Occupational Therapy Assistants

Occupational Therapy Assistants

Assist occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, direct activity programs, and document the progress of treatments. Generally requires formal training.

Key Competencies * Integrity * Adaptability/Flexibility * Self Control * Dependability * Cooperation * Attention to Detail * Concern for Others * Social Orientation * Stress Tolerance * Initiative

Representative Tasks * Maintain and promote a positive attitude toward clients and their treatment programs. * Monitor patients' performance in therapy activities, providing encouragement. * Select therapy activities to fit patients' needs and capabilities.


Government, Manufacturing, Mining Quarrying & Oil & Gas Extraction, Administrative & Support Services,

Job Family Healthcare Support

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