Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #180910-0699XN-001

Introduction

The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services seeks qualified individuals for the position of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, POSITION # CV 89849.  This position is located at Connecticut Valley Hospital, BATTELL HALL - Battell 3 South and Battell 3 North, Middletown, CT  06457.  This is a full-time, thirty-seven and one half  (37.50)  hours per week position.  The Schedule, as follows:  Tuesday - Friday:  10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday:  8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please ensure that your application is complete.  You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.  If selected for further consideration, State Employees may be required to provide their last two (2) Service Ratings and Non-State Employees may be required to provide two (2) Letters of Reference.

Questions regarding this Position should be directed to Deb Robinson, DMHAS HR, (860) 262-5819 or Deborah.A.Robinson@ct.gov.

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.

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.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.