Occupational Therapist (Part-Time) (28 Hour)


Recruitment #240418-5971HC-001


Are you a Licensed Occupational Therapist?
If so, we encourage you to apply now!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is seeking a qualified and experienced Occupational Therapist to join our team.

  • Work Schedule: Part-Time (28 Hour), Sunday - Wednesday, First Shift (8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.), 
  • Facility: Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH)
  • Unit: Occupational Therapy Unit
  • Address: 1000 Silver Street, Middletown, CT
  • PCN: 143245
  • The opportunity to work for a Forbes top company: 'Forbes' State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule;
  • A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings;
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings;
  • Generous paid time off, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year;
  • Professional growth and development opportunities;
  • A healthy work/life balance to all employees; and
  • State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service.  Click here for more information.

*Benefit offerings will vary with part-time positions.
    • Engage in a rewarding career;
    • Provide support to a division that is passionate about improving the lives of those we serve;
    • Assist our clients so they can achieve success;
    • Make a difference in the public sector; and
    • Work together in a collaborative team environment.
                        MORE ABOUT US:

                        DMHAS is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.

                        ABOUT THE FACILITY:

                        Connecticut Valley Hospital provides trauma informed gender responsive treatment that empowers individuals to manage recovery, improve quality of life and return to the community.

                        Start with us.  Stay with us.  Grow with us.

                        Selection Plan

                        FOR ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING:

                        Please read or watch our Applicant Tips on How to Apply!

                        Please Note: 

                        For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from one of the three branches of state government (i.e., Executive, Legislative, Judicial) to the other.

                        To Apply:

                        • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
                        • You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
                        • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
                        • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to
                        • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.


                        Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:

                        • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
                        • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
                        • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
                        • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
                        • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
                        • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at


                        Connect With Us:

                        • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.
                        • Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Nicole Frascatore via email at

                        *Read through this helpful link to prepare for your interview.

                        PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

                        In a state facility this class is accountable for providing professional occupational therapy services.

                        EXAMPLES OF DUTIES


                        • Selects, plans, administers and implements occupational therapy programs for training of individuals with physical disabilities and/or an intellectual disability;
                        • Administers individual and group instructions to individuals in various occupational therapies including but not limited to activities of daily living, independent living skills, sensorimotor skills and performance components, psychosocial skill and performance components, therapeutic adaptations and specialized assessments;
                        • Determines and carries out treatment and activities for individuals consistent with physician prescription;
                        • Assesses individuals educational needs;
                        • Organizes new projects and methods;
                        • Serves as a member of the treatment team;
                        • Consults with supervisor, physicians and other professionals regarding individual reactions, progress and treatment plans;
                        • Recommends changes in individuals treatment;
                        • Participates in training programs for professional and paraprofessional staff and students/interns gaining clinical experience;
                        • Attends and participates in workshops and conferences;
                        • Instructs and demonstrates to individuals and parents treatments to be carried on in a treatment center and at home;
                        • Makes adaptive equipment;
                        • Maintains records and prepares reports on individual care and administrative matters;
                        • Coordinates occupational therapy services with other disciplines such as physical, speech and rehabilitative therapies;
                        • Orders, requisitions and distributes supplies and materials;
                        • Coordinates efforts of volunteers;
                        • May escort individuals on trips into community;
                        • May perform duties in individuals home or community settings;
                        • May act as supervisor in their absence;
                        • May act as a consultant, advisor or resource person to other staff, programs or units;
                        • May attend conferences, individual study meetings and clinics;
                        • May maintain inventory;
                        • May serve as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP);
                        • Performs related duties as required.

                        KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY


                        • Considerable knowledge of
                          • principles and practices of occupational therapy;
                          • anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, neurology, neuroanatomy and individual and group dynamics as applied to occupational therapy;
                          • adaptive equipment and its proper application;
                        • Considerable
                          • interpersonal skills;
                          • oral and written communication skills;
                        • Skill in application of occupational therapy techniques;
                        • Ability to
                          • gain interest, cooperation and confidence of individuals;
                          • utilize computer software.
                        • Considerable knowledge of
                          • principles and practices of occupational therapy with emphasis on pediatrics;
                          • adaptive equipment and its proper application;
                        • Knowledge of
                          • relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
                          • concepts and practices of public health;
                        • Considerable
                          • interpersonal skills;
                          • oral and written communication skills;
                        • Ability to utilize computer software.


                        Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain licensure as an Occupational Therapist issued by the Connecticut State Department of Public Health in accordance with the applicable Connecticut General Statutes.

                        SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

                        • Incumbents in this class may be required to be fluent in a foreign language or proficient in the use of American Sign Language in certain designated positions.
                        • Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
                        • Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

                        WORKING CONDITIONS

                        Incumbents in this class may be exposed to danger of injury and to moderately disagreeable conditions while providing treatment to individuals.



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


                        As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.  As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.