Occupational Therapist - Early Learning - 22/23 School Year

Northwest Regional ESD | Hillsboro, OR

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Posted Date 11/02/2022

Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve.

In line with our commitment to disrupting systemic racism, we acknowledge that research shows that Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and women are significantly less likely to apply for some positions, believing they must meet every qualification as described in the job description. At NWRESD, we value representation, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We know that sometimes that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described below. Position Title: Occupational Therapist
Department: Early Learning EI/ECSE
Location: Washington County Early Learning Sites (Hillsboro, Beaverton, Tualatin) TBD
Reports To: EI/ECSE Coordinator
FLSA Status: Exempt
Compensation: Per negotiated contract, Licensed Salary Schedule
FTE: 1.0 FTE

**MULTIPLE POSITIONS AVAILABLE** NW REGIONAL ESD'S MISSION STATEMENT: In Partnership with the communities we serve, Northwest Regional ESD improves student learning by providing equitable access to high quality services and support.

General Description:

This position evaluates and provides occupational therapy services to children who have mental and/or
physical disabilities and who are on a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or an Individualized Family
Service Plans (IFSP).

Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:

1. Holds current license as set forth by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
2. Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; minimum of two years experience working with
3. Meets State of Oregon licensure requirements for Occupational Therapy. Other certificates as determined
by District.
4. Proficient with database software, e-mail, internet software and word processing software.
5. Holds a current driver’s license.

Essential Functions: include the following. Performs some or all of the following tasks. Other
duties may be assigned.

1. Works collaboratively with parents and staff in support of the total educational program. Attends meetings
related to caseload.
2. Evaluates children to identify need for occupational therapy services and type/level of service.
3. Interprets data to design a treatment plan. Re-evaluates plan on annual basis via IEP or IFSP. Reevaluates
eligibility as needed.
4. Implements treatment plan for individuals or groups. Provides training to instructional assistants and
others within the educational plan.
5. Documents appropriate information as required (i.e., written evaluations, test results, progress reports,
notes, and other child records). Maintains confidentiality.
6. Confers with other professional and general staff members to coordinate, schedule and implement
occupational therapy goals and objectives within the educational plan.
7. Serves as resource for medically related information for parents, school staff and teachers.
8. Maintains communication with other professionals, general staff members, parents and other public and
private agencies (e.g., Children's' Services Division, Shriners) related to child's needs, progress and safety.
9. Provides training and supervision to child occupational therapy assistants, child occupational therapists
and certified occupational therapist assistants at school sites.
10. Fabricates and adapts specialized materials and devices to assist children to participate in their education.
11. Performs duties related to operation of occupational therapy department, such as maintaining, inventorying
and ordering supplies or equipment.
12. Keeps current in standards of practice to provide best service to the child. Maintains professional growth and development. Note: The description contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.

NWRESD believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. The administration reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary that still reflect the essential functions of the department. It is our expectation that every employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the ESD's goals.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve.

Northwest Regional Education Service District is proud to be an antiracist, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to race, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, religion, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law.

Northwest Regional Education Service District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment procedures for individuals experiencing a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at hrhelp@nwresd.k12.or.us. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

On August 19, 2021 Governor Brown ordered all public and private school teachers, educators, support staff, substitutes and volunteers to be vaccinated by October 18, 2021 or six weeks after FDA approval, whichever is later. Since the governor’s announcement, a COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech) has received regular Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval meaning October 18, 2021 is confirmed as the mandatory deadline for vaccination. "Fully vaccinated" is defined as 14 days after receiving all required doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine (currently two shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one shot of Johnson & Johnson vaccine).

Starting October 18, 2021, testing will no longer be an option as the alternative to vaccination. All Northwest Regional ESD staff, substitutes, contractors, interns and volunteers will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 per the August 19, 2021 order from Gov. Kate Brown. All staff members will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Exemptions may be made only for eligible medical or religious reasons. There will not be an option to opt out for other reasons or choose testing in lieu of vaccination, under the state mandate. In order to support students and families, the essential functions of this position may require physical presence in the workplace. All public health protocols will be followed.


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