SPED - Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

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Start Date
08/12/2024
Position Areas
Specialists

Description

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), w/ Associates Degree
Lane 16 Contract and Benefits, .875 FTE

Depending on qualifications, education and experience.

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant, w/ Associates Degree
Lane 16 Contract and Benefits

Hourly rate (Depending on qualifications, education and experience): Step 1- $27.50/hr, 180 contract days/7 hours per day.

Contact Information:

  • Name: Gary Robinson/David Turner
  • Phone: 801-610-8189
  • Email: garyrobinson@alpinedistrict.org

The job of Occupational Therapy Assistant is done for the purpose/s of working directly under an occupational therapist and assisting in assessing student's developmental level, planning and implementing appropriate treatment to meet individual student objectives; identifying architectural barriers; providing recommendations for accessibility, program development and student placement; and providing direction to motor para educators under the supervision of an occupational therapist.

Essential Functions
  • Administers occupational therapy procedures, instruction, interventions, and modalities for the purpose of achieving program objectives under the direction and supervision of an occupational therapist.
  • Assists occupational therapist in the development of education plans and interventions for the purpose of remediating students' motor skill deficits and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborates with a variety of groups and/or individuals (e.g. parents, teachers, administration, para educators, other professionals, team members, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information, resolving issues and providing services in compliance with established guidelines.
  • Consults with teachers, parents, and other personnel for the purpose of providing requested information, developing plans for services, making recommendations and/or coordinating occupational therapy services under the direction of an occupational therapist.
  • Identifies environmental issues for the purpose of removing barriers for students with physical limitations and/or identifying appropriate assistive technology.
  • Instructs students and staff for the purpose of providing information on medical/behavioral attributes, use of assistive devices and/or implementing plans for remediation of functional limitations under the direction and supervision of occupational therapist.
  • Maintains files and/or records (e.g. progress reports, activity logs, billing information, treatment plans, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of information as required for reference and/or compliance.
  • Participates in meetings, workshops, and seminars (e.g. training, IEPs, team meetings, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information, under the supervision and direction of the occupational therapist.
  • Performs site visits at multiple schools, and possibly including home visits for the purpose of providing direct therapy interventions and assistance as required.
  • Prepares a wide variety of written materials (e.g. activity logs, correspondence, memos, treatment plans, Medicaid billings, reports, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.
  • Provides direct occupational therapy services for the purpose of developing students' daily living skills in compliance with established goals and objectives under direction and supervision of occupational therapist.
  • Researches resources and methods (e.g. intervention and treatment techniques, assessment tools and methods, community resources, etc.) for the purpose of determining the appropriate approach for addressing students' functional goals under the supervision of an occupational therapist.
  • Responds to inquiries (e.g. parents, teachers , staff, students, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and/or referral as appropriate.
  • Supervises motor para educators for the purpose of achieving program objectives under the direction of an occupational therapist.
  • Transports supplies and equipment to a variety of sites for the purpose of ensuring the availability of items as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit. 

Posted By

Alpine School District

575 N. 100 E , American Fork, UT 84003
 

At the following locations

Special Education

490 N State , Lindon, UT 84042