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JGS Lifecare COTA-Certified Occupational Therapy Asst in Longmeadow, Massachusetts

COTA | Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant JGS Lifecare, located in Longmeadow, MA, has been taking care of the elders of our community for more than a century, fulfilling a promise made in 1912 to provide compassionate care to improve their physical, spiritual and social needs. Guided by Jewish traditions and values, we welcome the opportunity to make the lives of the elders we serve fulfilling, meaningful and vibrant across a spectrum of services. JGS Lifecare is committed to being an (Employer of Choice.) We offer employment opportunities for people with various interests and backgrounds interested in working in a variety of health and elder care settings. At JGS Lifecare you will find a great working environment and an excellent compensation and benefits package. We are a smoke-free campus to ensure the health and safety of JGS Lifecare residents, patients, visitors and employees. We are accessible by public transportation and offer free parking!POSITION SUMMARY:The primary purpose of the COTA - Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, is to provide occupational therapy services to patients by assisting in the assessment and treatment, development and implementation of programs, and related professional in-services as directed by JGS Lifecare. This is in-addition to maintaining accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility, and as may be directed by the Director of Rehabilitation. Assure that the rehabilitation needs of the resident are met/maintained on an individual basis, and to act as a professional role model for others in the facility. These duties are performed under the direction of physician's orders. QUALIFICATIONS: Associates Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited programCurrent state licensure or license eligible in states where applicableSuccessful completion of the National Certification for O.T.A.Ability to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects, equipment and/or residents.Must be able to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, bend or crouch regularlyMust be able to use hands to manipulate tools, equipment, or controlsMust be able to reach with hands and arms, balance, lift and perform medium to maximum transfer assists with residentsMust have visual and hearing acuity sufficient enough to assess resident safety and ability members