Ridgefield School District

Occupational Therapist - Long-term Sub (702)

Job Posting

Job Details

TitleOccupational Therapist - Long-term Sub
Posting ID702

Approximate start date: Immediate

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid Educational Staff Associate (ESA) School Occupational Therapist certification for the State of Washington or certification in process through OSPI.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Understanding of current State and Federal laws pertaining to the education of students with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated evidence of effectively working with students, parents and staff.
  • Knowledge of appropriate standards and ability to integrate into practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to use data to modify practice to improve student learning.
  • Experience using the IEP-Online system, or equivalent.
  • Training and/or experience in instructional and/or management strategies in PBIS, Collaborative Problem Solving, TEACCH, ABA, visual systems/learning, assistive technology, social thinking, social emotional learning, curriculum adaptations, social skills instruction, Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS).
  • Experience and training in CPI nonviolent crisis intervention techniques or equivalent process.
  • Demonstrated competency with data tracking systems, IEP Development using computer supports such as Excel, Word, etc.
  • Advanced ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and through the use of technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize caseloads
  • Candidate has not received notice of nonrenewal from the Ridgefield School District pursuant to RCW 28A.405.220


Essential Functions:

  • Screen and evaluate children referred for occupational therapy including evaluation in visual perceptual skills, visual motor, fine motor skills, self-care, sensory integration, normal growth and development and functional abilities in order to determine eligibility for services and implement an individualized plan.
  • Design and implement an occupational therapy treatment program to achieve established goals and objectives.
  • Support the outcomes for all students through strategies such as scientifically based practices, collaborative teaming, and ethical decision making.
  • Redefine goals and modify therapy strategies consistent with the individual education plan (IEP)
  • Establish criteria for caseload selection and dismissal.
  • Work with staff to meet the needs of students with the use of assistive technology.
  • Maintain a system to record all identification and evaluative data and continuous student performance information.
  • Collaborate with team members, which may include parents, teachers, administrators, and others to support learning outcomes for all students.
  • Inform principals, teachers and other school personnel of occupational therapy services and schedules.
  • Work within the culture of the schools, creating an environment that fosters safety, health, and learning for the students.
  • Complete all required reports and records for compliance within statutory guidelines.
  • Manage equipment, supplies and repairs necessary for operations of Occupational Therapy.
  • Participate in ongoing personal professional development.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Working Conditions:

  • May be required to travel to all buildings within the District. Must provide own transportation.






                                                              Notice of Nondiscrimination

Ridgefield School District No.122 complies with all state and federal rules and regulations and provides equal opportunity in programs and employment and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin/language, marital status, HIV/Hepatitis C status, sex, sexual orientation-including gender expression or identity, creed, religion, age, veteran or military status, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.  


Ridgefield School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services and activities. For information regarding translation services, bilingual education or inquiries regarding compliance procedures, contact Chris Griffith, Title IX/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 510 Pioneer Street, Ridgefield, WA 98642, (360) 619-1304, or by email at



Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$155/day for 1st 20 days; then REA Salary Schedule / Per Year
LocationDistrict Wide

Applications Accepted

Start Date09/28/2020