Date Posted: September 13, 2022

Position Title:  Occupational Therapist (Part-Time)

Assignment:  Itinerant Services: St. Anthony-New Brighton Schools
FTE: .3 FTE      
Expected Starting Date:  ASAP

Nature of Work:  

Provides occupational therapy to students identified or suspected of having disabilities, and providing consultation to families, teachers, and other staff. Responsibilities may include: evaluating and screenings students’ school performance; developing individualized education or intervention plans; implementing and reassessing occupational therapy services; devising and facilitating accommodations and equipment adaption; providing recommendations, consultation and trainings to families, teachers and other staff; and preparing a variety of reports, documents, and correspondence.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Provides direct and indirect occupational therapy services; conducts occupational therapy screening, evaluation, and intervention services to support students with identified or suspected barriers to occupational performance; and documents services rendered such as daily treatment notes, progress reports, and summary reports.
  • Collaborates with members of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) team regarding plans for occupational therapy services.
  • Develops and implements program wide (Tier 1) supports to benefit all students and their ability to participate in schools as identified by the program’s Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports. 
  • Conducts in-service programs to educate school personnel on topics pertaining to individuals with disabilities.
  • Communicates and responds to inquiries from families, teachers, and other staff; provides instructional information to students, staff, and families to support and implement proactive behavior management strategies; and supports and educates classroom personnel on the effective use of assistive technology.
  • Supervises, collaborates with, and evaluates the performance of the Occupational Therapy Assistant(s) consistent with the licensure and program specific requirements.
  • Adapts, modifies, and recommends specialized equipment.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Training and Experience Requirements: 
Requires a minimum of a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy, licensure from the Minnesota Department of Health as an Occupational Therapist, registration with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy; and one year of related experience.  

Knowledge Requirements: 

  • Occupational therapy principles, practices, ethics, and safety requirements;
  • Applicable principles and practices needed to support students with special needs;
  • Understanding of special needs students and the cultural awareness needed to support those students;
  • Evaluation, screening, and assessment of special needs student;
  • Assistive learning tools and technologies;
  • Teaching and instructions principles and methods;
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Recordkeeping principles;
  • Computers and related software applications.

Skill Requirements: 

  • Providing occupational therapy intervention;
  • Evaluating, screening, and assessing of special needs children;
  • Using assistive learning tools and technologies;
  • Organizing and managing materials for high caseloads of students;
  • Applying local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Preparing and maintaining records and reports;
  • Operating a computer and related software applications; 
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Physical Requirements: 

Positions in this class typically require:  climbing, balancing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and seeing.
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

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