Occupational Therapy Assistant I
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Burke County, NC

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This is skilled work in assisting occupational therapists in evaluation of residents and implementation of a broad variety of occupational therapy programs and interventions. Employees contribute to assessment, planning, and conducting of treatment programs and activities for 2-3 residential homes in one area. The purpose of these programs is to develop and/or improve the client’s occupational skills, including activities of daily living (ADL), instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), education, work, play, leisure, and social participation. Employees assist the occupational therapists in the evaluation of patients through the assessment of some or all the factors that affect occupational performance. Work may include assisting in group and/or individual activity. Employees work under direct to close supervision of an occupational therapist, but may carry out same routine treatment activities independently, as competency is demonstrated and as assigned by the occupational therapist.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Entry level knowledge or better of occupational therapy principles, techniques, methods, modalities and their proper application. General knowledge of functional anatomy, physiology, bio mechanics, physical and mental conditions of patients. Skill in general fabrication and use of splints and adaptive devices. Skill in assisting occupational therapist with standard assessments and treatments. Skill in documentation of occupational therapy services. Ability to instruct personnel in delivery of recommended services. Perform related duties as required and assigned by the therapist.

Management prefers experience in developmental disabilities, dysphagia, sensory processing disorders, and splinting.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Licensed to practice as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in the State of North Carolina.

Supplemental and Contact Information:
Applicants must document on the application their knowledge skills and abilities as well as all related work experience to the position for which they apply. Resumes may be attached but will not be used to qualify experience and/or education. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence. Pre-Employment Drug Testing and Criminal Record Checks are required. On line a pplications must be submitted to the appropriate Human Resources Office by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Applicants seeking veteran's preference should submit a copy of their Form DD-214. Applicants seeking reduction in force priority should attach a copy of their letter of notification to receive this priority. Lynn Whisnant Recruitment Specialist 828-438-6552 J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center Please visit our website at www.jirdc.org for additional information regarding our facility.

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