Occupational Therapist - Special School District
Position: Occupational Therapist
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Occupational Therapist 2022-2023
Job Location: Hazelwood - Districtwide
Deadline: Dec 06, 2022**
District: Special School District
Town & Country, MO 63131
Telephone: 314-989-8211
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Job Description:
Occupational Therapist 
REPORTS TO: Special Education Coordinator 
DEPARTMENT:  Student Services

 
POSITION OVERVIEW
The primary responsibility of the Occupational Therapist is to Identify specific delays or deficits in the development process, assesses physical limitations and provides intervention programs to establish the foundation essential to the learning process.

 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  •  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.
  • Interprets test and diagnostic findings to parents, teachers, students, and other entitled parties.
  • Provides training for educational staff and supervises programs conducted by educational staff.
  • 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.
  • Provides home programs for parents/guardians when appropriate.
  • Participates in district and/or special interest meetings as appropriate.
  • Participates in continuing education and professional conferences and workshops to keep abreast of current treatment methods and to disseminate information to other disciplines.
  • Assists with orientation of new staff members.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s, Master’s or Clinical Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy required.  Experience in pediatrics/school-based occupational therapy preferred.
 
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
  •  Missouri Occupational License required for position. 
DISCLAIMER
The information contained in this job description is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

 
EEOC STATEMENT
The District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, age, genetic information, or any other characteristics protected by law.

 
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary

 
Starting at $44,900 to $71,550 based on education and experience
 
Benefits
  • Group benefits plans for medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Enrollment in Missouri public school retirement systems
  • Paid holidays
  • 13 PTO days per year
  • Employee assistance program
  • Healthcare spending account

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

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