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JobID 975 : .5 Certified Occupational Therapist

Frankfort, IL

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rn Position Purpose
rnUnder the general supervision of the building administration and the Director of Special Education, to provide occupational therapy services to students and their educational teams
rn Essential Performance Responsibilities
rnrn Design the individualized education plan (IEP) for each assigned student consistent with the total educational philosophy of the district, Common Core State Standards and state and federal law.
rn Design learning experiences and utilize adaptive devices/technology to provide access to general curricular content to individuals with disabilities.
rn Collaborate with colleagues in planning and constructing benchmark lessons, instructional interventions and/or programs.
rn Provide direct services as needed to assigned to students with special needs.
rn Use appropriate assessment instruments pertinent to academic, motor, and sensory areas.
rn Identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and assessed special needs in accordance with the district's philosophy, goals and objectives.
rn Provide specialized instructional techniques and media through individual and/or group sessions designed to meet the educational, motor, and sensory needs of the students.
rn Participate on the school-based intervention team, in-school staffing team and in the screening processes, as appropriate.
rn Monitor and oversee services provided by paraprofessionals and/or other support personnel assigned to classroom and/or student in classroom.
rn Establish techniques and procedures that result in an atmosphere for teaching/learning in which students can grow in their capacity for self-discipline.
rn Establish two-way communication with parents, students, and fellow staff members in a positive and constructive manner.
rn Demonstrate the knowledge and ability to plan for, to train, and to direct staff in the following areas but not limited to: methods of safe physical management of students (lifting, transferring, positioning, etc.), use and maintenance of specialized equipment, sensory modulation, postural needs/supports, therapeutic activities, activities of daily living, adapting classroom materials and environment, and self-help skills.
rn Utilize a variety of techniques, materials and equipment to develop and execute therapy in an appropriate and effective manner.
rn Recognize the differences in needs, abilities, and interests among students and adjusts instruction to meet those needs, abilities, and interests.
rn Plan effectively both for the present and future with respect to establishing therapy strategies which are goal oriented and purposeful.
rn Select, evaluate, and use effective materials, services, and methods of instruction to motivate students to learn.
rn Establish rapport and understanding with colleagues.
rn Any other duties as assigned.
rn Note:
The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
rn Equipment
rnUses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.
rn Travel Requirements
rnTravels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
rn Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
rn Knowledge of occupational therapy principles, assessments, methods, modification, etc., and current developments in in the field.
rn Knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
rn Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
rn Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
rn Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
rn Ability to organize and coordinate work.
rn Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
rn Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
rn Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
rn Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
rnWorks in standard office and school building environments
rn Qualifications Profile
rn Current Illinois licensure and/or certification appropriate to the position
rnrn Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy (OTR/L) from an accredited college or university.
rn Experience
rnSuccessful prior occupational therapy preferred.
rn FLSA Status: Exempt
rnrn Term
rn2018-2019 School Year
rnrn Salary
rnrn Regionally competitive salary
rnrn Application Procedure
rnrn Apply On-Line
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