At Columbus City Schools, we strive to make sure each student is highly-educated, prepared for leadership and service, and empowered for success as a citizen in a global community – but we can’t do it without you!
As an award-winning school district in the award-winning city of Columbus, Ohio, we are proud of the work our more than 10,000 employees (including teachers, coaches, and administrators) do every day to change the lives of our students. With more than 51,000 students located in over 100 different schools around the city of Columbus, we know there’s a position that’s right for you.
RISE UP and apply to our exciting and impactful position detailed below!
Benefits and Compensation
Salary: We offer competitive salaries for our employees.
Benefits: Columbus City Schools is proud to offer competitive, affordable, and holistic benefits to our certificated employees. We offer strong medical and dental benefits, along with free vision. CCS employees also have access to an Employee Assistance Program, free life insurance starting at $50,000, and even pet insurance!
Job Description (OT)
In collaboration with the school team, the Occupation Therapist (OT) directs the process of developing, implementing, and coordinating the OT plan for students in the Multi-Tiered System of Support, the special education evaluation process, and special education students’ Individualized Education Programs (IEP). OT’s may participate in screening, evaluation, educational programming, transition planning, therapeutic interventions, and exit planning provided for students identified with or suspected of having disabilities that interfere with their ability to perform daily life activities and participate in necessary or desired daily occupational or educational activities.
The Occupational Therapist is a member of the interdisciplinary education team that works toward the development of skills needed for the occupation of being a student. This is accomplished by preparing the student to participate in work, play, and independent living activities for success in their educational setting. Occupational therapists develop and implement therapeutic activities which support IEP goals and objectives to remove possible barriers to the student’s ability to participate in their education programming. These therapeutic activities may include: fine motor, visual motor, visual perception, sensory processing, and self-help behaviors for successful classroom participation or additional educational needs as determined by the IEP team.
The OT may also supervise and direct the therapeutic interventions of the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.
Job Description (PT)
The Physical Therapist develops, implements and coordinates a physical therapy program that includes screening, evaluation and intervention services.
The Physical Therapist is a member of the interdisciplinary education team that works toward the development of skills needed for the occupation of being a student and helps prepare the student to participate in work, play, and independent living activities.
They develop and implement therapeutic activities which support therapy goals and objectives.
The Educational Support – Occupational Therapist is mandated as a related service under Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) – Federal Laws 101-457.
The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the education, experience, skill and ability levels typically needed to successfully perform the essential duties contained in this job description. Columbus City Schools (CCS) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against individuals regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, gender identity or expression, ancestry, familial status, military status or disability in its educational programs, activities, and employment policies. CCS fully supports the hiring and employment of individuals with physical or mental disabilities who meet the job qualifications, so long as the individuals are able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.