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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Company: Hope
Location: Wrentham
Posted on: July 30, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary: Promotes the physical, social, behavioral, emotional and skill development of adults to their highest potential, in collaboration with licensed Occupational Therapist. Under the direction of that Occupational Therapist, is responsible for implementing the identified programs and services associated with sensory-motor, cognitive, and activities of daily living skills through the use of adaptive equipment, splinting and developmental treatment techniques. Improves the resident's range of motion, muscle strength and tone, coordination and level of neurodevelopment; and sensory-motor exercises; assists in assessing a resident's progress; maintains treatment records; provides in-service training to direct-care and clinical staff; maintains equipment; and attend team and department meetings. Essential Functions

  • Serves as a member of an Interdisciplinary team. Provides treatment, guidance and instruction to residents in individual & group settings. Assists in developing various communication skills so as to enhance the person's ability to make his/her wants and needs known.
  • Follows individual plans of care in carrying our recommend programs after a resident is evaluated by the Registered Occupational Therapist.
  • Collects data and writes progress notes as specified within each resident's program plan.
  • Maintains occupational therapy equipment in good repair and makes simple adjustment as necessary.
  • Assumes responsibility for ordering supplies and maintaining an adequate inventory.
  • Provides residents with sensitivity and confidentiality while using creativity to promote motivation in treatment.
  • Assists therapist with evaluation and record keeping procedures as directed. Marginal Functions
  • Assumes responsibility as a mandated reporter concerning incidents of purported abuse/neglect of individuals as outlined in the agency's policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above. Working ConditionsThe work is done primarily at Wrentham Developmental Center. The work does not include significant usage of a motor vehicle. The work may also require exposure to low to medium amounts of noise in a long-term residential setting. On occasion, the work may require flexible hours outside of normal business hours. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively (both written and orally) in a professional manner, with all levels of employees.
  • The ability to train, mentor, and direct others in a clinically or process-oriented manner.
  • Possesses the ability to lead others, inspire positive change and good customer service is vital. Training, Academic and Experiential Requirements 1. Degree in Occupational Therapy from an approved college or university program.2. An Associate's degree in Occupational Therapy Assisting and by the National Occupational Therapist Association.3. Must be at least 21 years of age.4. Experience with persons with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities is desirable.5. Successful background clearance, physical, drug/alcohol screening Preferred Qualifications
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively (both written and orally) in a professional manner, with all levels of employees. Also, the ability to interact effectively on a multidisciplinary team.
  • Enhanced understanding of medical/clinical records, consents and confidentiality
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and analytical, problem solving skills
  • Ability to handle multiple complex tasks or assignments, consistently producing high quality work
  • Proficiency in the use of personal computers and software applications Who We AreHope is a clinical, educational, and therapeutic provider for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We exist to help individuals reach their maximum potential by providing state-of-the-art therapies, access to recreation, vocational training, and individualized education programming. Hope offers dynamic, varied programs individualized to the individual's needs. Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art services in the most inclusive environments to encourage persons to fulfill their individual potential through evidence-based treatment, advocacy, and community education.The Wrentham Developmental Center is a historic state-run medical facility for the treatment of psychiatric and developmental disorders. Hope has partnered with Wrentham Developmental Center to provide essential habilitative services to the individuals residing at the facility. Through our services, we optimize the quality of life and care for residents while promoting residents' independence and functional ability across varied settings. PI186632519

Keywords: Hope, Brockton , Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Other , Wrentham, Massachusetts

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