Occupational Therapist

Clark County School District

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Date Posted September 22, 2022
Industry K-12: Public Schools
Specialty Not Specified
Certification Needed
Job Status Not Specified
Salary Not Specified

Description:



Occupational Therapist
Position Details
Division: Human Resources
Classification: Certified

Terms of Employment: This is a salaried position assigned to the Licensed Employee
Salary Schedule, 9 Months
FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT

Position Summary
The occupational therapist will implement Clark County School District Board of Trustees
and special education policies and procedures in accordance with the Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) for
students with disabilities under the direction of the administration assigned to the
Student Support Division. The occupational therapist will provide occupational therapy
services to students with disabilities as outlined in the Individual Education Plan (IEP),
as enrolled in a Clark County School District special education program or as referred for
assessment. The focus of therapy is not rehabilitative in nature, but viewed as needed
educational support for students. This person is expected to adhere to the District-s
Professional Domains and Standards for Licensed Employees and report directly to the
assigned supervisor of the Occupational Therapy Department, Student Services
Division, Academic Unit.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The list of Essential Duties and Responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be
supplemented.
1. Conducts assessments of students with disabilities to determine the need for
educationally related occupational therapy services.
2. Analyzes and reviews occupational therapy assessment reports presented to the
IEP team for consideration of services.

3. Provides recommendations to IEP teams regarding the frequency and delivery
for educationally related occupational therapy services, referral procedures, and
protocols.
4. Plans, schedules, implements, and evaluates appropriate educationally related
occupational therapy programs.
5. Monitors student progress and develop an appropriate treatment plan to meet
individual needs of students.
6. Collaborates on the development of present levels, goals, and benchmarks in
IEP team meetings.
7. Evaluates need for and provides training to staff and parents/guardians, as
appropriate, for use of adaptive equipment to meet educationally related
occupational therapy needs.
8. Develops a climate that promotes positive learning conditions.
9. Attends IEP meetings, as appropriate
10. Maintains accurate records and provide annual progress reports, as needed.
11. Works professionally with administrators, staff, parents/guardians, and
community.
12. Maintains a safe and orderly therapy area.
13. Consults with outside agencies/therapists regarding therapy reports
(parents/guardians permission).
14. Participates in other job-related duties and activities related to the position, as
assigned.

Position Expectations
1. Demonstrate knowledge, skill, and ability to provide instruction in a student-s
living situation (home, school, and/or community) that may affect the student-s
adjustment and ability to make appropriate use of the educational experience.
2. Work cooperatively with students, parents/guardians, peers, administration, and
community members.
3. Guide the learning process toward achievement of established IEP goals.
4. Participate as an active member with other faculty and staff.
5. Develop a climate that promotes positive learning conditions.
6. Communicate with parents/guardians regarding plans for educationally related
occupational therapy services.
7. Communicate effectively both written and orally.
8. Maintain and improve professional competence.


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Position Requirements
Education and Training
1. Bachelor-s Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited college or
university.
2. Master-s Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited college or
university (applicable to new graduates as of 2007).
Licenses and Certifications
1. Possess or be able to acquire by time of appointment to the position, a license
issued by the Nevada Department of Education (optional).
2. Possess a license issued by the Occupational Therapy board of Nevada (State
of Nevada Department of Health).
3. National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) for initial
license in Nevada.
4. A valid driver-s license that al ows the applicant /employee to legal y operate a
motor vehicle in Nevada.

When applying for a certificated licensed position, candidates must meet the
minimum qualifications as listed on the appropriate position vacancy
announcement.

AA/EOE Statement
This employer does not knowingly discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or national origin.

Job Revision Information
- Revised: 09/24/20
- Created: 08/06/09

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