RECRUITMENT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Under administrative direction from the Coordinator, Elementary Special Education, responsible for assessment, planning, goal development and providing appropriate intervention services to assist students in acquiring functional performance skills and to help students function independently.
Provides occupational therapy services to students; Maintains a safe and orderly treatment area; Conducts assessments of students to determine eligibility for occupational therapy; Reviews reports from health care providers requesting occupational therapy and coordinates occupational therapy services with students' health care providers; Collaborates with school nurse in the coordination of medical care protocols and acts as a resource to school personnel in interpreting occupational therapy services; Plans and develops therapeutic intervention goals that are educationally relevant and will be used in students' educational programs; Establishes a system of documentation that is professional, efficient and accountable and that conforms to state and individual agency policy; Communicates results of evaluations and reports of occupational therapy services to the educational staff, parents, students and other professionals and agencies concerned with the students; Re-evaluates students' individual occupational therapy plans on a regular basis; Provides reports for use in Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) committees, attends IEP meetings as necessary and maintains progress notes on student records; Facilitates in-service education and professional development for related service/occupational therapy staff; Monitors the occupational therapy program goals by teaching paraprofessionals who are involved with the implementation of the intervention procedures; Provides consultation to the educational system regarding student needs, professional needs and system needs in order for the system to achieve its goals and objectives; Provides reassessments of students focusing on areas of need at intervals determined to be educationally relevant; Communicates the needs of the occupational therapy program to the appropriate supervising school administrator; Performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience: Work experience with children (ages zero to twenty-two) providing occupational therapy services; experience working with special needs children is desirable. Education: Persons with the experience, knowledge and abilities as stated are considered to have the necessary education.
REGISTRATION AND LICENSE REQUIRED
Valid registration by the American Occupational Therapy Association and a valid California driver's license.
The ability to pass a physical examination deemed appropriate by the District and perform the physical requirements of the position.
APPLICATION & EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS:
Complete the ONLINE application by clicking the "Apply" link at the top of the page. Be sure your application reflects all relevant experience, paid or volunteer.
Structured Oral Interview - Date to be Determined; The oral interview will contain questions that assess technical knowledge and experience, and one's general fitness for successful performance in the position.
Applicants must receive a passing score (70%) on the oral exam in order to be placed on the eligibility list.