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Occupational Therapist, .5 FTE Long Term Substitute - Northern LightsSpecial Education Cooperative

Posted on 2020-03-24 10:35:34 AM

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Position Title: Occupational Therapist-Registered, .5 FTE Long Term Sub Purpose Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative (NLSEC) is seeking a talented and motivated Licensed Occupational Therapist to work with students in the Lake Superior School District (Two Harbors and Silver Bay) as a Long-Term Sub for the 2020-21 School Year. Date of Availability: Beginning of 2020-21 School Year Date Closing: Until Filled Qualifications, Education, and Experience: * State Certification to practice as evidenced by current state license as an Occupational Therapist. * Motor Vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation. * Graduation from an accredited program of occupational therapy * Experience working as an OTR preferred * Experience working in an education or school setting preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities * Must display knowledge in conducting diagnostic/assessment functions * Must show ability to work in team-making decision situations with parents, teachers, and administrators * Knowledge of occupational therapy standards and practices * Knowledge of school-based services, IEP paperwork, and MA billing process * Must possess strong written and verbal communication * Provide direct (hands-on) occupational therapy services for the purpose of demonstration and monitoring to children and students * Develop and provide a monitoring service for those children who may require occupational therapy services at a future date * Responsible for instructing other school personnel such as occupational therapy assistants, paraprofessionals, teachers, etc. in conducting regularly scheduled exercises/activities when appropriate Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards * Works in standard office and school building environment Travel Requirements * Travels between member districts and professional meetings is required. Equipment * Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone. See job description below for additional details Submit the NLSEC application found at nlsec.org<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fnlsec.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C9e68e1bf83d94d0363fc08d7d008fc7e%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637206609338208905&sdata=jHFnp%2BC320XKzB5QxnQpqSPDFOVcMCYx5TjU97ZRJOk%3D&reserved=0>, cover letter and resume, along with 2 letters of professional reference to Director of Special Education, Dena Hagen: dhagen@nlsec.org<mailto:dhagen@nlsec.org> OR mail to P.O. Box 40 Esko, MN 55733 OT Job Description Position Title: Occupational Therapist Reports To: Special Education Director License Required: A valid license granted by the Minnesota Board of Occupational Therapy. Summary: The Occupational Therapist provides services for students with disabilities who require occupational therapy as a related service to benefit from special education services. Qualifications: * Understand and implement special education due process procedures as specified in NLSEC and district Special Education Systems Manuals. * Organize and present ideas with clarity in written and verbal form. * Establish and maintain positive working relationships based upon mutual confidence and respect. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: * Referral and Identification * Attend district child study team meetings (self-initiated or as requested). * Maintain regular communication with the NLSEC Birth-age 2 Help Me Grow Coordinator. * Evaluation and Re-evaluation * Participate in initial evaluations of children ages Birth-age 2 who are suspected of having delays in motor development. * Conduct evaluations/screenings for students suspected of needed occupational therapy to benefit from special education services. * IEP/IFSP/IIP Planning * Attend Evaluation and IEP meetings * Develop a present level of motor functioning statement and motor strategies that integrate into student goals and objectives. * Instructional Delivery of Program * Implement occupational therapy services for students as determined by the IEP team. * Participate in decision making and monitoring of student specific strategies to increase student independence - IE sensory strategies, assistive technology devices. * Maintain organized working files on assigned students. * Maintain therapy documentation for MA billing. * Supervise therapist assistants as per state regulations. * Assist with supervision of paraprofessionals that provide follow up motor services to students. * Develop Care Plans to direct paraprofessional services for activities of daily living. * Attend motor team meetings in districts. * Interagency and Community Standards * Initiate and maintain communication with disability related community resources and medical providers. * Maintain student and family confidentiality. * Professional Development * Refine and develop job related professional skills through in-service training, professional reading and continuing education. * Serve on committees and professional groups that benefit the learning environment for students, therapists and other school personnel. * NLSEC * Attend Co-op staff meetings. * Attend Co-op therapy meetings. * Maintain organized working files on each student. * Regularly monitor student education plans for accuracy. * Keep current and accurate mileage, calendar records and time/effort. * All duties as assigned.

Position Title: 

Occupational Therapist-Registered, .5 FTE Long Term Sub 


Purpose

Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative (NLSEC) is seeking a talented and motivated Licensed Occupational Therapist to work with students in the Lake Superior School District (Two Harbors and Silver Bay) as a Long-Term Sub for the 2020-21 School Year.


Date of Availability: Beginning of 2020-21 School Year
Date Closing: Until Filled


Qualifications, Education, and Experience:

  • State Certification to practice as evidenced by current state license as an Occupational Therapist.
  • Motor Vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation.
  • Graduation from an accredited program of occupational therapy
  • Experience working as an OTR preferred 
  • Experience working in an education or school setting preferred 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must display knowledge in conducting diagnostic/assessment functions
  • Must show ability to work in team-making decision situations with parents, teachers, and administrators
  • Knowledge of occupational therapy standards and practices
  • Knowledge of school-based services, IEP paperwork, and MA billing process
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication
  • Provide direct (hands-on) occupational therapy services for the purpose of demonstration and monitoring to children and students
  • Develop and provide a monitoring service for those children who may require occupational therapy services at a future date
  • Responsible for instructing other school personnel such as occupational therapy assistants, paraprofessionals, teachers, etc. in conducting regularly scheduled exercises/activities when appropriate

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards

  • Works in standard office and school building environment

Travel Requirements

  • Travels between member districts and professional meetings is required.

Equipment

  • Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.


See job description below for additional details


Submit the NLSEC application found at nlsec.org, cover letter and resume, along with 2 letters of professional reference to Director of Special Education, Dena Hagen: dhagen@nlsec.org OR mail to P.O. Box 40 Esko, MN 55733



     OT Job Description


Position Title:   Occupational Therapist

Reports To:     Special Education Director

License Required:   A valid license granted by the Minnesota Board of Occupational Therapy.


Summary:

The Occupational Therapist provides services for students with disabilities who require occupational 

therapy as a related service to benefit from special education services.


Qualifications:

  • Understand and implement special education due process procedures as specified in NLSEC and district Special Education Systems Manuals.

  • Organize and present ideas with clarity in written and verbal form.

  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships based upon mutual confidence and respect.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Referral and Identification

  • Attend district child study team meetings (self-initiated or as requested).

  • Maintain regular communication with the NLSEC Birth-age 2 Help Me Grow Coordinator.


  • Evaluation and Re-evaluation

  • Participate in initial evaluations of children ages Birth-age 2 who are suspected of having delays in motor development.

  • Conduct evaluations/screenings for students suspected of needed occupational therapy to benefit from special education services.


  • IEP/IFSP/IIP Planning

  • Attend Evaluation and IEP meetings

  • Develop a present level of motor functioning statement and motor strategies that integrate into student goals and objectives.


  • Instructional Delivery of Program

  • Implement occupational therapy services for students as determined by the IEP team.

  • Participate in decision making and monitoring of student specific strategies to increase student independence - IE sensory strategies, assistive technology devices.

  • Maintain organized working files on assigned students.

  • Maintain therapy documentation for MA billing.

  • Supervise therapist assistants as per state regulations.

  • Assist with supervision of paraprofessionals that provide follow up motor services to students.

  • Develop Care Plans to direct paraprofessional services for activities of daily living.

  • Attend motor team meetings in districts.


  • Interagency and Community Standards

  • Initiate and maintain communication with disability related community resources and medical providers.

  • Maintain student and family confidentiality.


  • Professional Development

  • Refine and develop job related professional skills through in-service training, professional reading and continuing education.

  • Serve on committees and professional groups that benefit the learning environment for students, therapists and other school personnel.


  • NLSEC

  • Attend Co-op staff meetings.

  • Attend Co-op therapy meetings.

  • Maintain organized working files on each student.

  • Regularly monitor student education plans for accuracy.

  • Keep current and accurate mileage, calendar records and time/effort.

  • All duties as assigned.