Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #190911-0699XN-001

Introduction

THIS IS A HAZARDOUS DUTY POSITION.

The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) seeks qualified individuals for the position of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant at the Whiting Forensic Hospital.  Position # 00089853.  This position will provide coverage to the Dutcher Building at the Whiting Forensic Hospital in Middletown, CT.  This is a full-time 37.5 hour per week position.  The work schedule is as follows:  Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 3:30PM

Please ensure that your application is complete as you will be unable to make revisions once you have submitted your application.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Julianne Wheeler, DMHAS HR, 860-262-5868, Julianne.Wheeler@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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to candidates who are bilingual and possess the ability to read, write and speak Spanish.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class will 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.