- Knowledge and understanding of students with intellectual disabilities, autism and multiple disabilities.
- Knowledge of the current Federal guidelines for Special Education.
- Ability to evaluate problems and progress of students and assessment outcomes.
- Ability to independently problem solve and navigate the steps needed to accomplish the tasks of the position.
- Requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
- Ability to maintain required documentation of student records and complete appropriate Medicaid documentation.
- Licensed as an Occupational Therapist through the Board of Occupational Therapy with the District of Columbia.
- Certified as an Occupational Therapist through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.
- Successful completion of the required training courses within a specified period of time.
- Tuberculosis screening to assure no significant risk to the health and safety of others.
- Successfully passing a criminal background investigation and pre-employment and random drug screenings.
- Develop, coordinate and implement individual vision intervention plans that support the IEP goals and objectives using an integrated service model.
- Conduct comprehensive assessments and evaluations using a variety of assessment tools and resources; develop written evaluations.
- May assist in the planning and developing of training programs and in-services, as well as with presentation.
- Recommend, design and assist in the procurement of adaptive equipment, assistive technology and augmentative/alternative communication systems necessary for students to meet IEP goals.
- May assist in planning, developing, and presenting in-service training programs; instruct in techniques and procedures in vision therapy; and prepare reports as required by the various jurisdictions.
- Advise and ensure the development and follow-through of appropriate classroom adaptations in order to provide maximum learning and accessibility to the program.
- Educate students and their guardian/family on home based and daily living accommodations and activities, as appropriate to emphasize functional vision.
- Attend interdisciplinary treatment planning meetings, maintains age specific competency, recommend and dispense adaptive equipment.
- Timely completion of all paperwork including therapy logs, service tracker forms, ETF documentation, Medicaid documentation, billing and progress reports.
- Foster an open teaching relationship with classroom staff and provide in-service technical assistance to parents and school faculty and staff as needed.
- Contribute to functional behavioral assessment and intervention plans.
- Other duties as assigned, including participation in the morning and afternoon bus detail.
Job Posting expires February 8, 2020