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Occupational Therapist III Advanced

Recruitment #23-004396-0001


The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland. As part of the Maryland State Department of Education, the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) provides services to assist students with disabilities prepare for the work world, vocational rehabilitation services to assist adults with significant disabilities who are seeking to enter or reenter the workforce, and the adjudication of Social Security disability claims for the citizens of Maryland.




Workforce and Technology Center
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, Maryland  21218


Join #TeamMSDE in this rewarding, clinical-level position with the Division of Rehabilitation Services, Rehabilitation Technology Services. This role specializes in the application of Occupational Therapy Services to promote employment, economic self-sufficiency, and independence of individuals with disabilities. Services occur within the Workforce and Technology Center (WTC), consumers' homes, their communities, and worksites.

Position duties include: 
  • Performing detailed and comprehensive clinical assessments of individuals with severe disabilities to determine their functional capability to actively participate in their vocational goals 
  • Selecting and administering appropriate Occupational Therapy Assessment tools and analyze and interpret test results 
  • Conducting assessments including, Functional Capacity Evaluation, Occupational and Physical Therapy Evaluations (completed collaboratively with a Physical Therapist), standard OT evaluation, Home Modification Evaluation for accessibility, Clinical Pre-Driving Assessment, workstation design, and seating and positioning and ergonomics 
  • Working collaboratively with vendors for the provision of OT-PT services according to Agency and department protocol 
  • Making recommendations that address the functional limitations and meet the target goals according to department standards 
  • Providing guidance and consultation to the referral source regarding OT-PT services 
  • Meeting service outcome goals 
  • Providing group and individual instruction regarding body mechanics, workstation comfort and ergonomics, and the use of equipment to enhance independence (e.g., shower bench and commode chair) 
  • Supporting and meeting the needs of consumers attending WTC programs and services 
  • Designing, fabricating and/ or recommending low-tech devices that will enhance the consumers ability to participate in programs and services to meet their vocational goals 
  • Providing consultative OT Services to consumers and Division of Rehabilitation Services staff


Education:   Determined by the Maryland State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice under the licensing requirements for Occupational Therapists.

Experience: Three years of experience as an occupational therapist.


1. A Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy may be substituted for two years of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Therapy classifications or Therapy specialty codes in the Occupation Therapy field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience. 


Knowledge of existing and emerging Occupational Therapy evaluation practices, including, but not limited to Functional Capacity Evaluations, accessibility, and adaptive/assistive equipment.


1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as an Occupational Therapist from the Maryland State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice, Spring Grove Hospital Center, 55 Wade Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21228.

2. Employees in this classification may be required to successfully complete and maintain current certification of cardiopulmonary resuscitation training.

3. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of an automobile. Employees assigned duties may be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland, and driving records will be subject to investigation.


· Ability to stand and walk for extensive periods of time. Lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Ability to frequently stoop, bend, reach, push, and pull.

· Ability to travel throughout the state of Maryland.

· Applicants must consent to State Police Investigation (fingerprinting) as a routine procedure for all employees with this Agency.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year. 



It is preferred that applicants complete the MD State Government online application for employment. The application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position. If the applicant is unable to apply online, paper applications can be obtained from the link below and be faxed to 410-554-9397 or mailed to DORS Human Resources Department at 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. If there is a supplemental questionnaire, this must be completed and sent in with your paper application, if you are unable to apply online.

All application materials must be received in our office by the closing date. Postmarks will not be accepted. Applications must be complete to be considered including all related job duties, even if those are also listed on an attached resume. Additional required materials may be uploaded with the online application, submitted to the fax number, or mailed to the address listed.

Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9391, TDD (410) 554-9399. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. TTY Users: Call via Maryland Relay.

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and travel throughout the State are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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