Henderson County Public Schools

Occupational Therapist (24-25SY) (322303)

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Job Details

TitleOccupational Therapist (24-25SY)
Posting ID322303

LOCATION/DEPT: Assigned School
REPORTS TO: Principal/Director of EC


Start Date: 08/02/2024; Permanent Full Time with Full Benefits

10 month, 8 hour per day position. First Pay Day is 9/30/2024.

2 Year Grant Ends 5/28/2026 


Nature of Work:

An employee in this class participates in the development, implementation and coordination of an occupational therapy program to provide screening, evaluation and treatment of exceptional students. The employee must select, from a wide range of activities, the program activity appropriate for each student. Problems that arise in the treatment program are expected to be resolved independently. Errors in the treatment could cause serious harm to students and potential liability to the school system. The employee receives general direction from the Director of Exceptional Children. Direct supervision may be exercised over support personnel.


Qualification and Special Requirements:

Graduation from a four year accredited program of occupational therapy and two years of experience or a master's degree in occupational therapy.
License as an occupational therapist in North Carolina.

Illustrative Examples of Work:

  • Evaluates students' abilities through a variety of functional and behavioral assessments and collection of information.
  • Provides direct therapy through various activities to develop and maintain living skills.
  • Participates in the multi-disciplinary meetings to develop Individual Education Plans.
  • Designs and constructs or modifies special equipment to meet individual needs.
  • Instructs and monitors educational personnel, community agencies and parents in the program to increase strength and dexterity of exceptional students.
  • Coordinates the development and evaluation of a school-wide occupational therapy program.
  • Projects budget needs, prepares and maintains budget.
  • Documents needs for equipment and materials.
  • Maintains clinical and administrative records in accordance with State guidelines and school policy.

Knowledge, Skills, and Activities:

  • Thorough knowledge of the theory, principles and methods of occupational therapy.
  • Working knowledge of normal child development.
  • Working knowledge of general management practice.
  • Skill in adapting or designing equipment for individual needs.
  • Skill in administering treatment.
  • Ability to select and administer appropriate assessment and treatment activities.
  • Ability to plan, implement, administer and coordinate a physical therapy program.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and conduct on the job training and continuing education for a variety of individuals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

This specification has been designed to represent the general nature and level of work found in positions in this class. As such, it is not intended to contain all of the duties and qualifications required of an employee in a single position (job). Consequently, it is not to be perceived as a position (job) description or as identification of essential functions as required by ADA.


Salary step will begin at Step 0, pending review of employment verification forms (Form NE/Job Descriptions) to determine years of experience. 

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$5,044.00 / Per Month
LocationTo Be Determined Based on Need

Applications Accepted

Start Date04/08/2024
End Date07/31/2024

Job Contact

NameJennifer SheltonTitleEC Director