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Occupational Therapist, Part Time

Location: FDL Ojibwe School
Supervisor: Special Education Coordinator
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

General Summary:

The Occupational Therapist helps children with disabilities participate fully in school activities thru the therapeutic use of everyday activities. The Occupational Therapist assesses students’ to determine program eligibility and needed services. The Occupational Therapist guides the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) to ensure student and program goals are met. The therapist collaborates with parents and staff as needed while working within the school environment to increases the students’ level of successful participation.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Administers occupational therapy procedures for the purpose of achieving program objectives.
  • Assesses students' fine and gross motor skills and functional abilities (e.g. perceptual-motor, hand functions, motor coordination, sensory development, muscle strength, etc.) for the purpose of determining program eligibility and developing recommendations for occupational therapy treatment, appropriate assistive devices and/or curriculum access.
  • Collaborates with a variety of groups and/or individuals (e.g. parents, teachers, team members, other professionals, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information, and providing services in compliance with established guidelines.
  • Consults with teachers, parents, other personnel for the purpose of providing requested information, developing plans for services, making recommendations and/or coordinating occupational therapy services with those of other disciplines.
  • Develops treatment plans, interventions and/or educational materials from the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for the purpose of remediating students’ motor skill deficits and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Directs the work of assigned Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) for the purpose of providing guidance and ensuring that program objectives are achieved.
  • Instructs students and staff for the purpose of providing information on medical/behavioral attributes, use of assistive devices and/or implementing plans for remediation of functional limitations.
  • Interprets medical and academic reports for the purpose of providing information and/or ensuring that treatment/intervention plans are appropriate.
  • Maintains files and/or records (e.g. progress reports, activity logs, treatment plans, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of information as required for reference and/or compliance.
  • Participates in a variety of meetings (e.g. training, workshops, seminars, IEPs, team meetings, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information.
  • Prepares a wide variety of written materials (e.g. activity logs, correspondence, memos, treatment plans, evaluations, reports, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.
  • Provides direct occupational therapy services for the purpose of developing students’ daily living skills in compliance with established goals and objectives.
  • Researches resources and methods (e.g. intervention and treatment techniques, assessment tools and methods, community resources, etc.) for the purpose of determining the appropriate approach for addressing students' functional goals.
  • Responds to inquiries (e.g. parents, teachers, staff, students, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and/or referral as appropriate.
  • Screens students for the purpose of determining the need for further individualized assessment.
  • Actively advocate and demonstrate appropriate adult child interactions.
  • Maintains professional standards and creates confidential and professional relationships with all program participants, staff and community members.
  • Participates in all education programs including local and regional in-service training, advisory committee, and community education meetings as directed.
  • Routine classroom cleaning/maintenance to ensure a safe, clean and secure learning environment for all students.
  • Appropriate work attire is required.
  • Must attend all mandatory department trainings.
  • Ensures confidentiality of financial records and all records for employees, band members and/or clients.
  • Displays a responsive and professional manner in promptly responding to all requests, complaints, and problems.
  • Recognizes that each employee is a representative of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and is responsible for demonstrating courtesy, respect, and sensitivity to the needs of all others, including visitors and co-workers.
  • Represents the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the department in a positive and professional manner in the community.
  • Required to maintain proper attendance including reporting to work on time in accordance with applicable policies.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
  • Due to changes and modifications in the job from time to time, employees are required to be flexible and assume other responsibilities assigned by management as deemed necessary.

Physical Requirements:

  • Walking, standing, bending, stooping and sitting on the floor with children are required.

Position Qualifications:

  • Occupational Therapy license (OTL) or National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy (OTR) is required.
  • Knowledge of computer applications to include work processing, Access, Excel, and Microsoft Outlook is required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing is required.
  • Ability to work independently and establish priorities is required.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is required.
  • Ability to establish professional and harmonious working relationships on all projects and with all parties involved.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Fond du Lac Reservation’s Personnel Policies.
  • Subject to pre-employment and annual background checks.
  • Some travel may be required.



APPLY TO: Fond du Lac Human Resources
1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720