Beaumont independent school districtJob DescriptionJOB TITLE:
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Director of Special EducationPAY GRADE:
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08/21/2018FUNDED BY:PRIMARY PURPOSE:
Plan and provide therapy to students with mental, physical, or emotional disabilities. Assess students and provide therapeutic intervention to maximize physical or mental functioning, increase independent functioning, and/or adjust to disabilities.QUALIFICATIONS:Education/Certification:
- Bachelor's degree in occupational therapy or related program
- Valid Texas license as an occupational therapist granted by the Texas
- Knowledge of rehabilitation procedures, activities, and equipment used in occupational therapy.
- Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
- Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Instructional Management
- One year of experience as an occupational therapist preferred
Plan and provide direct and consultative services consistent with occupational therapy goals contained in students' Individual Education Plans (IEP).Evaluate student progress and determine readiness for termination of occupational therapy services.Design, construct, alter, and provide students with adaptive equipment and devices to promote maximum independence. School/Organizational Climate
Promote a positive caring climate for learning.Deal consistently and equitably with all personnel.Assess students with disabilities and determine eligibility for services.Participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee to assist with the interpretation of assessment data, appropriate placement, and goal setting for students according to district procedures. School/Organizational Improvement
Consult with educational staff and parents regarding occupational therapy.Provide staff development training in assigned school to assist school personnel with selection and use of adaptive equipment and understanding of occupational therapy program.Consult with parents, teachers, administrators, and other relevant people to enhance their work with students. Personnel Management
Demonstrate skill in 'coaching' staff/peers, provide technical assistance to the instructional staff concerning the teaching/learning process as it relates to therapy.Secure consultants, specialists, materials and other community resources to assist in meeting program goals. Administration and Fiscal/Facilities Management
Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of the occupational therapy program and implement changes based on the findings.Assist in the selection of equipment and adaptive material.Develop and maintain effective individual and group relationships with students and parents.Aid in maintaining and updating policies and/or procedures involving occupational therapy services within the district.Maintain communication with appropriate medical personnel.Maintain inventories of equipment, materials, and supplies. Student Management
Create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the maturity level, interests, and needs of the student.Establish control and administer discipline according to the Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records and other documents required.Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy.Comply with all district and campus routines and regulations. School/Community Relations
Effectively communicate with colleagues, students, parents and physicians.Articulate the schools' missions to the community.Emphasize and nurture two-way communication between the school and community. Professional Growth and Development
Participate in professional development activities to improve skills related to job assignment.Perform any other duties assigned by the Director of Special Education. WORKING CONDITIONS:Mental Demands
- Maintain emotional control under stress
- Work with frequent interruptions
- Light lifting and carrying, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, repetitive hand motions; frequent bending and stooping
- May be required to lift and transfer students to and from wheelchairs or assist with positioning students with physical disabilities.
- Normal office environment
- May work prolonged or irregular hours
- Regular district wide travel to multiple work locations as assigned; moderate lifting.
The above statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to the job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. The administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.
The Beaumont Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, or sex in the educational programs or activities that it operates and is an equal opportunity employer.
Job Categories: Special Education > Occupational Therapist
Student Services > Occupational Therapist Contact Information
- Derwin Samuels
- 3395 Harrison Ave
- Beaumont, Texas 77706