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Occupational Therapist (Lakeland School)

Company: Walworth County Judicial Center
Location: Elkhorn
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions

This position is responsible for working to improve, develop, restore, and/or maintain a student's sensory/motor functions related to the educational setting.


Days: Monday - Friday

Work Hours: 7:30 am- 3:30 pm

Hours Per Shift: 8

Shifts Per Pay Period: 10

Position FTE: 1.00

Applications are being accepted from current County employees as well as members of the public.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Evaluate students to determine present level of functioning and need for Occupational Therapy services.

Participate in Individualized Education Program (IEP) development and need for on-going services.

Participate in long and short-term goal planning for a student's IEP.

Design and implement therapeutic programs to assist students in achieving educational objectives.

Recommend therapy procedures designed to achieve goals of the therapy program.

Make, adapt and/or recommend equipment to foster independence at school, in the community and at home.

Schedule students and document student progress.

Co-teach with appropriate staff for the purpose of practicing generalization in skill development. Collaborate with district and community partners.

Provide consultative services to classroom teachers and other educational staff relative to the individual student's functioning level in the classroom.

Provide consultative services to parents regarding the child's handicap and its effect on level of functioning at home, school and in the community.

Complete necessary Medicaid billing.

Provide in-service training for staff as needed.

Demonstrate a commitment to county safety and risk management efforts.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Master's degree in Occupational Therapy with zero to six months of prior relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience to meet the requirements to be licensed as an Occupational Therapist in the State of Wisconsin.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Occupational Therapist licensure through WI Department of Public Safety and Professional Services required.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction License O051 - Occupational Therapist.

The above licensure must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

Interactions and Communications

Provides specialized information and/or recommendations to others regarding an area of expertise.

Decision Making

This position has authority to make decisions that are within general procedures and protocols; supervision is available as required or requested. These decisions directly impact performance in the job and/or work unit within the department and information is provided to others for their decision-making.

Thinking and Problem Solving

In relation to established procedures, protocols and policies of the County, challenges in this position tend to be diverse, but are typically covered by precedent or established practice.

Tools & Equipment Used



Personal Computer/Printer

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to environmental hazards, including chemical hazards (e.g. waste anesthetics, cleaning compounds, facility chemicals), physical hazards (e.g. kicking, biting, scratching student) and airborne and bloodborne pathogen exposure. Will be exposed to indoor and outdoor climate and weather conditions. . The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to constantly use bilateral upper extremities, above/below waist and above/below shoulder height.

Ability to constantly walk and stand

Ability to constantly use hands and fingers to manipulate objects or to tend to student needs.

Ability to constantly lift and move up to 25 pounds.

Ability to frequently lift and move up to 75 pounds with aid of provided equipment, or a second person assist.

Ability to frequently lift, push or pull 50 pounds unassisted with bending and twisting of trunk.

Ability to communicate to students using verbal and/or non-verbal communications.

Ability to identify student care needs through auditory and/or visual clues.

"Constant" means at least 2/3's of the shift.

"Frequent" means at least 1/3 of the shift.

Selection Process:


Formal Walworth County Electronic Application

Education & Experience Review

Verification of Professional License

Oral Department Interview

Reference Check

Background Check

Post Offer Physical Examination

Drug Screen

Other job related tests may be required.

Keywords: Walworth County Judicial Center, Milwaukee , Occupational Therapist (Lakeland School), Other , Elkhorn, Wisconsin

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