Occupational Therapist

  • Barnwell County Consolidated School District 48
  • Nov 10, 2022
Other

Job Description

SUMMARY: Evaluates students to determine their functional levels and identify special needs.
Plan and implement therapeutic activities to assist special education students to benefit from
their educational experiences.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. Other duties may be assigned.
-Implementation to meet the IEP goals; Program planning and management
-Provide training to the appropriate persons to carry over therapy goals in the school
setting.
-Equipment/room maintenance.
-Program services include: self help, functional mobility, environmental
adaptations/adaptive equipment, positioning, motor functions, sensory processing, provocation/vocational skills.
-Function as a liaison and maintains contact with school, family, physicians and agencies.
-Screening, evaluation, and reassessment to develop IEP
-Formulate OT policies and procedures.
-Schedule students for evaluation and treatment

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Supervises students.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able
to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative
of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Certification as an Occupational Therapist.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
License from the State of South Carolina to practice OT

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals,
technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as
fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations
where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished
in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to
plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities
of students to whom assigned. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
with students, peers, parents and community; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or
oral communication.

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 regularly required to climb or balance;
stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand,
walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to
finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee must occasionally lift and/or
move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.

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 near moving mechanical
parts.

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT:
The terms of employment detailed in this job description are based on full time employment during an entire school year. Conditions of employment are adjusted for part time employees or individuals who are hired for less than an entire school year.

EVALUATION:
Performance of this job will be evaluated annually according to Board Policy.

The information contained in this job-description is for compliance with the American with
Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.
Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional
duties may be assigned.

District

Barnwell County Consolidated School District

School

Williston Location