Job Goal: Occupational therapists work toward developing functional skills that allow students to access the general curriculum. The occupational therapist works with students with fine motor deficits to aid them in acquiring the skills or the compensatory skills in the areas of fine motor, sensory motor, visual motor and visual perceptual, and self-care.
Performance Responsibilities: 1. Participates in the child study, referral and IEP process as requested and appropriate. 2. Makes scheduling decisions for service delivery based on individual student and school needs. 3. Utilizes an approach that encourages student participation in the least restrictive environment. 4. Exhibits knowledge of clinical theory and its application as it relates to the student's educational needs. 5. Participates in the selection, design and/or construction of necessary adaptive equipment. 6. Responds to requests for consultations on students or consults on specific program needs. 7. Responds to evaluation referrals for students with disabilities. The therapist selects appropriate evaluation tools, evaluates students, interprets findings, and reports results. 8. Completes portions of the IEP pertaining to assessment findings and present levels of functioning, assistive technology and accommodations and modifications. 9. Maintains records on students including progress monitoring. 10. Maintains a current schedule which is shared with assigned schools and the Department of Special Programs. 11. Supervises Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTAs). 12. Participates in the clinical supervision of occupational therapy students and occupational therapy assistant students. 13. Recommends equipment, materials, and test supplies necessary for assigned schools and students. 14. Serves on committees that benefit the learning environment for students, therapists, and other school personnel that may include the assistive technology team and infant assessment team. 15. Travels to assigned schools
1. Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. 2. Colorado certificate/license with K-12 occupational therapy endorsement. 3. Successful experience working with school age children. 4. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.
Additional Salary Information: Salary:
Certified salary is based upon degree status and years of experience. Horizontal advancements are based upon "Graduate" level credits and staff development hours obtained after the last degree was conferred.
One year of credit will be provided for each year of approved outside teaching experience up to a maximum of eight (8) years (earned within the past 12 years).
Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight spans an area of approximately 150 square miles. The city of Fountain, Fort Carson Military Installation, Rock Creek Township, and several surrounding rural areas all fall within the District parameters. Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight has experienced consistent growth.
Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight includes eight elementary s...chools and one dedicated preschool. Four of the elementary schools and the preschool are located in the city of Fountain (Aragon, Jordahl, Mesa, Eagleside Elementary schools, and Conrad Early Learning Center) while the other four elementary schools (Abrams, Patriot, Mountainside, and Weikel Elementary schools) are located on Fort Carson. The district has two middle schools. Fountain Middle School is located in the city of Fountain and Carson Middle School is located on Fort Carson. The district’s two high schools, Fountain-Fort Carson High School and Lorraine Secondary School, are both located in the city of Fountain.
Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight boasts award-winning and nationally recognized schools. District Eight is recognized by Colorado Government officials and the State Board of Education as a leader in student achievement. The District is a model for lowering the achievement gap for minority students and low socio-economic children.