Baltimore, MD 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

CLASS TITLE: Substitute Occupational Therapist (OT)

REPORTS TO: Principal, Supervisor, Related Services, and OT Team Leader

PURPOSE: Will enable students with disabilities to participate in and benefit from their educational programs by providing appropriate therapy services.


  • Screen and assess students with a variety of physical and developmental problems to determine the need for services and to recommend strategies, adaptations and/or modifications that support the educational program or setting.
  • Determine the need for and recommend appropriate adaptive equipment.
  • Participate in the determination of technology related needs and the provision of related staff training.
  • Participate in the development of an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), and the Individualized Education Program (IEP), Service Plans, or a 504 Plan.
  • Provide any recommended therapy service.
  • Consult with school personnel, parent, and other service providers.
  • Participate in the transition planning for the students who move between programs.
  • Participate in the transition planning for high school students who will move from school to post-school activities including the world of work and/or other aspects of community life.
  • Meet the documentation requirements of federal, state, and Baltimore County regulations, as well as the requirements of the Maryland Board of Examiners for Occupational Therapy.
  • Supervise and train paraprofessionals as assigned.
  • Provide in-service training to families, school staff, and others, as needed.
  • Collaborate with Physical Facilities on modifications for accessibility.
  • Consults with schools regarding emergency evacuation of students with disabilities.
  • Instruct bus drivers and assistants to safely assist and transport students with physical disabilities.
  • Instruct and supervise graduate or undergraduate therapy students to work with children in an educational setting.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education, Training and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy required.

Licenses and Certificates:
Licensure from the Maryland Board of Examiners for Occupational Therapy

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of educational occupational therapy.
  • Knowledge of assistive technology and adaptive equipment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong human relations skills.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Skill in the use of word processing, database, spreadsheet, and email software.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with administrators, students, families, and co-workers.
  • Ability to appropriately maintain confidential information.
  • Ability to use equipment and technology required for performance of job duties.
  • Ability to supervise students and manage behavior.

The work of this class is generally performed in school, community settings and office environments. Work requires the ability to move throughout schools and classrooms. Work includes the operation of office equipment, including personal computers, assistive technology, and occasional limited physical activities. Requires travel to worksites throughout the county.

Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

SALARY: $35.28 per hour

FLSA: Non-Exempt

This document describes the duties and responsibilities of a position. It shall not be held to exclude duties not referenced nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees.

Application Instructions
Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
  • Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). Each time an applicant applies to a job with BCPS, the application must be resubmitted. If an applicant started an application with BCPS in the past and at a later date decides to apply for additional positions, it is the applicant's responsibility to review the entire application and ensure that all data is up to date (for example, the applicant may need to add additional schooling or certifications, an additional work experience, or provide updated references). The applicant must remember to review the entire application each time for accuracy and submit each time for a new or different vacancy.
  • Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted. Applicants should notify their reference proactively to inform them they will receive a form via email through a MAILBOT email address from Baltimore County Public Schools. Applicants should also inform their reference(s) of the job they are applying to.
  • Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
  • Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.

Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $100.00. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
  • Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
  • If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
  • Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
  • Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
  • All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefitssession.
  • Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9610 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 219, Baltimore, Maryland 21220 (443-809-4360).

Contact Information
The Office of Staffing
6901 Charles Street, E Building
Towson, Maryland 21204


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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