It is the policy of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, veteran status, national origin, age, limited English proficiency, or disability in its programs or employment policies as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Law (I.C. 22-9-1), Title VI (Civil Rights Acts of 1964), the Equal Pay Act of 1973, Title IX (Educational Amendments), and Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973).
Questions concerning compliance with these laws should be directed to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, 951 Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713, phone number 435-8508.
POSITION: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
SUMMARY: Evaluate students to determine their functional levels and identify special needs. Plan and implement therapeutic activities to assist special education students to benefit from their educational experiences.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.
Obtain necessary background medical information on each student and maintains an ongoing communication link with medical personnel as necessary.
Provide individual assessment of students referred.
Develop goals based on assessment to enhance motor development and/or prevent secondary problems and/or to enhance classroom function.
Attend conferences necessary to assist in the development of the IEP.
Develop plan to implement therapy goals, assists in the development of the IEP and attends and assists in the conferences.
Interpret occupational therapy assessment, goals, and program to parents and school personnel.
Carry out occupational therapy program and assists parents and teachers in modifying environments and in providing appropriate activities or techniques.
Determine, recommend, and oversee equipment and architectural modifications, which allow students to function more independently.
Document student progress and maintains appropriate data/records pertaining to occupational therapy services.
Maintain regular attendance.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Certification by National Registration Exam.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
License from the State to practice O.T.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community; ability to speak clearly and concisely in written or oral communication.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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 work requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision, and hearing. The work requires the use of hands for simple grasping, pushing and pulling of arm controls, and fine manipulations. The work requires the use of feet for repetitive movements. The work may require bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching, with the ability to lift, carry, push, or pull heavy weights. The work requires the ability to drive a car from site to site. The employee must occasionally lift 40 pounds or more individually and/or push/pull up to 100 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is frequently exposed to infection at a greater risk than the average person. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being and work output of students. Must be able to meet multiple demands from several people.
Salaried Professional with Full Benefits
Works 183 days per year
Effective August 13, 2012
Approved by Board Agenda 6/26/2006