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Occupational Therapist

Reports to: Head of Inclusion

Scope of Work

  • Provide quality school-based occupational therapy services - assessment/evaluation
  • IEP planning and implementation
  • Documentation and reporting and communication between teachers, related service providers, and families.
  • A full-time position working with students individually and in general education inclusion classrooms as a member of the team promoting inclusive education.

Responsibilities

  • Screening and Assessment of occupational performance deficits in the areas of personal care, student role/interactive skills, processing skills, play, community integration, and written communication
  • Collaborate and contribute to the development of IEPs to meet the individual needs of students and participate in all review meetings
  • Analyze, select, adapt, and sequence tasks relative to areas of occupation, performance skills, activity demands, contexts, and student factors to implement the intervention plan
  • Responsible for timely documentation of evaluation results, progress reports, daily notes, service tracker notes
  • Educate and demonstrate (verbally or written) therapy techniques to parents that can be incorporated into home routines
  • Assess and make recommendations regarding the use of adaptive equipment as needed and provide written justification
  • Attend staff meetings, in- service training, and continuing education courses as appropriate or required
  • Support the Head of Inclusion and the team for creating a successful inclusion programme in the school

Please include the following in your profile:

  • Letter of interest
  • Complete resume with a current photograph and passport copy
  • Document outlining the candidate's philosophy of education and how it relates to the role applied for (maximum 1500 words)
  • One page summary of what the candidate has accomplished professionally in the past three years and plans for the near future
  • Photocopies of the candidate's educational certificates  
  • Names of two professional referees including the person you report to and their contact details
Posted: April 2019
This is a Direct to School Job
Muscat, Oman
August 2019
2 years
Licensed Teacher, College/University Faculty, University Graduate, School Health and Welfare Staff
USD 3000 - 3250
1

Job Benefits

  • Tax Free Salary* as per the existing laws of the Sultanate of Oman. In case at any point of time, a personal income tax is levied, the employee will need to pay the same
  • Medical Insurance for employees only, EXCLUDING Dental and Prescription glass
  • Annual Airfare to home town in Economy class for employee, spouse and two children upto 18 years if they are on the school visa and staying with the employee
  • Relocation airfare provided at the beginning and end of contract for employee, spouse and two children up to 18 years
  • Relocation allowance provided only for employee at beginning and end of contract for additional 20 kgs over and above the airlines free baggage allowance
  • Annual Leave: 45 days total annual paid leave for candidates with a 2 year contract 
  • 30 days for candidates with less than 2 year contract 
  • Candidates who start in January: 45 days full paid leave at the end of the second contract
  • Dependent’s School Fees : Children of teachers will be eligible to get a 50% subsidy on the tuition fees, if studying in Paradise Valley Private School
  • The Visa/medical fees done in Oman will be paid in full  for employees only. For dependents, employee has to bear the expenses   
  • End of Service Benefits: For each 2 years of full service, school will pay 1 months basic salary as gratuity 
  • The employer will arrange for the employee to be picked up from the airport on arrival and taken to a guest house/ service apartment where they will be put up for a maximum period of one month, during which they will have to finalise their accomodation with the help of the school authorities
  • * The salary package is Cost to Company(CTC) - Tax free salary inclusive of HRA / Utilities, Lunch and Transport. If choose to stay in company provided accommodation then HRA  would be deducted from the CTC

Benefits for international teachers applying from Oman

  • Tax Free Salary as per the existing laws of the Sultanate of Oman. In case at any point of time, a personal income tax is levied, the employee will need to pay the same.
  • Annual Leave: 45 days total annual paid leave for candidates with a 2 year contract
  • Dependent’s School Fees : Children of teachers will be eligible to get a 50% subsidy on the tuition fees, if studying in Paradise Valley Private School.
  • The medical fees done in Oman will be paid in full  for employees only.
  • End of Service Benefits: For each 2 years of full service, school will pay 1 months basic salary as gratuity

Qualifications and Requirements

Teaching Credential/License
Bachelor
3
Special Education
  • Certified occupational therapist
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as an occupational therapist in an IB/ international school with preschoolers and elementary aged children
  • Teaching license preferred
  • Native English speaker preferred
  • Proficiency in Arabic and/or any additional language is an advantage

 

Competencies

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the needs of students with autism, developmental delay, specific learning disabilities, and behavior disorders
  • Knowledge of occupational therapy theories and evidence based practice
  • Preferred knowledge in Sensory Integration theory and practices
  • Have the ability to recognise occupational performance deficits and be able to select, adapt, and sequence relevant activities that support intervention goals
  • Be able to gather screening and evaluation data, complete checklists, histories, and interviews
  • Have the ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and progress notes
  • Be a strong advocate for inclusion
  • Demonstrate strong skills in partnering with families
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of colleagues, parents, families, and community members
  • Be committed to meeting the needs of a diverse student population
  • Have a track record of being a team player and community minded
  • Be committed to one’s own learning and professional development
  • Have excellent time management skills with attention to detail
  • Adhere to a high level of professional and ethical standards