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Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Classification: Professional Exempt
Salary Range: $33.67 – $53.79
Date: November 2nd, 2022

Summary /Objective:

Plans, organizes, and conducts occupational therapy programs in a child's home, classroom or early childhood setting to facilitate development and rehabilitation of mentally, physically, or emotionally disabled persons by performing the following duties.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must hold degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Previous experience with young children and/or children with disabilities is strongly recommended to ensure competency and knowledge in: program planning, development and coordination for children with a wide range of handicapping conditions and abilities. Needs to be familiar with the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) which regulates special education services.

 EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited program

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Washington State License for Occupational Therapy, Washington State Educational Staff Associate Certificate, a current CPR and First Aid Certificate, Food Handler’s Permit (or to be scheduled for completion within SPARC personnel guidelines.)  Must be willing to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a doctor or religious exemption.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

(Include the following but are not limited to, other duties may be assigned)

  • Provides therapy in gross motor, fine motor and cognitive skills and activities of daily living with children from birth to age 10 in school, clinic, home or other natural environment.
  • Conducts evaluations including Peabody Developmental Motor Scales, Bayley Scales of Infant Development, Sensory Processing, and others.
  • Documents evaluations, treatment notes and progress reports, contributes to child’s Individual Family Service Plan and Individual Education Plan.
  • Actively engages in a team approach with therapists, parents, teachers, and classroom assistants to serve children.
  • Selects constructive activities suited to child’s physical capacity, developmental level and interest to improve individual’s independence with everyday activities and assist in restoration of functions.
  • Teaches child skills and techniques required for participation in self-care, play and learning tasks and monitors individual’s progress.
  • Educates families and classroom staff on how to effectively implement therapeutic activities to meet a child’s
  • Supervises and trains volunteers and practicum students assigned to them.
  • Requests and justifies purchase of supplies, equipment, and materials through supervisor.

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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 employee may be required to spend periods of time

  • Sitting on the floor
  • Stooping
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting children up to fifty pounds
  • Bending over/down to children’s level

EEO Statement:
SPARC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, color, ethnic or national origin, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, age, military or veteran status, leave status, or the presence of any mental, sensory or physical disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law. SPARC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. These policies govern all aspects of employment, promotion, assignment, discharge, and other terms and conditions of employment. We value a diverse workforce and encourage any and all qualified candidates to apply.

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