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The San Diego County Office of Education is recruiting to fill one (1) vacancy for Occupational Therapist for Student Services and Programs - South County SELPA (Special Education Local Plan Area). This position will be assigned to districts throughout South San Diego County.
The Occupational Therapist participates as a member of a transdisciplinary team assessing students to determine current levels of motor development, areas of family concern, and the child's developmental areas of need. Incumbents in this classification will be assigned to work with preschool, K- 12 students, and young adults enrolled in a transition program through a SELPA.
The South County SELPA coordinates special education program development and student placements for more than 11,000 students from birth through age 22. We operate in the southern region of San Diego County and member districts include the elementary and high school districts of Coronado, Chula Vista, National, San Ysidro, South Bay, Sweetwater and the San Diego County of Office programs.
This recruitment will be used to create an eligibility list which will be used for a six month period to fill these vacancies and any future vacancies in this classification.
SDCOE provides excellent fringe benefit plans for regular employees including medical and life insurance plans, paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave benefits. https://www.sdcoe.net/work-sdcoe
Salary: Classified Support Grade 67: $40.94 - $52.25 per hour
Length of Work Year: 12 months/year, 189 work days plus up to 16 holidays, 8 hours per day
Main Office Location: SELPA Office: 680 L. Street Ste. E Chula Vista, CA 91911
This position requires verification of certification by the National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) prior to appointment and a valid California Board of Occupational Therapy license. Registration with the American Occupational Therapy Association is required.
A typical qualifying experience would include: previous work experience with young children; experience working in a variety of settings including clinic, school, and home; and experience working as a member of a transdisciplinary team. Additional experience working collaboratively with families, and in teaching, is desirable.
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Please note that your completed online application must include all of the required supplemental documentation. Emailed or faxed supplemental documents will not be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Employment with the San Diego County Office of Education is contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer background check and physical exam, which includes a drug and alcohol screening. All required California Credentials (if applicable, as issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing) must be confirmed prior to employment with SDCOE. The San Diego County Office of Education is an equal opportunity employer. Because each person is born with inherent worth and dignity, and because equitable access and opportunity are essential to a just, educated society, SDCOE employee commitments include being respectful of differences and diverse perspectives, and being accountable for ones actions and the resulting impact.
Participates as a member of a transdisciplinary team assessing infants, young children, K – 12 students, and adults (up to age 22) to determine current levels of motor development, areas of family concern, and the child's developmental areas of need. Incumbents in this classification may be assigned to work with either infants and young children in a home-based or preschool program through the HOPE Infant and Family Support Program OR to work with preschool, K- 12 students, and young adults enrolled in a transition program through a special education local plan area (SELPA).
Because each person is born with inherent worth and dignity, and because equitable access and opportunity are essential to a just, educated society, SDCOE employee commitments include being respectful of differences and diverse perspectives, as well as being accountable for their actions and their impact.
This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee assigned to the position. This description is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions associated with the position. Incumbents may be required to perform any combination of these duties. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
• Incumbents in this classification may perform any combination of the following duties depending upon program assignment:
• Collaborates with transdisciplinary team members to provide individual, in-depth assessment of infants, students, and young adults to determine the nature and extent of motor disabilities.
• Writes assessment reports describing the motor development of infants, students, and young adults.
• Provides on-site interpretation and summaries of assessment results to families and facilitates family identification of service plan and goals.
• Participates in the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting to develop/update annual goals and short-term objectives.
• Consults with family and staff on the appropriate implementation of educational programs as they relate to the development of motor skills.
• Recommends appropriate materials designed to facilitate the development and family care of infants, students, and young adults with motor disabilities.
• Demonstrates educational and developmental strategies to children and families, in the home, Toddler Schools, and school sites.
• Suggests appropriate activities to accomplish motor goals set in the IFSP or IEP.
• Communicates with other therapists and professionals in community agencies serving young children, students, and young adults.
• Provides training for staff in area of specialty.
• Participates in local and state presentations as necessary.
• Performs related duties as required.
CREDENTIALS, CERTIFICATES, LICENSES OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Verification of certification by the National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) is required prior to appointment. A valid California Board of Occupational Therapy license is required.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of:
The intellectual, sensory, and physical development of young children Techniques used in the assessment and treatment of disabilities
The educational and developmental needs of young children with specific disabilities
Apply occupational therapy techniques in the treatment of children with disabilities
Make accurate assessments of the developmental status and educational needs of young children
Work collaboratively in transdisciplinary teams Work collaboratively with families
Make oral presentations to large and small groups Communicate effectively orally and in writing
Work effectively with individuals from various ethnic and cultural groups
Work effectively independently and as part of a team with minimum supervision Organize and prioritize work
Exercise appropriate judgment in making decisions Maintain confidentiality of information
Demonstrate attendance sufficient to complete the duties of the position as required Complete routine tasks thoroughly, accurately and with attention to detail
Office, home or classroom setting.
Ability to travel to and from school/work sites as job requires.
Must be able to hear and speak to exchange information; see to perform assigned duties; sit or stand for extended periods of time; possess dexterity of hands and fingers to operate equipment and perform assigned duties; kneel, bend at the waist, and reach overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally, to retrieve and store files and supplies; lift and move moderately heavy objects and assist with infant, student, and young adult positioning (up to adult size).
Education and Experience:
Training and experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities detailed above. Registration with the American Occupational Therapy Association is required. Typical qualifying experience would include: previous work experience with young children (ages birth to three); experience working in a variety of settings including clinic, school, and home; and experience working as a member of a transdisciplinary team. Additional experience working collaboratively with families, and in teaching, is desirable
Certificates, Licenses, Credentials:
National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
California Board of Occupational Therapy license
Registration with the American Occupational Therapy Association
Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
Physical Exam including drug screen
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Salary Grade: Classified Support, Grade 038
Personnel Commission Approved: 06/97
Revised: 04/01, 05/02; 10/03; 2/07
Chula Vista, CA