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Occupational Therapist (Anticipated - Up to full time)


Occupational Therapist (Anticipated - Up to full time)

Job Number: WSWN0230045-0047 (click to apply)
Position Status:  50% up to full time
Program: Exceptional Learners Division (Instructional/Non-Instructional)
Itinerant - travel may be required
Months per Year: School Calendar
Salary: Per SABEA Contract - based on experience
Job Posting Date: March 18, 2022
Application Deadline: Untill filled
Position Start Date: September 1, 2022



This is a professional position involving responsibility for evaluating, planning and providing occupational therapy treatment to students in accordance with written prescription or referral from a physician who provides medical direction. The Occupational Therapist is responsible to the Director of Special Education for administrative purposes. Does related work as required.


  • Performs occupational therapy procedures upon the written prescription or referral from a physician, utilizing a creative utility which may be manual, industrial, recreational or educational, designed and/or adapted to correct or remedy any disability, on school premises or during home visits;
  • Evaluates the degree of function and disability of students unless contraindicated by professional judgement or a physician’s admission notes, and recommends treatment(s);
  • Develops a treatment plan based upon his findings, short and long-term rehabilitation goals and in accordance with the physician’s diagnosis, prescription or referral;
  • Records on students’ charts all evaluations, re-evaluations, progress notes, consultations and discharge summaries;
  • Attends BOCES and in-service workshops;
  • Fabricates and applies hand splits, trains students in the use of adaptive assistive devices and/or self-help techniques to achieve maximum independence;
  • Participates with parents, teaching personnel and others in the formulation of students’ total care plans and therapy schedules;
  • Confers periodically with physicians regarding all facets of student care and related activities;
  • Develops or assists in the development of occupational therapy policies and procedures, priorities, caseloads and assessment tools;
  • Supervises students, volunteers and assistants in scheduling and carrying out occupational therapy functions;
  • Maintains program records including, but not limited to, the service budget, statistical reports of the frequency and types of treatment and number of students treated.



Good knowledge of the principles, techniques and practices of occupational therapy;

Good knowledge of the operation and minor maintenance of apparatus and equipment used in occupational therapy;

Working knowledge of community resources available to support or supplement the occupational therapy program;

Ability to evaluate, plan and execute treatments for students;

Ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to get along well with others;

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.



Licensed and currently registered by the New York State Education Department as an Occupational Therapist.

The BOCES is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. The BOCES strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, gender (including gender identity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, military status, including past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic or other protected class recognized by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, disciplinary action, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment. The BOCES also prohibits any form of disciplinary action, reprisal, intimidation, or retaliation for the good faith reporting of incidents of discrimination, pursuing any discrimination claim, or cooperating in any investigation related to a report or claim of discrimination. Any employee, regardless of position or title, who subjects an individual to illegal discrimination or retaliation in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including the termination of employment. 

The Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES does not discriminate in its programs and activities, including employment and admission as applicable, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, economic status, marital status, veterans' status, political affiliation, domestic victim status, use of a guide dog, hearing dog or service dog, disability, or other classifications protected under federal or state law, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The designated district compliance officer(s) will coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, and the New York State Human Rights Law. The BOCES Civil Rights Compliance Officer is: Turina Parker, Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES
267 Ballard Road, Suite 5, Wilton, NY 12831. phone: (518) 581-3716, email: [email protected]Complaints may also be filed with the Office for Civil Rights, New York Office, U.S. Department of Education, 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005-2500phone (646) 428-3800, fax (646) 428-3843.