Student Support Services/Special Education | Occupational Therapist | Cook County ISD 166 | Available: Immediate | Closing: Until Filled


Position – Occupational Therapist – 1.0 FTE


  • Assesses the motor, visual-motor and sensory-motor functioning of students referred for special education evaluation. Help to determine the need for occupational therapy services and maintain an accurate record of therapy sessions, consultations and other pertinent activities.  
  • Provide direct and indirect occupational therapy services as specified in each students’ Individual Education Program (IEP) Plan. This involves planning, implementing and monitoring activities that allow students to access and benefit from their specialized instruction. Including the following areas:  academic performance, fine and gross motor functioning, positioning, daily living skills, play/leisure skills, work skills, and sensory-motor activities.
  • Assess and make environmental and other adaptations to allow students to access and benefit from their program of specialized instruction. 
  • Consult with school staff, administration and parents in improving students’ motor and sensory-motor functioning including developing, implementing, evaluating and maintaining occupational therapy interventions. Consult and collaborate with medical and other community providers, as appropriate.
  • Coordinate the delivery of occupational therapy services with classroom teachers, special education staff and other providers to ensure continuity and consistency in providing comprehensive special education services to students. Provide training to special education paraprofessionals, and others as appropriate, in carrying out day-to-day activities designed to enhance the student’s physical, motor and sensory functioning. 
  • Serve on District committees, task forces, work groups, etc., as requested. Maintaining an inventory of materials and assessment instruments and ordering new supplies when necessary. 
  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing. Ability to transport self between and among school sites throughout the District, and to students’ homes, as necessary. Basic computer literacy – word processing, data entry.
  • Caseload: K-12

Minnesota Occupational Therapy License

Working Conditions:
The physical demands 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 employed is regularly required to talk, hear, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, reach for objects, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, and use hands to grasp and feel. The employee must frequently lift and/or move 40 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.