Position: Part-Time Occupational Therapist
Program: Tiny-K Program at Hays Area Children’s Center
Timeline: August 2021
Contact: Kyle Carlin, Director of Special Education, email@example.com, 785-623-2400.
Purpose Statement: The job of Part-Time Occupational Therapist was established for the purpose/s of assessing children’s functional developmental levels, specifically fine-motor developmental levels; planning and implementing. The Occupational Therapist will provide comprehensive and integrated support as outlined in the Part C Program Manual for Infants and Toddlers in Kansas. age-appropriate interventions to meet child and family objectives; providing recommendations and coaching support.
Job Requirements—Minimum Qualifications:
1. Master’s of Occupational Therapy with Kansas licensure.
2. Valid Kansas Driver’s License
3. Experience in a special education setting and working with infants and toddlers.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: utilizing appropriate assessment instruments and techniques; operating equipment used in physical therapy strategies; operating standard office equipment including pertinent computer software; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and occasionally working extended or nonstandard hours.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: age-appropriate interventions and activities; stages of child development; medical diagnoses; current Physical Therapy interventions and approaches; pertinent codes, policies, regulations; and/or laws; concepts of grammar and punctuation; health standards and hazards; and safety practices and procedures.
ABILITY is required to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to work independently with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create actions plans. Problem solving with data may require independent interpretation; and problem solving with equipment is significant. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; developing and maintaining effective working relationships; communicating with diverse groups; working as part of a team; working with detailed information/data; maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; and translating Physical Therapy information into meaningful learning activities.
Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; leading, guiding and/or collaborating with others; and operating within a defined budget. Utilization of resources from other work units is often required to perform the job’s functions. There is a continual opportunity to impact the organization’s services.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 30% sitting, 35% walking, and 35% standing. The job is performed under moderate temperature variations and under conditions with exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.
Education Master’s degree in job related area. Minimum of Kansas licensure or certification within discipline.
Equivalency Certificates and Licenses
None Specified Valid Driver’s License, Defensive Driving, and Evidence of Insurability
Eligibility for Kansas License
Continuing Education/Training Clearances
Maintain License Background Clearance
Kansas Certification of Health
Clear Motor Vehicle Record