Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (Cota)

Flagstaff Unified School District Flagstaff , AZ 86002

Posted 7 days ago


Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

Position Title: Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

Department/Section: Exceptional Student Services

Supervisor: Director of Exceptional Student Services

Hourly Rate: $24.21 - $26.56/hour (depending on experience)

Pay Grade: Licensed Professional Salary Schedule

Schedule: 37.5 hours/week (7.5 hours/day x 5 days/week); 9 month calendar; Benefits offered; Arizona State Retirement System

  • This position is being posted in the event that a .80 licensed Occuptional Therapist is not hired.


  • Under supervision of occupational therapist, provide OT services to students and other duties as assigned.

  • Participates in the assessment of fine motor, perceptual motor, sensory motor and oral motor function.

  • Determines therapeutic goals in conjunction with the occupational therapist.

  • Participates in IEP conferences.

  • Utilizes the team approach in working with therapists, teachers, parents, aides, and attendants.

  • Adheres to rules and regulations.

  • Provides intervention services to students as established through the IEP.

  • Consults, instructs and assists classroom teachers, aides, and attendants regarding positioning and handling, intervention programs, and their utilization.

  • Participates in therapeutic feeding.

  • Assists in administrative duties (written records, reports, schedules).

  • Assists in determining and meeting students' adaptive equipment needs.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Other Expectations

  • Is flexible

  • Has the ability to work cooperatively with supervisors and co-workers

  • Has the ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions

  • Has the ability to perform responsibilities without the necessity of close supervision

  • Has the ability to effectively communicate with the school and school district community as well as the public at large

  • Has the ability to meet attendance standards and work hours necessary to perform the essential functions of the job

  • Proficient at computer programs including Microsoft Word, Internet, e-mail

  • Has knowledge of child development stages, lifting and transferring, and handicapping conditions in children

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds. Frequent to constant bending, squatting, standing, reaching, sitting; extensive walking, kneeling, crawling, stooping; occasional climbing.


  • Current State of Arizona Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) License required

  • Fieldwork experience in pediatrics with school-based experience preferred.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or listen. The employee is occasionally required to move from location to location and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position, and additional duties may be assigned.

Thank you for your interest in the Flagstaff Unified School District. Please submit a complete application. Education information must be included in the application. Complete work history needed for proper placement on the salary schedule. If this information is not complete, your application will be returned. Please be sure to include current certificate and IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card, if applicable to the position. All applicants (including current district employees) must submit a complete online application.

Current Internal candidates, please contact Human Resources @ HR@fusd1.org for hourly rate information. Years of service and grade movement (up or down) will be considered.

High school diploma or equivalent certification required. All employees are subject to a criminal background check. The Flagstaff Unified School District is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to race, color, religion, gender expression, sexual orientation, military status, age, national origin, or disability. Offers of employment, contingent upon funding.

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