Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Classification: Professional Exempt
Full-Time: 36 hours a week
Salary Range: $32.69/hr. – $52.22/hr.

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.

SUMMARY

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.

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

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