In order to fulfil this role effectively, the successful candidate will need to have a diverse range of qualities, competencies and experience. He/She should be a caring and understanding person. He/She should be able to provide professional opinion about the development of the student. He/She should be able to provide support to the LS team, parents and students. He/She should be a flexible, an excellent listener and communicator and a keen learner.
1 Key areas of responsibility
- Collaborates with other disciplines to ensure the understanding of student occupational performance strengths and needs, through evaluation, educational program planning, and service delivery.
- Evaluates the student’s ability and formulates the student’s occupational profile through a variety of functional, behavioral, and standardized assessments, skilled observation, checklists, histories, and interviews.
- Synthesizes evaluation results into a comprehensive written report which reflects strengths and barriers to student participation in the educational environment; directs program development; and guides evidence-based intervention.
- Develops occupationally based intervention plans based on student needs and evaluation results.
- Provides targeted, evidence-based therapeutic intervention to facilitate student participation and occupational performance within the school environment.
- Consults with the school-based team to achieve student outcomes.
- Adapts and modifies the environment including assistive technology and training instructional staff to meet individual needs and to help students function as independently as possible.
- Educates student, educational personnel, and family to facilitate skills in areas of occupation as well as health maintenance and safety.
- Monitors and reassess the effects of occupational therapy intervention and the need to continue, modify, or discontinue intervention.
- Documents occupational therapy services to ensure accountability of service provision and to meet standards for reimbursement of services as appropriate.
1 Qualifications and experience. The school prefers staff with:
- A graduate calibre or equivalent
- Certified as OT practitioner
- Have experience in the same field preferably in schools
2 Knowledge and Skills.
- Be aligned with the ISL values of diversity, passion, identity and understanding
- possess excellent communication skills and be willing to adapt to the demands of an international school
- Be fluent in English
- Be able to communicate, interact and work effectively with different individuals
- Have strong interpersonal relations skill
- Have a strong and pleasant personality with the ability to work with different department
- have the ability to manage a diverse and demanding workload