CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT

North Adams Public Schools - Multiple Locations

North Adams Public Schools

North Adams, Massachusetts

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Job Description

This position is for the school year only.

Job Goal:Focus on enabling students to engage in daily life activities at school that they find meaningful and purposeful. Occupational therapy is a related service that is designed to assist a child with a disability to access the general curriculum in the least restrictive environment as much as possible.

Supervision:Reports to the Occupational Therapist and the Director of Student Support Services.

Performance Responsibilities:

Planning and implementing occupational therapy intervention programs in collaboration with the supervising occupational therapist
Collaboration and communication with other members of the educational team
Participation in team meetings relevant to supporting the student with identified special needs within the school
Participation in instructional support/pre-referral activities that do not involve screening or evaluation
Plan and implement occupational therapy interventions meeting the individual’s specific goals and objectives as stated in the IEP
Provision of training to members of the educational team for implementation and carry over of student’s program
Plan and implement accommodations as outlined in the IEP or 504 plan with supervising occupational therapist
Documentation of student intervention notes and attendance
Develop and use of adapted materials that enable the student’s school participation
Documentation of progress reports and annual summaries in conjunction with supervising occupational therapist
Contribute to the collection of evaluative data in the re-evaluation process (not initial evaluations) as deemed appropriate by the supervising occupational therapist
Communication with the supervising occupational therapist about caseload and intervention programs
Collaboration with educational staffing regarding implementation of student intervention programs

Special Knowledge/Abilities For Position:The position requires the applicant to be fluent in Microsoft Word. The applicant must possess basic computer skills, as well as, strong interpersonal skills. Must be able to work with various electrical equipment, such as high or low volt electrical stimulator, ultrasound and other machines. Must be able to handle more than one task or patient at a time. Must be able to organize time efficiently.

The Committee's policy of nondiscrimination will extend to students, staff, the general public, and individuals with whom it does business; No person shall be excluded from or discriminated against in admission to a public school of any town or in obtaining the advantages, privileges, and courses of study of such public school on account of age, race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or homelessness.
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