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SCHOOL DIST 7 CO BUFFALO Classified Exempt - Occupational Therapist in Kearney, Nebraska


  1. Education: Bachelors Degree in Occupational Therapy
  2. Nebraska Occupational Therapist Certification / Licensure

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (Include, but are not limited to)

1. 1. Knowledge of human development, neuromotor development and treatment techniques. 2. Demonstrate knowledge in the use of adaptive equipment, parent, teacher and team training. 3. Knowledge of Rule 51 and Rule 52 4. Write Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs). 5. Willing to travel. 6. Perform Occupational Therapy assessments for children birth to age 21 in an educational setting. 7. Plan and implement programs including direct service, integrated service and/or consultative services depending on the child's, parent and schools needs. 8. Document the service plans and assessments in the child's IEP, IFSP, or MDT (Multidisciplinary Team) report. 9. Provide ongoing treatments and consultative services including coordination of services with the students team, including scheduling, traveling and providing direct service. 10. Follows safety regulations/rules. 11. Follows established work methods. 12. Uses non-sexist and culturally appropriate language. 13. Is willing to meet job requirements. 14. Works throughout the assigned hours. 15. Conforms to rules and regulations. 16. Implements the policies and procedures of Kearney Public Schools. 17. Manages stress effectively. 18. Demonstrates personal motivation and self-discipline. 19. Demonstrates a sense of professional responsibility. 20. Exercises discretion in decision-making. 21. Organizes and manages own time and tasks. 22. Deals with stressful situations and time pressures. 23. Has appropriate appearance for the assigned tasks. 24. Exhibits willingness to adjust to schedule changes. 25. Exhibits positive relations with other individuals during the daily work assignments. 26. Is a good team worker. 27. Works effectively with all school audiences. 28. Supports goals and objectives of the Kearney Public Schools. 29. Exhibits emotional stability. 30. Appears to possess physical and mental stamina necessary to complete job requirements. 31. Comes to work on time. 32. Follows proper reporting procedures. 33. Demonstrates the ability to build and maintain positive interpersonal relationships. 34. Possess the ability to work with appropriate personnel.

At Will Employment: Employment with the Kearney Public School district is not for any period of time, and employment may be terminated at any time at the convenience of the terminating party, with or without cause, and with or without notice. Employment with the school district is not governed by any express or implied contract of employment.

It is the policy of the Kearney Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, veteran status, marital status, disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, genetic information, or other protected conditions, in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies. Persons requiring accommodations to apply and/or be considered for positions are asked to make their request to the Director of Human Resources.


The Kearney Public School District hereby gives this statement of compliance and intends to comply with all state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination. This school district intends to take any necessary measures to assure compliance with such laws against any prohibited form of discrimination.

The Kearney Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race (including skin color, hair texture and protective hairstyles), color, religion, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, age, marital stat s, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation or gender identity, or other protected status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Title IX, Title II, Title VI and Section 504-

Melissa Herrmann, Director of human Resources

Kearney Public Schools

320 West 24thStreet

Kearney, NE 68845



Primary Location District Salary Range Per Year Shift Type Full-Time

Job Contact Information

Name Rebecca Noetzelman Title Human Resource Dept. Phone 308-698-8012 Email rebnoetzelman@kearneycats.com