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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

APN Staffing

PHOENIX – School of Deaf and Blind

Job Description: Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, (COT) provide support to students in the area of occupational therapy, as directed by a supervising Occupational Therapist. The COTA assists in the process of screening/evaluation, and the implementation of intervention services. They work with students identified with, or suspected of having disabilities that interfere with their ability to perform daily life activities and limit access to their educational program. A COTA implements individually designed interventions based on occupational performance deficits in the areas of personal care, student interaction skills, process skills, and play/& community integration. The interventions are planned with the supervising occupational therapist. In addition, the COTA is responsible for taking daily notes on therapeutic progress and documenting in quarterly reports. He/she must be knowledgeable about the policies and procedures regarding Special Education within the Agency and be capable of carrying-out therapy plans directed by the occupational therapist. The COTA participates in MIPS (Medicaid in Public Schools) billing. Position will be responsible for some or all of the listed duties and/or additional duties that occur from time to time. Position will be responsible for some or all of the listed duties and/or additional duties that occur from time to time.
Skills Required: Two years therapy experience Pediatric therapy experience Experience working with sensory impaired individuals Experience working with handicapped children. American Sign Language preferred.

Interested in learning more? Please contact Beth 602.788.5890 ext. 121 or email beth@apnusa.com.

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