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PART-TIME CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

The Monarch Institute

This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted August 21, 2021.

The Monarch School and Institute is dedicated to providing an innovative, therapeutic education for individuals with neurological differences such as those associated with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder, learning disabilities, Tourette syndrome, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, traumatic brain injury and seizure disorders. We offer a learner-centered approach that helps students progress in Four Core Goal areas.Performs routine occupational therapy treatments according to client treatment plans under the direction of a licensed occupational therapist, especially activities of daily living, play skills, and sensory integration. Documents findings, progress and instruction to clients and caregivers. Assists with program development. Provides training and guidance to students and interns. Assist occupational therapist with department operations.REPORTS TO THE Licensed Psychologist (Dually Licensed as LSSP) Over Clinical Services and TrainingEDUCATIONGraduate of an accredited occupational therapist assistant or an occupational therapist program.Current Occupational Therapy Assistant license by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (TBOTE). Preferred certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).Minimum of 2 years’ experience preferred.EXPECTATIONS Demonstrates commitment to The Monarch School mission and values. Assumes responsibility in the care of the client. Implements an occupational therapy treatment program as described by an occupational therapist s written plan of care. Provides occupational therapy services under the supervision of the OT and modifies treatments only as allowed by the plan of care. May screen clients for possible OT services under the direction of an OT. Monitors client s condition and progress towards treatment goals. Provides education to staff and family about the client s treatment plan. Works with other members of the therapy services team and school faculty to develop programs consistent with the needs of the population we serve.SKILLS Experience with sensory integration based therapy, particularly with children with neurological differences Demonstrates leadership and strong communication skills Previous experience working with children and young adultsWORKING CONDITIONSThe position requires occasional to frequent lifting up to 25-50 pounds; prolonged standing frequent walking, stooping and squatting. Fine hand dexterity, eye-hand coordination, the ability to receive oral and written communication, and to communicate verbally and in writing are also necessary. The visual ability to monitor instruments, computers and equipment, recognize alphanumeric characters, distinguish colors and observe physical characteristics are essential to this position. Associated topics: cht, certified occupational therapy assistant, cota, ffs, newborn care specialist, occupational, occupational therapist, occupational therapist ot, therapist, therapist ot

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