Terms of Employment: continuing contract for the 2023-2024 school year with salary (Base, TRI, Ext Day, Class Funds, Start Up, PLD) and benefits provided as described in the benefit section below. At present, salary is based on the 2022-2023 salary schedule.
Other possible Supplemental contracts:
Department Chair $1,550.10 $2,743.36
Advisor Stipend $2,799.11 $8,073.94
National Board Stipend $3,611.00 $6,019.00
Prep Buyback $58.23 $112.31
Extended Day by Time sheet $41.59 $80.23
4 Year Degree
Essential Functions: * Participate as a member of a building team in the assessment and evaluation of students. * Conduct diagnostic assessments, identify needs, prepare therapy plans and participate in eligibility and IEP conferences. * Based upon student assessment, develop and implement Individualized Education Plans * Provide therapeutic services to students with identified OT needs. * Work collaboratively with special education and general education teams in developing and delivering OT services to support motor skills relevant to educational performance. * Monitor student's progress in therapy and generate progress reports and complete Medicaid electronic logs for eligible students. * Direct COTA, if assigned. * Consult and communicate with other professionals and students' families regarding the needs of students. * Work effectively and cooperatively with parents, teachers, administrators, support staff, and community. * Understand and use a variety of assistive technologies and programs. * Manage and maintain equipment, supplies, and student records * Participate in personal ongoing professional development. * Maintain student records and confidentiality. * Participate in State, Federal and District testing requirements. * Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: * Bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited occupational therapy school and valid Washington ESA certification as an Occupational Therapist. * Eligible for Department of Health license as an OT. * Successfully complete Washington State Patrol background check. Employee is responsible for cost of background check. * Must be flexible, exhibit a commitment to accomplishment, possess outstanding communication and conceptual skills, demonstrate appropriate and positive student relationships, possess a strong professional orientation, and be will to actively participate in a team environment. * Must have regular, consistent attendance. * Must be willing to uphold District Policies and follow administrative procedures. * Physical capability to respond to student in order to maintain a safe and supportive school environment. * Demonstrated compatibility with staff, program, district and school goals. * Demonstrated commitment to fostering a positive attitude with students and adults (staff and parents). * Demonstrated awareness, appreciation and respect of diversity among students and adults. * Sets appropriate expectations for individual students. * Demonstrated knowledge or experience preferred. * Understanding of current State and Federal laws pertaining to the education of students with disabilities. * Demonstrated competency with data tracking systems, IEP Development using computer supports such as Excel, Word, etc. * Demonstrated ability to organize caseloads. * Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a team. * Preferred training and/or experience in instructional and management strategies to include: o Use of educational and assistive technology o Knowledge of classroom and individual student behavior management techniques o Experience and training in student behavior intervention techniques and de-escalation o Experience in using a web-based IEP program, such as IEP Online o Training and/or experience in instructional and/or management strategies in positive behavioral support, visual systems/learning, assistive technology, social thinking, social emotional learning, curriculum adaptations, social skills instruction, CPI nonviolent crisis intervention * Character to act as a role model for students in fulfilling the requirements of RCW 28A.150.211 and RCW 28A.405.030.
Battle Ground is an extraordinary place to learn, live, and work. Spanning 273 square miles, Battle Ground Public Schools is one of the largest
and most diverse geographic districts in the state serving a population of approximately 71,900 residents. The district includes the cities of
Vancouver, Amboy, Battle Ground, Brush Prairie, and, Yacolt. These cities continue to grow with expansion in housing, businesses, and
The district supports more than 12,000 students in 18 schools, including seven primary schools, six middle schools, two comprehensive high
schools, and three alternative programs. BGPS has early childhood programs, including a strong Transitional Kindergarten program.
More than 1,300 highly trained and professional staff members share the same vision – to provide exceptional educational experiences for all
students. In an effort to define the district’s focus, district staff worked together to develop a mission statement and define two educational
priorities, called coherence goals. These priorities encompass high-quality instruction and strong social and emotional skills. We believe that
every person brings value and has the capacity to do great t...hings. We will reach each and every student academically, socially and emotionally
to ensure their success in life.