Provide screenings, evaluations, educational programs and therapeutic intervention for students identified with or suspected of having disabilities that interfere with their ability to perform daily life activities or participate in activities in the educational environment. These skills include sensory processing, self-regulation, visual perception, coordination, self-care and fine motor skills such as handwriting, cutting with scissors, dressing, shoe-tying and utensil use. Provide training and education to family, caregivers, and other professionals. Provide consultative and collaborative services to teachers, parents, administrators and allied agencies in order to integrate occupational therapy goals into the classroom, other educational programs, the home environment, and the community. Evaluate and report student progress for continuation or termination of services. Refer student to other professionals, agencies and/or administrators when appropriate.
We encourage applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.
Provide therapy and evaluate students during school year programming and summer extended school year program (if deemed necessary). Collaborate with school administrators/coordinators for effective planning, coordination and implementation of speech/language pathology programs into the total educational system including services provided during the traditional school year and/or summer extended school year programs.
Adapts and modifies the environment including assistive technology and training instructional staff to meet individual needs and to help students function as independently as possible.
Keep abreast of best practices in occupational therapy. Investigate and apply new strategies to deliver student services by conducting or participating in continuing education/staff development.
Coordinate and schedule services in order to best meet the student’s needs.
Complete treatment notes and progress reports in a timely manner and according to school policy. Document all aspects of work with students according to school, state, and national guidelines
Manage a detailed log of services provided and services missed due to student or therapist absences.
Communicate and coordinate with the head of Therapy Services to ensure school mission, philosophy, and procedures are followed and embraced.
Design and conduct training for parents and families. Engage parents and families in their student’s learning and acting as an ambassador for the school in the community.
Manages inventory of therapeutic equipment and assessments, and project needs for budget planning.
Maintain confidentiality in order to protect the student’s privacy. Maintain confidential records in accordance of school, state, and national guidelines.
Maintain individual billing sheets and monthly billing sheets for services provided
Adhere to all safety policies including all precautions of Blood borne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.
Contribute productively to the school as a whole.
Attend and participate in school events outside of regular school hours.
Other duties as assigned
3 years pediatric work experience with all or partial experience in a school setting/environment
Bachelor’s Degree in occupational therapy
Licensed in the state of Florida as an Occupational Therapist