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Occupational Therapist

at Helena Public Schools

Pay: up to $39697/year
Entry-level salary is $39,697+ dependent on education level and applicable experience
Posted: 4/10/2019
Job Reference #: 1800

Job Description

Openings as of 4/20/2019
Student Support Services

  • Occupational Therapist JobID: 1800
  • Position Type:
    Student Support Services/OT/ PT

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    District Wide

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:
    Open Until Filled


    Occupational Therapist

    Live, work and play in one of the best learning communities in Montana. The Helena Public Schools are accepting applications for a full-time Occupational Therapist for the 2019-2020 school year. The Helena School District is one of the top Districts in the State with innovative professional development activities, forward thinking leadership and a commitment to students that reaches far beyond the classroom. Helena is a diverse community, supportive of education, the advancement of its students and proud of the accessible, small town feel of the local public schools. Join our team where you are able to do what you love surrounded by students and staff that work hard during the school year and enjoy plenty of time for family and fun during the summer months.

    Position requires Montana Licensure at the time of employment. Entry-level salary is $39,697+ dependent on education level and applicable experience. The District provides a comprehensive cafeteria style benefit package which includes: retirement plan, sick and personal leave, tuition reimbursement, health insurance with dental and vision coverage, life insurance, long term disability insurance, long term care insurance, a section 125 plan and numerous tax sheltered annuities (403b's).

    Required application materials include: completed district online application, letter of interest, resume and college transcripts. Applications accepted immediately. Screening of applications will commence April 1, 2019 and continue on an ongoing basis until this position is filled. Helena School District # 1 is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

    District online application is available at:

    Helena Public Schools
    Human Resource Offi
    55 South Rodney Street
    Helena, Montana 59601
    Phone: (406) 324-2010


    Helena Public Schools
    Position Description

    Position Title: Occupational Therapists
    Department: Special Education
    Reports To: Special Education Administrator
    Prepared By: Human Resources Date: January 2017

    SUMMARY: Evaluates students to determine their functional levels and identify special needs. Plan and implement therapeutic activities to assist special education students to benefit from their educational experiences.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. Other duties may be assigned.

    Implementation to meet the IEP goals; Program planning and management
    Provide training to the appropriate persons to carry over therapy goals in the school setting.
    Equipment/room maintenance.
    Program services include: self help, functional mobility, environmental adaptations/adaptive equipment, positioning, motor functions, sensory processing,
    prevocation/vocational skills.
    Function as a team members for ERM, IEP’s and maintain contact with school,
    family, physicians and agencies.
    Screening, evaluation, and reassessment to develop IEP
    Formulate OT policies and procedures.
    Schedule students for evaluation and treatment
    Assign and supervise caseload and responsibilities of the COTA.

    Supervises students.

    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Certification by National Registration Exam.

    License from the State of Montana to practice OT

    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.

    OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to 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 clear and concisely in written or oral communication.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    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.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    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 information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) 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