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Westborough Behavioral Healthcare Hospital Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant/Licensed in Westborough, Massachusetts

Westborough Behavioral Healthcare Hospital (WBHH) provides psychiatric stabilization and dual diagnosis treatments for Children, Adolescents and Adult populations in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Our goal is to ensure patients and their loved ones feel comfortable and are well informed regarding treatment options.

We are looking for Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants/Licensed (COTA/L) to provide expressive arts therapies, recreational activities and psychoeducational groups on inpatient psychiatric units including Adult, Child, and Special Needs populations. We are looking for someone to work weekends. We use a person-centered, trauma-informed approach that acknowledges the potential for recovery and wellness for every person we serve. All candidates must be able and willing to promote these values.

Job Summary:

Serving as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team, to provide therapeutic recreational and activity services to all patient populations including Special Needs, Adult, Dual, Child and Adolescent.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops and conducts group therapy

  • Provides assessment to identify patient needs

  • Documents pertinent clinical data following group

  • Provides individual assessment to patients as needed and makes recommendations to treatment team regarding needs for specialized rehab services or for planning for discharge and aftercare support.

  • Participates in maintaining inventory of supplies

  • Assists in maintaining unit arts supplies and reports issues to the Director.

  • Assists as necessary for projects, reports, and other duties as assigned by supervisor

Essential Competencies:

  • Effective group facilitation

  • Knowledge of psychiatric disorders and their effects on functional capacity

  • Knowledge of therapeutic use of multimedia and expressive arts modalities to support stabilization and rehabilitation

  • Understanding of age, socioeconomic, and cultural factors affecting patients’ interest and ability to participate in rehabilitation programs

  • Ability to effectively redirect patients and set clear, timely limits on inappropriate behavior

Requirements

· Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant/Licensed

Two to three years of inpatient/outpatient psychiatric/substance use experience (willing to train individuals with a passion to learn)

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Plus:

Associates Degree from an Accredited College and as certified by the NBCOT

Benefits

Eligible employees receive a generous benefits package including holiday premium pay, shift differentials, health, dental and vision coverage, 401(K) plan, health & dependent Flexible Spending accounts, generous paid time off, company paid life, short-term and long-term disability coverage, and an employee referral bonus plan.

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