Title:                        Occupational Therapist 2021-2022-233


Reports to:               Director of Special Education and School Principal

Status:                     Full Time or Part Time Negotiable


                                 Competitive benefit package and state retirement plan


Location:                  District Wide

Start Date:               August 24, 2021

Evaluate students to determine their functional levels and identify special needs.  Plan and implement therapeutic activities to assist special education students to benefit from their education experiences.
Essential Job Duties




Supervisory Responsibilities

 Required Qualifications

  1. Graduation from a Baccalaureate or Masters Level Occupational Therapy Program accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
  2. Pass the AOTA registration requirement.
  3. Possess knowledge of child development, school-related therapeutic interventions, behavior and management and assistive technology.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the occupational therapist in a school setting (educational relevancy).




Maintain a current Montana Occupational Therapy License.

Preferred Qualifications


  1. Successful experience in public school setting and/or related experiences in pediatrics (preferable).


Knowledge and Skills


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.



Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community; ability to speak clearly and concisely in written or oral communication.


Physical and Mental Demands and Work Hazards

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.


The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  The employee is frequently exposed to infection at a greater risk than the average person.  The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being and work output of students.  Must be able to meet multiple demands from several people.


The duties, physical demands, work-environment characteristics, and mental/motor demands described within this vacancy announcement are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with compliance with the American with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.