May 11, 2020

20/21 SY Occupational Therapist (ESS)

  • TrulyHired
  • Surprise, AZ, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description


Director, Exceptional Student Services






Exceptional Student Services






OT/PT/Social Worker Salary Schedule




SUMMARY: Develops, plans and implements appropriate therapeutic programs for identified students in the district.

  • Participates in the Early Intervention team process as appropriate.
  • Assists teachers in observing and describing concerns regarding impairments.
  • Conducts screening and assessments, interprets results to teacher and parents, and writes appropriate recommendation reports.
  • Validates outside diagnostic evaluations and program recommendations.
  • Develops, implements, and monitors IEPs for all students eligible for occupational therapy services.
  • Provides direct services to student as indicated on specific IEP's.
  • Recommends and assists with procurement of therapeutic equipment and materials, based on student needs and designs specialized equipment as needed.
  • Plans, conducts and/or participates in in-service activities in the area of occupational therapy.
  • Consults with school staff, parents and agencies regarding student needs, progress, and instructional modifications.
  • Directs activities of teachers, assigned COTA or aide, and classroom aide, as possible.
  • Establishes and maintain good rapport with students, employees, community members and vendors.
  • Communicates effectively, both orally and in written form.
  • Participates in professional growth activities.
  • Maintains a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor's degree in the area of occupational therapy.
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Current Arizona Occupational Therapist License.
  • Sensory Integration Certification preferred.
  • Obtain and maintain a valid Arizona Identity Verified Prints (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card (AZ IVP FPCC)
  • Completion of six (6) months of supervised clinical affiliations.
  • Two (2) years of pediatric clinical experience or elementary school experience preferred.
  • Medical/surgical/pediatric information and indications for occupational therapy treatment.
  • Reading and interpreting general documents such as employee handbooks and safety/training manuals.
  • Writing general correspondence and speak effectively with others.
  • Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Basic principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Uses and properties of supplies and equipment.
  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.
  • Applying reason to research and solving moderately complex issues with little or no assistance.
  • Interpreting an assortment of instructions furnished in variable forms.
  • Maintaining and updating documentation.
  • Organizing and maintaining records, files and program information.
  • Gathering data, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason.
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentations.
  • Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices.
  • Maintaining confidentiality.
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications.
  • Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Positions in this class require: stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Working Conditions: Work is routinely performed in an indoor office environment.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

The Dysart Unified School District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Civil Rights Act Title VII of 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Dysart Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment or in any of its educational programs or in the provisions of benefits and services to students.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Categories: Special Education > Occupational Therapist
Student Services > Occupational Therapist
Contact Information
  • Dysart USD HR Department
  • 15802 North Parkview Place
  • Surprise, Arizona 85374

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