Friday, July 12, 2024  
Job Posting: Certified Occupational Therapist

Job Description Position:
Certified Occupational Therapist

Job Category:
Certified: Occupational Therapist
 Certification Required:
 Highly Qualified Areas(s) Required:
Special Education


Reference ID

Posting Date:
  Closing Date:
Until Filled
  Starting Date:
As Soon As Possible

District Office
Salary Based on 2024-2025 Professional Staff Placement Schedule

Job Position Details:

    Provide direct and consultative occupational therapy to students as specified in the studentís IEP.  Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    1. Screen students informally to determine the need for or extent of formal evaluation procedures.

    2. Evaluate the OT needs of students when indicated and provide a written report of results.

    3. Consult with school personnel and outside members of the medical community as necessary for placement and programming information.

    4. Develop and implement IEP goals and objectives for students eligible for OT services.

    5. Adapt equipment used in the classroom to meet the individual academic needs of the student.

    6. Assist the classroom teacher in understanding student needs and making recommendations for the adaptation of assignments or activities when requested.

    7. Attend IEPs, staffings, reviews, etc. on assigned students.

    8. Maintain compliance with state and federal laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to special education services.

    9. Maintain state licensure as an Occupational Therapist.

Application Details:
To be considered for this position, individuals should Apply Online. Please upload a copy of any certificates or endorsements held.

Job Requirements:


    1. Current Arizona Certified Occupational Therapist License by the Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

    2. Valid IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card

    3. Ability to obtain National Provider Identifier (NPI) Number and AHCCCS ID in order to participate in the Medicaid School Based Claiming Program

    4. At least two (2) years of experience, preferred


The Occupational Therapist will provide services within the educational environment which are directed toward the development and maintenance of the disabled childís ability to benefit from their education.

Disclaimer:  The following duties are not intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of primary duties and responsibilities.  Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional position-specific duties.

    The Occupational Therapist reports to the Director of Special Education. The Occupational Therapist will interact cooperatively with all other staff positions. All elements of good human relations will be practiced.


  • Minimum starting salary: $62,195 - $74,635 (1.26 Responsibility Factor of MA+36).  Additional compensation may be given for education and years of experience.

  •          WORK YEAR:         10 Months Contract
            BENEFITS:                Full Benefits, Longevity Incentive

    Discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or any individual by reason of race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin, is prohibited.  Efforts will be made in recruitment and employment to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons.

District Hiring Policies:
Successful candidates must be fingerprinted and are responsible for the cost of the background checks.

The Safford Unified School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, race, creed, color, sex, age, marital status, or handicapping condition in its educational or employment opportunities.
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