Whittier Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant in Haverhill, Massachusetts

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant - Per Diem

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of and as instructed by the licensed therapist, conducts Leisure Surveys; implements individual interventions, in keeping with established goals.

  • Conducts group activities as outlined by a licensed therapist.

  • Formulates short term goals and interventions based on the results of Leisure Surveys, and consistent with established long term goals, as instructed by licensed therapist.

  • Carries out interdisciplinary treatment plan goals, as outlined by Interdisciplinary Treatment Team.

  • Assesses learning and teaching needs of the patient.

  • Counsels individuals who have mental illness and/or substance abuse, helping them identify behaviors, problems, and solutions to their problems.

  • Promotes identification and utilization of healthy living skills.

  • Maintains appropriate patient care documentation as instructed by a licensed therapist.

  • Reports and documents any changes observed in condition, mood, affect and/or behavior of patient and unusual incidences.

Prerequisites:

  • Associates Degree in occupational therapy from an AOTA‐accredited program.

  • Current certification: National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.

  • Current licensure from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Allied Health Professions.

  • Minimum of 1‐2 years of experience in an in‐patient crisis setting or other relevant psychiatric setting; knowledge of psychiatric disorders. Knowledge, experience and competency in dealing with adult /geriatric populations.

  • Certification in BLS of Adult, Child and Infant.

  • Knowledge of growth and development across the life span.

  • Knowledge, experience and competency in dealing with adult rehabilitation and geriatric age groups.

  • Experience in leading groups and activities.

Location: Haverhill, MA - The Whittier Pavilion

Category: Therapy