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Gillette, Wyoming

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Job Description

This position is 6.4 hours a day/185 days


This position starts August 10, 2022


Purpose Statement:


The job of Occupational Therapist is done for the purpose/s of assessing students’ functional physical development level; planning, implementing, and evaluating appropriate treatment/s to meet individual student objectives (Individualized Educational Plan); providing information to family and school personnel for program development and student placement; providing information to instructional personnel on specific student issues; and providing direction to Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants.


This job reports to Assistant Superintendent for Special Programs.


Essential Functions


• Adapts equipment including computers for the purpose of providing optimal positioning and increased independence for special education students.

• Administers occupational therapy procedures and modalities at a variety of locations (including occasional home visits) for the purpose of achieving IEP objectives.

• Assesses students' fine and gross motor skills and functional abilities (e.g. perceptual-motor, hand functions, motor coordination, sensory development, muscle strength, etc.) for the purpose of determining program eligibility and developing recommendations for treatment, appropriate assentive devices and/or school placement.

• Collaborates with a variety of groups and/or individuals (e.g. parents, teachers, physicians, administration, maintenance personnel, team members, other professionals, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information, resolving issues and providing services in conformance with established guidelines.

• Develops treatment plans, interventions and/or educational materials for the purpose of remediating students’ motor skill deficits and ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations.

• Instructs paras, parents, students and staff on interventions (e.g. motor, visual, cognitive, orthopedic, environmental, etc.) for the purpose of providing information on medical/behavioral attributes, use of assistive devices and/or implementing plans for remediation of functional limitations.

• Interprets IDEA’s requirements for OT Services for the purpose of delivering services in conformance with established guidelines.

• Interprets medical reports for the purpose of providing information and/or ensuring that treatment/intervention plans are appropriate.

• Maintains files and/or records (e.g. progress reports, activity logs, billing information, treatment plans, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of information as required for reference and/or compliance.

• Oversees the work of assigned COTA’s for the purpose of providing guidance and ensuring that program objectives are achieved.

• Participates in meetings, workshops, and seminars (e.g. training, IEP’s, team meetings, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information.

• Prepares a wide variety of written materials (e.g. IEP goals, activity logs, program enrollment forms, correspondence, memos, treatment plans, reports, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference and/or conveying information.

• Researches resources and methods (e.g. intervention and treatment techniques, assessment tools and methods, community resources, etc.) for the purpose of determining the appropriate approach for addressing students' functional goals.

• Responds to inquiries (e.g. parents, teachers, staff, students, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and/or referral as appropriate.

• Transports supplies and equipment to a variety of sites for the purpose of ensuring the availability of items as needed.


Other Functions

• Assists other personnel, as may be required, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.


Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications


SKILLS are required to perform single, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applying assessment instruments; operating equipment used in occupational therapy strategies; operating standard office equipment including pertinent computer software; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and translating therapy data into meaningful educational activities.


KNOWLEDGE is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: age appropriate activities; concepts of grammar and punctuation; health standards and hazards; safety practices and procedures; stages of child development; abnormal development and medical diagnoses related to special Education funding categories; current OT treatment interventions; and pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws.


ABILITY is required to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather and/or collate data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined and similar processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with similar types of data; and utilize a variety of types of job-related equipment. In working with others, problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; working as part of a team; working with detailed information/data; and maintaining effective working relationships.



Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; and operating within a defined budget. Utilization of some resources from other work units is often required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to impact the Organization’s services.


Working Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 20% sitting, 40% walking, and 40% standing. The job is performed under some temperature extremes and some hazardous conditions.



Job related experience within specialized field is required.



Bachelors degree in job related area.



Certificates & Licenses

Licenser issues by the Occupational Therapy License Board of the State of Wyoming Valid Driver’s License


Continuing Educ. / Training

Maintain Licenser



Criminal Justice/Fingerprint Clearance TB Clearance

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