Under the general supervision of the
EC Director, to lead the process in the development, implementation, and
coordination of the school district's occupational therapy program for students
with disabilities or physical/mental impairments by developing individualized
programming based on occupational performance deficits activities of daily
living, including personal care, interaction skills, community integration,
work, and communication.
- Develops, implements and coordinates the school
district's occupational therapy program within the school district,
including philosophy, vision, procedures and goals.
- Screens, evaluates and monitors students with
disabilities or physical mental impairments for the purpose of providing
educational programs, therapeutic intervention, and transition and exit
planning and enhancing their ability to perform activities of daily living
or participate in desired occupations.
- Collaborates with staff to ensure team understanding of
student occupational performance strengths and needs, as well as student
- Evaluates the student's ability and formulates the
student's occupational profile, providing written reports that reflects
strengths and barriers to student participation in the educational
environment and guides evidence-based intervention.
- Participates in the development of Individualized
- Provides targeted, evidence-based therapeutic
intervention to facilitate student participation and occupational
performance within the school environment.
- Assesses the need for assistive technology and
equipment and makes recommendations for its use at school to help students
function as independently as possible.
- Documents occupational therapy services, and maintains
records in accordance with school district policies, as well as state and
federal laws and regulations.
- Supervises Occupational Therapy Assistants as needed.
- Plans, coordinates, and conducts continuing education
for school staff, parents, and students.
- Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn
of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars,
workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research, and by
maintaining professional relationships.
- Performs other related tasks as assigned by the
Director of Pupil Services and other administrators as designated by the
above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every
task or responsibility.
- Uses standard office equipment such as personal
computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.
- Travels to school district buildings and professional
meetings as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge and use of occupational therapy theories,
models of practice, principles, and evidence-based practice to guide
- Knowledge of human development throughout the life span
and integrates with student's unique developmental status.
- Knowledge of the influence of disabilities,
socio-cultural and socioeconomic factors on student's ability to
participate in occupations.
- Knowledge of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
(FERPA), Section 504, and other federal and state laws and regulations
regarding education and students and physical therapy practice in schools.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Skill in selecting and providing a wide range of
intervention strategies and monitoring their effectiveness.
- Effective computer skills as needed for work (e.g.,
ability to effective use Microsoft Office suite).
- Ability to determine the need for an occupational
therapy evaluation and to select and administer appropriate assessment tools
to evaluate the student.
- Ability to organize and coordinate work.
- Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to
performance and professional growth.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working
relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
- Works in standard office and school building
FLSA Status: Nonexempt