Occupational Therapist Charter School
The Occupational Therapist (OT) Charter School is a full-time (37.5 contact hours), school year position (190 days) and serves as part of the Campus Diagnostic Assessment and Individualized Education Plan (I.E.P.) Team. Provide individual diagnostic evaluation/ assessment services and deliver individual and group direct interventions for students, addressing the physical, cognitive, psychosocial and sensory components of performance in schools. Provide additional support, training, and guidance to the campus occupational therapy providers in the educational area. The work includes ensuring proper educational occupational therapy delivery model implementation, executing, and monitoring of IEP’S goals, and program compliance and quality management. Provide support and clinical expertise to teachers/education personnel, agency administrators, and staffing specialist in the area of occupational therapy, in collaboration with the OT leadership team.
Job Specifications: (Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required)
Possesses an active OT license from the Florida Department of Health Board of Occupational Therapy If applicable, Teaching Certificate from Department of Education Extensive knowledge of and ability to perform duties in full compliance with all agency, state and federal laws, methods, requirements, policies, procedures, regulations, and activities pertinent to the duties of this position Demonstrates expertise in understanding agency operational and educational therapy policies and procedures and service delivery model Demonstrates excellent working relationships, commitment to teamwork, and high professional and personal ethical standards. Demonstrates excellent teaching, problem-solving and managerial skills. Demonstrates knowledge of current trends, research and evidence-based practice in the field Possesses motor vehicle operator’s license and have a vehicle at his or her disposal Job Responsibilities:
Provide direct diagnostic and therapeutic services to students Identify potential equipment needs Present strategies and adapts lessons created by the teachers; assist with those students who need the information and/or materials extended or remediated Work in collaboration with school principal/ teachers /education personnel on an on-going basis Meet/collaborate weekly during planning time to discuss lessons and individualized strategies for students Assist with training for teachers/education personnel Assist with training and monitoring interns, students, certified occupational therapy assistants and others as assigned Submit accurate and timely superbills according to UCP guidelines Complete and submit accurate daily notes at the end of each session using UCP format Provide and monitor student coverage and work to achieve monthly productivity goals based on existing caseload. Ensure all students on his/her caseload receive services according to the frequency and duration on their IEP’s Report accountability data according to agency guidelines. 75% of the therapist caseload should achieve 75% of their individual goals per year Ensure compliance of UCP Confidentiality and FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) guidelines for all client files and information in therapist caseload Submit accurate and timely IEP reports Recommend and generate and/or pursue assistive devices or equipment for individual students Fulfill required Full Time Equivalent (F.T.E.) record-keeping responsibilities accurately and punctually Attend professional growth activities, maintain current knowledge of trends, requirements, and special education legal and procedural developments Demonstrate interpersonal effectiveness in interactions with school principal, campus and agency administrators, therapy team leadership, teachers/education personnel, other therapy providers and parents Participate in student staffing, IEP team meetings, classroom team meetings, campus wide meetings and other meetings as assigned. Plan and present in-services, as needed. Display competent knowledge, use, and interpretation of individual assessments, outcome measures, and diagnostic tests Demonstrate adequate knowledge of child and adolescent development Maintain accurate files and paperwork for individual students referred, screened and evaluated, and other diagnostic team-provided data-based services Develop care plans, goals, and treatment strategies according to the student’s needs and individualized educational plan (IEP)guidelines; maintains accurate documentation Stay current with Section 504 guidelines, as modified by the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) Create home programs to assist with generalization of skills Perform other duties as assigned