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Mineral County Schools 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV 26726            Phone: 304-788-4200            Fax: 304-788-4204

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

MINERAL COUNTY SCHOOLS

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION:                                 CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:      Supervising OTR; Director/Coordinator, Special Education

FLSA/CONTRACT STATUS:     Exempt

EMPLOYMENT TERM:              Minimum 200 days annually, pursuant to WV Code §18-5-45; extended employment terms may be established by the Mineral County Board of Education.

SALARY:                                    Pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-2, in accordance with Mineral County Teacher Salary Schedule, commensurate with experience and education level.

EVALUATION:                            Performance in this position will be evaluated by the immediate supervisor and in accordance with WV State Code §18A-2-12, WV State Board Policy 5310 and Mineral County Board of Education Evaluation Policy.  

JOB SUMMARY:                        Provides direct service according to a written treatment plan/IEP under the supervision of the Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR)

 

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

       Follows supervision guidelines set by the West Virginia Board of Occupational Therapy;

       Maintains high standards of confidentiality, attendance, and flexibility while working cooperatively with supervisors and other employees;

       Possesses a working knowledge of Medicaid billing procedures;

       Maintains daily notes that reflect concise and accurate documentation skills;

       Plans appropriate interventions in both direct and indirect service delivery models;

       Assists in data collection and evaluation;

       Recommends modification of treatment approaches to the OT to reflect the child’s changing needs;

       Adapts environments, tools, materials, and activities according to the child’s needs;

       Communicates and interacts with other team members, school personnel, and families in collaboration with an OT;

       Develops and maintains a daily schedule, which includes sites, students/classrooms and other activities/duties and communicates the schedule to supervisor as changes occur;

       Possesses organizational skills and flexibility to accommodate a fluid schedule;

       Travels to and among schools to provide services;

       Lifts, transfers, and positions children and equipment as necessary to provide occupational therapy;

       Follows confidentiality procedures regarding students, parents/guardians, and staff members;

       Demonstrates behavior which reflects established professional responsibilities;

                     Adheres to Employee Code of Conduct as outlined in Mineral County School’s Policy 3210; and

                     Performs other duties deemed appropriate and assigned by the Superintendent and/or immediate supervisor(s).

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

       Hold an Associate Degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant;

       Be certified and licensed as a COTA through the West Virginia Board of Occupational Therapy

       Criminal background check conducted pursuant to WV Code §18-5-15c and/or §18A-3-10, as appropriate;

 To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below   are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed drugs while in the workplace.  Alcohol and controlled substance which affects employee productivity, safety or judgment in the workplace will not be tolerated.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach, stand, walk, lift, grasp, write, talk, hear, see, use technology such as computers and multimedia equipment, and use repetitive motions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently lift and/or move at least 10 pounds of materials.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff members.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Most commonly, the educational setting is indoors. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate (20-60 dB).

The information contained in the job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee.

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MINERAL COUNTY SCHOOLS: 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV. 26726      |      Phone: 304-788-4200      |      Fax: 304-788-4204
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