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Occupational Therapist

Job Title:

Occupational Therapist

Grade Level/Terms of Employment:

Teacher’s salary scale / 11 Month (230 days) Contract

FLSA Status:


Work Location:

Exceptional Education

Immediate Supervisor:

Senior Related Services Provider


General Description: 

The Office of Exceptional Education strives to provide a continuum of services to ensure that all students have a quality education that meets their unique needs and prepares them to be productive, contributing members of a global society.  The Occupational Therapist will serve as a part of a team of related service providers who support students in accessing their educational program within the comprehensive and/or private day school environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Functions as a member of multi-disciplinary teams to evaluate student function, identifying those requiring school-based therapy services, appropriate programming and on-going progress
  • Evaluates needs of students, designing and implementing appropriate therapies, preparing and maintaining appropriate records
  • Chooses activities to improve student performance in the skill areas (i.e. gross motor, fine motor, perceptual, visual motor, sensory system integration, positioning, feeding, daily living, etc.) necessary for accessing curriculum, learning and functioning within the school environment
  • Identifies, acquires and supports use of accommodations or equipment necessary to facilitate student access to curriculum
  • Assists with modification of school tasks to accommodate the needs of students 
  • Reviews and participates in development of IEPs, evaluation, assessment and progress reports 
  • Maintains specified records with data on each student referred, evaluated and/or identified for on-going occupational therapy services
  • Submits records, reports and assignments promptly and efficiently
  • Establishes and monitors caseloads, procedures, and resources to manage school-based occupational therapy services
  • Provides other related, direct services through a variety of methods (e.g., classroom presentations, in-services to staff/parents, etc.) as needed
  • Adheres to the ethical standards and codes of the profession and to the established rules, regulations, and laws governing special education programs  
  • Participates in activities that promote professional development and use clinical/educational research to enhance direct services
  • Supports and implements district policies, regulations, procedures, and administrative directives


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in occupational therapy, from an accredited university
  • Appropriate license as required by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Health Professions
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a National Provider Identification (NPI) number prior to employment  
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of school based occupational therapy services
  • Excellent organizational, and oral and written communication skills  
  • Bilingual skills to include Spanish, preferred
  • Ability to work independently and to effectively handle multiple school assignments 
  • Possession of a valid Virginia Driver’s License and use of a personal vehicle