Occupational Therapy Jobs
Occupational therapy (OT) jobs in school districts is a related services included in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Children 3 to 22 years of age who meet criteria for special education services may be eligible for OT services. Service needs are determined upon completion of a school occupational therapy or physical therapy assessment and IEP team recommendation. School-based occupational therapists share in the decision-making process with the IEP team to determine how to meet the educational needs of individual students.
What is Educational-Based Occupational Therapy?
School-based occupational therapy is a support service to the student’s educational program. School-based occupational therapists assess the following areas in the context of the educational environment:
- Postural stability
- Self-help skills
- Fine motor skills
- Sensory processing
- Social and play abilities
- Visual motor and perception
- Task completion and organization
School-based occupational therapists use therapeutic activities that may improve a student’s ability to function within the school environment in the areas of self-help, work and play. Occupational therapy intervention may include adaptation of tasks or the environment in order to enhance student performance.
To apply for occupational therapy Jobs, you must ensure you meet the minimum requirements. Please review below. We look forward to working with you and matching your job needs with available job positions.
An earned bachelor’s or master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from a college or university accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).
A current and valid license issued by the California Board of Occupational Therapy to practice occupational therapy.
A current and valid certificate of registration in occupational therapy issued by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (nbcot.org).
How we work for you
When you apply with Advanced Care Therapy Group our job specialist creates an individualized profile for your job search. We understand that your job needs don’t necessarily look like everyone else’s. The job market is forever fluid and from one day to the next. Open positions and its details may have changed. We are constantly in communication with our school district personnel so we can be proactive and precise when we make job offers. We look forward to speaking with you and discussing options for your review. Please give us a call 800-555-ACTG or send us your resume on our applications page (Apply).