Occupational Therapist

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JOB DESCRIPTION POSITION: Occupational Therapist 

REPORTS TO: Lead Occupational Therapist, Special Education Director

 

Provide quality school-based occupation therapy services, which include but are not limited to assessment/evaluation, intervention/treatment, IEP planning and implementation, discharge planning, related documentation, and communication between teachers, teacher assistants, relater service providers, and families. A full-time position working with students in the self-contained non-categorical classrooms and general education inclusion classrooms. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

The ideal candidate will:  

  • Successful completion and graduation from an accredited Occupational Therapy program recognized by NBCOT and completion of all fieldwork requirements  

  • 1-2 years of experience as an occupational therapist in a school setting

  • Certification as an occupational therapist by the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)  

  • Current Utah license as a certified occupational therapist.  

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of strategies for students with autism, developmental delay, specific learning disabilities, and behavior disorders.  

  • Be a strong classroom support.

  • Demonstrate strong skills in partnering with families. 

  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of colleagues, parents, families, and community members.  

  • Be committed to meeting the needs of a diverse student population.  

  • Have a track record of being a team player and community-minded.  

  • Be committed to their own learning.  

  • Have excellent time-management skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently.  

  • Adhere to a high level of professional and ethical standards. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:  

  • Knowledge of occupational therapy theories, models of practice, principles, and evidence-based practice  

  • Preferred knowledge of Sensory Integration theory and practices  

  • Knowledge of human development throughout the life span  

  • Ability to articulate the role of occupational therapy in the evaluation, intervention planning, and intervention process  

  • Ability to analyze tasks relative to areas of occupation, performance skills, activity demands, contexts, and student factors to implement the intervention plan  

  • Ability to recognize occupational performance deficits in the areas of personal care, student role/interactive skills, processing skills, play, community integration, and written communication with colleagues, parents, families, and community members. 

  •  Be committed to meeting the needs of a diverse student population.  

  • Have a track record of being a team player and community-minded.  

  • Be committed to their own learning.  

  • Have excellent time-management skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently.  

  • Have a passion for rural public schools.  

  • Adhere to a high level of professional and ethical standards.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:  

  • Knowledge of occupational therapy theories, models of practice, principles, and evidence-based practice  

  • Preferred knowledge of Sensory Integration theory and practices 

  •  Knowledge of human development throughout the life span  

  • Ability to articulate the role of occupational therapy in the evaluation, intervention planning, and intervention process  

  • Ability to analyze tasks relative to areas of occupation, performance skills, activity demands, contexts, and student factors to implement the intervention plan  

  • Ability to recognize occupational performance deficits in the areas of personal care, student role/interactive skills, processing skills, play, community integration, and written communication.

  • Skill in gathering screening and evaluation data, completing checklists, histories, and interviews  

  • Ability to select, adapt, and sequence relevant occupations and purposeful activities that support intervention goals  

  • Skill in effective oral and written communication  

  • Ability to maintain safe environments, equipment, and materials  

  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and progress notes  

  • Willingness to be educated and trained for specific program implementation  

  • Initiative, strong work ethic, and the ability to positively interact and collaborate in a team environment  

  • Complete thorough evaluation, including muscle tone, range of motion/mobility, orthopedic needs, movement analysis, perceptive/fine motor skills, sensory-motor processing, and functional activities of daily living.  

  • Educate and demonstrate (verbally or written) therapy techniques to parents that can be incorporated into the home  

  • Develop and implement IEPs to meet the individual needs of the child.  

  • Attend staff meetings, in-service training, and continuing education courses as appropriate or required.

  •  Assess and make recommendations regarding the use of adaptive equipment as needed and provide written justification.

  • Responsible for timely documentation of evaluation results, progress reports, discharge reports, daily notes, service tracker notes.  

  • Maintain professional clinical competency by attending certified CEU in-services and workshops.  

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

 SALARY & BENEFITS Salary is based on educational level, certification(s), and years of experience. Employees will be contracted yearly. 

Posted By

Tooele County School District

92 So. Lodestone , Tooele, UT 84074
 

At the following locations

District Office

92 South Lodestone Way , Tooele, UT 84074