JobID 672 : Occupational Therapist (#1989832)

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Job Type
Full-time
Start Date
07/01/2020

Description

Qualifications:  A current and valid license as an Occupational Therapist the Illinois Department of Registration and Education

Purpose: 

  • To provide occupational therapy services in an educational setting
  • Address the individual educational needs of each student
  • Be integrated throughout the environments in which students receive instruction and are expected to function
Reports to:  Special Education Director/Building Administrators

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Assessment
    1. Screenings
      1. OT will consult/collaborate/in-service District teachers
      2. OT will consult/collaborate/in-service staff on screening methods, guidelines, and procedures
    2. Evaluation
      1. OT will assist in classification and placement decisions by performing developmental functioning and environmental functioning assessments; norm referenced and criterion referenced instruments.
      2. The OT will evaluate function skills developmentally and environmentally in relation to sensory processing, mobility, strength and endurance, joint range of motion, activities of daily living, gross and fine motor, visual-motor integration, motor planning, oral-motor control.  Communication (as it applies to adaptive equipment), prevocational evaluations and physiological functioning
  2. Team process in relation to student program development
    1. OT with team will identify long term goals and objectives
    2. OT will develop therapeutic interventions and methods and equipment adaptations in collaboration with the educational team to carry out IEP goals.
    3. OT will assume responsibility for development and monitoring therapeutic programs with intervention provided by self or other team member
    4. OT will update and change IEP goals and objectives through team conferences, as required by law
  3. Program Implementation
    1. OT will provide intervention as determined by IEP conference, the amount of minutes provided includes direct, monitoring, and consultation service delivery models, are not rigidly fixed. The therapist may interchange models in order to most effectively meet the needs of students within the time allotted.
  4. Professional Responsibilities
    1. OT will maintain current accepted competencies of practice in skills as required by attending professional workshops, courses, conferences and in-services
    2. OT will maintain ethical standards as required by the national and state professional organizations, and the local school districts
    3. OT will project a positive professional image to the community, e.g., participate in District activities, serve on District committees.
  5. Administrative Responsibilities
    1. OT will provide supervision to COTA(s)
      1. COTAs are to receive a minimum of supervision equal to 5% of their FTEs
    2. OTs are responsible for all 3-year evaluations for those students on the COTAs caseloads or initial evaluations in the classrooms assigned to the COTA
    3. OT will evaluate COTA competencies
  6. Records
    1. OT will maintain an inventory of materials and equipment
    2. OT will maintain schedules and inform Special Education Director of changes
    3. OT will keep travel records
    4. OT will maintain student files of progress notes, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.
    5. OT will write IEP's, assessments, and programs (e.g., home, database, gross motor, etc.)

 

Posted By

Lake Villa Community Consolidated School District 41

131 McKinley Ave, Lake Villa, IL 60046-8986
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$12,798 (USD)

State Average: $13,341 (USD)

% ELL Students

9%

State Average: 10%

Student Teacher Ratio

17.48

State Average: 15.71

% IEP Students

17%

State Average: 15%

FTE

271

State Average: 246