Requirements for Becoming a School-Based OT
To become a Registered Occupational Therapist, you need a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited school. As part of the coursework for your degree program, you need to complete fieldwork, which is divided into Level I and Level II.
Finally, to become registered, you must pass the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam and apply for a license. By engaging with PTS, you can jumpstart, shift, or advance your career as an OT in a school setting. If you are still completing your education, contact your university to learn more about fieldwork placement opportunities with PTS.
The Day-to-Day of a School-Based OT
OTs serve a crucial role in students’ lives. Along with providing OT support to students one-on-one, school-based OTs often provide classroom-wide interventions to address common issues, such as difficulty with handwriting. When you work alongside PTS, you’ll have the opportunity to help more students succeed while reducing referrals to related services.
PTS Takes a Whole-Child Approach to School-Based OT & Related Services
PTS takes a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) and a Whole-Child Approach to school-based therapy and related services. In addition to containing caseloads and matching students with the right level of support, this cross-disciplinary framework encourages collaboration between service providers, teachers, and school administrators.
That means, as an OT engaging with PTS, you’ll work alongside other service providers to better understand each student’s needs and address the root causes of barriers to their development.
Receive Ongoing Support as a School-Based Occupational Therapist Alongside PTS
At PTS, our approach differs from traditional staffing agencies because we don’t just place you in a school; we go with you. In addition to maintaining lasting partnerships with school districts and facilitating communication between service providers and school administrators, we provide you with ongoing access to support when you need it.
Where Can I Find School-Based OT Jobs near Me?
Do you want to work as an Occupational Therapist in a school-based environment? If so, we want to hear from you. Explore current opportunities and submit your application to begin or advance your career as a school-based OT. Contact us at PTS to learn more today. We look forward to hearing from you!