Occupational Therapist

Ft Leavenworth USD 207   Fort Leavenworth, KS   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on January 27, 2023
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Occupational Therapist for the 2023/24 School Year

Job Description

Purpose: The Occupational Therapist evaluates and provides direct student services and consultive services to staff/parents for students eligible for special education evaluations/services.

Reports To: Building Principal(s) and Director of Special Services

FLSA Status: Exempt

Salary: 187-day contract days, based on Negotiated Agreement Salary Schedule; Range: $47,000. - $85,000. / per year.

Required Qualifications:  

  • Valid Kansas Occupational Therapist License by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts.
  • Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited college/university
  • Possession of a valid Kansas driver’s license
  • Knowledge of the federal, state, local legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures that mandate and guide occupational therapy practices
  • Ability to interpret evaluation data and write a comprehensive reports
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate respectively and compassionately to a child and their family
  • Ability to document in accordance with professional standards and state and local guidelines
  • A high level of professionalism and decorum.
  • Highly organized and detail orientated.
  • Health and Inoculation Certificate on file in the District Office (after an employment offer is made)
  • The desire to continue career improvement by enhancing skills and job

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as an Occupational Therapist in a school setting

Essential Functions:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  • Conduct Occupational Therapy screenings according to established state and federal professional standards and procedures
  • Write comprehensive diagnostic evaluations according to established state and federal professional standards and procedures
  • Participate in multidisciplinary team conferences and planning sessions in order to meet the continuing needs of identified students or those at risk
  • Develop Individualized Education Programs for identified students
  • Provide Occupational Therapy services using a variety of service delivery models within a collaborative team to address fine motor needs of the student
  • Complete documentation through progress notes and quarterly reports that specify student progress on IEP goals and objectives
  • Work collaboratively with teachers and parents to ensure a unified approach to school-related issues
  • Provide training to teachers, parents, instructor assistants, and other related service personnel to ensure their effective contribution to a child’s Individualized Education Program
  • Supervise Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA)
  • Serve on various district, school, or Occupational Therapy staff committees as appropriate
  • Proactively schedules parent conferences/visits
  • Participate in the general education SIT process
  • Willing to travel locally using own transportation (mileage reimbursed)
  • Regular attendance at work
  • Other duties as assigned by administration

General Responsibilities

  • Contribute to safe and orderly work areas
  • Work to help ensure student achievement
  • Build positive school/community relations
  • Work to develop effective and efficient performance
  • Practice responsible fiscal, facility, and resource management
  • Model positive professional attributes
  • Ensure that all federal, state and District policies are observed during all activities
  • Keep abreast of new information, innovative ideas and techniques
  • Obtain advance approval from the principal for all activities and expenditures
  • Adhere to all District policies and procedures including the USD207 Negotiated Agreement
  • Adhere to all District health and safety policies, including all precautions of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to enter data into a computer, to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids
  • Ability to hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone
  • Ability to speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors, and on the telephone
  • Physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds to shoulder height and 50 pounds to waist height
  • Ability to bend, stoop, sit on the floor, climb stairs, walk and reach overhead

Terms of Employment: At will employment and Salary to be determined by the Board.

Evaluation:  Performance will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions Negotiated Agreement.

Fort Leavenworth USD 207 is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training or promoting on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status under local, state or federal law.