SouthWest Metro Educational Intermediate District #288, has a part-time position available for a school-based Occupational Therapist. The position will begin with the 20-21 school year. The position is for (2) days a week at .25FTE (with a flexible schedule). 10 hours per week. Position available immediately. We are currently in Distance Learning so you would be providing services by Distance Learning.
MN License in Occupational Therapy in the area of teaching students who are physically impaired. Board for Certification of Occupational Therapists (NBCOT) certified. Skills in the area of evaluation, direct service, indirect service and consultation. Ability to organize time and work well on a team. Travel required between sites.
Primary responsibility shall include student safety and appropriate collaboration and attention to each student’s readiness to learn including needed guidance, discipline, and welfare.
Occupational therapists lead the process in development, implementation, and coordination of the occupational therapy program. Screening, evaluation, educational program and transition planning, therapeutic intervention, and exit planning is provided for students identified with or suspected of having disabilities that interfere with their ability to perform daily life activities or participate in necessary or desired occupations.
The employee works with a high level of independence and professional discretion under the general supervision of a designated school administrator. The employee’s work is governed, controlled, and evaluated by acceptable professional practice, school and district policies and regulations.
The employee must lift and/or move 25 to 50 pounds, and may assist, move, or retrain students with greater weight when required to intervene in student safety issues.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, lift, carry, move about, hear and speak.