Job Description

Grimes County Special Education Cooperative ______ __Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Job Title Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Wage/Hour Status
Reports to Director of Special Education Pay Grade
Dept/School Central Administration/Grimes County Date Revised
Primary Purpose:
Provide direct and consultative Occupational Therapy services for students receiving special education
services consistent with Individual Education Plans (IEPs). Implement an Occupational Therapy program
based on an evaluation and goals established by a registered Occupational Therapist.

* Completion of a state board Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) program
* Valid Texas license as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) granted by the
Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Collect, interpret, and report student progress data and other reports as required
2. Use data appropriately for assisting in student placement and instructional programs as needed
3. Provide direct or consultative therapy to students with disabilities as determined by the ARD
4. Provide consultation with teachers as needed
5. Maintain confidentiality of student information except when the student’s condition requires
6. Communicate effectively with school personnel and parents as appropriate for student needs
7. Prepare for and participate in ARD committee meetings
8. Maintain session notes and participate in Random Moment in Time Study and SHARS on-line
billing system as required by district
9. Communicate with all parties in a professional manner
10. Support programs and actions that facilitate a positive, caring climate for learning
11. Utilize appropriate data information systems and records necessary for attainment of the
special education department’s mission and overall school improvement efforts
12. Monitor student progress, collect data, and report progress as required.
13. Participate in staff development training programs, workshops, and other training as
14. Follow all state and federal guidelines, board policies and district procedures as required
15. Other duties as assigned

Mental Demands:
Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written), interpret policies and procedures, reason, read,
understand verbal instructions, analyze, differentiate, coordinate, compile, instruct, and maintain
emotional control.

Physical Demands:
Ability to lift and/or carry moderate weight, sit, stand, walk, reach, repetitive hand motions, hear, speak,
and frequent travel within the cooperative/districts and occasionally outside the cooperative boundaries
and/or county. May experience prolonged and irregular works hours and work with frequent

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and
are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may

Approved by ______________________________________ Date _____________________
Reviewed by ______________________________________ Date _____________________

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