School Based Occupational Therapist near Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas, NV 10 days ago

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Category Schools - OT
Job Type Contract

Soliant Schools is seeking to hire a full-time Occupational Therapist. Do you enjoy working with children? Would you like to improve the lives of students through exceptional occupational therapy? If so, this may be the position for you! A school in the Las Vegas, Nevada area is searching for a school based occupational therapist to join their team for the school year. The director is arranging interviews soon, so apply today! 

The occupational therapist will provide occupational therapy services to students with disabilities as outlined in the Individual Education Plan (IEP), as enrolled in a special education program or as referred for assessment. The focus of therapy is not rehabilitative in nature, but viewed as needed educational support for students. This person is expected to adhere to Professional Domains and Standards for Licensed Employees and report directly to the assigned supervisor of the Occupational Therapy Department, Student Services Division, Academic Unit. 

Duties and Responsibilities:
The list of Essential Duties and Responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.  

  • Conducts assessments of students with disabilities to determine the need for educationally related occupational therapy services.
  • Analyzes and reviews occupational therapy assessment reports presented to the IEP team for consideration of services.
  • Provides recommendations to IEP teams regarding the frequency and delivery for educationally related occupational therapy services, referral procedures, and protocols.
  • Plans, schedules, implements, and evaluates appropriate educationally related occupational therapy programs.
  • Monitors student progress and develop an appropriate treatment plan to meet individual needs of students.
  • Collaborates on the development of present levels, goals, and benchmarks in IEP team meetings.
  • Evaluates need for and provides training to staff and parents/guardians, as appropriate, for use of adaptive equipment to meet educationally related occupational therapy needs.
  • Develops a climate that promotes positive learning conditions.
  • Attends IEP meetings, as appropriate 10. Maintains accurate records and provide annual progress reports, as needed.
  • Works professionally with administrators, staff, parents/guardians, and community.
  • Maintains a safe and orderly therapy area.
  • Consults with outside agencies/therapists regarding therapy reports (parents/guardians permission).
  • Participates in other job-related duties and activities related to the position, as assigned.  

Job Details:

  • Full-time hours (Monday- Friday, 35 guaranteed hours a week)
  • Onsite W2 contracting position 
  • Districtwide, PreK-12th grade (support/facilitating role) 
  • We offer competitive pay, medical, dental, vision and 401k with employer matching.


Education and Training

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited college or university.
  • Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited college or university (applicable to new graduates as of 2007).

Licenses and Certifications

  • Possess or be able to acquire by time of appointment to the position, a license issued by the Nevada Department of Education (optional).
  • Possess a license issued by the Occupational Therapy board of Nevada (State of Nevada Department of Health).
  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) for initial license in Nevada.
  • A valid driver’s license that allows the applicant /employee to legally operate a motor vehicle in Nevada.  

When applying for a certificated licensed position, candidates must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the appropriate position vacancy announcement. 

Position Expectations:

  • Demonstrate knowledge, skill, and ability to provide instruction in a student’s living situation (home, school, and/or community) that may affect the student’s adjustment and ability to make appropriate use of the educational experience.
  • Work cooperatively with students, parents/guardians, peers, administration, and community members.
  • Guide the learning process toward achievement of established IEP goals.
  • Participate as an active member with other faculty and staff.
  • Develop a climate that promotes positive learning conditions.
  • Communicate with parents/guardians regarding plans for educationally related occupational therapy services.
  • Communicate effectively both written and orally.
  • Maintain and improve professional competence.

For more information on this position, contact Jessica Williams at (770) 557-3222 or [email protected]

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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