Occupational Therapist - District Wide

Central Office, Espanola, New Mexico

Date Posted August 09, 2019
Industry K-12: Public Schools
Specialty Not Specified
Certification Needed
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable



  1. Current New Mexico Licenses in Occupational Therapy
  2. New Mexico State Department of Education License
  3. Minimum of Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy
  4. School-based experience preferredREPORTS TO: Building Principal & Director of Special EducationJOB GOAL:
  6. To develop and maintain fine motor, sensory, and perceptual skills of students with disabilities for maximum participation in daily classroom activities and other educational activities required for learning.
  1. Screens and evaluates students with physical and/or psycholosocial disabilities in the areas of fine motor function, independent living skills, and sensory and perceptual motor skills
  2. Participates as a member of an Individual Education Program (IEP) team to plan intervention and service delivery programs to meet students individual needs
  3. Implements direct, indirect management programs based on intervention goals determined by evaluation results and IEP team.
  4. Provides information and consultation services to administrators, school personnel, parnts, and community agencies to develop and maintain support of students with physical and/or psychosocial disabilities in the educational environment and the objectives of the occupational therapy service.
  5. Promotes effective verbal and written communication with administrators, school personnel, parents and community agencies.
  6. Employs planning, record-keeping, resource management, and learning environment management practices which are consistent with district and school expectations and which maximize the therapist’s effectiveness.
  7. Completes appropriate documentation for the district’ participation in the Medicaid in the schools program
  8. Adheres to district, state and federal regulations, and laws related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  9. Adheres to the ethical standards and codes of the profession.ADDITIONAL PEFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES
  10. Provide clinical supervision of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants or trainees, as agreed upon by OT and Director of Special Education or designee.
  11. Use current technology to prepare reports, IEP’S and other documents and to record student date.
  12. Perform other tasks as may be deemed appropriate and necessary by the principal, Director of Special Education and/or the superintendent. 144Must have a thorough understanding and use of proper body mechanics and lifting techniques. This position requires a significant amount of standing, lifting, carrying, reaching, crawling, squatting, kneeling and sitting on the floor.
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