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Job Title: Occupational Therapist Assistant

Job Summary: We are seeking a skilled Occupational Therapist Assistant to join our team. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of licensed Occupational Therapists to provide therapy services to patients with physical, mental, and developmental disabilities. The Occupational Therapist Assistant will assist in developing treatment plans, implementing therapy sessions, and monitoring patient progress.


  • Assist in developing treatment plans based on patient needs and goals
  • Implement therapy sessions as directed by the Occupational Therapist
  • Monitor patient progress and adjust treatment plans as necessary
  • Document patient progress and communicate with the Occupational Therapist
  • Assist patients with activities of daily living, such as dressing, grooming, and eating
  • Teach patients exercises and techniques to improve mobility and function
  • Assist with the use of adaptive equipment and assistive technology
  • Collaborate with other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive care


  • Associate's degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant program
  • State licensure or certification as an Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Experience working with patients with physical, mental, and developmental disabilities
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

Physical Demands: The Occupational Therapist Assistant may be required to lift and move patients, stand for extended periods of time, and perform repetitive motions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Work Environment: The Occupational Therapist Assistant will work in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital, clinic, or rehabilitation center. The work environment may involve exposure to infectious diseases and hazardous materials. Protective equipment and training will be provided.

Salary: The salary for an Occupational Therapist Assistant will vary depending on experience, education, and location. Benefits may include health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off.

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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Occupational Therapist Assistant

What is the best way to find and hire a Occupational Therapist Assistant near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Occupational Therapist Assistant applicants. Employers posting their Occupational Therapist Assistant job on Indeed get about 15 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Occupational Therapist Assistant applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Occupational Therapist Assistant are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 14 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 12 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Occupational Therapist Assistant positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Occupational Therapist Assistant role?
SMS has 100% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Occupational Therapist Assistant job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Occupational Therapist Assistants are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 126% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Occupational Therapist Assistant applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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