Occupational Therapist

Cambridge City Schools

The East Central Ohio ESC is seeking an Occupational Therapist to work with students in Cambridge City Schools.  This position provides evaluations and therapeutic interventions to help students identified as having a disability benefit from the educational program.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Performs evaluations (i.e., screenings, assessments, etc.) and evaulates the needs of students based on all information available
  • Works with the intervention team to reach a consensus on a plan for identified students; helps prepare and implement IEPs
  • Develops a therapy schedule and works with staff to ensure that services are provided in the least restrictive educational environment
  • Prepares assigned therapy area, sets up equipment and requisitions supplies as needed
  • Follow all safety precautions when using therapeutic techniques and treatment; promotes the proper use, care and storage of supplies/equipment
  • Provides activities for students to increase strength, dexterity, coordination and endurance skills
    • Guides students in therapy regimens
    • Positions students
    • Monitors student use of therapy equipment
    • Teaches daily livign skills and methods to manage their environment
  • Devises or adapts equipment and fabricates splints to facilitate therapy outcomes
  • Implements effective pupil management procedures and collaborates with staff to implement behavior improvement plans
  • Provides guidance, communicates high expectations and shows an active interest in student progress; facilitates critical-thinking, problem-solving and creativity skills
  • Documents therapy progress, supervises the preparation of clinical records and submits reports on a timely basis
  • Consults with parents and support personnel to address student concerns
  • Schedules home visits when necessary to support therapy goals; provides families with information about proper techniques to assist with therapy exercises at home
  • Participates in conferences, staff meetings, and personal growth opportunities as directed

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Valid Ohio occupational therapy license/certificate
  • An ODE Pupil services registration or license (may be obtained upon hire)
  • Record free of criminal violations that would prohibit public school employment
  • Training and/or experience in behavioral management techniques
  • Compliance with drug-free workplace rules and Board policies

 

Interested candidates should submit a resume and letter of interest to Mel Cronebach, Executive Director of Student Services – melanie.cronebach@ecoesc.org.

To apply for this job email your details to nanette.mcfadden@ecoesc.org