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THE POSITION BELOW IS VACANT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:

POSITION TITLE: Occupational Therapist

LOCATION: St. Croix District

Interested persons should contact: DIVISION OF HUMAN RESOURCES

careers.stx@vide.vi

Deadline for applying: Until Filled

Salary Range: $ 44,000 – $48,475

Union: American Federation of Teachers

DESCRIPTION

This work is of great responsibility involving the maintenance of safe, orderly conduct of activitiesand programs within school grounds. Work involves reducing incidents of disorderly behavior on the school grounds and the discouragement of disruption of school business, programs, and other activities by students and/or non-students. The employee is required to use respect and good judgment while enforcing rules and regulations in accordance with established guidelines. Supervision is received from the School Safety Manager working collaboratively with the School/Activity Center Administrator through periodic inspections, review and analysis of reports submitted.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (NOT ALL INCLUSIVE):

  • Plans, develops and administers treatment plans, programs and implementation goals for students in order to ensure that maximum rehabilitation and therapeutic activities are provided to needy students; assess students needs, interests, attitudes and abilities through interviews, testing and observations;
  • Re-evaluates and modifies treatment plans at periodic intervals as is necessary; treats students in specific and specialized rehabilitation activities and interprets findings;
  • Evaluates students’ treatment plan by gathering data from a variety of sources such as students’ records, interviews, observations and team members;
  • Coordinates treatment plans with students, family members, and the medical care team and communicate observations, facts and comments;
  • Prepares written documentation as required by the profession and the department’s practices and procedures (e.g. evaluation results, individualized treatment plans, and progress reports).
  • Reviews the quality and appropriateness of total services delivered and of individual occupational therapy programs for effectiveness and efficiency using predetermined criteria;
  • Maintains service-related records of students and adhere to departmental policies, practices and procedures;
  • Provides education to members of the students care team through in-service meetings, workshops and training, as well as the community;
  • Participates in committee and staff meetings as directed;
  • Assists in the care and maintenance of all equipment and supplies;
  • Supervises lower-level Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants and Occupational therapy workers;
  • Requires positioning of students, lifting of supplies and equipment;
  • Performs other related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Interested persons should apply by visiting our website at www.vide.vi and select the appropriate application for submission procedures.

Send your complete application package to careers.stx@vide.vi for consideration.

Application documents required: (1) Completed Application, (2) Resume, (3) Cover Letter, (4) Official College Transcripts, (5) Certifications, (6) Licenses, (7) Three Letters of Recommendation, (8) Police Background Check and (9) Doctor’s Statement of Good Health.

Travel, transportation and relocation expenses are not authorized by this position. Any travel, transportation and relocation expense associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected candidate

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