School Occupational Therapist Jobs
A school occupational therapist job requires a special kind of person to help students regain skills that were once taken away. Infinitely patient, with a mastery over frustration, you take joy in the smallest of steps as your patients reclaim motor skills needed for daily life. A school-based occupational therapy job can be richly rewarding as it allows you to help children grow the skills and confidence needed to succeed.
Just as you focus on your patients, Soliant focuses on school occupational therapists like you by helping to give you the most rewarding career with hundreds of jobs in school districts nationwide. Browse our school occupational therapist jobs today!
School Occupational Therapist Job Duties
A school-based occupational therapist uses specific knowledge and experience to help students participate in day-to-day activities, caring for their emotional, academic and mental health.
The main goal of a school occupational therapist’s job is to help encourage and increase participation in daily school routines, extra activities and other social events. On a daily basis, the therapist will be asked to conduct a thorough analysis of the students, make recommendations to improve the student’s participation and progress, reduce student limitations, provide technology to support students in their success goals, help certain students develop alternate learning methods, identify long-term goals for each student as well as the school itself, plan for extra-curricular activities and prepare older students for employment or college after high school.
The school occupational therapist job is incredibly important for addressing both the academic and the mental and physical health of each student. The therapists can also provide their support services to the staff and faculty, helping the education process run smoothly on all ends.
School Occupational Therapist Job Requirements
A relevant bachelor’s degree is a requirement for applying for a school occupational therapist job. It is also recommended that a professional pursue a master’s degree in occupational therapy in order to qualify for all of the necessary licensures and certifications. Then, the school occupational therapist must pass the NBCOT examination, which will grant them a license from the state licensing board.
A school-based occupational therapist is also required to have critical thinking skills, the ability to work well with children and a strong habit of advocating for better education.
School-Based Occupational Therapist Job Market
The upward trend in demand for school-based occupational therapists makes this a great time to apply for a job in this field. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of occupational therapists is projected to grow 14% from 2021 to 2031, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.
Remote School Occupational Therapist Jobs
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