Occupational Therapist

The Occupational Therapist is employed by the District to lead the process in development, implementation, and coordination of the occupational therapy program.   OTs provide quality school-based occupation therapy services, which includes but is not limited to assessment/evaluation, intervention/treatment, IEP planning and implementation, discharge planning, related documentation, and communication between teachers, teacher assistants, relater service providers, and families. 


  • Current Idaho license as an Occupational Therapist
  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of strategies for students with autism, developmental delay, specific learning disabilities, and behavior disorders
  • Be a strong classroom support
  • Demonstrate strong skills in partnering with families
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of colleagues, parents, families, and community members
  • Be committed to meeting the needs of a diverse student population
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Excellent time-management skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently 
  • Adhere to a high level of professional and ethical standards

Primary Responsibility to:
Superintendent or Program Director

Secondary Responsibility:
Building Principals and Case Managers


  • Knowledge of occupational therapy theories, models of practice, principles, and evidence based practice 
  • Preferred knowledge in Sensory Integration theory and practices 
  • Knowledge of human development throughout the life span 
  • Ability to articulate the role of occupational therapy in the evaluation, intervention planning, and intervention process 
  • Ability to analyze tasks relative to areas of occupation, performance skills, activity demands, contexts, and student factors to implement the intervention plan 
  • Ability to recognize occupational performance deficits in the areas of personal care, student role/interactive skills, processing skills, play, community integration, and written communication 
  • Skill in gathering screening and evaluation data, completing checklists, histories, and interviews 
  • Ability to select, adapt, and sequence relevant occupations and purposeful activities that support intervention goals 
  • Skill in effective oral and written communication 
  • Ability to maintain safe environments, equipment, and materials 
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and progress notes 
  • Willingness to be educated and trained for specific program implementation 
  • Initiative, strong work ethic, and the ability to positively interact and collaborate in a team environment 
  • Complete thorough evaluation, including muscle tone, range of motion/mobility, orthopedic needs, movement analysis, perceptive/fine motor skills, sensory motor processing and functional activities of daily living. 
  • Educate and demonstrate (verbally or written) therapy techniques to parents that can be incorporated into the home 
  • Develop and implement IEPs to meet the individual needs of the child. 
  • Attend staff meetings, in-service training, and continuing education courses as appropriate or required. 
  • Assess and make recommendations regarding the use of adaptive equipment as needed and provide written justification. 
  • Responsible for timely documentation of evaluation results, progress reports, discharge reports, daily notes, service tracker notes. 
  • Maintain professional clinical competency 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Terms of Employment:
Salary is based on educational level, certification(s), and years of experience. Employees will be contracted yearly. Contracts will be renewed according to evaluations and staff interest.

Performance of this position will be evaluated periodically by the Director and in accordance with provisions of the board’s policy on evaluation.