Seeking full time and part time occupational therapists for school based services throughout the state of VA.
The Occupational Therapist functions as a member on a student's educational team to provide comprehensive assessment and treatment of impaired fine motor skills, gross motor skills, visual motor integration, sensory processing skills, self-care and other activities of daily living in pre-school and school age children that limit a child's ability to access their school and participate with their peers. The candidate must possess a working knowledge of assessment and treatment practices, evidence based research, recommended best practices, adaptations for access to the school environment, and expected roles and responsibilities of an Occupational Therapist within a school environment.
The OT will:
1. Utilize current evidence-based practices to assess and treat impaired fine motor, gross motor, visual-motor integration, self-help and sensory processing skills
2. Comply with special education services within federal state/county procedural guidelines.
3. Participate in the development and implementation of IEP's for those students identified as having a disability as a related service and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
4. Provide ethical and evidence-based treatment, guided by data collection, response to treatment, and on-going analysis of gross motor skills.
5. Communicate and consult with students, parents, educators, administrators, and outside agency professionals.
6. Provide supervision of COTA
We have several openings in Virginia. Email Karen Vay Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call 804-368-8475.
1. A Masters or Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy
2. A valid Occupational Therapy license issued by Virginia Department of Health Professions
We are a company led by educators providing high quality, cost effective services to low incidence populations within the public school setting. We work in partnership with local special education directors to ensure that the students we serve receive appropriate, affective high-quality educational services. All members of our administrative team come from special education backgrounds and are com...mitted to seeing that all students succeed.
Occupational Therapist's role in the schools are as follows:
1. Part of the special education team
2. Helps to identify barriers to participation in and benefit from educational setting
3. Helps to make a better “match” between the student’s skills and the demands of the school setting
4. May use consultation to staff & family and/or direct work with the student