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Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

Company: Washington Elementary School District No. 6
Location: Glendale
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Job Description:

Pay Grade: PLI

Position Control: 3282

Department: Special Services

Accountable To: Special Services Administrator

FLSA Status: Exempt

Creation/Revision Date: April 11, 2022

Summary: Screens students whose ability to function is limited by physical and/or sensory deficits and/or delays, and provides direct, indirect, or consultative services to enable students benefit from their educational program.

Essential Functions:

  • Screens students' physical, perceptual motor and sensorimotor, developmental, and self-help functioning skills based on formal and informal evaluations.
  • Develops occupational therapy objectives and activities that can be implemented by teachers and assistants.
  • Provides therapy for students who have delays in physical, perceptual motor, and/or sensorimotor functions.
  • Identifies students' needs for adaptive equipment and classroom accommodations/modifications.
  • Instructs students, family, and school staff members in all the use of special equipment.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary conferences to develop Individualized Education Programs for students entering or continuing in special education programs.
  • Determines appropriate occupational therapy equipment and supply needs, makes purchase requests for equipment, and supplies as appropriate, and maintains inventory of occupational therapy equipment and supplies.
  • Measures individual student progress in therapy programs on a regular basis, communicating findings to teachers, parents, and others involved through direct consultation or written reports.
  • Completes quarterly and other reports requested by the Special Services Administrator or Occupational Therapist.
  • Attends appropriate professional conferences, workshops, and in-service training programs.
  • Provides professional development for staff members.
  • Maintains records and bills Medicaid In Public Schools.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned. Required Qualifications:

    Hold certification as a registered Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in Arizona and by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. Valid Arizona Department of Public Safety fingerprint clearance card. Up-to-date or ability to obtain Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)/restraint certification.

    Knowledge and Skills Required:

    To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications for this job description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Skills required, but not limited to, for this position include:
    • Therapeutic theories and principles including physical and/or occupational therapy;
    • Child development theories;
    • Presentation techniques;
    • Tests and measurements used to evaluate student status;
    • Referral agencies;
    • Medical terminology.
    • Interpreting and implementing therapeutic theories and practices;
    • Making group presentations;
    • Instructing others in techniques and procedures;
    • Using testing and measuring methods in evaluating students;
    • Assigning and monitoring the work of support staff;
    • Screening and evaluating students with disabilities or special needs;
    • Interpreting medical terminology;
    • Revising, implementing, and evaluating therapeutic programs.
    • Interpersonal communication skills while interacting with supervisors, staff, students, etc. to exchange information.

      Physical Requirements:

      The physical requirements 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 employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

      Working Conditions:

      The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Keywords: Washington Elementary School District No. 6, Glendale , Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant, Healthcare , Glendale, Arizona

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