Must hold a license issued by any agency.
The license position area must be in Occupational Therapist.
The license must be in one of the following grades: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
The license status must be active.
Providence Hall is looking to add a Part Time Occupational Therapist to our K-12 IB World School. This position will be about 25-27 hours a week and will work 2 days at our Junior High School and 3 days at our High School.
Primary Purpose To provide occupational therapy treatment to special needs student’s educational programs at PHCS. This job is responsible to individual groups to correct specific areas of sensory-motor integrative dysfunction. This job administers occupational therapy assessments to determine a student’s level of functioning relative to their age and educational placement in such areas as fine/gross motor skill development, sensory-motor integration, self-care, and the activities of daily living.
Essential Job Functions—General
? Requires the ability to handle multiple tasks. ? Requires the ability at times to handle and maintain control in high-stress situations. ? Requires the ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job. Ensure that student, staff and family privacy is maintained by withholding any and all personal information on any person(s) from unauthorized recipients. ? Contribute to a positive work and school environment by maintaining a positive, pleasant demeanor in all situations. ? Provide positive reinforcement to students, staff and visitors. ? Requires excellent interpersonal skills to contribute positively to overall school morale. ? Possess, employ and display excellent customer service skills. ? Communicate effectively and politely with co-workers, students, volunteers, parents and visitors to the school and foster and maintain cooperative relationships. ? Ensure attendance at required meetings and events, including meetings or events at irregular hours or on extended days, including meeting the reasonable expectations of school Administration. ? Coordinate schedules and meetings. Attend meetings as appropriate or as assigned. ? Adhere to school and administrative policies as instructed and/or outlined in school policy manuals, handbooks or other corporate materials. ? Compile and prepare a variety of records, reports, memorandums, and other materials. ? Organize and maintain files and records. ? Ensure that a school historical file is maintained as it relates to the Specific functions and duties of this Job Description. ? Identify and correct deficiencies within school procedures or systems relating to the Essential Job Functions and provide feedback to appropriate persons on other aspects of the school’s operations. ? Operate office machines. ? Perform other duties which may develop or as requested by the Governing Board, Director or Principal and/or the Business Manager.
Essential Job Functions—Specific ? Provide occupational therapy services, as identified through the IEP/504 plan, to students enrolled in the educational programs of PHCS. ? Administers occupational therapy assessments to determine a student’s level of functioning relative to their age and educational placement in such areas as fine/gross motor skill development, sensory motor integration, self-care, and the activities of daily living. ? Writes assessment reports identifying the student’s needs and proposed treatment strategies; writes individual student goals and objectives as part of the IEP; maintains progress records; participates in IEP meetings. ? Develops occupational treatment plans and goals for rehabilitative care to improve student functional abilities and enhance their ability to learn. Provides students with individual treatment and group therapy sessions to correct specific areas of sensory-motor integrative dysfunction. ? Develops occupational therapy treatment plans based on the educational goals for eligible students to improve the student’s functional abilities within the school and naturalistic settings, in collaboration with the IEP team. ? Monitors therapy programs and consults with educational staff regarding inclusion of appropriate occupational therapy treatment strategies into the educational program; evaluates the efficacy of the established program and makes modifications within the framework of the IEP process as necessary. ? Participates in meetings between PHCS staff and families on appropriate implementation of programs; collaborates and coordinates occupational therapy goals with the education program. ? Demonstrates educational and developmental strategies to students and families for successful home intervention of perceptual, motor, and sensory programs. ? Provides interpretation and summaries of assessment reports to families; recommends appropriate activities and materials designed to support motor goals in the home. ? Consults and collaborates with medical and community agencies that interact with PHCS staff regarding occupational therapy services for students. ? Adapts equipment to assure proper positioning and to enhance functional performance of the student, addressing the student’s neuromuscular deficits and needs. May include design and fabrication of equipment or recommendations for purchase of adaptive equipment as needed. ? Maintain an in-depth knowledge of the laws and policies governing Special Education in Utah, particularly as they pertain to the delivery of occupational therapy services. ? Consults with other members of the educational team regarding the mandated and best practice roles of occupational therapists. ? Administers occupational therapy programs as needed in terms of budget recommendations, space and equipment recommendations. ? Performs related duties as assigned
The Essential Job Functions present no physical risks or hazardous conditions outside of typical risks and conditions customary to a job of this type. The Essential Job Functions typically require the following: ? Carrying, lifting, pulling (10lbs.- 100lbs.+) 50% ? Walking/sitting/other 50% Major equipment used to perform the Essential Job Functions: ? Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ? Custodial cleaning agents, maintenance agents, materials and supplies ? Custodial equipment, including power equipment ? Maintenance equipment, including power equipment ? Ladders, lifts, carts, dollies, hand-trucks, power tools, hand tools, etc. ? Snow removal equipment ? Lawn maintenance equipment ? Automobiles, including moving trucks, towed trailers, etc. ? Office equipment ? Personal ? Computer, including Apple computers
All Essential Job Functions and other requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Non-exempt employees complete their work on-campus. No off campus or overtime work is authorized except by approval of the school board, director or business manager.
School policy requires the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). It is expected that all employees working for the school will always take appropriate personal safety measures and precautions to minimize the risk of injury to self and others while performing Essential Job Functions or other duties as required. The school budget provides for such PPE. The school has procured safety materials and supplies for this purpose and stores them in the custodial and maintenance closets and/or storerooms for employee, student, volunteer or visitor use. Employees or others who do not use appropriate PPE put themselves and others at risk of injury or death and violate school policy. An employee’s failure to use PPE may result in employee discipline or termination of employment.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by an employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested by the Director/Principal, School Administration, Human Resource Department, Business Manager or Governing Board. All school handbooks, manuals, policies an d procedures maintained by the school are not contractual in nature, and therefore may be waived, suspended, amended or abolished at the sole discretion of the school at any time.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise or the expectation of continued employment. The school is and will maintain an “at-will” employment relationship with all employees. The employment relationship may be terminated at any time by either party for any reason, or for no reason, with or without cause and with or without notice. The school reserves the right to update, amend, change or abolish any or all provisions of this Job Description at any time.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy Statement
It is the policy of the school to promote equal employment opportunities through a positive continuing program. The school is an equal opportunity employer. The school will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination, against any applicant or employee because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age marital status, or any other group protected by law.