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Job Opening Information 2022-23 Occupational Therapist (Continuous Recruitment)

Job Number

Position Title
2022-23 Occupational Therapist (Continuous Recruitment)
Required Application Type
School Related Personnel
Salary/Pay Scale
Per UBTA Contract
Job Description

Position Type: Related Service Providers/Occupational Therapist

Location: BOCES Wide

Division: Special Education classrooms in Cattaraugus & Allengany County School Districts

Supervisor: Special Education Supervisor

DESCRIPTION: The work involves responsibility for performing occupational therapy casework in a program designed to meet the needs of individuals referred to the program through the use of such activities as creative, manual, industrial, educational, recreational, social, and self-help activities in order to enable individuals to achieve optimal levels of self-help and productivity. The work may be carried out in community, school, hospital, or nursing home settings in accordance with written prescriptions or a referral from a physician who provides medical direction. Supervision may be exercised over the work of Occupational Therapy Assistants, Aides, and clerical employees. An Occupational Therapist does related work as required.

  • Plans programs and performs procedures involving activities such as manual arts and crafts, practice in function, prevocational, vocational and homemaking skills, and activities of daily living; 
  • Conducts sensitizer, educational, recreational, and social activities designed to help individuals regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to handicaps; 
  • Evaluates the degree of function and disability of individuals unless contraindicated by professional judgement or a physician’s notes; 
  • Develops a treatment plan based upon doctor’s findings, short- and long-term rehabilitation goals, and in accordance with the physician’s diagnosis, prescription, or referral; 
  • Records evaluation, re-evaluations, progress notes, consultations, and summaries; 
  • May participate in the selection of personnel in the occupational therapy program and assign their duties and provide supervision; 
  • Observes occupational therapy activities to evaluate staff effectiveness in the provision of service and to evaluate the effectiveness of the activity in providing the necessary therapeutic services for patients; 
  • Fabricates and applies hand splints, trains individuals in the use of adaptive assistive devices and/or selfhelp techniques to achieve maximum independence; 
  • Participates with other personnel in the formulation of total care plans; 
  • Confers periodically with a physician regarding facets of care and related activities; 
  • Develops or assists in the development of occupational therapy policies and procedure;
  • May perform in specialties such as pediatric or gerontologist occupational therapy; 
  • May conduct training or participate in training medical and nursing students, patient’s parents and families, patient’s teacher and others in occupational therapy techniques and objectives; 
  • May maintain program records including but not limited to the service budget, statistical reports of the frequency and type of treatment, and related records.

All employees of CA BOCES are eligible to join the New York State Retirement pension plan system.  Permanent employees have access to a rich Health Insurance plan with Vision, Telemedicine, tuition reimbursement, and paid time off.

Job Qualifications

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

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT IN JURISDICTIONS WHERE REQUIRED: Possession and maintenance of the appropriate class NYS Driver’s license.

Per regulations of the Commissioner of Education, to be employed in a position designated by a school district or BOCES as involving direct contact with students, a clearance for employment from the State Education Department is required.

Application Procedure

Apply online by completing the following two steps:

  1. Complete and submit the correct application type – SCHOOL RELATED PERSONNEL, and THEN
  2. Apply to the job posting




Job Category
Related Service Providers
Job Location
BOCES - District Wide

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