Occupational Therapist (OTR/L) Position  Autism Academy Occupational Therapy


OT Job Responsibilities: The following duties and job description are not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of an employee

  • Supervise, train, and positively motivate COTAs.
  • Provide regular one-to-one feedback, goal setting, and yearly reviews for assigned COTAs.
  • Ensure administrative and managerial duties are executed in a timely consistent manner.
  • Direct and supervise COTA(s) as assigned.
  • Assist the COTA(s) and classroom teachers in devising strategies for reinforcing learning materials and skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities.
  • Communicate with COTA(s) and classroom teachers, ensuring they have updated IEP information for each of their students who receive occupational therapy and alert the team of any problem or special information about an individual student that relates to occupational therapy.
  • Complete IEP Paperwork in relation to occupational therapy- including but not limited to the present levels, service minutes, goals, objectives, methods, materials, frequency, duration and modifications.
  • Communicate with parents/guardians, either by phone call or via email, regarding the information pertaining to occupational therapy that has been completed in the IEP at least 3-business days before the meeting.
  • Recommend instructional / therapeutic materials and supplies for therapy use
  • Review quarterly progress reports completed by COTAs.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior and confidentiality of information pertaining to students within the school environment and community.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with co-workers, families, businesses, and the public at large using exemplary written, verbal, and listening skills.
  • Demonstrate conflict management skills by actively listening, finding solutions to problems, and working well with difficult people.


Qualifications, Requirements and Skills:

  • Degree / Certificate in Occupational Therapy from a college or university with accredited Occupational Therapy program.
  • Current License / Certification issued by State of Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners.
  • 1-2 years minimum experience supervising COTAs preferred.
  • Experience with augmentative and alternative communication devices preferred.
  • Valid Arizona fingerprint clearance card.
  • Effective and professional communication.
  • Maintain professionalism and confidentiality at all times.
  • Critical thinking skills and problem solving.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Maintain consistent attendance and punctuality.



  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k (4%) matching after 1 year
  • PTO
  • Paid Sick Time
  • 9 weeks of Paid Time Off During the school schedule
  • Employee Assistance Program


Pay Range:

Salary: $60,000-$95,000 annually depending on education and experience

Hourly: $40-$63


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