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State of Massachusetts Occupational Therapist Assist in Danvers, Massachusetts

This position is located in Danvers The Occupation Therapy Department is an excellent opportunity for experienced professionals in this field to make a significant difference in the lives of the individuals that are supported by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). The Occupational Therapy Assistant will provide direct and indirect services to address the needs of the individuals supported by DDS in the Commonwealth. This position is at the Hogan Regional Center. This position is located at Hogan Regional Center. Hogan supports individuals with violent and extreme behaviors, with medical, physical, and/or cognitive challenges. Duties include: working directly with individuals, assisting in evaluating, support planning, and implementing services for individuals; assisting in fabricating adaptive equipment and in providing trainings; maintaining documentation; participating in the team process; may assist in supervising occupational therapy students; and performing related work as required. * DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES* * Works directly with a varied caseload including individuals with violent and extreme behaviors with medical, physical, and/or cognitive challenges, in home and day supports to provide occupational therapy services under the direction of the supervising occupational therapist. * Uses a variety of treatment strategies, teaching techniques, materials, and media with individuals under the supervision of the occupational therapist to ensure delivery of quality services. * Assures active treatment as part of the team process through assisting the occupational therapist in the development, coordination, and implementation of supports for individuals who may have the potential of violent behaviors, medical, cognitive, and/or physical needs. * Communicates and shares information with relevant people and conducts trainings with team members under the direction of the occupational therapist. * Adheres to facility, work assignment, and departmental policies and procedures as set forth in policies and procedures manuals and other pertinent documents. _Agency Requirements:_ * Knowledge of principles of occupational therapy and terminology connected with the profession. * Knowledge of treatment methods, treatment planning, and implementation strategies used in occupational therapy. * Knowledge of principles of anatomy, physiology, human growth and development as it relates to occupational therapy. * Knowledge of occupational therapy as related to developmental disabilities and associated challenges. * Knowledge of professional ethics and ability to use sound professional judgment. * Ability to support individuals in the six quality of life areas. * Ability to assist in the planning, selection, and implementation of occupational therapy supports. * Ability to use interpersonal skills to create and enhance the therapeutic value of supports. * Ability to ensure the health and safety of individuals. * Ability to assist in implementing behavior plans, physical restraints, time out procedures, mechanical restraints according to established protocols. * Ability to assist individuals who require physical supports by lifting, positioning, transferring in accordance with correct protocols, as needed. * LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS* Applicants must have a current license to practice occupational therapy in Massachusetts. Based on assignment, travel may be required. Those employees who use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Vehicle Operator’s license or the equivalent from another state. _About the Agency:_ The Department of Developmental Services is dedicated to creating, in partnership with others, innovative and genuine opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities to participate fully and meaningfully in, and contribute to, their communities as valued members. _Schedule:_ Full time OTA position at the Hogan Regional Center in Danvers. Working Monday thru Friday 10:00am-6:30pm Sunday and Saturday off Must have weekend and evening flexibility to meet the needs of the facility. * Pre-Offer Process:* Recommended candidates must successfully complete pre-employment screening which includes: * Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) Abuse Registry Search: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/dppc-abuser-registry * Criminal background check (CORI) by regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori * National Background Checks, Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2014, conduct fingerprint-based check. * https://www.mass.gov/lists/dds-fingerprint-background-checks If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website. All State employees are paid bi-weekly through Direct Deposit. Salaries are for 1 full year at current rates. If any concerns or questions related to this posting you may call Employment and staffing at 978-774-5000. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance Requirements: Please see Special Requirements. Special Requirements: Possession of a current and valid Occupational Therapy Assistant license issued by the Board of Allied Health Professions in accordance with Chapter 667 of the Acts of 1982. Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. Comprehensive Benefits When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Medical Services* *Organization: Department of Developmental Services *Title: *Occupational Therapist Assist Location: Massachusetts-Danvers-450 Maple Street Requisition ID: 220008P5

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