Occupational Therapists

PRIMARY PURPOSE: 

Conduct assessments that will identify the presence of a disorder, including specific impairments in motor, sensory, processing, coordination skills. Provide therapeutic intervention to eliminate or reduce impairments that interfere with clients’ abilities.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education/Certification

  • Bachelor/Master/Doctorate degree in occupational therapy from an accredited university
  • Valid Texas license as an occupational therapist granted by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

Special knowledge/skills

  • Knowledge of educationally based practice of occupational therapy as defined by the American Occupational Therapy Association

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Assessment

  1. Plan and provide appropriate individual and group therapy to clients consistent with documented goals.
  2. Evaluate client progress and determine ongoing need for therapy services.
  3. Conduct individual evaluations to assess clients with disorders and determine eligibility for services.
  4. Develop clinical management strategies or procedures and diagnostic statements by interpreting formal and informal data.

Clinic Climate & Client Management

  • Present a positive role model for clients through interactions and presentation.
  • Maintain a positive and effective relationship with supervisors and colleagues.
  • Collaborate with other professionals to plan and implement therapeutic activities to improve communication skills of clients.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, clients, and parents regarding the accomplishment of therapy goals and needs of the student.
  • Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of occupational therapy services and make changes based on the findings. Apply continuous improvement strategies to assessment and therapy practices.
  • Create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the maturity and developmental levels and interests of clients.
  • May supervise licensed occupational therapy assistants.
  • Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other required documents in a timely fashion adhering to guidelines and requests.
  • Comply with policies established by federal and state laws, Texas Executive Council for Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Examiners.

Clinic Support & Work Conditions

  1. Use effective verbal and written communication skills.
  2. Determination and management of necessary materials needed for Professional Development.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to handle multiple tasks effectively, work under timeline demands.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to assist in all areas of the clinic as requested.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to self-initiate tasks and projects that will benefit clients as well as the staff and clinic.
  6. Complete Community Support Events in order to participate in community outreach events that benefit our clients, help educate the general public and connect them to services.
  7. Complete all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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