Occupational Therapist - Part-Time (3 Days a week)

Chesterfield, VA, US
Jun 27, 2019
Job Type
General Description

Responsible for assessing students' physical development level and functional deficits; provide appropriate evidence-based interventions to meet the objectives of students' IEPs; provide appropriate recommendations for student accommodations, adapted equipment and assistive technology, provide instruction and training as required for school staff, students' and parents; and provide recommendations for program development.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assists in identifying students requiring evaluation and/or services.
  • Assesses students' fine motor, self-care, development skills and sensory processing to determine functional deficits that are impacting access and participation to the specialized education program.
  • Follows all LEA and VDOE guidelines regarding special education timelines for completion and submission of written evaluations.
  • Maintains ongoing and up to date documentation of all service provided and documentation required for Medicaid billing.
  • Works cooperatively with school staff, parents and personnel in community services to assist in determining appropriate and required related service of occupational therapy.
  • Provides recommendations for appropriate accommodations, modifications or adapted equipment.
  • Provides services in the least restrictive environment with the ultimate goals of having the student able to generalize new learned skills in a variety of environments.
  • Provides guidance and required information to the OT/PT technician when participating in a students' program with the therapist.
  • Supervises OT or OTA students according to departmental and AOTA guidelines.
  • Participates in trainings, meetings, workshops, etc.
  • Assists in program planning when students receiving therapy move from one school or program to another.
  • Demonstrates commitment to improving professional competence.
  • Assesses student learning on an ongoing basis and alters instruction to meet group/individual needs.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Working knowledge of the concepts, principals and methodologies of occupational therapy in the educational setting. Working knowledge and understanding of Special Education policies and procedures on the county, state and federal level. Demonstrated ability to develop instructional goals and to design, write and deliver Individualized Educational Plans. Demonstrated ability to communicate program goals orally and in writing. Demonstrated ability in decision making, problem analysis, conflict resolution, interpersonal relationships and planning. Ability to be flexible in areas of responsibility. Efficient in the use of technology to write and share reports, provide electronic input on students' IEPs, complete Medicaid billing and complete required department documentation.


Must hold a valid license to practice as an Occupational Therapist as issued by the Virginia Board of Medicine. Must have a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record and a vehicle available for business use. Must be First Aid/ CPR, AED certified and maintain current certifications.

Supervisory experience preferred.

In addition to the online application, applicants are required to submit:
Both undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be submitted. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

To complete application, applicants must submit two (2) written references . When possible, references should be from a current or previous supervisor. References from a supervising teacher or professor are acceptable when there is no relevant prior work history.

Applicants may use the Chesterfield County Public Schools reference form or a signed, dated letter of reference .

Chesterfield County Public Schools Reference Form (Click on the wording.)

Copy of License from the Virginia Board of Medicine

Complete Application Package

Applications for this position will not be evaluated until complete packets, to include transcripts, licenses, assessment scores (NBCOTscores, if available), and references are received. To expedite application review, please attach these documents to the on-line application. The documents may also be mailed/hand delivered to:

Chesterfield County Public Schools
Department of Human Resources
9900 Krause Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832

*Please note: Attachments must be uploaded to each application for which you apply, they do not merge from applications you have already submitted to your new application.

Applicants considered for employment must successfully complete the following background investigations/tests:
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal History Investigation
  • State Police Criminal History Investigation
  • Child Protective Services ( CPS) Investigation
  • Tuberculosis Screening/Test

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