Job Description

    Occupational Therapy Assistant JobID: 611
  • Position Type:
    30 Special Education - Student Services/Occupational Therapist

  • Date Posted:
    5/16/2024

  • Location:
    All Balsz School District Campuses
    (High-Needs School)


  • Date Available:
    07/31/2024

  • Closing Date:
    Open until filled

  •   Additional Information:
    JOB TITLE: Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
    Employment: FLSA Exempt; Teacher Calendar
    Salary: Teacher Salary Schedule
    Reports to: Director of Student Services

    Supervises: No Supervisory Responsibilities


    JOB SUMMARY:
    Assists in providing occupational therapy service for eligible students.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Must possess a current license as an occupational therapy assistant issued by the Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners in order to practice occupational therapy in the State of Arizona.
    • Must have graduated from an accredited college or training program in occupational therapy.
    • Pediatric experience preferred
    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • In collaboration with an OTR, prepares and implements IEP goals and objectives
    that are purposeful, goal-directed and developmentally sequenced.
    • Provides OTR prescribed treatment to eligible students with disabilities in special
    education programs or who require specialized ancillary services in the general
    education classroom and using pull-out services only when necessary.
    • Suggests ways to integrate therapy goals and objectives into daily classroom and
    home activities.
    • Provides consultation and inservice education to staff and families.
    • Prepares and maintains accurate and thorough therapy progress notes, therapy
    logs and compliance documentation.
    • Seeks assistance from and collaborates with OTR, when necessary, to ensure
    quality, appropriate services to students as required by licensure standards.
    • Observes accepted safety practices with regard to students and equipment.
    • Attends required department and campus meetings.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of content and therapeutic knowledge.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of students.
    • Selects IEP Goals and Objectives.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of resources.
    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 is continuously required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
    Applications can be obtained from the Balsz School District office via website at www.balsz.org. District employees applying for this position are required to submit an application on the website.

    The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and isn’t an exhaustive list of duties performed for this position. Balsz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.





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