05-14-2013 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #38


Title
Job Description - Certified Occupational/Physical Therapist

Discussion
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.

Recommendation
Recommend approval of the updated Occupational/Physical Therapist job description.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 5/14/2013
Consent after Information5/28/2013

Authority for Action
F.S. 1001.42(5)(a)

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Program

Contact
Rick Morton, Systems Analyst Jr. - Human Resources Services, ext. 253.
Debra Pace, Associate Superintendent - Human Resources Services, ext. 200.



Attachment:  OT_PT.pdf