Hey! I've been a COTA for a little over a year now. I worked in a acute care hospital right out of school. I now work at a SNF where traveling therapist is very common. They are expected to jump right in and know what they are doing. I'm very happy with my first job because I was surrounded by several therapist, doctors and a good support system. Traveling a good way to see the world, try out different employment and probably make more money, but you should be confident with your treatment ideas so your not put into a uncomfortable situation. I'd be comfortable taking a travel position now but only because my 1st job experience. Travel/contract positions can also be risky. Even though you may be guaranteed employment, your employment can also end at any time if a facility finds someone to take a full time job.
Hope that helps, just a litte info from what I have seen travel therapist go through lately.
Best of luck!