Geary County USD 475
Division/Department: Special Education
Job Category: Occupational Therapist
Title: Occupational Therapist
Qualifications: *Kansas Teaching Certificate with appropriate Special Education endorsement
Reports To: Director of Special Education, Assistant Director of Special Education
To provide for the remediation, restoration or compensation for functions lost through illness or injury, the adaptation of modification of materials, or equipment to give a student increased independence; the prevention of initial or additional deformity or disability through early intervention and programming; and the improvement of ability to perform tasks for independent functioning when functions are impaired or lost. A student is eligible for occupational therapy when a handicapping condition adversely affects his/her educational performance.
· Assess difficulties of referred students within the realm of OT through appropriate testing and diagnostic practices.
· Recommended corrective procedures and appropriate accommodations and modifications.
· Confer with teachers and parents whenever necessary.
· Consult on special education needs of exceptional children.
· Attend staffings on evaluations completed for individual students and interpret test results.
· Prepare and submit required reports to case managers at the staffing conference.
· Completes all necessary paperwork including, but not limited to: IEP and supporting documents, data collection, Medicaid and regular logs, assessment summaries
· Attend staff, professional and interagency meetings.
· Assist with inservice training of school personnel.
· Direct occupational therapy intervention is provided with students.
· Develop program intervention for students.
· Monitors progress systematically, and adjusts interventions based on data showing effectiveness/ineffectiveness of interventions.
· Review progress toward IEP outcomes, re-evaluate and summarize developmental progress, and revise IEP’s within required timelines
· Selects professional development activities that are supported by evidence in effort to continually improve professional knowledge and expertise through conference, reading, participating in study groups, etc.
· Provides leadership on team by including current evidence in discussions and planning activities
· Travel as needed to over service area
· Demonstrate skills for accessing technology for communication and completion of job-related tasks
· Other duties as assigned by coordinator
- Ability to maintain regular and good work
attendance and come to work on time.
- Ability to work constructively and
cooperatively with others.
- Ability to respond to information requests in
a courteous, timely and helpful manner.
- Ability to manage job responsibilities while
meeting established deadlines.
- Ability to access, input, and retrieve
information from a computer.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of student
and staff information.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee performing the duties of
this position is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, hear, bend, stoop, and
reach. The employee may be occasionally required to
manually lift, move, or carry up to 35 pounds.
The employee is
required to interact with staff and meet the demands of several different
people. The employee is responsible for the work output of
others. The employee occasionally works extended hours. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance
vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Term of Employment: School Year contract
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and education
Evaluation Frequency: Job performance will be evaluated a minimum of 1 time per year.