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15 Sep 2021

Full-Time 48132 – PROGRAM MANAGER, OT/PT DEPARTMENT

Denver Public Schools – Posted by Denver Public Schools Denver, Colorado, United States

Job Description

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https://ltmwebprod01.dpsk12.org/ltmprod/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=7XX

STUDENT EQUITY AND OPPORTUNITY

Traditional 235 work days

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $71,481-$89,350

Essential Functions and Objectives:

Operational responsibility for managing and coordinating the full life cycle administration of a program within one or more functional areas. Facilitates leadership decision-making for program priorities, district support structures and resource allocation. Administers the execution, maintenance, projects’ implementation, change management, and cross-functional alignment of workstreams; ensures program and district compliance with relevant industry, state and federal regulations. 

Provides leadership and supervision for the Occupational/Physical Therapy program in alignment with department, division, and District goals.

Researches, strategizes and defines program architecture, projects, priorities, activities and operational procedures to continually draw incremental benefits of the program, in alignment with governance requirements and the overall program goals and objectives. Remains knowledgeable of, plans for, communicates and coordinates regulatory compliance activities with school and other support services departments.

Directs, administers, and evaluates program operations, policies and procedures relevant to the lifecycle of the program; ensures effectiveness and demonstrates outcomes beyond program establishment. Coordinates and tracks program expenditures and adjusts project activities, specifications, proposals, contracts and schedules to meet overall program objectives within budget. 

Sets and monitors new program priorities, including: objectives, benefits, key deliverables and resources. Manages long and short term work plans and schedules to track progress; ensures milestones are attained; identifies, analyzes and mitigates project risks, solving for project ‘road blocks’; assesses outcomes and lessons learned; provides timely and accurate project deliverables.

Establishes and cultivates relationships with key internal and external stakeholders; develops comprehensive communications strategies conveying information to ensure appropriate input and agreement to key decisions and program direction. Leads change initiatives; works closely with and influences project team members, provides mentorship and catalyzes strong collaboration among all resources involved.

Operational responsibility for managing and coordinating the full life cycle administration of a program within one or more functional areas. Facilitates leadership decision-making for program priorities, district support structures and resource allocation. Administers the execution, maintenance, projects’ implementation, change management, and cross-functional alignment of workstreams; ensures program and district compliance with relevant industry, state and federal regulations. 

Supervises and evaluates the work of staff therapists and technicians and the Occupational/Physical Therapy (OT/PT) supervisor.

Plans, coordinates, and conducts departmental meetings and professional development and oversees departmental committees and advisory groups.

Organizes and manages departmental staff-based budget, including payroll and school assignment full time equivalents (FTEs); develops and manages yearly departmental budget, including purchasing of assessment materials, therapy supplies, and therapy equipment.

Manages therapy supply stock and equipment, including the maintenance of large equipment, equipment database, and day-to-day supplies. 

Provides guidance, feedback, and advice to staff regarding educational OT/PT and related services, including role within the Response to Intervention (RtI) and Individualized Education Program (IEP) processes and knowledge of professional ethics and federal and state policies and procedures. 

Consults with staff, school personnel, and families regarding individual cases and potential additional student assessments as needed; supports staff at meetings regarding individual cases. 

Participates in hiring of OTs, PTs, and technician staff with a diverse committee; may work with outside contract agencies in the event of a staff shortage.

Collects and analyzes staff data related to caseloads/workloads and creates appropriate data reports. 

Provides guidance and support to therapy staff regarding departmental assessment materials.

Supports therapy staff in utilizing IEPs and student information and health software/platforms as they relate to OT and PT services.

 

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

A minimum of five (5) years of experience as a school-based occupational or physical therapist.

Minimum of three to five (3-5) years of experience as a supervisor or coordinator.

Current Special Services Provider License from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) with and endorsement in Occupational or Physical Therapy; Current appropriate Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) Licensure; Current National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Certification, if applicable Administrative license preferred but not required

Knowledge of the practice standards and ethical guidelines applicable to the position as outlined by professional organizations and/or federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations.

Extensive knowledge and expertise in programming and intervention for students with disabilities that have education-based motor development concerns, as well as from culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

Work style that yields high results when working independently or as part of a team.

Ability to foster effective relationships with district staff, schools, and external partners.

Ability to prioritize multiple projects and effectively handle multiple demands and competing deadlines.

Ability to develop, plan, and implement short and long-range goals, establish priorities, and organize resources.

Ability to professionally develop and support staff.

Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Inspired visionary who can foster/generate excitement, buy-in, and understanding with colleagues and employees outside of the team.

Ability to maintain complete and accurate records and develop meaningful reports based upon data, using data analysis to inform recommendations.

High degree of integrity in handling confidential information.

Knowledge of appropriate actions to be taken in emergency situations

Knowledge of federal, state, and local policies and procedures regarding OT and PT services and special education.

Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office products and/or Project Management Software/ Google Suite (e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint). 

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy, required. 

Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy, preferred. 

 

Additional Information:

Work Year Calendars (including accrued time off): http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/1129

– Benefits (including DPS contributions): http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/1397

– Compensation Structures: http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/244

– Employee must live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working for Denver Public Schools.  

 

About Denver Public Schools:

 

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.  

 

DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth.  Learn more at dpsk12.org.  

  

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

How to Apply

Follow the link to apply: https://ltmwebprod01.dpsk12.org/ltmprod/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=7XX

Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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