OCCUPATIONAL AND PHYSICAL THERPAY SERVICES
Job Description – Staff Occupational Therapist
Reports to: Departmental Supervisor, Lead Therapist
Supervises: May supervise COTA or Fieldwork Intern
Qualifications: Has completed accredited college program in occupational therapy and
retains current license in designated area of therapy for the State of
Illinois. Additional qualifications include a willingness to work with
a variety of students, effective communication, flexibility with job
responsibilities and ability to function with minimal supervision.
· Completes screening or “Request for Therapy Assistance” as asked
by the educational team.
· Selects, administers and interprets assessments to determine functional
skill level of students.
· Generates initial, reevaluation and annual progress reports.
· Establishes students’ goals and benchmarks.
· Updates student goals and objectives according to Special Education guidelines.
· Implements educationally relevant services for assigned caseload.
· Prepares assessment reports and annual progress summaries per department standards.
· Actively participates in team meetings, IEP meetings, and student community appointments as indicated.
· Completes equipment repairs and safety checks per departmental guidelines.
· Organizes, shares, and utilizes work area cooperatively.
· Prepares and efficiently manages a weekly schedule.
· Ensures that a written physician’s order is on record prior to therapy intervention.
· Maintains complete working student files per departmental guidelines.
· Maintains a record keeping system for student attendance and progress.
· Evaluates the need for and requests equipment and materials necessary for safe service delivery.
Program Administration/Management (cont.)
· Provides an annual written inventory of equipment and supplies used in programming.
· Completes My Service Tracker and Time Study as required.
· Provides inservice training and information for teachers, staff members, and parents according to program needs.
· Provides written consultation reports and classroom programs for individual students, as needed.
· Promotes a positive atmosphere for constructive interchange and problem resolution.
Professional Responsibilities and Development
· Represents Therapy Services in a professional and knowledgeable manner.
· Completes annual therapist performance objectives and reviews with Lead Therapist.
· Attends and is proactively involved in departmental staff meetings.
· Establishes and maintains effective working relationships.
· Pursues ongoing professional development pertinent to advancement of school based therapy practices.
· Supervises fieldwork interns/clinical affiliates as assigned
· Shares professional resources and provides training and inservices to district staff and parents.
The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.
The Board of Education is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to race, religion, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, unfavorable discharge from the military, disability, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable legal requirements. The Non Discrimination Coordinator is the District’s Chief Legal Officer or designee who can be reached at 355 East Chicago Street, Elgin, IL 60120, (847) 888-5000, ext. 5305.
Questions concerning this posting should be directed to (847) 888-5000, ext. 7175.