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17 Jun 2022

Full-Time #51778 – OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

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

Job Description

Please Apply Here:

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

STUDENT EQUITY & OPPORTUNITY

Traditional 186 work days per year

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: Please see the DCTA Salary Schedule using the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GwGSeOg7KimPubM9LE3Rc3qxahOJOhQn/view 

Essential Functions and Objectives:

Administers and manages activities within a specific area of a responsibility. Serves as the subject matter expert and applies gained knowledge to execute, maintain and improve systems, programs, or processes.

Provides motor assessment as well as remediation, restoration, or compensation for decreased functional motor skills in order to maximize educational opportunities for students. 

Provides various support and conducts activities related to logistics, reporting, training, communications, and processes. Participates in the planning and implementation of new initiatives.

Assesses and troubleshoots escalated problems and applies expert understanding to resolve complex challenges of stakeholders; focuses on root cause identification in order to achieve systemic and sustainable improvement. Approves and documents exceptions for compliance record keeping and reporting.

Ensures appropriate key stakeholder involvement in planning, goal-setting, and implementation to achieve buy-in of work products. Ensures purposeful, positive and professional interactions and relationships with all stakeholders; enables consistent application of work products across the district.

Identifies opportunities for improvement, prioritizes, and recommends solutions to management. Implements approved enhancements to ensure consistency across the district. identifies opportunities to reduce costs; analyzes available data, trends, and feedback, and ensures compliance with expectations for optimal operation and goal achievement.

Evaluates students, identifies and documents goals, and participates in Intervention or Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings, providing direct motor-based occupational therapy services as directed.

Coordinates and communicates with teachers, staff, and parent(s) about student therapy plans and strategies that address motor skill areas such as but not limited to independent daily living skills, gross motor, functional mobility, fine motor, and visual motor.

Modifies the educational environment; provides adaptive equipment for student access; and trains classroom personnel to properly lift and transfer students, use adaptive equipment and wheelchairs, and provide other services.

Participates in meetings, conferences, and workshops and serves on committees.

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Certificate is required.

Colorado Department of Education Special Provider license in Occupational Therapy is required.

Current Colorado DORA Licensure is required.

Must have a Colorado Driver’s License and the ability to meet District insurability requirements.

– Experience with a pediatric population is preferred.

Proficiency with Google Suite.

Effective time management and organizational skills.

Ability to adapt to a changing work environment with a positive attitude and problem solving approach.

Demonstrates critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Effective communication skills, both verbally and in writing.

Ability to work independently within realm of job responsibility.

Works effectively as member of multidisciplinary team.

Ability to travel throughout the District.

Bilingual in Spanish or another language (select positions).

Education Requirements:

Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy is required.

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

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

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 81 days.

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