School Occupational Therapist (24'-25' School Year) - Arizona Job at Care Options for Kids, Young, AZ

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  • Care Options for Kids
  • Young, AZ

Job Description

Job Description

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*This is an application pool for candidates based in Arizona looking for school-based services for the upcoming 24'-25' school year. Please ensure to answer application questions to indicate where you are located and what model you are seeking.*

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Position Summary: The position of School-Based Occupational Therapist provides coordinated occupational therapy to school-aged children. They plan, implement, and evaluate students to provide appropriate fine motor and/or sensory integration skills. They evaluate occupational roles and occupational performance of students with physical and/or cognitive impairments. They provide interventions based on student deficits and they collaborate with the interdisciplinary team. 

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About Us: Care Options for Kids, formerly known as The Hello Foundation, connects leading pediatric specialists with families to provide best-in-class pediatric therapy, nursing, and school based-services. In January of 2024, The Hello Foundation and Care Options for Kids united, embarking on a shared mission to elevate school-based services nationwide. We seamlessly integrate into children's lives by bringing individualized care to children in need. Our pediatric specialists are committed to providing high-quality pediatric services that help children and families live their best lives. We empower our community of clinicians to meet children where they are by providing the support and resources necessary to decrease administrative burdens. This focus allows our clinicians to obtain optimal work-life balance.

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Essential Job Functions include but are not limited to: 

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  • \nPerform individualized student assessment and identify specific student needs. \n
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  • \nAssess and facilitate through direct therapeutic intervention student's ROM, strength coordination, need for use of adaptive equipment and environmental modifications, functional mobility and safety issues as related to students ADL performance needs. \n
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  • \nApply concepts of infection control standard precautions in coordinating/performing student care activities to prevent contamination and transmission of disease. \n
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  • \nDocument, prepare/revise and complete IEP’s, progress notes, and other clinical record documentation on an ongoing basis. \n
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  • \nAssess sensory-motor neuromuscular, fine motor, psycho-social, and cognitive-perceptual components of occupational behavior. \n
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  • \nProvide occupational therapy per student’s IEP goals. \n
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  • \nProvide strategies related to fine motor and sensory integration to student’s teachers and other building staff. \n
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  • \nProvide consultation to teachers and staff. \n
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  • \nAssess physical, social, and cultural components of the student's occupational environment. \n
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  • \nMust meet mandatory continuing education requirements. \n
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  • \nDemonstrate commitment, professional growth, and competency. \n
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Experience/Requirements:  

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  • \nPediatric focus and/or School-Based experience preferred. \n
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  • \nExcellent organizational skills and attention to detail. \n
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  • \nSelf-motivated, with strong problem-solving skills and ability to work independently. \n
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  • \nDemonstrated ability to effectively prioritize time and meet deadlines. \n
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  • \nAbility to work under pressure. \n
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  • \nAbility to maintain confidentiality of data and information. \n
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  • \nKnowledge of therapy skills as defined as generally accepted standards of practice. \n
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  • \nExcellent communication – verbal and written, and interpersonal skills. \n
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  • \nResponsive to requests. \n
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  • \nReliable transportation, valid driver's license, and current auto liability insurance. \n
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Education/License/Certification:  

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  • \nMasters, or PhD in Occupational Therapy from an accredited institution of higher education \n
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  • \nCurrent Active State License to practice Occupational Therapy in the state you are looking to work within. \n
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Physical/Sensory Essential Functions:

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  • \nAbility to meet vaccination requirements of partnered school districts \n
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  • \nRequires prolonged standing and walking, some bending, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching and/or heavy lifting. \n
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  • \nRequires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity, sufficient to operate a keyboard, telephone and other equipment. \n
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Working Conditions: 

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  • \nMust own a personal computer with teleconferencing capabilities \n
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Benefits/Compensation:

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  • \nMedical, Dental & Vision - Cigna \n
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  • \nLife, LTD & STD \n
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  • \nSupplemental Insurances \n
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  • \n401k (once eligible) \n
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  • \nFront-Loaded PTO for Full-Time Employees and Accrued PTO for Part-Time Employees \n
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  • \nCEUs \n
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  • \nReferral program \n
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  • \nProfessional development assistance \n
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  • \nDiscipline-specific mentor \n
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  • \nOnline community of clinicians \n
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If you are interested in learning more about joining the Care Options family, our culture, or immediate and future opportunities, please visit us at  

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Thank you in advance for considering Care Options for Kids! 

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Job Tags

Full time, Part time, Immediate start,

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