About the Employer
The mission of the Rialto Unified School District, the bridge that connects students to their aspirations for the future, is to ensure each student achieves personal and career fulfillment within a global society, through a vital system distinguished by:
- High expectations for student achievement
- Safe and engaging learning environments
- Effective family and community involvement
- Learning opportunities beyond the traditional school setting
- Appreciation of universal diversity
We believe that…
- Everyone has unique talent
- There is boundless power in all of us
- All people have equal inherent worth
- Diversity is strength
- Each person deserves respect
- High expectation inspires high achievement
- Risk is essential to success
- Common and individual interest are reciprocal
- Integrity is critical to trust
- Honest conversation leads to understanding
- Music is the universal language
- A strong community benefits all of its members
- Everyone can contribute to the good of the community
Under the general direction of the Lead Special Services Agent, provides educationally related occupational therapy assessments and services to students in the special education population with various disabilities, according to the students’ Individualized Education Program (IEP). The Occupational Therapist functions as part of a multidisciplinary team providing integrated services to students. The Occupational Therapist may provide direction and oversight of Certificated Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA’s) who are assigned to provide occupational therapy services.
Requirements / Qualifications
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Experience: Experience providing occupational therapy services; Experience working in a California school district, SELPA office, or County Office of Education; Experience or certification in Sensory Integration methods; Experience supervising staff preferred.
Education: Verification of Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university. Verification of a current registration with the American Occupational Therapy Association; or the National Board of Certification on Occupational Therapy.
Licenses: Possession of valid California driver’s license. A valid CPR Certification from the American Red Cross or American Heart Association is required at the time of employment.
Condition of Employment: Insurability by the District’s liability insurance carrier may be required.
AN INCOMPLETE AND/OR LATE APPLICATION PACKET WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
A COMPLETE APPLICATION FILE CONSISTS OF:
– A completed District Classified Management EDJOIN online application
- Copy of Transcript (Verification of Bachelor’s degree, or higher degree, from an accredited college/university)
- Letter of Introduction
- Letter(s) of Recommendation (Three (3) letters are required. All letters of recommendation MUST be signed and dated within the last two years. NO electronic signatures will be accepted.)
- Other (Verification of a current registration with the American Occupational Therapy Association OR the National Board of Certification on Occupational Therapy)
Comments and Other Information
Applicants must detail specifically how they meet the requirements of the position. All sections of the application must be FULLY completed even if a resume is submitted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the completed application. An incomplete application will not be considered.
All applications (outside and in-house) along with the required attachments must be submitted through EDJOIN.org, no later than 4:00 PM on the closing date. Paper applications and required attachments will not be accepted.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS.
The District is not responsible for district e-mails that may go into an applicant’s junk/spam mailbox. It is important for applicants to check their e-mail and ensure that all district e-mails are delivered to their inbox.
All offers of employment are made contingent upon the applicant passing a pre-employment physical examination, TB test and upon receipt of information from the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation that the applicant is not prohibited from being employed. Please be advised that the District’s practice is to not pay third party vendors for job references.
FOREIGN TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION
Individuals who have completed course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts/degrees, prior to applying for a position, and attach a copy to the application electronically. The foreign transcripts must be evaluated by one of the approved organizations, listed on the Rialto USD website, in order to be accepted. These organizations are private enterprises who charge a fee for their services. Individuals pursuing a foreign transcript evaluation must follow the procedures outlined by the organization providing the evaluation. In all instances, original, official documentation will be required when requesting the evaluation.
Note: Disabled applicants may request reasonable accommodation in regard to testing procedures. Please do so prior to the closing date by calling (909) 820-7700, extension 2400.