Summary

Student Support Services-Licensed | Multiple Buildings

Description

TYPE OF POSITION:
FTE 1.0
Hours may vary based on program needs
 
REPORTS TO:
Executive Director of Special Education/Student Services, Building Principals
 
SUPERVISION:
None
 
QUALIFICATIONS:     
Required

  • Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR) license through the MN Department of Health

Preferred

  • Previous related experience 

POSITION SUMMARY:
The OTR assesses students with various physical, neurological, sensory and perceptual impairments to determine their functional skills within their current educational placements.  The OTR is responsible for developing, implementing, and/or monitoring therapeutic programs and providing consultation to school staff and parents to maximize student skills.  The OTR provides coordination of related allied health services for District students, awareness and inservice training of parents, teachers and community agencies.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Screens and evaluates students with physical, neurological and sensory impairments.
  • Conducts appropriate evaluations of children referred for possible educational needs and prepares written reports of the evaluations conducted and the findings.
  • Participates in meetings as a member of the IEP team.
  • Participates in the development of IEP’s for children found to have educational needs.
  • Assists team in writing goals to facilitate the child’s greatest functional independence within the school setting.  This would also include review of plans and programs with the staff and family.
  • Provides indirect and direct occupational therapy to children with needs in areas listed under Intervention Section that affect learning in an educational environment.
  • Implements appropriate intervention programs to facilitate optimum functioning and enhances a student’s ability to learn and develop with the current academic placement.
  • Participates in regional, cooperative and District OT professional activities and delivery systems.
  • Other duties as assigned 

WORKING CONDITIONS (that may apply):

  • Working conditions is a typical school environment – work is typically performed in an inside, temperature-controlled environment; services are also provided in homes and daycare settings
  • Work may require the stamina and capacity required by long hours including early morning and evening activities
  • Requires lifting up to 100 pounds and carrying of equipment and supplies
  • Requires physical conditioning and endurance necessary to provide direct therapeutic services to a variety of students from birth to 21 in their natural environments
  • Business travel related to this position is required 

PHYSICAL FACTORS:

  • Frequent:  walking, standing, sitting, hearing, talking, and seeing  

All Employees of Saint Cloud School District 742 are responsible to support District goals, to work collaboratively and respectfully with diverse populations of staff, students and parents and to model and promote a welcoming working and learning environment.  Employees are expected to support and adapt to change and to demonstrate commitment to continuous performance improvement.  Employees are responsible to establish and maintain effective communication with students, teachers, support staff, colleagues and parents, respect confidential matters, encourage a safe and secure environment throughout the District, and to be dependable and accountable in the performance of their work
 
It is the prerogative of the District to assign staff so as to best meet the needs of the District.