May 11, 2020

Occupational Therapist

  • TrulyHired
  • Annapolis, MD, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

This posting creates a pool of candidates for future positions that may become available.


Title Code






Special Education


Teacher Scale

Reports To (title only)

Current as of

Director-Special Education


Position Summary

Is this position exempt from overtime pay?


Provides occupational therapy services in Anne Arundel County Public Schools that comply with state, federal, Board of Education policies and procedures in order to protect and promote the health and functional independence of students to facilitate their access to educational programming. Positions assigned to the Infant and Toddlers Program will be 12 months.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?


1. Selects and administers appropriate assessment tools to evaluate students' functional abilities and needs in relevant educational environments in order to contribute to student education plans. Willingness to instruct staff in their administration and relevance to school-based service.

2. Interprets and reports results of assessments verbally and in writing to all stakeholders through the IEP team process.

3. Uses clinical knowledge and student assessment data to collaborate with the school team in the development of student education plans.

4. Recommends appropriate service to support the educational plan (therapy service and method of delivering service)

5. Develops effective data collection tools needed to monitor and document student's progress Reports regularly on functioning to support skill generalization within the school setting

6. Develops and implements intervention strategies to facilitate student participation in the educational program.

7. Selects appropriate adaptive materials or equipment as needed to support school access and/or participation in the educational program. Trains students and/or teams in their use.

8. Manages a caseload and conveys essential information to colleagues/team members to ensure effectiveness and continuity of services

9. Provides supervision of paraprofessional and clerical personnel as needed

10. Ensures compliance with the IEP team approved service delivery plan for all identified students. Complete related service logs in compliance with MSDE's State Performance Plan.

11. Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made on request to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions .


• Must be eligible for licensure as an Occupational Therapist from the Maryland State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice.


• None

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Has knowledge of the special education process and curricula of the schools in Anne Arundel County.

• Knowledge of school organization and administration, with special emphasis on teaching techniques of Occupational therapy.

• School-based occupational therapy experience.

• Knowledge of current trends and research.

• Ability to work effectively with students, staff, parents, community agencies and the public.

• Demonstrated ability to effectively work and communicate with diverse populations.

• Ability to employ business technology tools (e.g. E-mail, AACPS Intranet, electronic benefits enrolment tool, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.).

• Job requires direct in-person provision of service, therefore punctual, regular and predictable attendance is essential.


• See Education

• Hold or be eligible for a National Provider Identifier (NPI) issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) and must be actively enrolled in Maryland Medicaid. Employee not holding NPI or Maryland Medicaid enrollment upon hire must apply for NPI within 10 days of employment and Maryland Medicaid immediately upon receipt of NPI. Employee must retain active NPI and Maryland Medicaid enrollment as a condition of employment.

Career Ladder Requirements

• N/A

Physical Requirements

• As required by the duties and responsibilities of the job.

Established: 1/1/2007

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Categories: Special Education > Occupational Therapist
Student Services > Occupational Therapist
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Contact Information
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  • Annapolis, Maryland 21401
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