FT, PT, PRN
Under the supervision of the CEO and Regional Director, the licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant will provide evaluation, consultation and intervention services for the assessment and treatment of restorative, neuromuscular modalities in a variety of settings, of which is to include primary care and behavioral health centers, short-term rehabilitative settings, private and public educational institutions and personal dwellings. Involving other health care team members, the Occupational Therapy Assistant will (a) identify impairments, (b) administer standardized and non-standardized testing, (c) summarize present levels of functioning written and oral, (d) determine and account for co-morbid variables related to behavior, affect and personality, and (e) establish an appropriate plan of care and accompanied therapy classification.
The Occupational Therapy Assistant is responsible for providing therapeutic intervention to a diverse mix (age, ethnicity, socioeconomic and geographical) of patients in both virtual and in-person fora, while appraising and educating patients on strategies relevant to environmental constraints, learning barriers, psychodynamics and coping systems applied to activities of daily living.
A significant component of the Occupational Therapy Assistant’s role involves consultation with other medical professionals and health care staff. The licensed therapist serves as a key member of a multidisciplinary treatment team, providing resources and consultation to physicians, nurses, educational institutions, caregivers and other allied health professionals on an as needed case-by-case basis.
As such, the Occupational Therapy Assistant is expected to engage with Corporate allies in a scholarly exercise of relevant research and usance of literature within his or her clinical area of specialty. At times, the individual may be commissioned to present the diagnostics of a case, when deemed appropriate.
Adherence to the profession’s Code of Ethics and ethical reasoning to make diagnostic decisions is necessitated.
General knowledge of clinical psychology, developmental psychology, personality development, principles and application of psychotherapeutic methods, including but not limited to applied behavioral analysis, cognitive and group dynamics, administration and interpretation of diagnostic psychological tests, statistics and measure theory is required for holistic treatment.
Technical Skill: Incumbent performs his/her job demonstrating technical ability, understanding of job expectations and compliance with
organizational policies and procedures. The incumbent performs the following job responsibilities:
Note: Medium. Reasonable accommodations may be made available for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
|Physical Demand Level||Occasional
(Up to 33% of the time )
(34% – 66% of the time)
(67% – 100% of the time)
|Sedentary: Ability to lift up to 10 pounds maximum and occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as dockets, ledgers and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one, which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.||Up to 10||Negligible||Negligible|
|Light: Ability to lift up to 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Even though the weight lifted may only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree||Up to 20||Up to 10 or requires significant walking or standing, or requires pushing/pulling of arm/leg controls||Negligible or constant push/pull of items of negligible weight|
|Medium: Ability to lift up to 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting/and or carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds||20 – 50||10 – 25||Negligible – 10|
|Heavy: Ability to lift up to 100 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds.||50 – 100||25 – 50#||10 – 20|
|very Heavy: Ability to lift over 100 pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing over 50 pounds.||Over 100||Over 50||Over 20|