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Occupational Therapist

Linn Benton Lincoln ESD

Occupational Therapy Assistant
Description 1.0 FTE on a 190 day work calendar
Location: Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties
Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
Start date: August 22, 2024

Application process
Applications are available at
A complete application consists of
Online Application
Cover letter
Three current letters of reference
Copy of University Transcripts (Successful candidates will be required to provide official
transcripts before completion of the hiring process)
Copy of License

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs
unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in the
job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that
candidate may be the one who comes from a less traditional background. We would
encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications
described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how
this would be determined, please feel free to contact the Executive Human
Resource Officer, Kate Marrone: to discuss your

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT – Cascade Regional Inclusive Services
Classification: Licensed 190-day calendar
Reports to: Cascade Regional Inclusive Services Director
FSLA Status: Exempt


Our Occupational Therapy Assistants in the Cascade Regional Inclusive Services program
work in tandem with the Occupational Therapists to maximize the impact of the invaluable
supports we provide to students. As a member of Cascade Regional Inclusive Services, this
position is a part of a dynamic team of professionals who support our district staff in Linn,
Benton and Lincoln Counties. Our OTAs have the opportunity to provide a variety of
delivery models across a wide range of ages including communities and home settings.
OTAs collaborate with their colleagues on a multi-disciplinary approach to services for our
most impacted students. This role is surrounded by specialists who support each other
in our joint mission to help all students/children access their education in a meaningful
and successful way, while learning from each other and growing as a professional.


1. Associate’s degree (AA) with a certificate from an accredited Occupational Therapy
Assistant program or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school.
2. Valid Occupational Therapy Assistant license from the Oregon Occupational Therapy
Licensing Board is required.
3. Two or more years of clinical experience in an educational or pediatric setting is
4. Such alternatives to certain above qualifications may apply as deemed appropriate by the
Superintendent and/or Board of Directors.


This position has the following expectations and requisite abilities.
1. Promotion of equity and diversity in all settings and understanding and commitment to
anti-racists principles.
2. Maintain a high level of confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, FERPA and adherence to
the competent and ethical educator practices.
3. Maintain compliance with state and federal laws governing all aspects of our agency
including ORS, OAR, IDEA, FOIA, and CIPA.
4. Exceptional prioritization of tasks, timely completion of work assignments, ability to take
the initiative and work independently with minimal supervision.
5. Demonstrates respectful, flexible and effective teambuilding skills of cooperation,
communication and active participation.
6. Present self and LBL in a professional manner including: in oral and written
communication, professional disposition when working with others and maintaining
professional dress standards.
7. Ability to understand and follow oral and written directives, find requested data and
present in user-friendly formats for internal and public distribution.
8. Maintain regular attendance at work. Be punctual in meeting deadlines, attending
meetings, and following schedules.
9. Utilize teleservice platform to provide services to educators, students and district staff as
10. Ability to lift, carry at least 25 pounds.
11. Ability to sit for extended periods of time in a vehicle or work setting.
12. Ability to lift, carry at least 25 pounds as well as ability to sit for extended periods of time
in vehicle, desk and various sized school furniture.
13. Ability to occasionally bend, squat, twist, climb stairs and sit on the floor.
14. Ability to provide own transportation to school, preschools, community settings and homes
in locations throughout a three county region.


This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, or duties
associated with this position. The supervisor of this position may modify this list at any
time it’s deemed necessary.
1. Consult and collaborate regularly with supervising OT.
2. Maintain detailed records of treatment, observation and progress of each student’s
functioning, abilities and use of adaptive equipment.
3. Display knowledge of, or is able to research etiology characteristics and prognosis of
major handicapping conditions.
4. Display knowledge of normal developmental sequences and learning patterns in the areas
of sensory, motor and psycho-social and cognitive development.
5. Provide occupational therapy services and interventions in the areas of fine motor,
sensory processing, self-care and activities of daily living skills (including safe eating and
6. Attend IFSP, IEP and other team meetings to assist the education team in the
development of appropriate goals, objectives, modifications, accommodations,
strategies and behavior plans for identified students on the caseload with the support
of supervising OT.
7. Design, construct and adapt materials and equipment to effectively meet individual
student learning needs as related to positioning, handwriting, keyboarding, feeding, sensory
supports and communication.
8. Serve as a resource, consultant and trainer to provide suggestions, trainings and/or
equipment for use by students, educators and/or families.
9. Assist specialists (OT, PT, SLP, Vision, etc.), families, and school staff with selection,
procurement and use of relevant assistive technology.
10. Instructs education staff in appropriate body mechanics, positioning, handling and
mobility needs of the student to support educational goals/program with support of
supervising OT.
11. Synthesize and integrate clinical, educational and interpersonal issues regarding change,
disabilities, grief and loss.
12. Participate in Medicaid billing process for school-based services as directed.


Licensed employees are represented by Linn Benton Lincoln Education Association
Salary and benefit information shown are based on full-time employment (1.0 FTE) based
on the current school year
Placement on the Linn Benton Lincoln ESD licensed salary schedule will be commensurate
with applicant’s qualifications, relevant training, and experience
Linn Benton Lincoln ESD will provide an Insurance CAP to assist with health, dental and
vision insurance premiums
Employer paid PERS, holidays, sick leave and personal days are also provided
Employer paid Life Insurance 1 x annual salary
Employer paid Basic AD&D and Long Term Disability

Health Insurance
Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB) provides insurance to school and education service
district employees
Includes medical, dental, vision & prescription insurance
Monthly premium deducted pre-tax

LBLESD contributes a monthly CAP/Pool to help offset insurance cost
Health Savings Accounts for high deductible plans
Flexible Spending Accounts

Carriers offered are:
Willamette Dental Group

PERS – Public Employee Retirement System
For more information visit:
LBLESD pays the 6% employee contribution on behalf of each employee

Personal Leave
Up to 24 hours

Sick Leave
Up to 80 hours

Sick Leave Bank
Employees may opt to donate one day of sick leave to become a member of the Sick
Leave Bank
Members may request leave from the sick leave bank in the event of a catastrophic
illness or injury

Professional Development Opportunities
LBLESD hosts a variety of training classes
First Aid/CPR classes offered onsite
Includes workshops, conferences and mentorship programs

Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon
request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Individuals with disabilities may contact Human Resources at 541-812-2624 for additional
information and assistance.

Linn Benton Lincoln ESD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting with their
completed application a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD
Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran's Affairs indicating receipt of a non-
service connected pension as verification of eligibility. Disabled Veterans must also submit a
copy of their veteran's disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, unless the
information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.