Placement on salary schedule dependent on education and professional experience
Willamette Education Service District is accepting applications for a full-time (40 hours per week) Occupational Therapist position. Successful candidate will work as a member of the Special Education Department and will follow a 190-day calendar. This position will be based at the Willamette ESD Marion Center in Salem, OR and will begin August 25, 2023.
Placement on the Willamette ESD licensed salary schedule, $43,033 - $83,098, will be commensurate with applicant’s qualifications, relevant training, experience, and prorated according to start date. WESD provides a generous compensation package, including a paid 6% state retirement contribution (PERS), $1400+ monthly toward insurance elections, access to an additional insurance pool through our unions, Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility, and much more!
Duties & Responsibilities
Provides therapeutic interventions in motor, adaptive and sensory areas.
Provides assistance and/or recommendations to families and school districts regarding selection, ordering and funding of appropriate equipment and materials.
Maintains a regular weekly or monthly schedule that meets IEP/IFSP service levels.
Plans, prioritizes, and organizes assignments and projects with a minimum of supervision.
Formulates treatment plans.
Develops feeding protocols for students with swallowing disorders.
Selects, acquires, manages, designs and/or constructs adaptive devices, equipment, or other assistive technology to enhance independence in the educational setting.
Fabricates adaptive equipment.
Completes required and or assigned paperwork in a timely and professional manner.
Monitors, evaluates, and modifies student performance using observation, data and/or prepost testing.
Uses current assessment practice to determine needs for services and eligibility.
Completes Medicaid forms as necessary.
Assesses students to determine current levels of performance, eligibility, and progress towards IEP/IFSP goals.
Assesses the educational environment within the limits imposed by the student’s disability, and work as a member of the multidisciplinary team to develop and provide an appropriate educational program for each assigned student.
The Willamette ESD is a multi-faceted agency with a workforce of over 900 employees (500+ full-time employees and 400+ temporary employees) highly skilled and caring professionals. Our agency is a student-centered organization serving 21 Oregon school districts with a student population of over 81,000 students (K-12). WESD also provides services related to Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education to ensure children in our community have access to health and educational resources that will positively impact their learning and development.
Willamette ESD provides approximately 61 services related to Special Education, Technology, School Improvement, and Administrative Services that school districts may purchase from our agency. We also administer numerous grants and contracts to support education in our region and across the state.