Occupational Therapist

Federal Way, WA, US
Mar 06, 2021
Occupational Therapist
Position Type:
*21/22 Nurse,SLP,OT,PT,Psyc/ESA

Date Posted:

To be determined

Occupational therapists in the educational setting provide specially designed instruction and related services. The occupational therapist collaborates with families and educational team members to develop appropriate education programs and advises on health related concerns as they impact education for students with special needs. The program goal is to help students to function as independently as possible within the least restrictive environment. This position requires working with children of various ages and a variety of disabilities (preschool to 12th grade). Position requires being an itinerant and traveling to different school sites within the district.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Evaluates student occupational profile, the classroom/school environment, and sensory and motor performance deficits that interfere with student development, learning, and access to education. The occupational therapist utilizes a variety of standardized, functional, and behavioral assessments; skilled clinical observations; histories; and interviews.Synthesizes evaluation results into a comprehensive written report which reflects strengths and barriers to student participation in the educational environment and identifies need for occupational therapy servicesParticipates in multidisciplinary meetings to review evaluation results, integrate findings with other disciplines, and develop recommendationsDevelops and implements occupational therapy intervention plans that include a variety of service delivery models: direct service, collaboration or shared goals/objectives with classroom staff, and consultation/problems solving.Coordinates services with the IEP team, including parentAdapts and modifies the environment including assistive technology and trainingSupervises certified occupational therapy assistant in the implementation of occupational therapy servicesIn-service to classroom teachers and paraprofessionals to embed intervention techniques in the classroom and support generalization of student skills.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit and supporting student learning objectives.
The preceding list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.

Education and Experience
Possess degree in Occupational Therapy
Possess National Certification (NBCOT)
Possess current Washington State Occupational Therapy license

Work scheduled hours on a consistent basis

Possess, or able to acquire within first year of employment, Educational Staff Associate (ESA) certification.
Possess excellent communication skills and effective problem solving ability.

Criminal background clearance

School board policies and procedures

Organize and perform job responsibilities efficiently and independently without close supervision and able to pay strict attention to detail
Speak, read and follow written or verbal communications
Practice effective safety and security within individual work routines
Develop and maintain positive customer relations with staff and service providers
Work collaboratively with District staff and promote teamwork with co-workers
Practice ethical and professional standards of conduct including the requirements of confidentiality
Relate effectively with parents, staff, students and the public in a multicultural and multiracial community
Work independently and manage time effectively
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, and staff members
Travel between multiple buildings within the district
Transfer students or equipment weighing up to thirty pounds
Perform job responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations

Knowledge/awareness of own cultural identity and how this influences behavior, and desire to learn about the cultural identity of others.
Ability to establish and nurture an environment that promotes cultural competence and equitable treatment of staff, students, and patrons of the District.
Ability to understand and hold self and others accountable for promoting the Federal Way Public Schools' commitment to "Each Scholar: A Voice. A Dream. A Bright Future."
Ability to recognize that each person is a unique individual even as we celebrate their group cultural heritage.

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 constantly required to bend neck and back, use hands for repetitive grasping and pushing/pulling. The employee will frequently stand/walk, squat, and use hands for fine manipulation. The employee will occasionally be required to sit, kneel, reach overhead, crawl, climb stairs and lift/carry. The employee is required to constantly lift/carry up to 10 lbs and frequently will lift/carry a maximum up to 20 lbs. The employee will occasionally lift/carry a maximum of 57 lbs. This position requires pushing or pulling a maximum force of 30 lbs. Anything over the weight limits should be done as a two-person lift or with a mechanical lift.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is required to properly wear any personal protection equipment supplied.

This position typically works 180 days per year and most often 7.5 hours/day.

This position reports to, and is evaluated by the Director of Student Support Services.

Federal Way Education Association

Current state salary schedule

Update 07/2015

The preceding list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the scope of responsibility and the level of knowledge and skills typically required, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements, skills or duties so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.

All employment open positions are made available on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, age, disability or veteran status.

Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

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