK CALENDAR: 213 days
    COMPENSATION: District-Based Professional Support (Starting $73,638)

    Provides occupational therapy services to students in the district.
    Provides evaluations of student’s physical, mental developmental, and emotional abilities.
    Consults with the educational staff and recommends courses of treatment.
    Recommends modifications for a student’s classroom experience and program activities.
    Meets regularly with students, staff, parents and medical personnel
    Upholds professional standards; state and local statutes; and District policies and guidelines.
    Maintains accurate and up-to-date records of all students and meetings with parents and school staff.
    Provides appropriate classroom and program modifications and monitors students’ progress as needed.
    Provides a continuity of care upon transfer or graduation.
    Provides or makes referrals for follow-up care.
    Participates in the creation and modification of student’s individualized educational plan (IEP).
    Develops a comprehensive therapy plan with specific goals and interventions for student needs.
    Participates in IEP conferences when appropriate.
    Provide staff education and in-service training related to specific student needs.
    Maintains confidentiality of students, family, and school staff records.
    Participates in hiring assistants and aides who will work closely with students under the care of the OT.
    Evaluates all personnel under the OT’s supervision.
    Performs responsibilities in an ethical and professional manner.
    Performs all other duties as assigned.

    To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications for this job description are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required

    Education / Certificate
    1. Bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy, master’s degree preferred
    2. Possession of a current license to practice as an occupational therapist
    3. CPR, AED and Basic First Aid Certification Card
    4. Current and valid IVP Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card (FPCC)

    1. Two years experience in an education setting preferred
    2. Exhibits integrity in applying the ethics and standards of professional practice in the delivery of school services, including honoring confidentiality.
    3. Ability to explain the educational needs of students in terms that can be easily understood by parents and other appropriate personnel.

    Communication Skills
    1.Strong writing, literacy, and communication skills; uses effective communication strategies to interact with a variety of audiences
    2. Bilingual communication is beneficial

    Computer Skills
    1. Knowledge of Google Suite
    2. Technical experience with Excel and PowerPoint

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    1. Must be able to lift and carry materials and packages weighing up to 15 pounds
    2. Ability to travel throughout school sites as required

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    1. Must be able to tolerate a semi-private working environment
    2. Must be able to tolerate prolonged periods of sitting and computer work
    3. Must be able to multitask
    4. Must be able to obtain District certificate for driving a District vehicle
    5. Must be able to be flexible with work hours

    The District provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the District complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. The District expressly prohibits any form of workplace discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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