Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Position Summary: This position provides occupational therapy for pediatric patients under the supervision of an occupational therapist. The occupational therapist assistant works with children and their families to deliver care in a safe, friendly environment according to 321go Kids’ Mission and Core Values.

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

The following duties are not a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this role. Employees may be required to perform some, or all of the duties listed, and may be required to perform additional duties as assigned:
  • Work with children (birth through 18 years of age) of various diagnoses, including but not limited to: autism, sensory processing, handwriting and dexterity issues, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome.
  • Follow plan of care established Occupational Therapist.
  • Monitor and report patient’s sensory perception, functional capacity, and respiratory and circulatory efficiency and record results.
  • Review, collaborate and report progress of prosthetic and orthotic devices.
  • Provide rehabilitative programs to help restore physical function, improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities and/or deformities.
  • Provide services through exercise, stimulation, massage and the use of assistive equipment and devices.
  • Educate families regarding in-home exercise and activity programs and use of assistive devices.
  • Educate patients and their families about injury prevention, ergonomics, and overall health.
  • Review and report results of occupational therapy by observing patient’s progress; recommend and implement adjustments and plan modifications as necessary.
  • Document patient therapy services accurately and timely.
  • Maintain confidentiality of patient medical records.
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by following all rules and protocols.
  • Read assigned materials and maintain professional and technical knowledge by reviewing professional publications and attending workshops.
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
  • Willingness to serve according to the Mission and Core Values of 321go Kids.
  • Ability to accurately self-assess and improve self-leadership along with new skill development.
  • Ability to coach and teach parents how to bring therapy into their everyday life.
  • Knowledge of information and techniques needed to treat human injuries, diseases and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive healthcare measures.
  • Knowledge of rehabilitative treatment techniques in treating special needs children.
  • Knowledge of regulations and standards of pediatric occupational therapy.
  • Knowledge of equipment and instruments used in daily activities.
  • Ability to think quickly and change direction of therapy if needed.
  • Ability to demonstrate proper transfer techniques of children of all sizes, ages, weights, and levels of development.
  • Possess creativity, patience, and skills to work with special needs children and their families.
  • Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks and projects.
  • Possess excellent communication skills and ability to articulate thoughts.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with children of all ages, co-workers, families, and healthcare professionals.
Minimum Qualifications (Education / Experience / Licensure):
  • Associate’ degree from an accredited occupational therapy assistant program.
  • Must have active Occupational Therapy Assistant license in the state of Indiana.
  • Pediatrics experience preferred.
  • Continued participation in continuing education as required by the state of Indiana.
Minimum Physical Requirements/Environment:
  • Job involves physical movement, including standing, sitting, sitting on floor, bending, squatting, walking, kneeling, etc.
  • Requires normal, correctable vision and hearing.
  • Lifting weights of various amounts, depending upon child’s weight.
  • Environment is constantly changing, often stressful or noisy, primarily indoors. Some exposure to bodily fluids can be expected.

Equal Opportunity Employment
321go Kids provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

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