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Volume 11, No. 3F — March 2012

Occupational Therapists & COTAs
NEWS-Line for

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News, Information and Career Opportunities

Mexican-American Youth Add Pounds As They Lose Native Eating Habits Tool Assessing ‘Medical Home’ Care May Be Flawed

QA Allison Amole, MS, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist
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Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Likely More Common Than Previously Thought

Broomall, Pennsylvania
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& QA with Allison Amole, MS, OTR/L,

Occupational Therapist in Broomall, Pennsylvania

Allison Amole is a pediatric OT with a focus on sensory integration dysfunction. She received her master’s in occupational therapy from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. Allison works at Theraplay in Broomall and has been an employee there for almost two years. She describes her job as an OT as “dynamic” and says, “It is really rewarding to watch children succeed!

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Mexican-American Youth Add Pounds As They Lose Native Eating Habits Tool Assessing ‘Medical Home’ Care May Be Flawed Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Likely More Common Than Previously Thought

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Q&A
Q: What motivated you to become an occupational therapist in pediatrics? A: I always knew I wanted to work with children and I was very drawn toward the health field. I have always worked with children—from babysitting to work at summer camps, and I have always enjoyed working with little ones! I just happened upon OT, and thought it sounded very interesting. Occupational therapy seemed like something that would utilize a variety of skill sets, which I thought seemed exciting and challenging. Q: Does the facility you work for, Theraplay (Broomall), offer any special services? A: Theraplay Broomall is a smaller office within the larger company of Theraplay, Inc., which provides occupational, physical, and speech therapy focusing on children from birth to 21. All therapists will educate parents at the end of the session to aid in carryover of skills at home. Therapists will also join in marketing and go out to inform doctors and other healthcare professionals on what is done at our facility. Occupational therapists offer special programs (i.e. Therapeutic Listening), to supplement the therapy that is happening in the clinic. Q: What’s it like working at Theraplay? A: Theraplay is always exciting! There is a lot of change and movement; everyday is different.

MS, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist
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& QA with Allison Amole,

Broomall, Pennsylvania

Allison Amole is a pediatric OT with a focus on sensory integration dysfunction. She received her master’s in occupational therapy from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. Allison works at Theraplay in Broomall and has been an employee there for almost two years. She describes her job as an OT as “dynamic” and says, “It is really rewarding to watch children succeed!

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Q&A
We utilize a team approach, so there is always the opportunity for collaboration and discussion on various clients, diagnoses and issues. Q: Can you share a motivational story about your profession? A: I love the spontaneity and excitement that comes when working with children! Everyday is different—you never know what is going to happen! I also love to see and hear how children experience the world, as it is so unique for each child. I find it most challenging to work with children when they are acting out or disinterested in what is being presented to them…but that is what provides a good challenge! Q: Are you currently involved with any research projects? A: I am not currently involved in any research projects, but I did do research throughout my senior and graduate years at school, and I really enjoyed that work. I did personal research on the use of yoga in therapeutic practice, and would like to pursue more research on this in the near future. Q: Do you feel that the role of occupational therapists has changed over recent years? A: I do believe that the role of the occupational therapist is always changing and always will be. Our profession is very in tune to changes in technology, society, the environment, etc. I feel as though this keeps us in touch with our changing world, and people respond well to our fluidity and flexibility. Q: What do you feel is of the greatest concern to OTs today? A: I think the biggest concern for OT is continued exposure so

A: I treated a child who needed assistance with grasp due to a Q: When and how did you start poor grip on the pencil and pain that stemmed from improper at Theraplay? grasp. I helped him for four weeks, sending him home with A: I started working here on adaptive equipment and exercisMay 10, 2010. I found out about es to aid in continued success at Theraplay through an online school. I received an e-mail from search. him the other day saying he no longer required assistance from Q: Typically, what are your day-to-day responsibilities as the gripper he was sent home with! I was so thrilled to hear that an OT at Theraplay? he made such great strides in such a short period of time! A: With this schedule I have the availability to treat eight differQ: Are there other areas of ent children each day. Children interest for you as an OT, are treated for one hour, on the either clinically or educationhour, with time left at the end of ally, that you plan to pursue? the session for parent discussion. During down time, we help A: I am very interested in the proclean and organize to keep our cessing of sensory information, space nice. We have the opportunity to discuss and collaborate so I plan on pursuing and attendwith other members of the team, ing conferences that will assist in my gaining knowledge on this as well as conduct research to specific area. I am also interhelp keep us on top of the most ested in visual processing and recent findings. We take time to its effects on daily, functional prepare for our sessions so we performance. can provide both children and parents the best information, assistance and therapeutic inter- Q: What are the greatest challenges you face working in vention possible! pediatrics? Q: What types of diagnoses A: Working with children requires do you encounter most frea lot of energy, flexibility and quently? enthusiasm. Children easily pick A: We mainly see children on the up on the mood of the therapist, autism spectrum and with devel- so it is helpful to keep calm and opmental delays. Some children collected in challenging times. require assistance with fine motor skills, sensory processing Q: What do you like and dislike most about working with chilskills, social skills, or with gendren? eral daily performance skills.
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that people are aware of what occupational therapists do and how they can be of help to people at all stages of life, with all degrees of ability. them to achieve their personal level of independence. Q: What is the most important thing you’ve learned in your career so far?

Q: What advice do you have for others thinking of entering A: I think everyday I learn, and am reminded, to truly respect others. It the pediatric specialty? is important to keep in mind all of Q: What is the most rewarding the factors that influence a person part of your job? A: I think the best piece of on a daily basis. When working advice is to not take yourself with children, you don’t work with A: It is really rewarding to watch too seriously. When working children succeed! I love feeling with children it is helpful to keep just the child—the parent is also an essential piece of the equaas though I have helped both things fun, flowing and flexible. tion. I feel I have learned, and will children and parents in making It is nice to allow them to lead continue to learn, how to make changes and a difference in the you in play—you never know occupational therapy a profession day-to-day functioning of a child. what adventures may come that others can understand and about! hopefully come to value. Q: How do you think working with children is different than Q: How has working in pediatworking with adult patients? rics allowed you to grow pro- Q: If you could sum up your job in one word, what would it fessionally? be and why? A: The occupations of children and adults are very different, A: I have learned a lot about so treatment is focused in very myself in terms of patience and A: Dynamic! Every day is different and full of new experiences! different ways. Adults require a how I handle certain situations. more straightforward approach, It has also been a great exercise The schedule at Theraplay is fast paced and keeps all therapists where children require a playful in respect. Finding the good on their toes due to the flexible approach. But, the root of OT in all children and embracing schedule we maintain. It is very remains the same: it is essential that can be challenging, but is to respect the clients, to look extremely rewarding in the long fun and there is never a dull moment! F at them holistically and to help run!

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Mexican-American Youth Add Pounds As They Lose Native Eating Habits
A UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA study shows that Mexican-American youth gain pounds as they move away from the dietary habits of their native country, a move that is putting them at risk for serious health problems. According to the research, conducted by a team in the Arnold School of Public Health and published in the February issue of the Journal of Nutrition, MexicanAmerican youth born into secondand third-generation families are more likely to be obese than those who were not born in the United States. Researchers looked at data from nearly 2,300 Mexican-American youth between the ages of 12 and 19 who participated in the 19992004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). The survey measures height and weight of participants, as well as factors that gauge acculturation, including nativity for parents and the child and a child’s language preference, such as reading, thinking and speaking in a particular language at home, with family members or friends. The study found that 63% of the participants spoke some English; 21.5% spoke only English, and 16% spoke little English. Nearly 73% of the youth were second- or thirdgeneration Mexican American.

with their immigration and acculturation experience,” said Liu, a researcher in the Arnold School’s department of epidemiology and biostatistics. “This verified what we expected: the greater the acculturation that a young person has experienced, the less healthy their diet.” The implication of the study is that young people who are more likely to be acculturated need help and support to maintain a healthy diet, she said. Although the study did not address the causes, Liu said many immigrant families have a lower socioeconomic status and therefore cannot afford to buy fruits and vegetables and healthier foods, which are more expensive.

“Our findings also suggest that policies and programs should be in place to help immigrants protect “Mexican-American children are their traditional dietary practices disproportionately affected by obesuch as a high consumption of fruit, sity,” said Dr. Jihong Liu, the lead vegetables, and bread while they author of the paper. “This has seri- According to the study, adolesous public health consequences cents from second and third gener- assimilate to the American culture because Mexican Americans are ations have diets high in saturated and society,” Liu said. “Future studthe fastest growing segment of the fat and sodium, and they consume ies should continue to examine the barriers that Mexican-American adopopulation. They are a very imporhigh levels of sweetened beverlescents encounter in maintaining tant population to study.” ages. Their consumption of fruits, vegetables, grains, meat and beans their native diet and identify strategies to address those barriers.” Few studies have examined the was lower than first-generation impact of both immigration and a Mexican-American youth. child’s acculturation on obesity, she Arnold School researchers Dr. said. “Most are focused on adults, A typical Mexican diet includes Edward Frongillo, Dr. Janice Probst, who are at increased risk for obecorn, beans, meat such as pork and Mr. Yong Chu, a doctoral candisity with each generation.” and fish, fruits, including pineapple date, contributed to the study, which and papaya and vegetables such was supported by the Maternal and Second-generation Mexican as squash and avocado. Child Health Research Program Americans were 2.5 times as likely of the US Health Resources and to be obese as their first-generation “Our findings suggest that Mexican- Services Administration. peers; third-generation Mexican American adolescents face chalAmericans were two times more lenges in terms of poorer diet and Source: University of South likely to be obese. excessive weight gain associated Carolina
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Tool Assessing ‘Medical Home’ Care May Be Flawed

To measure patients’ quality of care, the researchers looked at medical records for 50 randomly selected patients from each of the 30 health centers. They assessed whether five ON THE HEALTH FRONT, the poor In fact, the study found, there is no recommended diabetes screening often have at least two things going relation between how well a health tests were conducted in the previous against them: a lack of insurance and center scored on the NCQA assessyear: hemoglobin A1c, low-density chronic illnesses, of which diabetes ment and the quality of diabetes care lipoprotein cholesterol, blood presis among the most common. it provided. sure, a urine protein test, and a dilated eye examination. They also looked at The federal Affordable Care Act The study was released February 15 three “intermediate outcomes” — risk would expand the capacity of the as a “Web first” publication by the factors that are precursors to a serination’s 8,000 community health cen- journal Health Affairs and will appear ous condition, such as elevated blood ters to provide care for low-income, in the journal’s March print issue. pressure preceding a heart attack. In largely minority patients—from the this case, they checked for control of current 20 million to about 40 million “The major issue here is that the blood glucose levels and cholesterol, by 2015. The federal government NCQA assessment tool was develas well as blood pressure. is also trying to ensure that these oped based on evidence of what community health centers deliver worked for private primary-care Of the 30 participating community high-quality primary care, including practices that delivered care to health centers, eight earned Level diabetes care. insured patients,” said lead author 3 recognition on the PPC–PCMH Dr. Robin Clarke, a physician in the assessment tool, three were at Level A crucial part of this is the impleRobert Wood Johnson Foundation 2, and 19 were at Level 1. There was mentation of what is known as the Clinical Scholars program in the a wide range of NCQA scores on the “patient-centered medical home division of general internal medicine tool, indicated that some health cenmodel,” which provides compreand health services research at the ters had many more medical home hensive, coordinated care among David Geffen School of Medicine components than others. There were patients, their physicians and, some- at UCLA. “Because we have limited also substantive differences in the times, family members through the experience in applying the NCQA quality of diabetes care within the use of registries, information technol- tool to community health centers, sample. ogy and other resources. It is intend- there is a question of what effective, ed to ensure that patients receive patient-centered care for low-income “We found that there was a broad care on a continuous basis—rather patients actually entails.” distribution of NCQA scores and a than just during periodic visits to the broad distribution in the quality of diadoctor’s office, for example. For their study, the researchers betes care that these health centers had 30 Los Angeles County comdeliver,” Clarke said. “But there was The assessment tool used by fedmunity health centers complete no statistically important relationship eral government programs to meathe 2008 NCQA Physician Practice in how well a clinic scores on NCQA sure whether a community health Connections/Patient-Centered and the quality of care it provides.” center is functioning as a “medical Medical Home (PPC–PCMH) tool, home” was developed by the nonwhich assesses the operational Clarke and his co-investigators profit National Committee for Quality systems the health centers use to write in the study that these federal Assurance (NCQA). But, accordidentify, track and treat their patients. programs launched by the healthing to a new UCLA study, there’s a Health centers are scored on a 0-to- care reform law represent a special problem: The NCQA tool doesn’t 100 scale and based on their scores opportunity: a combination of stable adequately evaluate the services are given recognition levels ranging insurance through healthcare reform that determine the quality of diabetes from Level 3 on the high end to “not and genuine patient-centered medicare in community health centers. recognized” on the low end. cal home care through a community

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health center, which could potentially help reduce illness and premature death among low-income diabetes patients. In addition, if these patients receive better primary care, they may be less likely to use emergency departments and require hospital care. But as it now stands, this study raises the question of whether the NCQA tool, when applied to community health centers, can lead to those goals. “There is a lot of potential for the positive effects that the patient-centered medical home model could have on community health center care,” Clarke said. “But the NCQA’s tool itself seems to miss the services that are important for low-income diabetes patients.” There are some potential limitations to the findings, the researchers said. For instance, while this study was cross-sectional and observational, a randomized longitudinal study would be needed to determine if a higher NCQA score can lead to better diabetes care. The study used the 2008 version of the NCQA’s assessment tool, and an update version was released in 2011. The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA and the National Institutes of Health funded the study. In addition to Clarke, study authors included Chi-hom Tseng, Robert Brook and Arleen Brown of UCLA. Brook is also associated with the RAND Corp., a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis. Source: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences Researchers used the Mayo Traumatic Brain Injury Classification System, a new brain injury method that classifies head injuries along a more comprehensive scale than ever before. The categories label patients with “definite,” “probable” and “possible” TBIs, providing a way to incorporate symptoms such as a brief period of unconsciousness or even an injured patient’s complaint of dizziness or nausea. Using the Rochester Epidemiology Project, a several decades-long compilation of medical records in Olmsted County, Minnesota, the team determined that TBIs occur in as many as 558 per 100,000 people, compared to the 341 per 100,000 estimated by the CDC. Researchers found that 60% of injuries fell outside the standard categorization used by the CDC, even though twothirds of them were symptomatic. Mayo researchers found the elderly and the young were found most at risk for “definite” and “possible” injury, respectively, and men were more at risk than women. The findings reinforce ongoing efforts by the CDC to create a brain injury classification that more broadly encompasses traumatic head injury. “With more complete assessment of frequency, we’ll have better tools to develop prevention programs, optimize treatments, understand cost-effectiveness of care and predict outcomes for patients,” says Dr. Brown. Other study authors include Cynthia Leibson, PhD; Jeanine Ransom; Nancy Diehl; Patricia Perkins; and Jay Mandrekar, PhD, all of Mayo Clinic, and James Malec, PhD, of the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana. Source: Mayo Clinic

Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Likely More Common Than Previously Thought
THOUGH RESEARCHERS are becoming increasingly aware of the long-term effects of head injury, few studies have looked at the prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in all age groups, including males and females, taking into account both mild and serious events. In a recent study published in Epidemiology, Mayo Clinic researchers applied a new, refined system for classifying injuries caused by force to the head and found that the incidence of traumatic brain injury is likely greater than has been estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “Even mild traumatic brain injuries can affect sensory-motor functions, thinking and awareness, and communication,” says study author Allen Brown, MD, director of brain rehabilitation research at Mayo Clinic. “In assessing frequency, we have likely been missing a lot of cases. This is the first populationbased analysis to determine prevalence along the whole spectrum of these injuries.”
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Conferences and Educational Opportunities

Conferences & Educational Opportunities
MARCH
2012

APRIL
2012
AOTA’s 92nd Annual Conference & Expo. Sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association. April 26-29, 2012 Indianapolis, IN Phone: 301-652-2682 Fax: 301-652-7711 Web: www.aota.org

JUNE
2012
NARA Spring 2012 Conference. Sponsored by the National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies. June 13-15, 2012 DoubleTree Hotel, Washington, D.C. Phone: 813-855-9168 Fax: 813-855-6449 Web: www.naranet.org

Maximizing Tracer Activities. Sponsored by Joint Commission Resources, Inc. March 21, 2012 2012 Las Vegas, NV Phone: 877-223-6866 Maximizing Tracer Activities. Email: [email protected] Sponsored by Joint Commission Resources, Inc. Web: www.jcrinc.com May 9, 2012 Oakbrook Terrace, IL ICJR 2nd Annual Cleveland Phone: 877-223-6866 Arthroplasty Course. Email: [email protected] Sponsored by the International Congress Web: www.jcrinc.com for Joint Reconstruction. March 22-23, 2012 ATS 2012 International Castele Learning Center at Lutheran Conference. Hospital, Cleveland, OH Sponsored by the American Thoracic Phone: 707-981-7958 Society. Email: [email protected] May 18-23, 2012 Web: http://icjr.net/2012cleveland Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA Phone: 212-315-8600 AKOTA 2012 Spring Conference Fax: 212-315-6498 (Wii-Hab Therapy: Using the Email: [email protected] Nintendo Wii as a Rehabilitative Web: conference.thoracic.org/2012 Modality). Sponsored by the Alaska Occupational 2012 DOTA Annual State Therapy Association. Conference. March 24-25, 2012 Sponsored by the Delaware Occupational Anchorage, AK Therapy Association. Email: [email protected] May 21, 2012 Web: www.akota.org Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, DE Email: [email protected] 2012 OTAC Spring Symposium Web: www.dotaonline.org Conference. Sponsored by the Occupational Therapy Association of California. March 31-April 1, 2012 Disney’s Paradise Pier® Hotel, Anaheim, CA Phone: 916-567-7000 Fax: 916-932-1974 Email: [email protected] Web: www.otaconline.org

MAY

SEPTEMBER
2012
2012 AOTA Specialty Conference – Advanced Practice in Traumatic Injuries & PTSD: Lessons for Military, VA, & Civilian Practitioners. Sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association. September 7-8, 2012 San Antonio, TX Phone: 301-652-2682 Fax: 301-652-7711 Web: www.aota.org

OCTOBER
2012
AOHP 2012 National Conference. Sponsored by the Association of Occupational Health Professionals. October 3-6, 2012 Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV Phone: 800-362-4347 Email: [email protected] Web: https://www.aohp.org/ NARA Fall 2012 Conference. Sponsored by the National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies. October 17-19, 2012 Tropicana Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV Phone: 813-855-9168 Fax: 813-855-6449 Web: www.naranet.org

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Pennsylvania

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Job Opportunities
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Iowa and Nevada

Mason City, Iowa Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa is a teaching facility and regional referral center, serving a population base of 215,000 people, in a 14 county service area. Mason City, a community of 30,000 will surprise you with a progressive attitude in a small city setting! We enjoy excellent public and private school systems, beautiful parks and trails, museums, malls, and more. The following opportunities are available to join our team:

PHYSICAL THERAPIST
We are currently seeking Physical Therapists to work full-time in our Rehabilitation Department. This exciting and challenging opportunity include Orthopedic Outpatient Populations, General Outpatient (pediatrics, pulmonary rehab., & women’s health), and High School/Collegiate Sports Medicine. Qualified applicants must be a graduate in an approved program by the American Physical Therapy Association. Must have current licensure in the state of Iowa or be license eligible. New graduates are encouraged to apply.

OT & COTA
We are seeking OTs & COTAs to join us full-time. OT applicants must have completed an OT program with a B.S., B.A., M.O.T., M.S., or M.A. degree, registered and certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT), & licensed or as an Occupational Therapist, registered in the State of Iowa, or license eligible. COTA applicants must be Iowa licensed or license eligible Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.

Employment Opportunity!!
Occupational Therapist Needed at Nevada Community Enrichment Program (NCEP)
Accessible Space, Inc. is currently seeking a qualified OTR/L to join our multidisciplinary team at our Nevada Community Enrichment Program (NCEP). NCEP serves individuals who have survived a traumatic or acquired brain injury. NCEP offers an intensive and comprehensive day treatment program. We utilize a multidisciplinary approach to provide a full range of therapy services, including PT, OT, Speech-Language Pathology, Vocational Rehabilitation, cognitive-behavioral therapy, neuropsychological counseling, life skills training, aquatic exercise therapy and individually designed support services. NCEP’s goal is to provide comprehensive post-acute neuro-rehabilitation for individuals, as they progress toward increased independence and maximum functional potential. The Occupational Therapist provides Occupational Therapy evaluation and treatment as part of an interdisciplinary team for clients in a day and residential treatment rehabilitation program for traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury and neurological impairment. Requirements: • Master’s Degree from an accredited school of Occupational Therapy • Possession of a current, valid license to practice Occupational Therapy in the State of Nevada, or proof of eligibility for Nevada state license. • A minimum of one year of experience with traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury and/ or neurological impairments. ASI offers a terrific work environment in a new facility, a knowledgeable and skilled multidisciplinary team of clinicians, competitive wage and a great benefit package including health insurance, dental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement and a wellness reimbursement

Mercy offers competitive wages and a comprehensive benefit package. Interested applicants please apply online at

www.mercynorthiowa.com

1000 4th Street SW, Mason City, IA 50401
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check, post-offer physical and drug screen.

NO nights, NO weekends, NO on-call and NO travel! If you are interested please visit our website at www.accessiblespace.org/careers -OR- fax letter of interest and resume to HR at 651-645-0541. Please reference job code 62211 when replying.
ASI is an equal opportunity employer.

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Kansas, Colorado and Arizona

Newton, Kansas

Sierra Vista, Arizona

CoordinaTor
Newton Medical Center is looking for an experienced, licensed/registered PT or OT to help lead our Therapy Department. We are a small Family Friendly Medical Center located in Newton, Kansas offering competitive salaries and a rich benefits package. For more information, please call Heather Kiehl at 316-804-6107 or visit us online at www.newtonmedicalcenter.com/careers
EOE

Therapy

PT • OT • SLP
Sierra Vista Unified School District seeks permanent full-time Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists to serve students with a variety of orthopedic, neurological, speech and language impairments, grades Prek-12. Candidate must be able to obtain the appropriate Arizona state license to practice. Competitive salary and benefit package to include school year schedule with paid holidays and Health and Retirement Benefits. Sierra Vista, Arizona is a flourishing city, surrounded by the natural beauty of majestic mountain ranges and boasts a temperate year-round climate, abundant sunshine, and clean, fresh air, with year-round activities and events for families of all ages.

FULL-TIME REGISTERED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST or COTA

Full-Time REGISTERED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST or COTA, Grades PreK-12. OTR must have or be eligible for appropriate Colorado licensure. COTA must have national certification. Our BOCES serves 21 member school districts in Eastern Colorado & have a team of 5 OTRs. We are team oriented and collaboratively support efforts of our staff for our children. Salary based on education and experience. Excellent benefits. Access to company vehicle or mileage reimbursement. Some tuition reimbursement could be possible. To apply for this position, please complete the Certified Application for Employment available for download on the upper left section of the job listing page on our website www.ecboces.org. Questions contact Tracy at (719) 775-2342, ext. 101. Please fax completed application and supporting documents, including resume, to (719) 775-9714 or email [email protected]

Apply online at www.svusd68.org SVUSD Human Resources [email protected]

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