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Occupational Therapist

Summary Information:
Employer: Lake Havasu Unified School District #1
Position Type: Administrative/Support
Categories: Occupational Therapist
School / Org: Lake Havas Unified School District #1
Location: Lake Havasu City, Arizona
FTE: Full-time
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: 001196
Posting Date: Saturday, 23 February 2019
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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Lake Havas Unified School District #1 is accepting applications for the following position(s)

Occupational Therapist GCA-R(63)

LOCATION: District Office


The Occupational Therapist is directly responsible to the building principal

• SUPERVISES : The Occupational Therapist will supervise the students assigned to his/her Caseload and assistants that may be assigned to help facilitate therapy.

Valid Arizona Drivers License
Certification by National Registration Exam
Valid license from the state of Arizona to practice Occupational Therapy
CPR/First Aid Certification to work with student
Physical Effort
Repetitive motion and eye strain through extensive utilization of computer hardware and software. May require lifting materials and supplies weighing up to 25 pounds.



Implementation to meet the IEP goals; Program planning and management.
Provide training to the appropriate persons to carry over therapy goals in the school setting.
Equipment/room maintenance
Conduct screenings, evaluations, and reassessments to help develop IEP.
Schedule students for evaluation and treatment.
Responsible for performing other job-related duties as assigned by the Special Services Director.
Ability to clearly write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals, ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of case managers, District employees, parents, and the general public.

SUMMARY: Evaluate students to determine their functional levels and identify specials needs. Plan and implement therapeutic activities to assist special education students to benefit from their educational experiences. Ensures all paperwork is completed in a timely manner to be in compliance and maintain funding.

Program services include the following: self help, functional mobility, environmental adaptations/adaptive equipment, positioning, motor functions, sensory processing and prevocational/vocational skills. Function as a team member for MET’s, IEP’s and maintain contact with school, family, physicians and agencies. Ability to plan and implement lessons based on school objectives and the needs and abilities of the students to whom you are assigned based on Arizona Standards. Possess the ability to speak clear and concise in written and oral communication with students, parents and staff members.

Report to the school nurse any injury to a student, staff, or self.
If there is an illness/injury, advise administration in accordance with policy.
Attendance – Report to work daily at times assigned, remain on duty through time prescribed.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Candidate must be able to perform duties of a rigorous work schedule, which includes lifting, moving, and positioning students (up to adult size) in providing occupational therapy services: bend, kneel and stoop on a regular basis; and stand for extended periods of time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of inservice programs for District personnel as they pertain to Child Find, Safety in the Work Place and Best Practices related to Occupational Therapy.

Pursue professional growth to provide current and effective therapy to students to allow them to progress and achieve IEP goals.
Ensure the code of ethics is a priority in professional and personal conduct.
Be involved on federal, state, and local committees as it relates to District business in area of responsibility.

DAYS: 187

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