Occupational Therapist - St. Louis Language Immersion Schools
Position: Occupational Therapist
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Occupational Therapist
Job Location: St. Louis Language Immersion Schools
Beginning: Jul 29, 2019
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: St. Louis Language Immersion Schools
St. Louis, MO 63110
Telephone: 314-533-0975
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Job Description:
Occupational Therapist (Part-Time, .8 FTE)
The occupational therapist will identify specific delays in the development of fine motor skills/processes and assess functional and sensory-integration.  The occupational therapist will develop treatment plans for addressing the fine motor and sensory needs of students in the educational setting.  The occupational therapist will provide consultation and coaching for teachers and school staff within his/her scope of practice and design and implement appropriate interventions for students with IEPs or identified fine motor/sensory needs. 

Responsibilities:
Instruction and Learning – Student achievement/performance and staff growth
1. Evaluates students for physical limitations, developmental delays, sensory-motor dysfunction, perceptual-motor abilities, self-help skills, functional daily living skills, and adaptive equipment needs; and develops and administers educational programs based on evaluation results.
2. Interprets test and diagnostic findings to parents, teachers, students, and other entitled parties.
3. Provides training for educational staff and supervises programs conducted by educational staff.
4. Recommends or fabricates adaptive equipment for ADL (Activities of Daily Living) needs, for communication, and for individualized classroom seating. Monitors utilization of prosthetics, orthotics and adaptive appliances.
5. Provides home programs for parents/guardians when appropriate.
6. Participates in SLLIS and/or special interest meetings as appropriate.
7. Participates in continuing education and professional conferences and workshops to keep abreast of current treatment methods and to disseminate information to other disciplines.
8. Participates in the problem-solving model by providing consultation, coaching, and direct interventions for students identified as having sensory or fine motor needs.
 
Resource Utilization
1. Maintains student records; prepares end-of-the-year and quarterly reports on student performance; prepares other reports as requested.
2. Maintains inventory of materials and supplies; submits requisitions as needed.
3. Participates in staffing, building meetings, parent programs, and conferences; maintains professional relationships with students, colleagues, parents, and the general public.

Collaboration
1.) May supervise occupational COTA) therapy assistants and students.
2.) Provides consultation to teachers, assistants, and aides regarding individualized student needs, adaptive equipment, materials and programs as needed.
3.) Serves as a member of the problem-solving team for those students who are identified as having occupational therapy needs.

Compliance
1. Attends IEP and other student conferences when possible and develops individualized goals and objectives for assigned students.
2. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
 
Reports to:   Director of School Culture
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy required.
  • Experience in school-based occupational/physical therapy preferred.
  •  Missouri Occupational Therapy License required.
  •  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and policy and procedure manuals.
  •  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively one-on-one and before groups.
  • While performing the duties and responsibilities of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear, stand, walk, sit, and use hands and arms to handle, feel and reach. The employee is occasionally required to stoop or kneel and occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds.
  • Excellent collaboration and team-building skills
Job type:
  • Part-time 10-month position, one-year At-Will Agreement, renewable upon performance evaluation
SLLIS is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace. We actively encourage all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation to apply.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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