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Provide occupational therapy evaluation and treatment to preschoolers, outpatients, and First Steps services in approved counties, as well as prepare and maintain records and reports pertaining to patient evaluation and plan of treatments. Conduct occupational therapy evaluations of clients referred to occupational therapy in a timely manner. Conduct developmental assessments of those referred to infant or homebound programs. Conduct re-evaluation of patients on a regular basis, as recommended. Schedule and conduct individual, group and homebound therapy sessions according to individual needs. Participate in staffings and conferences indicated to review progress. Create, provide, or suggest instructional materials for teachers or parents. Provide assistance to program staff regarding concerns pertaining to occupational therapy and assist staff in maintaining open communication with parents concerning occupational therapy problems. Conduct in-service training for other program staff, parents, and others, as necessary and requested. Supervise occupational therapy students and coordinate and supervise volunteers in occupational therapy as assigned. Maintain records on students and volunteers in occupational therapy services. Perform duties at multiple work sites, as needed. Operate all therapy equipment according to manufacturer and department guidelines. Prepare other reports relative to occupational therapy. Maintain accurate records of services provided for statistical and billing purposes. Assist with IEP and IFSP development. Must have full physical dexterity and agility or be able to independently position self and independently perform all movements required for effective treatment of each individual. Physical activities may include but not limited to: frequent bending, kneeling, reaching, and squatting. Depending on person served, must be able to carry, lift, push or pull 25-50 pounds routinely with occasional lifting of up to 100 pounds utilizing appropriate body mechanic techniques and/or equipment provided.
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in occupational therapy required. Must be a currently licensed occupational therapist and registered with the American Occupational Therapy Association and certified by the Indiana Occupational Therapy Committee. Must possess or be capable of obtaining CPR and first aid certification annually and perform as necessary. Must possess excellent communication skills both written and oral.