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Occupational Therapist

Home Careers Occupational Therapist
Submitted: May 13
Closing: July 1


Lindsay Montana

Location Spero Academy
2701 California Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Categories Licensed
Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Minnesota Teacher's License Required
Work Commitment Full-Time
To Apply

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Job Description

Job Title : Occupational Therapist
Reports To: Executive Director, Special Education Director
Supervises: N/A
Status: Full-time. All positions are Monday through Thursday, year-round with staff development on occasional Fridays and breaks throughout the year.

Effective for 2024-2025 School Year

Position Summary:
The Mission of Spero Academy is to provide an individualized and adaptive education to help students grow academically, emotionally and socially.

We are a nonprofit charter school that is devoted to educational programs for students with disabilities that foster a sense of respect, responsibility and community. We are looking for an Occupational Therapist who is eager to work with elementary students who are on the autistic spectrum or who may have other social, emotional and physical disabilities. We are looking for someone who can be creative and meet individual needs while continuing to balance all state educational requirements for students with an IEP
What You Will Do:
Ensure you are contributing your part for Spero Academy’s due process compliance, third-party billing, program data collection, and funding reports.
Lead weekly classroom regulation groups.
Prepare for and instruct students for individualized sessions.
Work with teachers by providing support at handwriting and reading stations in the classroom.
Provide direct intervention services to students in the least restrictive environment and this will include classroom-based service.
Provide indirect intervention and consultative services to teachers and school staff.
Plan and direct or prepare biweekly updates to sensory motor or Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness Training (S.M.A.R.T.) circuit to target developmental skills that support academic growth.
Other site-based and special education duties, including staff training on sensory supports, regulation, and visual motor skills, including but not limited to, handwriting supports
Promote play and development of problem solving skills.
Spero Academy is committed to supporting those who have served in the armed forces. We recognize the valuable skills, experience, and dedication that veterans bring to the workforce. As such, veterans will be given priority consideration for employment opportunities within our company. We are proud to honor their service and offer meaningful career opportunities.

Spero Academy embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports persons of all identities, abilities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. Spero Academy will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. If you require accommodation please contact the our Human Resources Coordinator at kholzthum@spero.acadmy

Learn more about our philosophy, benefits, and team at You can also find our district application at


Minimum Qualifications Required:
Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy or Bachelor’s Degree and clinical experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities That Will Help You Succeed:
Previous experience working with children Autism Spectrum Disorders
Previous time working in an elementary school setting
Skills with SpEdForms for

Institution Description

We are a tuition-free public charter school with programming designed to meet the individualized needs of students with disabilities. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about how our program may be able to help your student grow academically, emotionally, and socially.

Application Instructions/Comments

Please Send resume and district application to:
Human Resources Spero Academy
2701 California Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418


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