Department of Administrative Services

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (37.5 Hour) (0699XN)

$25.70-$34.35 Hourly / $1,927.21-$2,576.33 BiWeekly /
$50,300.18-$67,242.21 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a State facility, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of paraprofessional tasks in assisting in the assessment, planning and implementation of a program of purposeful activities to develop or maintain the adaptive skills necessary to achieve maximal physical and mental functioning.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of a professional licensed occupational therapist.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May lead/supervise lower level employees as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

In occupational therapy performs paraprofessional evaluations of clients including reflex testing, range of motion, muscle strength testing and sensory awareness; trains clients in personal skills essential for privacy and independence including self feeding, personal hygiene, dressing, bathing, grooming, communication skills, etc; designs therapy intervention programs; under supervision of a licensed occupational therapist, determines need for adaptive equipment, assists in development of treatment plans and implements direct occupational therapy interventions; trains direct care staff to implement programs; implements physicians therapy orders; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Basic knowledge of principles and practices of occupational therapy; considerable skill in application of occupational therapy techniques; interpersonal skills; leadership skills; ability to design paraprofessional therapy interventions; ability to recognize change and to report/record pertinent information.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a license as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant issued by the Connecticut State Department of Public Health in accordance with the applicable Connecticut General Statutes.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class may be required to be fluent in designated languages or proficient in use of American Sign language in certain positions.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain patients/clients; may have some exposure to infectious/communicable diseases and to some risk of injury from assaultive or abusive patients/clients; on occasion may be exposed to moderately disagreeable conditions.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(37)-Therapy - (Speech/Physical/Occup/etc)

BARGAINING UNIT

(10)-HEALTH NONPROF(NP-6)

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

XN 18

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in Salary Group XN 17 approved effective September 1, 1999. (Revised to implement re-evaluation)

EFFECTIVE DATE

7/1/2001

CLASS: 0699XN; EST: 8/10/1990; REV: 7/1/2001;