Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Posted Date 1 month ago(5/8/2024 9:01 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Area of Interest
Elderwood at Wheatfield
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Pay - $23.00 - $34.00 / hour


Pay - $23.00 - $34.00 / hour


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Apply today! Benefits include:

  • Shift Differentials
  • Full Benefits Package
  • Employee referral program
  • Continuing education program with a benefit of up to $1,000! (based on tenure) 

We are seeking high quality, engaging Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant to be on the front lines, making the difference in the lives of our community. 


Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Position Overview:

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


Certified Occupational Therapist:

  • Assists the Director Occupational Therapy in planning, developing and carrying out treatment programs and procedures for individuals.
  • Helps create group therapy programs which are mentally and physically stimulating to individuals; prepares and presents individual and group projects appropriate for the confused, blind, deaf and physically handicapped person.
  • Writes observations of individual'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 Care Planning and Family 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 individuals 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 Therapist:

  • State Department of Education Certification and license to practice as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) required.
  • Ability to relate well to individuals and enjoy working within the community.
  • Tact and diplomacy; ability to develop good relationships with individuals, staff and students required.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate others and create a warm and accepting climate.
  • 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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