The skills required for everyday life and employment are developed, recovered from, improved, and maintained for patients by Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides. Occupational Therapy Assistants work directly with patients to deliver therapy; Occupational Therapy Aides usually provide support.

Job Description

To join our team, we are searching for a qualified Occupational Therapy Assistant. Together, you’ll develop integrated, all-encompassing treatment programs with the help of our Occupational Therapist and other medical professionals. Your main responsibility will be to assist our customers during their rehabilitation by allocating activities catered to their individual needs and keeping track of their progress. You should possess a degree in Occupational Therapy in addition to other qualifications for an Occupational Therapy Assistant, such as the capacity to compassionately aid patients and caregivers in their recovery. We’d like to hear from you if you meet this description and want to make a difference in the lives of our customers.

The following are the responsibilities of an Assistant Occupational Therapist:

  • Advising and detailing the use of specialized equipment
  • Reviewing the rehabilitation progress of the patients
  • Keeping the workplace secure for the clients
  • When drafting the Occupational Therapist Assistant job description for your healthcare facility, be sure to specify any qualifications you have in mind, especially if you seek individuals with a certain area of expertise.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Review the clients’ psychological and physical needs.
  • Track the development of treatment strategies, such as exercises to restore motor abilities.
  • Based on client physical and mental conditions, do research and make task and activity recommendations.
  • Provide clients and main caregivers with demonstrations on how to use specialized equipment, such as wheelchairs.
  • Investigate fresh rehabilitative approaches and methods.
  • Include family members and caregivers in the care plans for your customers.
  • Make sure that all specialized equipment is operational.
  • Examine supply levels and replenish the office’s supply supply.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as updating records.
  • Maintain a safe environment for patients’ health.

Qualifications and Abilities

  • Prior employment as an Associate Occupational Therapist or in a position similar
  • Excellent understanding of governmental, state, and federal health standards
  • Practical knowledge of rehabilitation programs
  • A capacity for prolonged standing and heavy lifting
  • Adequate familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Powerful communication abilities
  • A sympathetic and strong character
  • State-issued Occupational Therapy Assistant license
  • Earning an Occupational Therapy Associate’s degree

Commonly Asked Questions

What does a therapist who works as an Assistant do?

When a patient is injured, ill, or disabled, an Assistant Occupational Therapist works under the direction of licensed Occupational Therapists to help them regain or enhance their capacity to conduct daily activities.

Which patients are treated by Assistant Occupational Therapists?

A wide variety of patients, including those recovering from operations, stroke survivors, those with physical or developmental disabilities, and people with mental health issues, are treated by Assistant Occupational Therapists.

What types of therapies are offered by Assistant Occupational Therapists?

They offer therapies to enhance fine motor skills, mobility, and cognitive abilities, including exercises, training using adaptive equipment, therapeutic activities, and approaches.

Are hospitals the only place that Assistant Occupational Therapists work?

No, Assistant Occupational Therapists work in a range of locations, including clinics, hospitals, rehab facilities, schools, and nursing homes. The therapy can be delivered at home as well.

Can I see an Assistant Occupational Therapist without a referral?

The majority of the time, beginning therapy sessions with an Assistant Occupational Therapist requires a referral from a doctor or other healthcare professional.