University of Southern California
Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

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Occupational Therapist II →

Sep 10, 2014

Agency Name: Dept. of Mental Health
Official Title: Occupational Therapist II
Functional Title: Occupational Therapist II
Occupational Group: Medical Therapy
Position Type: Civil Service
Full-Time or Part-Time: Full-Time
Salary Range: $61,823.84 to $103,163.06 Annually
Bargaining Unit: 07
Shift: Day
Confidential: No
Number Of Vacancies: 1
City/Town: Boston
Region: BOSTON
Facility Location: Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center
Application Deadline: 09-22-2014
Apply Online: Yes
Posting ID: J43725

Provides supervision and assists in administrative duties and quality management of the Occupational Therapy/Rehabilitation Program. Provides and coordinates delivery of the Occupational Therapy/Rehabilitation Program for Inpatient/Forensic Psychiatric Services.

A. Assist in writing policies and procedures in compliance with Department standards and goals, JCAHO, DMH, DPH requirements and professional standards and helps monitor the quality of services provided by the Occupational Therapy Department.
B. Assist in providing quality management for the O.T. Department and assist in ensuring effective and quality group program/rehabilitation services on AIPU.
C. Supervises Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, C.O.T.A., and Occupational Therapy Assistant, O.T.A. in work assignments on regular basis.
D. Supervises occupational therapy assistants in their work assignments as needed.
E. Assists in the ongoing development and implementation of the therapeutic Milieu. Contributes to the review and planning of the Milieu program based on assessed needs and trends. Provides group supervision for staff leading therapeutic groups.
F. Provides teaching training and supervision for Occupational Therapy Students and completes evaluation of psychiatric rotation for affiliated colleges and universities.
G. Assume role of acting Occupational Therapy Director as needed.
H. Assists the Director of Occupational Therapy in educational and staff development activities.
I. Assists in recruitment and interviewing of candidates for employment in the O.T. Department and makes recommendations concerning hiring, promotion, etc. of O.T. Department staff.
J. Prepares reports, minutes, and memos as needed for P.I.T.S, group coordinators meeting, task forces, and other committees.
K. Assists in maintaining billing procedure.
L. Conducts functional and cognitive evaluations and OT screening assessments to determine a patient’s need for therapy. Establishes goals and interventions as appropriate for the multidisciplinary treatment plan.
M. Selects therapeutic activities designed to achieve treatment plan objectives. Activities include manual arts and crafts, homemaking skills, activities of daily living, psychoeducational efforts, stress management and communication skills.
N. Provides individual and group therapy and therapeutic activities. Conducts all assigned therapeutic groups.
O. Documents observations and progress in the patient’s medical record utilizing the DAP format.
P. Coordinates occupational therapy treatment activities with other disciplines through treatment team meetings and rounds in order to ensure effectiveness of a patient’s treatment plan.
Q. Prepares reports on such matters as treatment plans, patient progress and evaluation results to provide information concerning the content and effectiveness of occupational therapy treatment.
R. Provides consultation to rehabilitation service staff regarding problems or difficulties encountered in the treatment of patients.
S. Educates patients and families to recognize patients potential and ability to recover and be discharged.
T. Maintains an inventory of equipment and supplies by monitoring supply levels and condition, contributes to ordering supplies, and recommending the repair or purchase of equipment to ensure the availability of required resources.
U. Maintains commitment to professional growth and competency through attending seminars, workshops and conferences. Keeps current with changes in the Department of Mental Health, Metro Boston Mental Health Center and the Department by participating in Staff Meeting, and other designated meetings, reading and being aware of new Policies and Procedures.

Director of Rehab/Licensed OT →

Sep 9, 2014

Director of Rehabilitation Services/Occupational Therapist

To learn more and to apply, please visit, job code: 20131774

Founded in 1965, Telecare is a rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, and our employees. We offer an array of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations, and have over 80 programs and over 2,500 employees across the country. And we’re growing all the time! When you work at Telecare, you help to empower thousands of individuals every day in their journeys of recovery.

As part of the Telecare community, Telecare Riverside County Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) and Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU). The PHF is a 16-bed facility with an intensive treatment program licensed by the California Department of Mental Health as an acute inpatient program, and designated by RCDMH as a 5150 facility providing involuntary and voluntary psychiatric care.  The CSU provides less than 24 hour care to consumers of all ages on a voluntary and involuntary basis. This service either stabilizes consumers sufficiently to return them to the community; or admits them to an appropriate psychiatric inpatient facility

The Riverside Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) will be a 16 bed adult intense treatment program licensed by the California Department of Mental Health as an acute inpatient program, and designated by RCDMH as a 5150 facility providing involuntary psychiatric care.
Rehabilitation services mean those activities provided by occupational therapists, physical therapists or recreation therapists under the general direction of the clinical director to restore, establish and maintain optimum levels of social, vocational and physical functioning and to minimize residual disabilities of patients.
The Director of Rehabilitation Services will provide guidance, training, supervision and direction to designated members of the facility treatment staff
Rehabilitation services provided in a psychiatric health facility are to be designed to meet the needs of acute psychiatric inpatients. Because PHF stays are generally quite brief, rehabilitation services must be designed and delivered accordingly.
In accordance with established policies and procedures, the scope of these activities shall include at least the following:
• Social activities which involve group participation.
• Recreational activities, both indoor and outdoor.
• Exercises, where the appropriate level of physical activity in which a patient may engage shall be determined by a physician.
Registration recognized by the State of California as an occupational therapist. One (1) year of experience in a psychiatric setting providing services to a severely and persistently mentally ill clientele is required. A valid Class II California Drivers license and insurability may be required. Criminal justice clearance and education verification are required.
Our excellent benefits include 24.5 days of paid leave for the first year and choices for low cost health insurance. We also offer 401k, an Employee Stock Ownership plan, tax-free flexible spending program, employee assistance program, education assistance, on-going training, opportunities for lifelong career advancement, incentives, and more.

To APPLY, please visit our website: Job Code: 20131774



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full time outpatient OT position for Select Physical Therapy in Anaheim →

Sep 9, 2014

Full time occupational/hand therapy in our magical outpatient clinics in Anaheim, CA

Great work environment working with a very diverse patient population including performers.

2-3 years of hand and splinting experience necessary.
CHT a plus.

Mentoring under an experienced CHT who enjoys teaching.

A Certified Hand Therapist or an OT with hand and upper extremity experience is also encouraged to apply.

Excellent Benefits including:

Extensive Continuing Education including CHT Mentorship.

Company Match 401k.

PPO Insurance.

Tuition Reimbursement.

And much more.

Select Physical Therapy is part of Select Medical Corporation’s Outpatient Division, a nationally prominent, locally driven provider of outpatient physical rehabilitation with approximately 960 locations in 32 states and the District of Columbia. Throughout the country we operate primarily as Select Physical Therapy, NovaCare Rehabilitation, Kessler Rehabilitation Center and KORT. Our highly respected clinical team provides preventative and rehabilitative services that maximize functionality and promote well-being. We develop individualized treatment plans to help achieve each patient’s specific goals. Our integrated local market network allows us to effectively partner with physicians, employers, payors and case managers to achieve optimal patient outcomes in a cost-effective manner. We also provide physical therapy and athletic training services to professional sports teams, colleges, universities and high schools.

Occupational Therapist →

Sep 8, 2014


Do you want to be a part of a dynamic organization that directly impacts the lives of thousands of individuals and their families in several nationally recognized programs that offer innovative and individualized methods of education, recreation, training, and rehabilitation?  If so, join our Junior Blind family.  Junior Blind is deeply committed to helping blind and visually impaired people of all ages achieve an essential cornerstone of personal dignity — independence. 

We are currently seeking an Occupational Therapist to work at our Nonpublic Special Education School (SES).  The SES is an individualized, non-academic school which implements functional skills for students ages 3 through 21 who are multi-disabled and blind or visually impaired. Knowledge of Braille is not required. Experience with VI is preferred by not required.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:

• Implement student assessments.
• Record accurate student activities and progress.
• Develop I.E.P Goals for the following areas: Self-help, Toileting, feeding, Sensory Diet/Integration.
• Participate in I.E.P.’s.
• Provide In-Service training as needed.
• Consult with Special Education Teachers.


• Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred
• Occupational Therapy degree from an accredited school of occupational therapy. 
• Valid and current California Occupational Therapist License. 
• Working knowledge and understanding of occupational therapy principles, evaluation methods, intervention strategies and application is required. 
• Must have a valid CA driver license.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, 401(k) Plan, Employee Appreciation Events, and much more…

Submit resume and letter of interest to:
Junior Blind of America
Human Resources Dept.
5300 Angeles Vista Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90043
Fax: (323) 296-0424
E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Pediatric Occupational Therapist in Covina, CA (New Grads Welcome) →

Sep 8, 2014

Pediatric Occupational Therapist Employment Opportunity:

Be part of an established family oriented private practice, located in Covina, California.  We provide services to children form birth to 8 years old, in the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding areas. Currently accepting applications for a pediatric OTR/L position(s).

Job Opening Description:
-Part-time/Per Diem with possibility of Full-Time position.
-Flexible work schedule
-Competitive Pay & Unlimited Earning Potential
-New Graduates Welcome (Training Provided)
-Must have State License/Certification
-Must have valid drivers license and reliable transportation.

Position Overview & Roles of the Pediatric OTR/L:
-Provide In-Home Early Intervention
-Provide Individual clinic-based treatment
-Parent/Family Education
-Perform Sensory Integration evaluations / treatment techniques
-Perform standardized developmental assessments
-Facilitate play, behavior, and developmental skills
-Promote age-appropriate mobility and fine motor skills
-Promote age-appropriate self-help skills

Please contact Mike at (626) 339-0268 with any questions.  Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!  Also, please feel free to visit our website at or email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), to learn more about our clinic and the job opportunity.

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The USC entry-level master's degree program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education® (ACOTE). ACOTE c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.®, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449, (301) 652-6611 x2914,

Professional program graduates are eligible to apply for certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.®



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