School Occupational Therapist
POSITION TITLE: Occupational Therapist
FTE: To be determined
POSITION LOCATION: To be determined
Effective: 2021/2022 School Year
SALARY: Teacher's Salary Schedule
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: SISS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The following is a list of qualifications for the position, any one of which may be waived by the Board in exercising its prerogative to determine qualifications.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Valid Michigan Occupational Therapy certificate
Experience in providing occupational therapy services in a public school setting
Experience working with students with autism and physical health impairments
Experience with assistive technology process and intervention
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide direct services in the classroom and pull-out
Provide evaluative services as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
Provide training for teachers, teacher assistants, and other staff members
Provide services to several school sites
Data collection and progress monitoring
Attend and participate in team meetings
Regular and realiable attendance
Other duties as assigned by Administrator
Read, analyze, and interpret periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Use appropriate language and accompanying techniques with adolescents on one to one bases as well as in groups. Establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers and parents; skill in oral and written communication.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are 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 will occasionally sit, walk or stand. The employee will occasionally reach forward or above the head more than the average person. Ability to visit various buildings in the district. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move and push up to 90 pounds such as students and students in wheelchairs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.
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. The employee is frequently exposed to infection at a greater risk than the average person. The employee is directly responsible for the safety and well-being of students.
Ann Arbor Public Schools is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Ann Arbor Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or any other legally protected status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
METHOD OF APPLICATION:
All applicants must complete the online application at A2Schools.org --> District Links --> Job Postings.
Certified Positions Only: Copies of an active Michigan Teaching Certificate and college transcripts are required with application packet. Original certificate and certified transcripts are required prior to being hired.