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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST at Antioch Unified School District

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We are a unified school district serving more than 16,150 students in grades K -12. We have thirteen elementary schools, four middle schools, two comprehensive high schools, three specialized high schools, two alternative high schools and one K-8 school. We also offer a home schooling program, adult education courses and other unique programs to fit the needs of all students. Our school district employs approximately 1,100 certificated and nearly 900 classified employees. Antioch Unified School District is centrally located in the East Bay and provides ready access to scenic mountains, waterfronts, wine country, historical sites and the Pacific Ocean. Antioch is known as the “Gateway to the Delta” and is one of California’s oldest cities, with a diverse community of approximately 100,000. The Antioch Unified School District is a Merit System District. As such, final selection of our classified staff members will be made from candidates who have been placed on an eligibility list. Eligibility is determined via an evaluation and competitive screening/scoring of a candidate’s training and experience as demonstrated on the application and responses provided in the supplemental questions.

Job Information

Date Posted: 6/20/2019 Application Deadline: Until Filled
Employment Type: Full Time Length of Work Year: 10 Months
Salary: CSEA Hourly Range 156: Step A $43.79 to Step F $56.06 hour (Step details below) Number Openings: (At time of posting) 2
Contact: Terri Canada Email: TerriCanada@antiochschools.net
Phone: 925-779-7500 43730
FINAL FILING DATE: UNTIL FILLED
RECRUITMENT TYPE: PROMOTIONAL/OPEN
Job Description / Essential Elements: Print   
ANTIOCH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT CLASS TITLE: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of the Assistant Director-Special Education, develop, implement and provide individual and group therapy to enhance fine motor, sensory motor and other skills and development among identified students with disabilities; evaluate and develop occupational therapy treatment plans in response to student needs and disabilities; provide consultation and training to teachers, staff, parents and others concerning the development of student motor skills and related programs. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Develop, implement and provide individual and group therapy to enhance fine motor, sensory motor and other skills and development among identified students with disabilities; establish and maintain treatment and therapeutic goals and objectives to improve student functioning and enhance learning. Evaluate and develop occupational therapy treatment plans, programs and sessions in response to student needs and disabilities; monitor, evaluate and adjust individual treatment plans and therapy activities in response to student needs and progress. Provide consultation and training to teachers, staff and parents concerning occupational therapy and related students, treatment plans, principles, theories, standards, guidelines, requirements, practices, procedures, and perceptual motor, fine motor, sensory and self-care programs. Administer appropriate assessments to determine area of dysfunction for occupational therapy referral; provide individual treatment to correct specific areas of sensory motor and fine motor dysfunction. Reassess sensory motor development and other identified developmental needs using a variety of tools according to established standards and procedures; advise parents concerning student progress, areas of concern and student support activities. Utilize and adapt various therapeutic tools, equipment and materials such as fine motor equipment, mats, bolsters and games. Compile information and prepare and maintain various records and detailed written reports concerning students, treatment plans, goals, objectives, progress, evaluations, discharges and assigned activities. Communicate with students, staff, faculty, outside agencies and others to exchange information and resolve issues or concerns; refer students and parents to appropriate services to enhance and assist with student development. Operate a variety of standard office equipment including a copier, computer and assigned software; drive a vehicle to conduct work. Conduct in-services or other training programs for District personnel concerning the role of occupational therapy as an educational service, normal sensory motor development related to learning, identification of sensory motor deficits, and activities to develop student motor skills. Provide input and recommendations concerning the development of the District’s occupational therapy program. Provide recommendations for discharging students from occupational therapy services as appropriate. OTHER DUTIES: Perform related duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: KNOWLEDGE OF: Principles, methods, equipment and techniques of occupational therapy. Theory of physical and mental rehabilitation related to occupational therapy practices. Practices, procedures and techniques involved in the development and implementation of treatment plans, programs and sessions for individual students according to student needs and disabilities. Child growth and developmental disabilities, diagnosis and syndromes and applicable treatment and techniques. Policies and objectives of assigned programs and activities. Skeletal anatomy, neuromuscular function and dysfunction. Operation of therapeutic and adaptive equipment. Kinesiology and occupational therapy modalities. Oral and written communication skills. Record-keeping and report writing techniques. Health and safety regulations. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. ABILITY TO: Develop, implement and provide individual and group therapy to enhance fine motor, sensory motor and other skills and development among identified students with disabilities. Evaluate and develop occupational therapy treatment plans in response to student needs and disabilities. Provide consultation and training to teachers, staff, parents and others concerning the development of student motor skills and related programs. Identify and analyze areas of development and sensory motor dysfunction. Develop and implement treatment plans, goals and objectives to correct sensory motor dysfunction. Administer assessments to determine area of dysfunction for occupational therapy referral. Monitor, evaluate and adjust individual treatment programs and therapy activities in response to student needs and progress. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Operate a computer and assigned office equipment. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Meet schedules and time lines. Work independently with little direction. Plan and organize work. Prepare and maintain various records, reports and files. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to: bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy or related field and one year experience working with students with various disabilities in a rehabilitative setting. LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid Occupational Therapist Certification issued by the American Occupational Therapy Certification Board. Valid State Occupational Therapist license. Valid California driver’s license. WORKING CONDITIONS: ENVIRONMENT: Indoor and outdoor work environment. Driving a vehicle to conduct work. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate office and therapeutic equipment. Seeing to monitor student progress and read a variety of materials. Hearing and speaking to exchange information. Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to assist students. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally. Sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling heavy objects.

Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

Promotional/Open * The promotional group as well as the general public may apply. The promotional side of the eligibility list shall take precedence when certifying eligibles. Current Vacancies: 1 full-time & 1 part-time Hours / Days / Months: 40 hours week – 201 days - 10 Months & 15 hours per week - 180 days – 10 Months CSEA Hourly Range 156: Step A $43.79 Step B $46.01 Step C $48.34 Step D $50.79 Step E $53.36 Step F $56.06 REQUIRED DOCUMENTS – Completed Application, Resume & Supplemental Questions. Please apply here on Edjoin.org or visit the AUSD Classified Human Resources Office at 510 G Street, Antioch, CA 94509. You may also download an application and information at www.Antiochschools.net. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS, including any blank fields WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. A resume is required along with your application and answers to the supplemental questions. Any request for reasonable accommodations must be submitted along with your application packet. APPLICATION DEADLINE – UNTIL FILLED (applications reviewed weekly). The selection process will consist of an application screening for completeness and qualifications. Do NOT leave blank fields or refer to your resume on the application. If your application is accepted to move forward with the testing process, you will be notified via U. S. mail and/or e-mail of the date and location of the oral interview exam. Basic Function: Under the direction of the Assistant Director-Special Education, develop, implement and provide individual and group therapy to enhance fine motor, sensory motor and other skills and development among identified students with disabilities; evaluate and develop occupational therapy treatment plans in response to student needs and disabilities; provide consultation and training to teachers, staff, parents and others concerning the development of student motor skills and related programs.

Knowledge Of: Principles, methods, equipment and techniques of occupational therapy; Theory of physical and mental rehabilitation related to occupational therapy practices; Practices, procedures and techniques involved in the development and implementation of treatment plans, programs and sessions for individual students according to student needs and disabilities; Child growth and developmental disabilities, diagnosis and syndromes and applicable treatment and techniques; Policies and objectives of assigned programs and activities; Skeletal anatomy, neuromuscular function and dysfunction; Operation of therapeutic and adaptive equipment; Kinesiology and occupational therapy modalities; Oral and written communication skills; Record-keeping and report writing techniques; Health and safety regulations; Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy (see job description for full details). LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid Occupational Therapist Certification issued by the American Occupational Therapy Certification Board. Valid State Occupational Therapist license. Valid California driver’s license. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: Any combination equivalent to: bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy or related field and one year experience working with students with various disabilities in a rehabilitative setting. EXAMINATION: The selection process will consist of an application pass/fail screening and scoring. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An oral interview exam (weighted 100% of your score) will be conducted. Final selection will be made from those who achieve the three highest ranking scores on a promotional/open merged eligibility list.



      Promotional/Open * The promotional group as well as the general public may apply. The promotional side of the eligibility list shall take precedence when certifying eligibles. Current Vacancies: 1 full-time & 1 part-time Hours / Days / Months: 40 hours week – 201 days - 10 Months & 15 hours per week - 180 days – 10 Months CSEA Hourly Range 156: Step A $43.79 Step B $46.01 Step C $48.34 Step D $50.79 Step E $53.36 Step F $56.06 REQUIRED DOCUMENTS – Completed Application, Resume & Supplemental Questions. Please apply here on Edjoin.org or visit the AUSD Classified Human Resources Office at 510 G Street, Antioch, CA 94509. You may also download an application and information at www.Antiochschools.net. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS, including any blank fields WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. A resume is required along with your application and answers to the supplemental questions. Any request for reasonable accommodations must be submitted along with your application packet. APPLICATION DEADLINE – UNTIL FILLED (applications reviewed weekly). The selection process will consist of an application screening for completeness and qualifications. Do NOT leave blank fields or refer to your resume on the application. If your application is accepted to move forward with the testing process, you will be notified via U. S. mail and/or e-mail of the date and location of the oral interview exam. Basic Function: Under the direction of the Assistant Director-Special Education, develop, implement and provide individual and group therapy to enhance fine motor, sensory motor and other skills and development among identified students with disabilities; evaluate and develop occupational therapy treatment plans in response to student needs and disabilities; provide consultation and training to teachers, staff, parents and others concerning the development of student motor skills and related programs.

      Knowledge Of: Principles, methods, equipment and techniques of occupational therapy; Theory of physical and mental rehabilitation related to occupational therapy practices; Practices, procedures and techniques involved in the development and implementation of treatment plans, programs and sessions for individual students according to student needs and disabilities; Child growth and developmental disabilities, diagnosis and syndromes and applicable treatment and techniques; Policies and objectives of assigned programs and activities; Skeletal anatomy, neuromuscular function and dysfunction; Operation of therapeutic and adaptive equipment; Kinesiology and occupational therapy modalities; Oral and written communication skills; Record-keeping and report writing techniques; Health and safety regulations; Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy (see job description for full details). LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid Occupational Therapist Certification issued by the American Occupational Therapy Certification Board. Valid State Occupational Therapist license. Valid California driver’s license. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: Any combination equivalent to: bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy or related field and one year experience working with students with various disabilities in a rehabilitative setting. EXAMINATION: The selection process will consist of an application pass/fail screening and scoring. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An oral interview exam (weighted 100% of your score) will be conducted. Final selection will be made from those who achieve the three highest ranking scores on a promotional/open merged eligibility list.

          Comments and Other Information

          The Antioch Unified School District (AUSD) is committed to ensuring equal, fair, and meaningful access to employment and education services. AUSD prohibits discrimination, intimidation, harassment, and bullying in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of actual or perceived age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital, family or parental status, medical condition, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy and related conditions, race, religion, retaliation, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, Vietnam Era Veterans’ status, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other basis prohibited by California state and federal nondiscrimination laws respectively. Not all bases of discrimination will apply to both education services and employment. Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination and civil rights should be directed to the District's Title IX Coordinator: Christine Ibarra, Associate Superintendent, Educational Services, 510 G Street, Antioch, CA 94509, 925-779-7500 or by email at Christineibarra@antiochschools.net. A Merit System Employer / Equal Opportunity Employer Posted 6/20/19

          Comments and Other Information


          The Antioch Unified School District (AUSD) is committed to ensuring equal, fair, and meaningful access to employment and education services. AUSD prohibits discrimination, intimidation, harassment, and bullying in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of actual or perceived age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital, family or parental status, medical condition, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy and related conditions, race, religion, retaliation, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, Vietnam Era Veterans’ status, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other basis prohibited by California state and federal nondiscrimination laws respectively. Not all bases of discrimination will apply to both education services and employment. Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination and civil rights should be directed to the District's Title IX Coordinator: Christine Ibarra, Associate Superintendent, Educational Services, 510 G Street, Antioch, CA 94509, 925-779-7500 or by email at Christineibarra@antiochschools.net. A Merit System Employer / Equal Opportunity Employer Posted 6/20/19

           


          Application Deadline

          Until Filled

          Date Posted

          6/20/2019

          Contact

          Terri Canada
          925-779-7500 43730

          Number of Openings

          2

          Salary

          CSEA Hourly Range 156: Step A $43.79 to Step F $56.06 hour (Step details below)

          Length of Work Year

          10 Months

          Employment Type

          Full Time

          FINAL FILING DATE:

          UNTIL FILLED

          RECRUITMENT TYPE:

          PROMOTIONAL/OPEN