Description:   To assess specific areas of physical, perceptual and fine motor development and to provide direct and indirect OT service to students in support of their special educational needs.

Job Summary:  The essential functions of this job include, but are not limited to, the following fundamental job duties:


  • Participation on the school assessment team.
  • Assess students referred by building Child Study Team.
  • Obtain pertinent information from parents, medical persons, and other district staff involved with the child.
  • Make home visits when necessary to assess the child within/his/her home environment.
  • Use standardized tests and observation to assess the student.
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of individualized programs of students identified as needing direct or indirect OT services.   
  • Report results of OT evaluation with recommendations for further assessment and/or service.
  • Utilizing the team approach, integrate OT assessment data with other data for total planning for the student.
  • Utilize expertise in developing appropriate goals and objectives for students’ programs.
  • Provide consultation and training for the classroom teacher in effective methods to aid the disability challenged student in the regular or special classroom.
  • Facilitate referrals to outside resources when approved.
  • Participate in report to parents and involve parents in students’ program when appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned by Program Supervisor.        


  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, or Doctorate in occupational therapy from a school accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
  • Minnesota State Licensure as an Occupational Therapist. 

FTE: .4 (.3 FTE – Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts & .1 FTE – Palmer Lake Elementary)
(Temporary approximately November 9, 2020 through February 8, 2021).

Application Procedure: Apply online

This position has return rights pursuant to language in the Teacher Transfer Procedures, subd. 1.