On staff we have school psychologists, speech pathologist, speech pathologist assistants, counselors, behavioral specialist, occupational therapist and speech education directors. Essentially, we function as a Special Education team.
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The occupational therapist will implement school board and special education policies and procedures in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) for students with disabilities under the direction of the administration assigned to the Student Support Services Division. The occupational therapist will provide occupational therapy services to students with disabilities as outlined in the Individual Education Plan (IEP). The focus of therapy is not rehabilitative in nature, but viewed as needed educational support for students.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This list of Essential Duties and Responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.
1. Conduct assessments of students with disabilities to determine the need for educationally related occupational therapy services.
2. Analyze and review occupational therapy assessment reports presented to the IEP team for consideration of services.
3. Provide recommendations to IEP teams regarding the frequency and delivery for educationally related occupational therapy services, referral procedures, and protocols.
4. Plan, schedule, implement, and evaluate appropriate educationally related occupational therapy programs.
5. Monitor student progress and develop an appropriate treatment plan to meet individual needs of students.
6. Collaborate on the development of present levels, goals, and benchmarks in IEP team meetings. 7. Evaluate need for and provide training to staff and parents/guardians, as appropriate, for use of adaptive equipment to meet educationally related occupational therapy needs.
8. Develop a climate that promotes positive learning conditions.
9. Attend IEP meetings as appropriate
10. Maintain accurate records and provide annual progress reports as needed.
11. Work professionally with administrators, staff, parents/guardians, and community.
12. Maintain a safe and orderly therapy area.
13. Consult with outside agencies/therapists regarding therapy reports (parents/guardians permission).
14. Participate in other job-related duties and activities related to the position as assigned.