The Occupational Therapist specializes in diagnosis and treatment of sensory and motoric functionality problems; as well as the treatment of sensory and motoric functionality problems that interfere with the individual student’s ability to derive full benefit from an educational program.
A. Valid Nevada Substitute Credential.
B. Bachelor’ Degree.
C. Valid Nevada License in Occupational Therapy.
A. Reports to the Director of Special Services.
B. Serves as a member of the Special Services staff and assists in district-wide diagnosis and treatment of various sensory and motoric functionality problems.
Range of Responsibilities
Under the direction of the director, the Occupational Therapist shall be primarily responsible for the following functions:
Diagnoses and evaluates sensory and motoric competencies of individuals, including assessment of functional levels of performance in fine and gross motor skills, reflex-reaction development, developmental landmarks, sensory motor functioning, neuro-muscular functioning and self-help skills.
Deliver services to a level consistent with the educational model of occupational therapy and display a working knowledge of the difference between the medical and educational requirements for service delivery.
Plans, directs/conducts prevention and rehabilitative treatment programs to restore sensory and motoric efficiency of individuals with problems of organic and non-organic etiology.
Provides counseling and guidance to students who qualify for occupational therapy.
Acts as a consultant to educational groups.
Serve the district as requested in the diagnosis and treatment of various disabilities, including autism.
Maintains records and reports as needed, including daily therapy logs, present levels of performance for IEPs, individual goals and data to report to parents and staff against those goals.
Secure appropriate adaptive equipment for students.
Performs other related duties and tasks as assigned.
Period of Service
One hundred and ninety to two hundred twenty days (full time). One hundred and ten days with no insurance benefits (part time).
Period of Service
Minimum 190 days per year and maximum 220 days
Supervisory/Professional Salary Schedule Range E