Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - COTA

Posted Date 2 months ago(4/4/2024 9:49 AM)
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Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
$27 - $29 / hour


$27 - $29 / hour


Certified Occupation Therapy Assistant Pay Rate Range : $27 - $29 / hour PLUS experience credit!  Earn more with experience! 10k Sign-On Bonus!


Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid is seeking an engaging, compassionate Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant to be on the front lines, making the difference in the lives of our residents and their families. We are looking to fill our FULL TIME position.  This position will be staffed specifically on our REHAB unit.


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 Apply today!  Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid Benefits:

  • Gas Allowance Stipend
  • Newly, renovated building
  • Shift Differentials
  • Full Benefits Package
  • Employee referral program
  • Mentorship Program 
  • Continuing education program with a benefit of up to $1,000! (based on tenure)


This position is located in Lake Placid, New York, home of the 1980 Winter Olympics!


Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid is seeking high quality, engaging Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant to be on the front lines, making the difference in the lives of our residents and their families. We are looking to fill our Full-Time Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant position.


Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Position Overview:

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA) assist with ensuring the health and well-being of residents by providing occupational therapy treatments developed and recommended by a registered Occupational Therapist. New York State certification required.


Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant:

  • Assists the Director Occupational Therapy in planning, developing and carrying out treatment programs and procedures for residents.
  • Helps create group therapy programs which are mentally and physically stimulating to residents; prepares and presents individual and group projects appropriate for the confused, blind, deaf and physically handicapped resident.
  • Writes observations of resident's behavior and progress in Progress Notes.
  • Maintains attendance records and other departmental reports; enters treatment record in Medical Record Chart.
  • Assists Director Occupational Therapy in the training and supervision of Occupational Therapy Aides and students assigned to the facility for clinical experience.
  • Attends Resident Care Planning and Family/Resident Care Plan review meetings.
  • Assists with departmental in-service programs upon request.
  • Completes MDS+ assessment form as required.
  • Inventories supplies; assists with keeping area in good order and daily sanitation of equipment.
  • Attends in-service training programs, and departmental meetings as required.
  • Generate and develop ideas, which improve the quality of care for residents or increase job productivity and satisfaction.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Director Occupational Therapy.
  • Performs all job duties according to safety rules and practices required for this job position, and as required to ensure the general safety of staff, residents and visitors of this facility.
  • Performs assigned duties according to the service excellence standards and goals established for this job position, and for all staff members of this facility.


Certified Occupational Therapisy Assistant:

  • New York State Department of Education Certification and license to practice as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) in New York State required.
  • Ability to relate well to residents and enjoy working with the elderly people necessary.
  • Tact and diplomacy; ability to develop good relationships with residents, staff and students required.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate others and create a warm and accepting climate for residents necessary.
  • Qualities of maturity, diplomacy, ability to work well with others required.
  • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing required.
  • Ability to supervise departmental staff effectively and ensure that high standards of care are maintained.
  • Ability to perform tasks to established standards of excellence required.
  • Demonstrated willingness to uphold the vision and mission of the company by following the core values of Integrity, Teamwork, and Passion for Excellence and Reverence for the Individual


  • This position requires regular interaction with residents, coworkers, visitors, and/or supervisors. In order to ensure a safe work environment for residents, coworkers, visitors, and/or supervisors of the Company, and to permit unfettered communication between the employee and those residents, coworkers, visitors, and supervisors, this position requires that the employee be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language at an intermediate or more advanced level.

EOE Statement

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


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