Occupational Therapist Assistant
Job Title: Occupational Therapist
Credentials: American Occupational Therapy Certification (AOTCB) and licensed by the State of Oklahoma.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy.
Training or experience required: Prefer one or more years experience in a public school or other pediatric settings.
Site: Special Services
Reports to: Director of Special Services
Contract: 185 days
Salary Schedule: PT/OT COTA/PTA
FLSA Classification: Non-exempt
Essential Job Functions:
- Assist in the identification and initial referral of disabled children. Perform screening for possible occupational therapy (OT) referral.
- Carry out assessment and evaluation procedures for disabled students.
- Make recommendation for intervention and acts as an IEP team member.
- Direct OT services, which involves direct and indirect treatment.
- Coordinate the information flow from the department to other appropriate service providers.
- Supervise, consults and instruct school personnel and parents in the therapeutic management of students. Provides formal and informal in-service to administrators, parents, and teachers regarding programs associated with Occupational Therapy.
- Consult with physicians, hospitals, and other medical personnel regarding the needs of the disabled children. Receive and interpret physician's confidential records of OT service, documents evaluations, interventions, progress, home programs, and program needs and changes for individual students.
- Maintain confidential records of OT service. Documents evaluation, interventions, progress, home programs and program needs and changes for individual students.
- Provide/direct clinical instruction to subordinates, students and performs supervision over O/T aides and assistants.
- Travel to various sites as needed to provide OT services.
- Attend necessary workshops and continuing education to maintain certification and adheres to the standards of ethics according to Public Law 101-476.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Successful performance of the job requires good customer service/people skills and to handle problems and provide information and technical assistance as requested. It requires complying with safety guidelines and policies to reduce accident or injury to staff or to students. It requires following school dress standards, proper attendance or leave policies, and other work-habits concerns for staff. Creativity, initiative and effective problem solving are critical to the success of the position.Help manage the computerization of school district operations. Provide training and support to district staff in the use of administrative computer systems. Perform such tasks to the ultimate benefit of the educational program. An incumbent in this position will utilize discretion, ingenuity and independent judgment due to the complexity of the job. Since there may be several ways to solve a problem, an incumbent is free to choose the solution.In a workday, the employee performs frequent bending/stooping; squatting/crouching; crawling/kneeling; and pushing and pulling. Employee's job requires frequent carrying/lifting of up to 50 pounds to transfer and carry equipment for treatment sessions to various sites. Must be able to safely transfer and stabilize students during therapy. The employee must possess manual dexterity/visual ability to operate a vehicle and other equipment/machines effectively. The employee must possess hearing/speaking ability to communicate with staff, patients, etc. The employee must use due concern to prevent the spread of infection due to equipment and physical therapies.