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Assessment • demonstrates knowledge of formal and informal assessment procedures • selects appropriate assessment instruments • conducts assessments appropriately • interprets assessment information accurately • demonstrates knowledge of the screening/referral evaluation process • conducts ongoing assessment of instructional/therapeutic goals and objectives Provision of Instruction/Therapy/Counseling • demonstrates an understanding of the content area • defines and/or revises specific and sequential goals and objectives appropriate for student, based on assessment • develops long range plan according to instructional/therapeutic sequence • demonstrates daily preparation to achieve IEP goals and objectives • selects, prepares and/or adapts materials to meet individual student’s needs • organizes time, space, materials, equipment for instruction/therapy • plans for substitute and has materials available at all times (when applicable) • employs a variety of techniques, methods and materials appropriate for student needs • demonstrates effective individual and group behavior management techniques Communication Techniques • communicates in an effective, constructive and positive manner with students and parents • interacts positively and effectively with school personnel, including supervisors, administrators, teachers, auxiliary staff, building secretaries, etc., as an effective team member • promotes positive public relations Management Tasks • facilitates, coordinates and/or schedules for teacher/therapist, classroom paraprofessional, student, district personnel • manages and coordinates require meetings/conferences • manages and coordinates required paperwork • trains, supervises and evaluates paraprofessionals (when applicable) • completes, monitors and/or forwards pupil data as required Professionalism • Follows policies and procedures of SWCCCASE • Demonstrates professionalism while setting examples for students • Demonstrates continual assessment of personal and program effectiveness, responds effectively to feedback • Actively participates in the evaluation process • Demonstrates flexibility and is adaptable to change • Uses judgement appropriately • Conducts self in appropriate and ethical manner • Treats others with respect and dignity • Participates in professional growth activities • Maintains a clean work area • Dresses appropriately Communication Skills • Performs as an integral member of the educational team • Maintains confidentiality in matters related to this position • Relates in a helpful, positive, and efficient manner with peers, supervisors, and all those in contact with SWCCCASE


Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy or related area with a certificate in occupational therapy Current Illinois licensure as an occupational therapist Current AOTA registration Verification of prior therapy experience


Length of employment, salary and benefits determined by the Board of Directors of SWCCCASE

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