Occupational Therapist

Position Title: 
Occupational Therapist-Registered, .5 FTE 

The Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative (NLSEC) is seeking a skilled and motivated Licensed Occupational Therapist to work with students and teams in its member school districts.

Date of Availability: August 31, 2021

Application Closing Date: July 9, 2021

Qualifications, Education, and Experience

  • State Certification to practice as evidenced by current state license as an Occupational Therapist.
  • Motor Vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation.
  • Graduation from an accredited program of occupational therapy
  • Experience working as an OTR preferred 
  • Experience working in an education or school setting preferred 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must display knowledge in conducting diagnostic/assessment functions
  • Must show ability to work in team-making decision situations with parents, teachers, and administrators
  • Knowledge of occupational therapy standards and practices
  • Knowledge of school-based services, IEP paperwork, and MA billing process
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication
  • Provide direct (hands-on) occupational therapy services for the purpose of demonstration and monitoring to children and students
  • Develop and provide a monitoring service for those children who may require occupational therapy services at a future date
  • Responsible for instructing other school personnel such as occupational therapy assistants, paraprofessionals, teachers, etc., in conducting regularly scheduled exercises/activities when appropriate

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards

  • Work takes place in standard office and school building environment

Travel Requirements

  • Travel between member districts and professional meetings is required.


  • Use of standard office equipment such as personal computer, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.

See attached job description HERE for additional details.

Submit the NLSEC application found at nlsec.org, cover letter and resume, along with 2 letters of professional reference to Director of Special Education, Dena Hagen: dhagen@nlsec.org OR mail to 16 E. Hwy 61, Esko, MN 55733