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Job Title: Occupational Therapy Assistant

Job Summary: We are seeking a skilled Occupational Therapy 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 Therapy 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 licensed occupational therapists
  • Monitor patient progress and adjust treatment plans as necessary
  • Document patient progress and communicate with therapists and other healthcare professionals
  • Assist patients with activities of daily living, such as dressing, grooming, and eating
  • Teach patients exercises and techniques to improve their physical and cognitive abilities
  • Assist with the maintenance of therapy equipment and supplies
  • Provide emotional support and encouragement to patients and their families


  • 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
  • Physical stamina and dexterity to assist patients with mobility and other activities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant program
  • Experience working in a healthcare setting
  • Experience with electronic medical records
  • Additional certifications in specialized areas of occupational therapy

Working Conditions: The Occupational Therapy Assistant will work in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital, clinic, or rehabilitation center. The job may require standing, walking, and assisting patients with physical activities. The job may also require working evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Salary: The salary for an Occupational Therapy Assistant varies depending on experience, education, and location. The average salary for an Occupational Therapy Assistant is $60,950 per

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Occupational Therapy Assistant

What is the best way to find and hire a Occupational Therapy Assistant near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Occupational Therapy Assistant applicants. Employers posting their Occupational Therapy Assistant job on Indeed get about 11 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Occupational Therapy Assistant applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Occupational Therapy 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 3 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Occupational Therapy Assistant positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Occupational Therapy Assistant role?
SMS has 80% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Occupational Therapy Assistant job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Occupational Therapy Assistants are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 164% 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 Therapy 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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