Thank you for your interest in Fridley Public Schools, an International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools district. We are the only school district in Minnesota and one of few in the U.S. that offers the full IB Continuum to students in pre-K to grade 12.  As a world class community of learners, Fridley Public Schools aims to develop internationally minded students. We challenge ourselves, our students, and our community to become caring and knowledgeable life-long learners who inquire and take action to create a better world.
Our mission is to guide students in the development of learning skills to help them reach their full potential.
The successful candidate will be an individual who firmly believes …

  • In the value of diversity and inclusion in enriching the educational experience of all students.
  • All students feel valued and have a sense of belonging.
  • All learners have the right to a quality education.
  • All learners have the ability to learn and attain self-fulfillment.
  • All learners need the strategies and tools necessary to strive toward becoming responsible, independent and productive members of society.

Position – Occupational Therapist – .6 FTE, prorated for start date.

Description: Evaluating students with suspected educational handicaps to specify need for and goals of an occupational therapy intervention program.  

  • Consulting with Registered Physical Therapist (PT) for advice on implementation of PT program.
  • Participating in educational program planning for individual students to coordinate occupational therapy goals and program plans with the total educational program (CST).
  • Implementing an intervention program to facilitate an individual’s optimum functioning and enhance the student’s ability to learn and develop. Implementing a physical therapy program under the direction of the district’s physical therapy consultant.
  • Consulting with school personnel and parents regarding services provided by occupational therapy and as to an individual child’s progress.
  • Maintaining an inventory of materials and assessment instruments and ordering new supplies when necessary.
  • Compiling and maintaining pertinent records.
  • Orienting each student’s new teacher prior to the beginning of each school year.  
  • Attending parent meetings, special meeting for in-service training, special education director/principal directed meetings, or any meetings deemed necessary.

Qualifications: Minnesota Occupational Therapy License

Working Conditions: 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employed is regularly required to talk, hear, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, reach for objects, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, and use hands to grasp and feel. The employee must frequently lift and/or move 40 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), women, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Fridley Public Schools recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting our academic mission.  Fridley Public Schools is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

Application Procedure: Apply online

Attention Application Materials to:  Laura Seifert-Hertling, Director of Special Services