Occupational Therapist (OT)

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Occupational Therapist (OT)

 

Hours: F/T, Monday-Friday, 7 hour work days, lunch not included

Pay: $50/ hour

Location: Baltimore, MD

 

On-site/remote as needed (must be available for both)

 

REPORTS TO: Principal, Supervisor, Related Services, and OT Team Leader

 

PURPOSE: To enable students with disabilities to participate in and benefit from their educational programs by providing appropriate therapy services.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

 

          Screen and assess students with a variety of physical and developmental problems to determine the need for services and to recommend strategies, adaptations and/or modifications that support the educational program or setting.

          Determine the need for and recommend appropriate adaptive equipment.

          Participate in the determination of technology related needs and the provision of related staff training.

          Participate in the development of an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), and the Individualized Education Program (IEP), Service Plans, or a 504 Plan.

          Provide any recommended therapy service.

          Consult with school personnel, parent, and other service providers.

          Participate in the transition planning for the students who move between programs.

          Participate in the transition planning for high school students who will move from school to post-school activities including the world of work and/or other aspects of community life.

          Meet the documentation requirements of federal, state, and County regulations, as well as the requirements of the Maryland Board of Examiners for Occupational Therapy.

          Supervise and train paraprofessionals as assigned.

          Provide in-service training to families, school staff, and others, as needed.

          Collaborate with Physical Facilities on modifications for accessibility.

          Consults with schools regarding emergency evacuation of students with disabilities.

          Instruct bus drivers and assistants to safely assist and transport students with physical disabilities.

          Instruct and supervise graduate or undergraduate therapy students to work with children in an educational setting.

          Perform other duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Education, Training and Experience:

 

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy required.

 

Licenses and Certificates:

 

Licensure from the Maryland Board of Examiners for Occupational Therapy

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

          Knowledge of the principles and practices of educational occupational therapy.

          Knowledge of assistive technology and adaptive equipment.

          Strong oral and written communication skills.

          Strong human relations skills.

          Strong organization skills.

          Skill in the use of word processing, database, spreadsheet, and email software.

          Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with administrators, students, families, and co-workers.

          Ability to appropriately maintain confidential information.

          Ability to use equipment and technology required for performance of job duties.

          Ability to supervise students and manage behavior.

 

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

 

The work of this class is generally performed in school, community settings and office environments. Work requires the ability to move throughout schools and classrooms. Work includes the operation of office equipment, including personal computers, assistive technology, and occasional limited physical activities. Requires travel to worksites throughout the county.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

 

Requires attendance at after-school and evening meetings and events.

 

Persons in this position classification will be required to apply for a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number with the National Plan & Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) and enroll as a Maryland Medicaid Provider through the Maryland Department of Health's Provider Revalidation and Enrollment Portal (ePREP).

 

FLSA: Exempt

 

Eligible for membership in the Maryland State Retirement System.

 

This class specification defines the types of duties and level of difficulty of work required of positions in this title. It shall not be held to exclude duties not mentioned nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees.

 

Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

 

Level One Personnel is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

 

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