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Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists

APPLICATION PROCESS

I.     Applicant Instructions

II.    Applicant Employment Checklist

III.   OT Job Description "Class Description" OR  PT Job Description "Class Description"

IV.    Qualified candidates are invited to complete the Online Application

V.     Once your application is completed we will release electronic reference forms to your listed references.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For employment information regarding Human Resources contact:. craig.yokoi@lausd.net 

If you would like further information or have additional questions regarding  Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy, please contact: Candy Kishi Bramley, PT, DPT at candace.bramley@lausd.net or Rosaura Sanchez, Coordinator, Occupational Therapy Program at rosaura.sanchez@lausd.net

Mailing address:
Los Angeles Unified School District
Division of Special Education
Related Services Department
Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Program
333 South Beaudry Avenue, 18th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 241-6200
Fax (213) 241-8435

For information on School Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA),  please contact the LAUSD Classified Recruitment Branch at www.lausdjobs.org or the hotline at (213) 353-4200 or for specific questions, please call (213) 241-6200


Educational occupational therapy and physical therapy in LAUSD is a rewarding opportunity to provide OT and PT services under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act):

  • Assess students within their educational settings, using an ecological model of assessment to determine their needs.
  • Provide treatment, program consultation, and environmental modifications for students with disabilities to improve student function within the educational environment
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, including students, parents, teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, adapted physical education teachers, orientation and mobility specialists, speech teachers, etc.
  • Travel between schools to provide occupational therapy or physical therapy services to students who have been identified to require OT or PT services.

School-based occupational therapy addresses purposeful, goal-directed activities to improve student function within the educational environment, in the following areas:

  • Postural stability
  • Fine motor skills
  • Visual motor perception and visual motor integration
  • Activities of daily living
  • Motor planning
  • Coordination
  • Sensory processing
  • Self-help activities
  • Social and play abilities
  • Environmental adaptations
  • Use of assistive devices

School-based physical therapy addresses purposeful, goal-directed activities to improve student function within the educational environment, in the following areas:

  • Motor planning
  • Sensorimotor coordination
  • Posture
  • Balance
  • Functional Mobility
  • Activities of daily living
  • Accessibility
  • Environmental adaptations
  • Use of assistive devices

School-based occupational therapy and physical therapy program benefits for certificated staff:

  • Full medical, vision and dental insurance for you and your dependents
  • STRS, California's State Teacher Retirement System (8% of monthly salary)
  • Professional growth is supported internally through inservices and District sponsored continuing education courses
  • Continuing education is supported through therapist release time
  • COTA program
  • OT and PT fieldwork students  
  • Effective immediately, new hires in the positions of Occupational/Physical Therapist will be rated in on Pay Scale 33D on the Special Services Table as follows:
     

    B-Basis (Regular School  year + Extended School Year)
    - Salary $73,452 (first year) to $91,472 (fifth year)
    - 197 work days
    - 10 sick days
    - Work summer session (4 hour days)


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS - OT

  • An earned bachelor's, master's or doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in Occupational Therapy.
  • A certificate from National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
  • A California Occupational Therapy License (or current state license).
  • A driver's license

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS - PT

  • An earned bachelor's,  master's or doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in Physical Therapy.
  • A California Physical Therapy License (or current state license)
  • A driver's license

 

RELATED WEBSITES

Division of Special Education

California Board of Occupational Therapy

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

California Physical Therapy Board

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