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Program: Day Services
Hours: 24 hours/week
Report To: Director of Day Programs
Post Date: August 17, 2015
Application Deadline: August 31, 2015
Part -time position (24 hrs/wk) located between 2 Day Habilitation programs in Watertown. The OTA will develop and implement safe and effective OT group and individual interventions, with supervision of a(n) occupational therapist(s), for adults with physical, intellectual, emotional and developmental disabilities, focusing on the areas of recreation and leisure, health and wellness, learning, social skills, activities of daily living and community participation. The OTA will adapt activities and the environment, support OT program development, and utilize assistive technology to support best participation for clients in program and the community. The OTA may assist with personal care for all clients relating to feeding and toileting and other necessary care as needed. The OTA will complete all necessary documentation and maintain frequent communication with OT supervisor(s). As a part of the multi-disciplinary team, the OTA will be expected to be a champion for OT related interventions, advocate for client independence through staff education and communication and maintain effective communication with team, families and other service providers. The OTA may serve as a supervisor for OT aid or OTA students. The OTA oversees training, use and replacement/repair of OT equipment. Utilization of the van is required.
Hours: 40 Hours –evenings, weekends and one day shift
Report To: Program Director
Location: Hyde Park, MA
Post Date: August 18, 2015
Application Deadline: September 1, 2015
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree preferred or current enrollment in a degree program in a human service related field. UCP reserves the right to accept equivalent experience and demonstrated ability in lieu of a degree. A minimum of one year in a human service related position, preferably working with individuals with developmental and/or physical disabilities.
Responsibilities: Assist individuals in meeting the mission of UCP. Responsible for knowledge accumulation and recording of all relevant record keeping, and information (including medical, day program, financial, etc.) in appropriate records of individuals for whom you are supporting. Responsible for medication and health care related appointments, supplies and prescriptions. Also for leading and monitoring all daily living tasks related to the care of persons served while on shifts. Responsible to provide supports in assigned program in terms of individual needs and activities. Will also enhance the ability of the individuals served to lead a safe and self-determining life by providing the support and information necessary to build self-esteem while always respecting their rights and dignity. Will participate in clinical and other team meetings and complete required paperwork for the position. Complete all necessary assessments, implementation strategies, and follow-up documentation within the timelines and guidelines of the funding sources. Provide training and leadership for all direct support professionals in areas necessary to ensure best care of the individuals supported.