OT/PT Department Program Manager - #19503318
Denver Public Schools
STUDENT EQUITY AND OPPORTUNITY
Traditional 235 work days - PROTECH/ADMIN
Essential Functions and Objectives:
- To provide leadership and supervision for the Occupational/Physical Therapy program in alignment with department, division and district goals
- Supervise and evaluate the work of the OT/PT Supervisor.
- Provide leadership in developing and implementing departmental practices, policies, and procedures.
- Plan, coordinate and conduct departmental meetings.
- Organize and plan departmental professional development.
- Organize and oversee departmental committees and advisory group
- Organize and manage departmental staff-based budget, including payroll and school assignment FTEs.
- Develop and manage yearly departmental budget, including purchasing of assessment materials, therapy supplies, and therapy equipment.-Management of therapy supply stock and equipment, including maintenance of large equipment, equipment database and maintaining constant inventory stock of day-to-day supplies.
- Work collaboratively with principals, Student Services departments and staff, school staff, other district divisions and staff, as well as community groups and organizations.
- Hiring of OTs, PTs, and OT/PT Technician staff with a diverse committee, including the possibility of working with outside contract agencies in the event of a staff shortage.
- Support therapy staff in utilizing IEP Programs, Infinite Campus, and ezEdMed as they relate to OT and PT services.
Knowledge, Experience Other Qualifications:
- A minimum of 5 years of experience as a school-based occupational or physical therapist
- A minimum of 3-5 years of experience as a Supervisor or Coordinator.
- Current Special Services Provider License from the Colorado Department of Education, with and endorsement in Occupational or Physical Therapy.
- Current appropriate DORA Licensure.
- General knowledge of the principles of supervision, evaluation, organization and administration
- Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
- Extensive knowledge and expertise in programming and intervention for students with disabilities that have education-based motor development concerns, as well as from culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
- Knowledge of the practice standards and ethical guidelines applicable to the position as outlined by professional organizations and/or federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
- Experience with diverse populations, Response to Intervention (RtI), and OT and PT interventions that align with educational performance.
- Ability to maintain complete and accurate records.
- Ability to develop meaningful reports based upon data and use data analysis to make appropriate recommendations from them, when appropriate.
- Degree in Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy.
About Denver Public Schools:
Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.
Under the leadership of Superintendent Susana Cordova and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the statein terms of student academic growth. Learn more at dpsk12.org.
Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.