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Occupational Therapist

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Summary Information:
Employer: Indianapolis Public Schools
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Occupational Therapist
School / Org: Indianapolis Public Schools
Location Indiana
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN4600116918
Posting Date: 20 October 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Indianapolis Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Occupational Therapist

Location or Department: Special Education

Summary: Provides therapy services primarily as directed by the studentís Individual Education Plan by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Reviews physician's referral and studentís condition and medical records.

Conducts occupational therapy evaluations for students who are referred.

Participates/provides information to case conference committee as related to the occupational therapy objectives and goals.

Works with students on motor deficits as designated in the Individual Educational Plan.

Evaluates effects of treatment at various stages and adjusts treatments to achieve educational benefit.

Charts studentís progress data following each session.

Instructs the school staff in the appropriate implementation of occupational therapy objects needed to access educational programming.

Confers with school staff to obtain additional student information, suggest revisions in implementation and integrates occupational therapy with other aspects of the studentís educational environment.

Maintains and issues equipment.

Provides adaptations for the studentís educational environment.

Plans program involving activities such as manual arts and crafts.

Coordinates participation in sensorimotor, educational, and social activities designed to help patients or disabled persons develop or regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to disabilities.

Consults with other members of rehabilitation team to select activity program consistent with needs and capabilities of individual and to coordinate occupational therapy with other therapeutic activities.

Selects constructive activities suited to individual's physical capacity, intelligence level, and interest to upgrade individual to maximum independence, prepare individual for return to employment, assist in restoration of functions, and aid in adjustment to disability.

Teaches individuals skills and techniques required for participation in activities and evaluates individual's progress.

Designs and constructs special equipment for individual and suggests adaptation of individual's work-living environment.

Lays out materials for individual's use and cleans and repairs tools at end of sessions.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.

Technical Skills - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.

Interpersonal - Maintains confidentiality; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication - Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.

Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; Works with integrity and ethically.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions.

Innovation - Meets challenges with resourcefulness.

Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education / Experience:
Master's degree (M. A.) in Occupational Therapy and three to five years of school experience.

Language Skills:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Ability:
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as interest, proportions, percentages, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of word processing software.

Certificates and Licenses: Valid Indiana Occupational Therapist license.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.

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