Occupational Therapist

VISION All Children and families will have an equal opportunity to positively experience childhood and family life. PURPOSE • To enhance the development of infants and toddlers with disabilities, to minimize their potential for developmental delays and to recognize the significant brain development that occurs during the child`s first three years; • To enhance capacity of families to meet the special needs of their infants and toddlers with disabilities. MISSION Infant-Toddler Services provide the foundation and framework to build capacity for local tiny-k programs in creating positive outcomes for children and families OVERVIEW Kansas Infant Toddler Services (authorized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - IDEA Part C) is administered by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). KDHE provides grants to local networks to assist in maintaining and implementing a statewide system of coordinated, comprehensive, multidisciplinary early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth through 2) and their families. KDHE is responsible for assuring availability to eligible children and their families excluding those at-risk. In SFY10, over 7,000 children received early intervention services. What are Part C early intervention services? • Family training, counseling, and home visits • Special instruction • Speech-language pathology and audiology services, and sign language and cued language services • Occupational therapy • Physical therapy • Psychological services • Services coordination • Medical services as needed for diagnostic or evaluation purposes • Early identification, screening, and assessment • Health services necessary to enable participation in other services • Social work services • Vision services • Assistive technology devices and services • Transportation and related costs to facilitate participation REQUIREMENTS Professional • Licensure from the Kansas State Department of Education in Early Childhood Special Education or Early Childhood-Unified. Education • Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.


Hays USD 489
The district’s 2018-19 salary schedule has 12 categories, with salaries ranging from $37,420 to $59,070, with single full Benefits Package, partial District contribution for dependents; Retirement Matching, and cafeteria plan of optional group ancillary products. Staff members employed by the school system for the first time can be granted credit for as much as 6 years of experience; former USD 489 employees will be credited with all prior years of USD 489 service.
Job Start Date: August-14-2019
Applications Due By: August-30-2019

Job Contact Information

Michelle Williams - mwilliams@usd489.com - 785-625-3257

Employer Information

Hays USD 489 www.usd489.com

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Hays School District has about 3,000 students that are enrolled in a high school, middle school, four elementary schools, and an alternative school. The staff of Unified School District No. 489 are recognized throughout Kansasand across the nation as leaders in educational excellence.



Hays Public Schools enjoy tremendous support from the community. Through this support, USD 489 is able to offer programs like all-day, kindergarten, the smallest class sizes in the state for districts our size, and a longer school year. An extensive special education program serves children with special needs. Early childhood programs serve children and their families in a three-county area from before-birth to age six. Technology, throughout the district, is used to supplement and strengthen the instructional program. The most noticeable aspect of our technology is in our ratio of students to computers. At Hays High and the middle schools it is 1:1; and 2:1 in the elementary schools.

While doing an excellent job on the test score race, the staff continues to seek to develop the creativity, curiosity, and problem solving skills of students as well. The challenges of the future are best dealt with by applying creativity and foresight to a solid foundation. We are equipped at USD 489.

To learn more about our schools, visit our website at www.usd489.com


Employer Address: 323 West 12th St Hays, Kansas


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