Job Description

    Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant JobID: 2618
  • Position Type:
    Exceptional Student Services

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Various Locations

  • Closing Date:

  •   Additional Information:

    TITLE: Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Licensed

    CLASSIFICATION: Special Needs Department – Certified Non-Teaching

    REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent for Special Needs and the District Occupational Therapist

    SUMMARY: The certified occupational therapy assistant will provide occupational therapy treatments for special needs students.


    1. Meet regularly with supervisor in accordance with guidelines established by the American Occupational Therapy Association: close – daily, direct contact at the work site; routine – direct contact at least two weeks at the work site with interim supervision occurring by telephone or written communication; general – monthly, direct contact with supervision available as needed; and minimum – supervision on an as-needed basis.
    2. Meet regularly with supervisor based on COTA’s level of performance: entry, intermediate, and advanced and experience.
    3. Design and implement treatment plan for students.
    4. Provide activities and treatments to achieve the goals designed for the student.
    5. Report and document all sessions in a therapy log using progress notes.
    6. Contribute information and standardized test results for evaluation and ongoing student assessment.
    7. Provide information as a team member to help to identify individual levels of functionality and future needs of students.
    8. Attend inservice training for continued professional development.
    9. Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

    Completed two-year college coursework in occupational therapy.

    Passed the national certification examination and received the certificate for occupational therapy from the American Occupational Therapy Certification Board.
    Occupational Therapy License from the State of Arizona Licensing Board.

    Previous experience in working with individuals with physical and special needs.

    • English proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, teachers, parents, and administrators of the targeted community.
    • Able to work with detail and have patience and understanding of the basic learning process.
    • Good emotional and physical health.
    • Able to bend, lift 40 pounds, and stand and walk for extended periods of time.

    The work environment is the normal school setting; the noise level ranges from quiet to loud, but is usually moderate. The playground setting can include exposure to dirt, dust, and extreme seasonal temperatures.

    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Nine-month year, employee benefits in accordance with Board policies.

    EVALUATION: Performance to be evaluated in accordance with Board policy on evaluation of classified staff.

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