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Salary: $24,944.00 - $48,515.00
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JOB TITLE: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
GROUP: HEA WORK DAYS: 180
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
SUMMARY: The Occupational Therapist is responsible for planning, organizing, and conducting occupational therapy programs to facilitate development and rehabilitation of mentally, physically, or emotionally challenged students. The Occupational Therapist is often required to travel between two or more work sites during a single work day.
CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center Heights in Washington State. Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining the community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship. The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future. The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and organizational practices: - Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students. - Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-tune their craft and grow in their profession. - Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students, families, community and educators work hand-in-hand. - A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity, excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Identification, Evaluation, and Planning: - Evaluates student occupational profile, the classroom/school environment, and sensory and motor performance deficits that interfere with student development, learning, and access to education. The occupational therapist utilizes a variety of standardized, functional, and behavioral assessments; skilled clinical observations; histories; and interviews. - Synthesizes evaluation results into a comprehensive written report which reflects strengths and barriers to student participation in the educational environment and identifies need for occupational therapy services - Participates in multidisciplinary meetings to review evaluation results, integrate findings with other disciplines, and develop recommendations
JOB DESCRIPTION: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST Planning, Service Delivery: - Develops and implements occupational therapy intervention plans that include a variety of service delivery models: direct service, collaboration or shared goals/objectives with classroom staff, and consultation/problems solving. - Coordinates services with the IEP team, including parent - Adapts and modifies the environment including assistive technology and training - Supervises certified occupational therapy assistant in the implementation of occupational therapy services - In-service to classroom teachers and paraprofessionals to embed intervention techniques in the classroom and support generalization of student skills. Other Functions - Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit and supporting student learning objectives.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited occupational therapy program Current Washington State ESA certificate - Occupational Therapist Washington State Occupational Therapy License
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:: Master’s degree from an accredited occupational therapy program
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: Post hire, pre-employment physical assessment Criminal background clearance Valid WA State driver’s license and proof of insurance
KNOWLEDGE OF: Principles and practices of occupational therapy Classroom management Current trends and practices in education Instructional theory and its application Techniques to motivate student learning Organizing the physical and human elements in the educational setting Principles and methods of teaching School board policies and procedures
ABILITY TO: Communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Maintain effective working relationships with other people. Operate a variety of modern office equipment including microcomputers and related software. Provide instructional leadership Organize and set priorities Work independently with minimal supervision. Exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality. Adapt instructional materials and strategies to accommodate the wide range of skills which exist in a classroom. Apply current trends and practices in education Teach in a multi-cultural and mainstream setting Be fair and consistent with all students Highline Public Schools 002ESAOT Occupational Therapist Page 2 of 2
JOB DESCRIPTION: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST Provide guidance and assistance to students Document and meet responsibilities in a punctual and reliable manner Comply with district policies and procedures
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Director of Special Services
EVALUATION: The teacher will be evaluated by the principal or special education administrator based on performance of duties and responsibilities.
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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to bend neck and back, use hands for repetitive grasping and pushing/pulling. The employee will frequently stand/walk, squat, and use hands for fine manipulation. The employee will occasionally be required to sit, kneel, reach overhead, crawl, knee stand, climb stairs and lift& carry. The employee is required to constantly lift/carry up to 10 lbs and frequently will lift/carry a maximum up to 20 lbs. The employee will occasionally lift/carry a maximum of 57 lbs. This position requires pushing or pulling a maximum force of 30 lbs. Anything over the weight limits should be done as a two-person lift or with a mechanical lift.
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 in indoor conditions and regularly works near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is required to properly wear any personal protection equipment supplied by the District.
CLASSIFICATION HISTORY Transferred to new format by Human Resources, 2013.12.12 Updated by H.R. with input from Special Services, 2013/04 Created by Human Resources, 2010/05 Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee. Highline Public Schools 002ESAOT Occupational Therapist Page 3 of 3