Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)-2 Positions

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Granite School District

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Robyn Roper, Principal, at (385)-646-4586 or email rroper@graniteschools.org


Job Title  Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant   (COTA)
Department  Special Education
Supervisor  Associate Director / Director
Salary Schedule  Classified
Lane Placement  L
Contract Length  10 Months
FLSA Classification  Non-exempt
Last Review Date  November 2021

Job Summary
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (licensed) to serve K-12 students with a range of disabilities. Will contribute to maintain programs according to the treatment plan established by the Occupational Therapist. The COTA will provide feedback to the therapist regarding changes needed for student programs. They will maintain program data and assist in evaluations, progress monitoring and collaborating with school personnel. COTAs will also support the training of paraeducators who work in the Special Education Related Services Department and the schools.
Essential Functions
  • Provide occupational therapy services to students by direct or consultation to address range of motion, sensory strategies and techniques, fine and gross motor activities as related to IEP goals under the supervision of an OTR.
  • Maintains daily records of treatments and document progress notes.
  • Consult and collaborate with teachers and teams by developing classroom interventions.
  • Complete all other tasks as assigned by the School and District administration.
  • Attendance, physical presence, and timeliness are required and are essential functions of this position.
Non-Essential Functions
  • Other duties as assigned*
*This description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an employee assigned to this position.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of education, knowledge, and experience requirements; the machines, tools and equipment used; background; and any licenses or certifications required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Required Knowledge and Skills
  • A combination of classroom study and clinical fieldwork skills are needed.
  • The ability to interact with students, families, and school teams.
  • The ability to precisely follow a treatment plan an Occupational Therapist has developed.
  • Respect for students’ privacy and confidentiality regarding medical records and information is also required.
Required Education and Qualifications
High school diploma or equivalent
Must have a current COTA license
Required Prior Experience
Experience in pediatrics preferred
Assigned Decision Making
Under the direction of the Occupational Therapist, decisions regarding treatment plans, data collection/analysis, and student progress will be made.
Interactions with Others
Interacts positively and communicates effectively with students, parents, staff, teachers, administration, and other district personnel.
Supervisory Responsibility
Supervision of students requires both indoor and outdoor responsibilities (e.g., recess duty, gymnasium activities, etc.) in all types of weather and air quality.
Budget Responsibility
Working Environment
Work takes place in a typical school environment.  Tasks may involve extended periods at a keyboard or workstations.
Physical Requirements – Not limited to the following:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to speak and/or hear.  Frequently required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, and crouch.  Occasionally required to use hands to handle or feel and must occasionally climb or balance.
  • The employee is frequently required with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, and crouch.
  • The employee is occasionally required to use hands to handle or feel objects and must occasionally climb or balance.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
  • Must be able to stand/sit for long periods of time.
  • The employee must frequently and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Note:  The list of essential and marginal functions and of physical requirements is not exhaustive and may be supplemented in accordance with the requirements of the job.


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Granite School District

2500 South State Street , Salt Lake City, UT 84115

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