- Occupational Therapist II
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is mid-level professional and/or supervisory occupational therapy work treating clients as part of a therapeutic program for persons with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities.
Plans and supervises a program of individual and group therapeutic activities based upon medical prescription and client's needs, abilities, and interests.
Administers and interprets standardized and non-standardized assessments to evaluate clients for placement in therapeutic activities.
Carries out treatment through instruction and assistance of clients in a variety of therapeutic media, daily living activities, and individual and group therapies directed toward enhancing occupational performance and skills.
Teaches simple craft and recreational techniques, independent living skills, and use of adaptive equipment.
Obtains adequate supplies, equipment, and space for conducting therapeutic activities.
Observes and reports on client progress; maintains essential records and files.
Participates in meetings and conferences with medical and professional staff to plan and modify individual and group treatment plans.
Plans and supervises the work of Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, and/or Activity Aides engaged in client treatment.
Instructs and supervises occupational therapy students in the theory and application of occupational therapy media; reports on student progress.
Instructs and supervises the work of volunteers assigned to the occupational therapy unit.
Assists in educating health care personnel in the objectives of occupational therapy treatment.
Exercises considerable independence in organizing and carrying out phases of the treatment program; receives supervision from a senior therapist or other designee who reviews work through conferences, reports, and inspections.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
Two or more years of experience as an Occupational Therapist I with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.
Possession of a current license to practice as an Occupational Therapist in the State of Missouri; and,
Two or more years of professional experience as an Occupational Therapist.
Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Intermediate knowledge of the principles and practices of professional occupational therapy.
Intermediate knowledge of the use of occupational therapy materials and equipment.
Intermediate knowledge of the psychosocial problems and disease processes of persons with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities.
Introductory knowledge of the principles of supervision and training as applied to occupational therapy.
Skill in the use of a variety of therapeutic media, and adaptive and mobility equipment.
Skill in conducting activities of daily living, splinting, positioning, muscle re-education, and joint mobilization.
Skill in promoting and enhancing sensory integration.
Ability to coordinate the work of personnel in an occupational therapy unit and to instruct lower-level staff in the principles and practices of occupational therapy.
Ability to make professional analyses of the therapeutic needs and progress of clients.
Ability to apply the principles and practices of professional occupational therapy and to adapt treatment to individual and group needs.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, family members, and facility staff.
Ability to accurately record and report client progress.
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