Occupational Therapist - School Based
Frederick County Government - Frederick, MD

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Exempt; full-time (10 month posiiton working during the school year); 35 hours per week; Monday – Friday; 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; full-benefits

This professional position is responsible for evaluation, assessment, goal development and occupational therapy intervention services for children (ages 3 - 21) who are referred to the Frederick County Developmental Center (FCDC) through the school-based services program by Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS). School-based occupational therapy services are provided primarily in FCPS facilities. Supervision is received from the FCDC School Program Supervisor.

Examples of Work:
  • Assess, observe, and develop programs and treatment goals for eligible school-age children
  • Provide information and recommendations to families and school staff
  • Provide appropriate services to promote access to and benefit from students’ educational program
  • Recommend strategies and modifications when appropriate, to improve educational performance
  • Provide collaborative consultation and training to school teams and families
  • Attend in-service training and other appropriate meetings and conferences
  • Prepare and submit documentation of services provided
  • Maintain service-related records, forms and documents
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications & Requirements:
  • Graduation from an accredited Occupational Therapy program
  • Pediatric field work experience as part of the aforementioned OT program, or pediatric OT work experience following graduation
  • Current certification as a Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Current Occupational Therapy license* issued by the Maryland State Board of Examiners, or current Occupational Therapy license issued by another state with ability to obtain the Maryland license within 30 days of hire (Maryland license must be maintained throughout employment)
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and local laws governing Occupational Therapists
  • Discretion and good judgment in dealing with sensitive, personal and medical information, with ability to maintain appropriate confidentiality
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, clients and their family members, and the general public
  • Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills, including the ability to accurately compile and maintain therapeutic records and related documentation

Additional Information/Examination Process:
  • Ability to provide own transportation to schools and other sites as appropriate
  • Available for varied workdays and hours as needed
  • Satisfactory background investigation
  • Considered an essential employee during public medical emergencies
  • T his position is subject to random drug testing
KIND OF EXAMINATION (may include):
1) An evaluation of training and experience

2) One or more interviews

3) A pre-employment background investigation

4) A pre-employment physical examination and drug test

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