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Occupational Therapist

Company: York County School Division
Location: Yorktown
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Position Type:
Student Support Services/Student Services Positions

Date Posted:
4/16/2024

Location:
School Board Office

Date Available:
08/12/2024 Job Description

Title: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

This Position is: Non-Exempt

Primary Function:
Develop, implement, evaluate, and coordinate the delivery of occupational therapy services in educational settings for students with disabilities whose skills and functional performance significantly limit access to their education program.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor/Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited college or university.
  • Valid Virginia Board of Medicine License to Practice.
  • Current Virginia motor vehicle operator's license.
  • Annual registration with the American Occupational Therapy Association is recommended.
  • Ability to work independently in a variety of settings across age and diagnostic categories.
  • Ability to travel to more than one work location in the course of the day. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Demonstrate knowledge of federal and state regulations which impact school-based therapy practice as well as knowledge of childhood disabilities and health conditions which may impact student performance.
    • Demonstrate ability to use computer technology to perform basic job functions as well as knowledge of assistive technology applications for students with disabilities.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, clearly, and professionally both orally and in writing with students, parents, school personnel, and members of the community.
    • Ability to work together as a member of collaborative school teams to support student achievement.
    • Time management skills to handle multiple responsibilities, caseload demands, and required deadlines. Reports to: Director of Student Services. Performance Responsibilities:
      • Serve as a member of interdisciplinary teams (i.e. Child Study, Eligibility, 504, and/or IEP) to support participation and achievement for students with disabilities in accordance with their Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) or program initiatives.
      • Support the evaluation and identification process at assigned locations to include selecting and administering appropriate assessment tools and interpreting/reporting evaluation results for students recommended for an O.T. evaluation by the educational team.
      • Implement and deliver mandated occupational therapy services and/or accommodations aligned with evidence-based practices, student/staff needs, and IEPs.
      • Use resources, clinical reasoning, and professional judgement to support students, and collaborate with staff to promote a positive, safe, student-centered environment that is conducive to learning.
      • Document and maintain essential records as required.
      • Maintain liaison with community resources as indicated.
      • Maintain a commitment to professional ethics and standards as defined by the American Occupational Therapy Association and participate in meaningful and continuous professional growth.
      • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Services. Terms of Employment: Ten months or Twelve months a year. Salary according to School Board Pay Plan. Evaluation: Performance on this job will be evaluated in accordance with school board policy and administrative regulations on evaluation of certified personnel.
        The York County School Division does not discriminate on the basis of race (Title VI), color, religion, national origin, veteran status, sex, gender (Title IX), age or disability (Section 504), or any other protected class in its educational programs, activities or employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following positions have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

        Title IX Coordinator
        Chief Human Resources Officer
        302 Dare Road
        Yorktown, VA 23692
        757-898-0349

        Section 504/ADA Coordinator
        Director of Special Education
        302 Dare Road
        Yorktown, VA 23692
        757-898-0455

Keywords: York County School Division, Newport News , Occupational Therapist, Healthcare , Yorktown, Virginia

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