*This posting is for multiple openings in the district for the 2020-2021 school year. We will be hiring from this pool.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This position is part of the KEA bargaining unit.
ASSIGNMENT: Candidate will serve as itinerant occupational therapist providing a range of direct to indirect therapy services to students in special education, ages 3-21. Candidate will collaborate with teachers, parents, and other support staff for students they serve in special education. In addition, candidate will collaborate with staff in general education classrooms as part of the Tiered Intervention initiative, to support improved pre-referral interventions.
- Must have completed a baccalaureate or higher degree program in occupational therapy from an American Occupational Therapy Association-approved program.
- Appropriate Washington State ESA certification is required and must be on file prior to beginning work.
- Washington State OT license is required and must be on file prior to beginning work.
- Knowledge of special education law (IDEIA 2004) in order to carry out OT in the educational setting.
- Proficient with technology in order to:
- Document and manage their caseload
- Complete legally required paperwork and maintain required deadlines.
- Use assistive technology strategies to serve students on their caseload.
- Ability to adapt the environment, the school tasks and/or provide appropriate adaptive equipment to help students access their educational environment.
- Ability to use professionally recognized evaluation tools and intervention methods to meet the educational needs of students on their caseload;
- Ability to use a variety of data management systems to monitor student progress.
- Desired characteristics needed to perform duties are:
- Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills;
- Strong written communication skills;
- Ability to relate to students, parents and staff professionally, positively, and cooperatively;
- Flexibility and innovative problem-solving;
- Ability to organize time and materials to accomplish goals;
- Demonstrates effective time management to manage caseload;
- Ability to learn new ideas and skills;
- Ability to build and participate in an effective educational team to support student progress.