Occupational Therapist

Job | Posted 2 months ago
Position Areas
Pupil Services



Manassas Park City Schools
100 Park Central Plaza, Suite 300
Manassas Park, Virginia 20111
POSITION:    Occupational Therapist, Central Office
The Occupational Therapist will serve as a part of a team of related service providers who support students in accessing their educational program within their least restrictive environment.  Work involves evaluating students to determine need for occupational therapy; developing appropriate therapy programs, including routines for classroom and home adaptation; and providing therapy to students.  Services include direct service and/or consultation with school staff, families, medical personnel, and others as needed to assist students in acquiring those performance skills needed to participate in and benefit from the educational environment, and to function independently.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in occupational therapy, from an accredited university
  • Appropriate license as required by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Health Professions
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a National Provider Identification (NPI) number prior to employment  
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of school based occupational therapy services
  • Excellent organizational, and oral and written communication skills  
  • Ability to work independently and to effectively handle multiple school assignments 
  • Possession of a valid Virginia Driver’s License and use of a personal vehicle
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: (including but not limited to the following)
  • Complies with all school laws, State Board of Education regulations, and all policies and regulations made by the School Board and Superintendent.
  • Performs all duties deemed necessary by the School Board and Superintendent for the efficient and successful operation of the school system.

  • Functions as a member of multi-disciplinary teams to evaluate student function, identifying those requiring school-based therapy services, appropriate programming and on-going progress
  • Assesses students using appropriate evaluation tools including standardized tests, clinical observations, and review of medical and educational reports to determine need for therapy intervention plan.
  • Chooses activities to improve student performance in the skill areas (i.e. gross motor, fine motor, perceptual, visual motor, sensory system integration, positioning, feeding, daily living, etc.) necessary for accessing curriculum, learning and functioning within the school environment
  • Provides other related, direct services through a variety of methods (e.g., classroom presentations, in-services to staff/parents, etc.) as needed
  • Provides classroom programs, instruction in management techniques, adapted equipment, and environmental modifications including the identification of architectural barriers necessary to facilitate student access to curriculum
  • Assists and consults with classroom staff with modification of school tasks to accommodate the needs of students 
  • Reviews and participates in development of IEPs, evaluation, assessment and progress reports 
  • Maintains specified records with data on each student referred, evaluated and/or identified for on-going occupational therapy services
  • Investigates and recommends types of equipment available to meet student needs, funding sources, and vendor options, including insurance forms and letters of justification.
  • Establishes and monitors caseloads, procedures, and resources to manage school-based occupational therapy services
  • Provides in-service training to teachers and other school personnel, as needed, assists with education, orientation and preparation of receiving school staffs and students regarding issues, concerns and information about “inclusion” of exceptional children in regular school and classroom programs.
  • Completes random moment in time studies as required by MAC program guidelines.
  • Adheres to the ethical standards and codes of the profession and to the established rules, regulations, and laws governing special education programs  
  • Participates in activities that promote professional development and use clinical/educational research to enhance direct services
  • Supports and implements district policies, regulations, procedures, and administrative directives
Must have the ability to effectively communicate and interact with other staff and the public through the
use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle, or feel objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment such as, but not limited to, a personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. Some climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions will be required.
CLEARANCES (Conditions for employment):
  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
  • Tuberculosis Screening
Manassas Park City Schools assures Equal Employment Opportunities and equal education opportunities for employees and students as required by Federal and State Orders and Laws. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks. This job description is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements. However, management and administration reserve the right to modify, add, or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. It is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position.                                                                

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Manassas Park City Schools

One Park Center Court Suite A, Manassas Park, VA 20111

At the following locations

Central Office

100 Park Central Plaza Suite 300 , Manassas Park, VA 20111