Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

CLASSIFICATION: Professional Exempt

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 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.)

SUMMARY
Plans, organizes and conducts occupational therapy program in community’s home 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 practice in gross motor, fine motor and cognitive skills and activities of daily living with children birth to age 10 in school, clinic or other natural environment
  • Evaluations including Peabody Developmental Motor Scales, Bayley Scales of Infant Development, Sensory Processing, and others
  • Complete evaluation, treatment and progress reports including Individual Family Service Plan and Individual Education Plan
  • Consults with other members of team to select activity program consistent with needs and capabilities of individual and to coordinate occupational therapy with other therapeutic activities
  • Select constructive activities suited to child’s physical capacity, developmental level and interest to upgrade individual to maximum independence, assist in restoration of functions
  • Teaches individuals skills and techniques required for participation in activities and evaluates individuals progress
  • Requests and justifies purchase of supplies, equipment, and materials through supervisor
  • Provides training for staff in occupational therapy techniques to meet child objectivesSupervise and train volunteers and practicum students assigned to you
  • Actively engage in a team approach with therapists, parents, teachers, and classroom assistants to serve children
  • Educate and involve parents with their child’s program in and out of the classroom/therapy session

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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