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Educational Service District 112

Longview , WA

Occupational Therapist - Quest Academy Day Treatment Center

Educational Service District 112
Longview, WA Part-time
Posted on February 8, 2019
General Responsibilities Reporting directly to the Day Treatment Program Director, the Occupational Therapist develops, implements and coordinates an occupational therapy program for children with a range of mild to severe disabilities. The Occupational Therapist serves as a member of the education team assigned to support special education children. The Occupational Therapist serves as liaison with medical and community service providers on behalf of children with disabilities and their families. Assignment/Location: This position is part time, 180 contracted days on the school year schedule and will serve Quest Academy Day Treatment Center in Longview, WA. Essential Functions/Other Functions Essential Functions: Provide education and support to teachers, Day Treatment staff, parents and other care givers about occupational therapy services. Develop, implement and coordinate an occupational therapy program for children with disabilities consistent with the Individual Education Plan (IEP)/Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) goals. Conduct occupational therapy assessments. Review assessment finds with parents and the education team. Provide direct service to children. Monitor ongoing treatment records. Evaluate and report on children's progress. Advise, instruct and assist education staff to implement occupational therapy plans. Facilitate the procurement, fabrication, modification and adjustment of adaptive equipment/assistive technology for occupational therapy services. Serve as a member of the education team to help address the needs of children. Other Functions: Other duties as assigned. Works cooperatively with local district and/or private agency administration and staff, fulfilling responsibilities as a member of the program or facility. Maintains a safe, therapeutic environment for students. Minimum/Preferred Qualifications & Skills Minimum Qualifications: Hold or eligible to hold a valid Washington State ESA occupational therapist certificate. Hold or eligible to hold a valid Washington State license to practice occupational therapy. Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in a special education public school setting or with pediatric populations. Experience interpreting state and federal special education law. Working Conditions/Employment Requirements Working Conditions: Day Treatment program setting. Physical ability to transfer and/or lift children and equipment. Sit, stand, stoop to attend to student needs and to provide instruction. Strength and agility to assist in physically maintaining a safe learning environment to include emergency response protocols in compliance with Washington State WACs. Exposure to communicable diseases found in children and adolescents. Students may use challenging or offensive verbalizations toward staff and other students with potential for escalation to physical aggression. Employment Requirements: Successful completion of a criminal history and fingerprint check through the Washington State Patrol and FBI. Educational Service District 112 is an Equal Opportunity Employer