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29 Apr 2024

Instructional Support Occupational Therapist or Physical Therapist

Montrose County School District
 Montrose, Montrose County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

  •  Licensed Support Services/Therapist – Motor Services Provider
  • Date Posted:
  • Location:
    District Wide
  • Date Available:
    August 2024
  • Closing Date:

Position Title:  Motor Therapist, OT/PT
Direct Supervisor: Director of Special Education
Location: Districtwide
Salary Schedule: Related Service Provider (range $53,331 – $75,296 based on education and experience)
Work Calendar: Related Service Provider 182 day
Start Date: TBD for 2024-2025 School Year

MCSD Summary:
Nestled within Colorado’s gorgeous Western Slope, the towns of Montrose and Olathe are surrounded by an endless variety of prospects for exploration and adventure (Black Canyon National Park, Telluride and the San Juan Mountains to the South, along with rivers, lakes and streams). MCSD is one of the largest rural school districts in Colorado with a great focus on STEM including the arts.  Which means we are small enough to be neighborly, but still big enough to continue growing (with short commutes to school and work).

MCSD Benefits:
At MCSD, we care about our employees and their loved ones. Our benefits package consist of the following items: a variety of health insurance plans with employer contribution, including dental and vision insurance, Telehealth, a $50,000 life insurance policy with optional additional coverage, PERA retirement contribution, supplemental insurance options, no match tax shelter account options including 401K, 457(b), 403 (b) and Roth, before tax deductions and flexible spending options, paid leave options and holidays based upon the position, Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Added perks: Great people to work with, professional development and advancement opportunities, and multiple wellness programs and incentives.

Summary of Position:
The Occupational Therapist is responsible for implementing intervention and therapy regarding students’ fine and gross motor skills and functional abilities (e.g. perceptual-motor, hand functions, motor coordination, sensory development, muscle strength, etc.) under the direction of the Special Education Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To provide leadership for the Occupational/Physical Therapy program in alignment with department, division and district goals.
  • Attend and participate in departmental meetings.
  • 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.
  • Utilize IEP Programs, Infinite Campus, and other District Programs as they relate to OT and PT services.
  • Engages in professional development to stay current on research-based instructional strategies.
  • Observe and follow all Montrose County School District policies and procedures; maintain high levels of professionalism and commitment through punctuality and attendance.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution in Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy.
  • Current Special Services Provider License from the Colorado Department of Education, with an endorsement in Occupational or Physical Therapy.
  • Current appropriate DORA Licensure.


  • A minimum of 1 years of experience as a school-based occupational or physical therapist.
  • Experience with diverse populations, Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), and OT and PT interventions that align with educational performance.

Knowledge of and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • Principles of the organization.
  • Principles, procedures, methods, techniques, strategies and understanding the importance relative to the OT/PT Teacher and serving as a role model and advocate for all students.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Ability to:

  • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records.
  • Develop meaningful reports based upon data and use data analysis to make appropriate recommendations from them, when appropriate.

Physical Demands:
The physical requirements indicated below are examples of the physical aspects that this position classification must perform in carrying out essential job functions.
Person performing service in this position classification will exert 5 to 50 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. This type of work involves sitting but will involve walking or standing for brief periods.  Perceiving the nature of sound, near and far vision, depth perception, providing oral information, the manual dexterity to operate business related equipment, and handle and work with various materials and objects are important aspects of this job.

Must have valid driver’s license and be able to travel from site to site.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.

How to Apply

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Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.