Occupational Therapist

Website Early Childhood Education

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution with major coursework in Occupational Therapy; one year of experience preferred; ; valid Ohio Driver’s License – Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles; must meet and maintain Board/Ohio School Plan insurability standards for driving; ability to lift, bend, push and pull up to 50 pounds preferred

STARTING PAY:
$25.03 per hour to $29.95 per hour

*A higher rate of pay could be achieved with substantial related experience and/or education

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:
Occupational Therapy License – State of Ohio OT & PT Board; Occupational Therapy License – Ohio Department of Education

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides direct implementation, consultation and monitoring of occupational therapy intervention for students with moderate, severe and profound developmental disabilities across domains and environments as related to IEP goals/objectives and other school programs; provides training in a wide variety of community-based settings, which may require using public transportation or driving a county vehicle; completes assessments of students to obtain current levels of functioning and need to assist in the development of the IEP and related school programming; assessments may include, but are not limited to activities of daily living, mobility (wheelchair), posture, reflexes and fine/gross motor; assessments may be completed in school and community environment; evaluates need for the fabricates orthotic devices; fits and instructs in use of prostheses; develops and maintains occupational therapy equipment

Plans, reviews, selects and maintains therapeutic equipment and materials for use in the assigned learning environment; requests, secures and follows up on medical information relative to the occupational therapy plan; maintains the assigned environment in a condition which is conducive for learning and free of health and safety hazards

Participates as a member of the trans-disciplinary team working with other professional staff in assessing, developing, implementing, evaluating and modifying the Individual Educational Plan/Classroom based Occupational Therapy Program

Prepares and maintains written records and reports as required on, but not limited to, student assessments, program objectives and progress data for regular evaluations and for revision of the Individual Educational Plan/Classroom based Occupational Therapy Program

Provides consultation services with instructors, parents, guardians and/or others to promote generalization of developed skills; may perform delegated nursing tasks and/or procedures

Performs other related duties as assigned

This position contributes to the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Filled

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Applicant's Agreement

Pursuant to Ohio Administrative Code Section 5123:2-2-02, the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities is required to conduct background investigations for purposes of employment. Please note that per 5123:2-2-02, there are five tiers of disqualifying offenses with corresponding time periods that preclude an applicant from being employed with this agency. Therefore, all applicants under final consideration will be required to submit to a background check through the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation. For more information, please review OAC 5123:2-2-02. Checking the box below verifies only that you understand our requirement to conduct background checks following job offers. Checking below also verifies that you further understand that all prospective employees must pass a drug test prior to being hired.