Clover Park School District

ESA - Occupational Therapist (OT) - 20227314 (20227314)

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TitleESA - Occupational Therapist (OT) - 20227314
Posting ID20227314



FTE - 1.0





Job Title: Occupational Therapist                                                                                                                                       

Classification Level: Teacher Salary Schedule           


Reports to: Directors of Special Education

                 Building Administrator





The practice of Occupational Therapy uses activity and adapted surroundings to facilitate self-care activities, motor performance and sensory-motor skills to facilitate the student’s independent functioning and to decrease the effects of the handicapping condition on the student’s ability to participate in the educational process in cooperation with other staff members and parents.




Conduct and interpret informal and formal assessments of appropriate students, identified and referred for assessment, as having Occupational Therapy needs, through the use of the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) process.


Plan and implement educationally relevant therapy programs for eligible students.


Participate in the development of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) in conjunction with school personnel and parents.


Administer Occupational Therapy procedures and modalities, as related to educational needs, identified in the IEP, which will achieve the goals of the program established for each student.


Monitor and attend to behavior of students during Occupational Therapy services.


Coordinate Occupational Therapy services with those of other health and educational personnel and provide consultative services.


Participate in varied service delivery models (i.e. individual, group, consultative) in cooperation with the student, other school personnel, and the student’s family.


Evaluates students in terms of planned goals, revises intervention strategies as a result of the evaluation, and provides students with feedback on their progress.


Organizes and schedules assigned caseload at varied locations.


Request/recommend from the Special Education Department the basic Occupational Therapy equipment and supplies needed.


Continue professional educational development and participate in inservice activities for staff and support personnel.


Participate in policy formulation as it relates to Occupational Therapy services.


Maintain records and submit reports as required by law and district process and procedure.


Maintain, clean, utilize and transport Occupational Therapy equipment used for student’s therapy.


The essential functions listed above are not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.  The position may perform a variety of non-essential functions consistent with the scope and intent of the position.




Education and Experience


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4 year college.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to function as a team member with staff and parents in the development of student IEPs.
  • Ability to communicate and interact positively with all types of disabled students, professional associates, and patrons of the school district.
  • Knowledge of educational versus medical concerns needing assistance from Occupational Therapy.
  • Knowledge of Special Education service delivery models.
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations from programs providing services to children with handicapping conditions and Clover Park School District policies.
  • Knowledge of, and ability to maintain/clean, Occupational Therapy equipment.
  • Ability to initiate and maintain required and adequate student and office records.
  • Ability to follow established guidelines to supervise Assistants when appropriate.
  • Ability to regularly lift and push/pull 40 pounds and occasionally lift 60 pounds.
  • Ability to be flexible in regards to scheduling, school selections and assignments.
  • Ability to organize workload in two or more work locations on a daily basis.


Certification  and Licenses


  • Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Valid Washington Educational Staff Associate (ESA) Certificate
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License


Desirable Qualifications


  • Minimum of one year experience working with youth aged 3 to 21.
  • Working knowledge of computer software and ability to type at least 30 wpm.
  • Current First Aid/CPR
  • Willingness to participate in the educational preparation of students in professional and supportive levels of training in Occupational Therapy.




Work is performed at a regular elementary or secondary school building; may be various locations on a daily or weekly basis.  Exposure to normal amounts of dust and fumes from office machines and cleaning chemicals and occasional loud noises.  Ability to use arms, hands and fingers; lift and push/pull 40 pounds often; team lift 60 pounds occasionally; listen closely - more attentive than normal daily life frequently; and often bend, stretch, twist, walk or reach requiring recurring physical activity requiring more than ordinary strength or effort are all required.


FLSA: Exempt                                        


JOB CLASS: Occupational Therapist




Equal Opportunity Employer

Clover Park School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Address correspondence to one of the following individuals who have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination at Clover Park School District, 10903 Gravelly Lake Dr., SW, Lakewood, WA 98499-1341: Title IX Coordinator, Kevin Ikeda, Assistant Superintendent: (253) 583-5165, Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Brian Laubach, Deputy Superintendent: (253) 583-5050, Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Lori McStay, Executive Director for Human Resources: (253) 583-5087




Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary RangeAnnual
LocationSpecial Education

Applications Accepted

Start Date07/21/2021