• Douglas ESD - Medford
  • Medford

Occupational Therapist – Jackson Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education


Douglas ESD is accepting applications for an Occupational Therapist for our Jackson County Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education program.  Beginning at the start of the 2023-24 school year.

This position works 190 days, 5 days per week. There are two positions available. One position will work a July through June schedule; one position will work August through June.

Salary: Daily rate*: $272.71 – $423.84 (depending on relevant verifiable experience

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EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:  Degree in Occupational Therapy required with graduation from an accredited physical therapy school.  Must hold or ability to obtain an Oregon Occupational Therapist License.

JOB SUMMARY:  To provide occupational therapy consultation to school staff and parents, evaluation, direct and indirect treatment to children who have motoric and sensory delays which supports the developmental progression, educational progress, and functional life skills of involved students.  Services will be provided in Early Intervention, Early Childhood Special Education and schools for children with motor and sensory impairments.

DUTIES:  This is not an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties or functions associated with the job. Full job description is attached in Applicant Tracking. 

  • Evaluate student motor and sensory skills to determine eligibility for special education services using standardized assessment instruments.
  • Evaluate motor (gross and adaptive) and sensory development to determine appropriate type and amount of therapy services required to insure reasonable educational progress.
  • Instruct, train, and monitor classroom staff and parents in the implementation of appropriate motor activities, accommodations, and modifications.
  • Design and fabricate adaptive devices and equipment to enhance independence in the educational setting.
  • Team with other personnel and agencies to provide coordinated and effective services.
  • Participate in IFSP and IEP meetings to assist with the development of individual child educational plans.
  • Implement motor activities, accommodations, and modifications that support IFSP and IEP goals.

Douglas ESD has been awarded the Douglas County Working Parents Award for 2023.

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Douglas ESD policy provides veterans and disable veterans with preference as required by law.

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