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Occupational Therapist - Hays Area Children's Center

Hays, Kansas
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All Children and families will have an equal opportunity to positively experience childhood and family life.


  • To enhance the development of infants and toddlers with disabilities, to minimize their potential for developmental delays and to recognize the significant brain development that occurs during the child's first three years;
  • To enhance capacity of families to meet the special needs of their infants and toddlers with disabilities.


Infant-Toddler Services provide the foundation and framework to build capacity for local tiny-k programs in creating positive outcomes for children and families


Kansas Infant Toddler Services (authorized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - IDEA Part C) is administered by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). KDHE provides grants to local networks to assist in maintaining and implementing a statewide system of coordinated, comprehensive, multidisciplinary early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth through 2) and their families. KDHE is responsible for assuring availability to eligible children and their families excluding those at-risk. In SFY10, over 7,000 children received early intervention services.

What are Part C early intervention services?

  • Family training, counseling, and home visits
  • Special instruction
  • Speech-language pathology and audiology services, and sign language and cued language services
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychological services
  • Services coordination
  • Medical services as needed for diagnostic or evaluation purposes
  • Early identification, screening, and assessment
  • Health services necessary to enable participation in other services
  • Social work services
  • Vision services
  • Assistive technology devices and services
  • Transportation and related costs to facilitate participation



  • Licensure from the Kansas State Department of Education in Early Childhood Special Education or Early Childhood-Unified.


  • Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.


Beginning Date:  August 2019

Salary and Benefits:  The district’s 2018-19 salary schedule has 12 categories, with salaries ranging from $37,420 to $59,070, with single full Benefits Package, partial District contribution for dependents; Retirement Matching, and cafeteria plan of optional group ancillary products. Staff members employed by the school system for the first time can be granted credit for as much as 6 years of experience; former USD 489 employees will be credited with all prior years of USD 489 service.

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