Occupational Therapist - Phoenix School District

Status: Full-time position

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Deadline Date:

Date Available:

Job Summary: Under the supervision of the Lead Occupational or Physical Therapist, the Occupational Therapist will administer screening tests and diagnostic assessments; participate in team evaluations, write goals and objectives, as appropriate, for IEPs; maintain required documentation for medicaid reimbursement and legal compliance; provide consultation to parents, administrators, teachers and related staff personnel; provide occupational therapy sevices through a range of service delivery models; participate in staff development activities.

Qualifications: Current license with the Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners.
Medicaid provider registration
Valid and current driver’s license
Fingerprint card

Duties: Assesses school site facilities for the purpose of ensuring accessibility in compliance with state and federal regulations.
Assesses students’ fine motor skills and developmental skills for the purpose of determining their deficits and developing recommendations.
Consults with teachers, parents, other personnel and/or outside professionals for the purpose of providing requested information, developing plans for services and/or making recommendations and/or referrals..
Facilitates and attends meetings for the purpose of developing plans and/or providing information regarding students’ functional goals.
Instructs staff, students and parents for the purpose of implementing plans for remediation of functional limitations.
Maintains files and/or records for the purpose of ensuring documentation for future reference in accordance with state/District policies and regulations.
Completes accurate and timely Medicaid reimbursement billing logs for direct occupational therapy services as indicated by district policies.
Maintains inventory of specialized equipment for the purpose of ensuring availability of equipment for student uses.
Participates in various meetings for the purpose of receiving and/or providing information and/or meeting credential requirements.
Prepares documentation for the purpose of providing written support, developing recommendations and/or conveying information.
Presents information on various topics related to occupational therapy for the purpose of educating parents, students, school personnel and staff.
Researches and coordinates resources and methods for the purpose of determining the appropriate approach for addressing students’ functional goals.
Schedules and coordinates students’ therapy programs for the purpose of implementing IEP requirements.
Performs screenings and observations of students for the purpose of determining the need for further individualized assessment.
Supervises occupational therapy interns and occupational therapy assistants in accordance with university, professional, and licensure rules.
Provides indirect and indirect services in accordance with each student’s IEP.

To Apply: Apply online at: www.phxschools.org

 

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