Geary County USD 475
Division/Department: Special Education
Title: Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
Qualifications: *Current Kansas OTA License issued by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts on file in Devin Center
*Experience preferred, but not required
Reports To: Supervising Licensed Occupational Therapist
To provide speech services to identified students who have IEPs written by a licensed OT.
- 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.
- Implement therapy plans that are provided by OT related to the IEPs for identified students.
- Record progress of students for whom services are provided on speech logs in a
- Attend one hour of monthly training provided by or designated by supervising OT, as well as any additional training relative to the performance of assigned responsibilities as designated by the supervisor and available funding.
- Attend IEP meetings when requested to do so by the OT.
- Observe students in classrooms and gather report cards and current classroom performance information for identified students as well as students being assessed.
- Clerical assistance such as filing, copying, and creating therapy materials.
- Respect the confidentiality of records and information regarding student, parents, and teachers in accordance with accepted professional ethics, and state and federal laws.
- Strive to communicate the positive aspects of our school program to the public in
word and deed.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Term of Employment: 9 months
Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience
Evaluation Frequency: Job performance will be evaluated at the end of the 90-day
probation period and a minimum of one time per year,