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Occupational Therapist - Full Time

Piedmont Regional Education Program (PREP)
Charlottesvilleq, VA Full-time
Posted on September 10, 2019

Occupational Therapist
2019-2020 School Year


Category: Teacher / Professional
Employment Type: Full-time
Building: Itinerant (multiple locations)
Location: Itinerant (multiple locations –Office 1434 Rolkin Ct. Charlottesville, VA)

Summary:
The Piedmont Regional Education Program (PREP) seeks to hire an occupational therapist. The occupational therapist may serve multiple localities within the PREP based on the needs of the overall program and participating localities (e.g. Albemarle, Charlottesville, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Green, Louisa, Madison, Nelson and Orange).

Salary Range: Professional Salary Scale: $48, 010 –$74,670
Salary is commensurate with years of related experience; advanced degree supplements are available as determined by the PREP Joint Board of Control

Primary Function:

Occupational Therapists(OT) are responsible for planning, implementation and assessment of individualized education program (IEP)goals for students with disabilities in participating school division. As a related service provider, the OT provides appropriate intervention to meet students'individualized needs in acquiring independence in functional skills to participate in and benefit from the educational environment. Good communication and interpersonal skills are necessary to collaborate with parents, educators, and other school support staff. Organizational skills and the ability to work independently are paramount.

Performance Responsibilities:

A. Professional Performance Objectives.
1. To comply with school and school board policies and regulations
2. To work cooperatively with the total staff
3. To relate positively to parents and to other community representatives
4. To demonstrate professional growth
5. To be prompt and accurate with required records and reports
6. To accept responsibilities as they relate to the accomplishment of job objectives
7. To use instructional and planning time effectively

B. Occupational Therapists Performance Objectives.
1. Complete evaluations, develop measurable goals and plan and implement therapeutic interventions at intervals determined by the individualized education program (IEP) team and/or as required by the Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia or other local, state or federal requirements
2. Communicate results of evaluations and reports to students, parents, staff and when appropriate, other professionals and agencies concerned with the student
3. Establish a system of documentation that is professional, efficient, and timely providing proof of accountability that conforms to state and individual agency policy including, but not limited to, individualized education programs, progress reporting, daily documentation, and Medicaid documentation when required
4. Collaborate, consult, teach and monitor professionals and paraprofessionals involved with the implementation of occupational therapy interventions
5. Provide consultation to schools and school divisions regarding students', staff and system needs
6. Attend school team and IEP meetings as appropriate
7. Attend PREP staff meetings and in-services
8. Supervise, monitor and evaluate the job performance of any assigned occupational therapy assistant or student as required by the Virginia Board of Medicine
9. Make recommendations regarding adaptive equipment needs and maintain an inventory of therapy equipment and supplies
10. Complete other duties as assigned

Evaluation:

  • Performance will be evaluated on the ability and effectiveness in carrying out the above responsibilities via the Teacher Performance Evaluation System.

Required Qualifications:
1. Graduation from an accredited occupational therapy program following successful completion of all fieldwork requirements
2. Passed the Occupational Therapy National Certification Examination and be licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine
3. Possess a National Provider Identifier(NPI) Number and be enrolled with Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS)as an Ordering, Refer- ring or Prescribing (ORP) Provider
4. Completion of at least 20 hours of continuing learning activities biennially as prescribed by the Virginia Board of Medicine to maintain licensure
5. Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds, walk an average of one mile per day, climb flights of stairs as needed, sit for extended periods in a car, and transition from standing to the floor and back during service provision.

Preferred Qualifications:

1.Three or more years' experience of pediatric work
2.Experience in a school setting

Reports To: PREP Executive Director

Posting Schedule
This position will remain open until filled.