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Occupational / Physical Therapist

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Summary Information:
Employer: Chesapeake Public Schools
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Occupational Therapist
Physical Therapist
School / Org: Chesapeake Public Schools
Location Chesapeake, Virginia
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN23
Posting Date: 19 September 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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

Applicant Pool - Occupational / Physical Therapist

Calendar Days: 10 Calendar Months

Educational Requirements:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelors degree in occupational therapy or physical therapy and considerable experience as an occupational therapist or physical therapist.

Description:
Performs difficult professional work identifying and treating at risk students in order to minimize the impact of their limitations on their educational and life pursuits; does related work as required. Work is performed under general supervision.

- Evaluates special needs of students; designs and implements appropriate therapies; prepares and maintains appropriate records;
- Consults with classroom teachers, parents and school personnel regarding special needs students;
- Evaluates children's needs, identifying those requiring therapy services;
- Prepares IEPs, schedules and coordinates services and staff;
- Chooses activities to develop any of the following skills: gross motor, fine motor, perceptual, visual motor, sensory system integration, positioning, feeding, range of motion, muscle tone, daily living, etc.;
- Coordinates students' programs to maximize learning;
- Assists with modification of school tasks to accommodate the needs of students;
- Provides direct student instruction as needed;
- Reviews IEPs, evaluation, assessment and progress reports;
- Maintains specified records on each student referred, evaluated and/or recommended for on-going treatment;
- Orders appropriate equipment for school treatment areas;
- Performs related tasks as required.

Other Information:
Thorough knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of specialty area; thorough knowledge of the principles and methodology of providing effective therapy for special needs students; thorough knowledge of school division rules, regulations and procedures; ability to establish and maintain standards of behavior; ability to deliver articulate oral presentations and written reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, students and parents.

Considerable experience as an occupational therapist.

Possession of or ability to acquire appropriate license(s), certificate(s), and/or endorsement(s) for position as required by the Commonwealth of Virginia and School Board.

Working Conditions:
Nonessential:
* Exertion of up to 50 pounds of force.
* Exertion of up to 20 pounds of force.
* Exertion of up to 10 pounds of force.
* Work requires balancing.
* Work requires stooping.
* Work requires kneeling
* Work requires crouching.
* Work requires crawling.
* Work requires reaching.
* Work requires standing.
* Work requires pushing.
* Work requires pulling.
* Work requires lifting.
* Work requires using fingers.
* Work requires grasping
* Works requires feeling.
* Vocal communication required to convey instructions.
* Hearing required to perceive info at normal levels
* Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing data.
* Visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts
* Visual acuity is required in use of measuring devices.
* Assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arms length.
* Visual acuity is required for determining accuracy of work.
* Observing general surroundings and activities.
* Exposure to bloodborne pathogens possible.



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