Agenda Item #38
Job Description - Certified Occupational/Physical Therapist
Brevard Public Schools continues to have a difficult time recruiting Occupational/Physical Therapists. It is often the case that we have to use a contracting agency in order to fill the needs of exceptional education students' therapy requirements on their IEP. This proposed job description changes the qualification for Occupational Therapists to allow for the acceptance of not only a degree in Occupational Therapy, but consideration of alternative methods of obtaining a Florida license. There are potential candidates that have received their Florida Occupational Therapy license through the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Career Mobility Program. These candidates are qualified to provide therapy services to students and the addition of this qualification to the job description will allow them to be employed as an Occupational Therapist.
Recommend approval of the updated Occupational/Physical Therapist job description.
Information - 5/14/2013
Consent after Information5/28/2013
Authority for Action
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds
Rick Morton, Systems Analyst Jr. - Human Resources Services, ext. 253.
Debra Pace, Associate Superintendent - Human Resources Services, ext. 200.