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Occupational Therapist

Company: Special School District of St. Louis County
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Position Type:
Student Support Services/Occupational Therapist
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Occupational Therapist
REPORTS TO: Special Education Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: Student Services
The primary responsibility of the Occupational Therapist is to Identify specific delays or deficits in the development process, assesses physical limitations and provides intervention programs to establish the foundation essential to the learning process.

  • Evaluates students for physical limitations, developmental delays, sensory-motor dysfunction, perceptual-motor abilities, self-help skills, functional daily living skills and adaptive equipment needs; and develops and administers educational programs based on evaluation results.
  • Interprets test and diagnostic findings to parents, teachers, students, and other entitled parties.
  • Provides training for educational staff and supervises programs conducted by educational staff.
  • Recommends or fabricates adaptive equipment for ADL (Activities of Daily Living) needs, for communication, and for individualized classroom seating. Monitors utilization of prosthetics, orthotics and adaptive appliances.
  • Provides home programs for parents/guardians when appropriate.
  • Participates in district and/or special interest meetings as appropriate.
  • Participates in continuing education and professional conferences and workshops to keep abreast of current treatment methods and to disseminate information to other disciplines.
  • Assists with orientation of new staff members. QUALIFICATIONS
    Education and Experience
    • Bachelor's, Master's or Clinical Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy required. Experience in pediatrics/school-based occupational therapy preferred. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
      • Missouri Occupational License required for position. DISCLAIMER
        The information contained in this job description is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
        The District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, age, genetic information, or any other characteristics protected by law.
        Starting at $44,900 to $71,550 based on education and experience
        • Group benefits plans for medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
        • Enrollment in Missouri public school retirement systems
        • Paid holidays
        • 13 PTO days per year
        • Employee assistance program
        • Healthcare spending account
          • Occupational Therapist (1).pdf
          • SDNEA 22-23 Salary Schedule.pdf

Keywords: Special School District of St. Louis County, St. Louis , Occupational Therapist, Healthcare , Saint Louis, Missouri

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