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Occupational Therapist (Districtwide School Position)


Supports District schools and principals in their effort to foster an optimal educational environment for students. Provide services through the I.E.P. process to enable children to better benefit from their education program. Services may include any of the following: screening, evaluation, consultation, and/or direct treatment.
  • Screens and evaluates, when necessary, students referred by the multidisciplinary team; writes evaluation reports based upon assessments; provides information to staff and parents regarding screening and evaluation results.
  • Develops Individual Education plan (I.E.P.) goals and objectives that are educationally relevant
  • Implement educational based plans/goals and objectives using evidence-based research methods. Provides services using an integrated service delivery model, pull-out approach, and/or classroom consultation.
  • Collaborates as a member of the multidisciplinary team in monitoring progress, planning programs, and resolving problems/issues.
  • Consults with parents and staff regarding student’s progress and needs.
  • Maintains required logs, documents, records and schedules in accordance with District procedures
  • Open ongoing communication with ESS office, school administration, and multidisciplinary team
  • Maintains professional conduct and ethics in all District matters.
  • Consults with parent/guardian and staff regarding the use of assistive technology in school and/or home.
  • Provide supervision to COTA through direct and indirect contact while maintaining logs and documentations as required by current ABOTE guidelines.
  • Provide training to classroom staff and parents regarding individual and/or group student(s) need(s), classroom accommodations/adaptations and program planning.
  • Provide supervision to OT/OTA students.
  • Graduate of an accredited program (minimum BA/BS level).
  • Completion of appropriate license procedures.
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are approximate, yet representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and/or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use of/dexterity of hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools and/or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10-15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Received from:  Director of Special Education
At least once annually by the administrator in accordance with the policy of the Governing Board.