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Position / Title: Occupational Therapist
Bargaining Unit:    NON-UNION Department/Location: Health Services
Work Days: 192 Reports To: Health Services Supervisor
JD Revision Date: 06/12/2023 Supervises: N/A

Function / Position Summary
To work with parents, students and staff in order to identify, evaluate and remediate educationally relevant therapy based upon a physician’s written orders.
Job Duties / Responsibilities

  • Assessments: Completes screening or “Request for Therapy Assistance” as asked by the educational team. Selects, administers and interprets assessments to determine functional skill level of students. Generates a written report for initial, reevaluation and annual progress reports in a timely manner and presents reports at IEP meetings. Establishes students’ goals and benchmarks and updates benchmarks according to Special Education guidelines
  • Service Delivery: Implements educationally relevant services for assigned caseload. Actively participates in team meetings, IEP meetings and student community appointments as indicated. Ensures equipment is properly fitted to students and in good working order. Completes safety checks per departmental guidelines. Organizes, shares and utilizes work area cooperatively.
  • Program Administration and Management: Prepares and efficiently manages a weekly schedule. Updates student caseload on department database monthly. Maintains complete working student files per departmental guidelines. Maintains a record keeping system for student attendance and progress. Evaluates the need for and requests equipment and materials necessary for safe service delivery. Updates inventory of equipment and supplies used in programming on department data base. Completes My Service Tracker and Time Study as required.
  • Consultation: Provides in-service training and information for teachers, staff members and parents, according to program needs. Provides written consultation reports and classroom programs for individual students, as needed. Promotes a positive atmosphere for constructive interchange and problem resolution.
  • Professional Responsibilities and Development: Represents Therapy Services in a professional and knowledgeable manner. Completes annual Therapist professional development plan and reviews with Department Supervisor. Attends and is proactively involved in departmental staff meetings. Participates in at least 2 departmental and/or district committees. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships. Pursues ongoing professional development.
  • Watches for student behavior that may indicate a problem (e.g., profanity, teasing, bullying, distress, etc.). Intervenes and/or reports concerns to an administration.




  • Appropriate Illinois certification for Occupational Therapy

Experience / Knowledge

  • Possess the ability to work with a variety of students.
  • Communicates effectively both verbally and written.
  • Demonstrates flexibility with job responsibilities.
  • Able to function with minimal supervision
  • Completed an accredited college program and maintains an Illinois State professional license in Occupational Therapy.
  • Previous Pediatric School based or clinic based occupational therapy position or field work experience is preferred.



  • This is a 10-month position.
  • Salary and benefits as established by the Board of Education.

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