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Central Montana Learning Resource Center Cooperative

Lewistown, Montana

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215 Seventh Avenue South
Lewistown, Montana 59457


QUALIFICATIONS:1.Occupational Therapy Certification/ OTR/L
2.Ability to work cooperatively with a variety of medical and school personnel and function productively within each building
3.Ability to communicate effectively with parents
4.Ability to establish rapport with a variety of students


JOB GOAL:The occupational therapist will assess, diagnose, and provide OT services to students according to school-based OT guidelines. The occupational therapist will provide consultative services to assure students can access and benefit from educational programs.


1.Supervise school personnel on a consultative basis.

2.Maintain a current license and personal malpractice insurance.

3.Comply with and follow Montana Special Education Office of Public Instruction regulations, Montana state occupational therapy licensure regulations and the American Occupational Therapy Association code of Ethics.

4.Screen, evaluate, and re-evaluate referred students through a variety of standardized and non-standardized procedures appropriately selected to identify functional performance levels and participate in student’s ER either through written report, telephone, or in person.

5.Participate in IEPs for students receiving OT services.

6.Plan and implement treatment and or consultative programs for eligible students as stated in their IEPs.

7.Provide information to ER and IEP meetings using computer-based data management systems.

8.Develop, teach, and supervise OT monitoring programs for students, in compliance with accepted practices, and conduct therapies in the presence of school staff who will be responsible to support the students’ programming.

9.Submit quarterly reports on student progress toward meeting their annual fine/gross motor goals.

10.Suggest or design/construct adaptive equipment and devices needed by students (with approval of the director).

11.Coordinate occupational therapy programs of students with the educational program, home programs, and services of other disciplines.

12.Provide formal and informal in-service programs for teachers, parents, and appropriate school personnel.

13.Provide office personnel with weekly and monthly schedules and inform office personnel of any deviations from the schedule.

14.Attend and participate in appropriate committees related to evaluation.

15.Maintain an appropriate system of student referral, record keeping, and reporting recommendations.

16.Determine treatment priorities, appropriate caseloads, schedules and procedures for providing OT services.

17.Complete evaluations in a timely manner and provide reports to ER and IEP teams.

18.Provide Medicaid billing information and appropriate therapy documentation in a timely manner.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:1.0 FTE =187 days. Salary and work year to be established by the Board of Representatives.

EVALUATION:The performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board’s Policy on Evaluation of Professional Personnel.

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