K-12 Occupational Therapist (OT) Needed in Opelousas, LA

Opelousas, LA 17 days ago

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Category Schools - OT
Job Type Contract

K-12 Occupational Therapist (OT) - Opelousas, LA
Employment Type: Full-time, contract, onsite


  • Mon-Fri, normal school hours only
  • 30-37.5 hours per week minimum and maximum hours
  • No overtime guaranteed
  • All holidays & school breaks scheduled off

We are seeking a dedicated and highly skilled Occupational Therapist to join our team in Opelousas, LA for the remainder of the current school year.

As an Occupational Therapist in our district, you will play a crucial role in helping students with disabilities and special needs achieve their full potential and participate actively in educational activities.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with students, teachers, parents, and other professionals to provide individualized therapy services and promote the overall well-being of our students.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in occupational therapy from an accredited program.
  • Current Louisiana license or certification as an Occupational Therapist.
  • Previous experience in a school or educational setting is preferred but not mandatory.
  • Strong knowledge of pediatric development, disabilities, and evidence-based intervention techniques.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Ability to adapt to diverse student needs and collaborate in a team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and continuous learning.

Job Duties:

  • Conduct assessments to identify students' functional strengths and challenges related to fine motor skills, sensory processing, and daily living activities.
  • Develop and implement individualized treatment plans and goals for students based on their specific needs and educational objectives.
  • Provide direct one-on-one or group therapy sessions in accordance with students' Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
  • Monitor students' progress regularly and adjust therapy interventions as necessary to ensure ongoing improvement.
  • Collaborate with teachers, parents, and other professionals to ensure a coordinated and holistic approach to each student's development.
  • Offer support and guidance to teachers and staff on strategies for accommodating students with special needs in the classroom.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation of therapy sessions, progress reports, and communication with parents and team members.
  • Participate in team meetings, professional development, and staff training activities as required.

What We Offer:

  • 401K with employer match
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance
  • Free nationwide advisory support team access
  • Weekly competitive pay with direct deposit

Interested in joining our dynamic team in Opelousas, LA? Have questions? Email your updated resume & any questions to our hiring management team HERE.  

Yunsoo Kim - Senior Recruiting Advisor
Click here to email: Yunsoo Kim
Office Phone Number: (813)-774-5129

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Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

  • Competitive Salary
  • Weekly Paycheck
  • Matching 401(k) Plan
  • Extensive Medical Coverage
  • Licensing Assistance
  • Custom Housing
  • Travel Assistance
  • Professional Development Reimbursement