KIPP Austin Public Schools

Austin, TX

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Part-Time
Start Date: Immediate
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Part-Time Occupational Therapist

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KIPP Austin Public Schools

Austin, TX

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Part-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP Austin Public Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact:  
Email:

POSITION OVERVIEW: The KIPP Texas-Austin Occupational Therapist is responsible for assessing students for occupational therapy needs and planning/providing occupational therapy sessions to students as a special education related service or service through the district Section 504 Program.  This position furthers the mission of KIPP Texas-Austin as it supports students with disabilities to access general education and benefit from special education instruction. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in occupational therapy or related field
  • Valid Texas license as an occupational therapist granted by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners
  • Experience in pediatrics and/or school setting desirable
  • One year of experience preferred
  • Bilingualism (English-Spanish) preferred
COMPETENCIES:
  • Unwavering commitment to KIPP Texas-Austin’s mission, students, families, and community
  • Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a professional; offer and receive constructive feedback
  • Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Texas-Austin students
 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assess students referred by the Section 504 and Special Education ARD committee and determine educational need for occupational therapy services
  • Plan and provide direct and/or indirect/consultative services consistent with occupational therapy goals embedded in students’ Individual Education Plans (IEP)
  • Evaluate student progress and determine readiness for continuation or termination of occupational therapy services
  • Consult with educational staff and parents regarding occupational therapy support services to the student
  • Compile, maintain and file all reports, records and other documents required (evaluations, progress reports, service logs)
  • Comply with Federal IDEA, Texas Educational Agency state law, and local KIPP Texas-Austin procedures.
  • Perform other functions that may be assigned by the Administration and/or supervisor.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Demonstrate proficiency using computers, printers, copy machines, and fax machines
  • Reliable transportation is needed to travel between campuses
 
ABOUT KIPP TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

KIPP Texas Public Schools is a nonprofit public charter school network, dedicated to preparing students in educationally underserved communities for college success and choice-filled lives. Today, KIPP Texas operates 52 public charter schools educating over 27,700 students across four regions – Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. KIPP schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income families. www.kipptexas.org
 
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.