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Job Opening Information 2023-24 Occupational Therapist (Continuous Recruitment)

Job Number

Position Title
2023-24 Occupational Therapist (Continuous Recruitment)
Required Application Type
School Related Personnel
Salary/Pay Scale
$44,903 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 judgment 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 self-help 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.

Salary: Starting at $44,903 as per UBTA salary schedule/contract

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.

Civil Service Title
Occupational Therapist
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


NEW USERS: Click "APPLY NOW" to create your account by:

  1. Completing and submitting the correct general application type - SCHOOL RELATED PERSONNEL, and THEN
  2. Click "APPLY NOW" on the job posting AFTER submitting general application.

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES FOR TEACHER/ADMINISTRATIVE APPLICANTS - Please provide at least three (3) names of principals and/or superintendents from all educational employment. For beginning teachers registered with a college placement office, please include reference letter from your student teacher supervisor(s) and/or cooperating teacher(s).


Job Category
Related Service Providers
Job Location
BOCES - District Wide

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