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State of Massachusetts Occupational Therapist Assistant in Danvers, Massachusetts

_This Position is located at Hogan Regional Center at 4HC in Danvers, MA_ The Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is dedicated to creating, in partnership with others, innovative and genuine opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities to participate fully and meaningfully in, and contribute to, their communities as valued members. The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) seeks compassionate, enthusiastic and dedicated applicants for the position of Occupational Therapy Assistant. This position is an excellent opportunity for experienced professionals in this field to make a significant difference in the lives of the individuals that are supported by DDS. The Occupational Therapy Assistant will provide direct and indirect services to address the needs of the individuals supported at the Hogan Regional Center in Danvers. Duties and Responsibilities:(The duties and responsibilities stated are general summary and not all inclusive.) * Works directly with a varied caseload including individuals with violent and extreme behaviors with medical, physical, and/or cognitive challenges, in home and day supports to provide occupational therapy services under the direction of the supervising occupational therapist. * Works directly with individuals, assisting in evaluating, support planning, and implementing services for individuals; assists in fabricating adaptive equipment and in providing trainings. * Uses a variety of treatment strategies, teaching techniques, materials, and media with individuals under the supervision. * of the occupational therapist to ensure delivery of quality services. * Assures active treatment as part of the team process through assisting the occupational therapist in the development, coordination, and implementation of supports for individuals who may have the potential of violent behaviors, medical, cognitive, and/or physical needs. * Communicates and shares information with relevant people and conducts trainings with team members under the direction of the occupational therapist. * Adheres to facility, work assignment, and departmental policies and procedures as set forth in policies and procedures manuals and other pertinent documents. Qualifications Required at Hire: * Knowledge of principles of occupational therapy and terminology connected with the profession. * Knowledge of treatment methods, treatment planning, and implementation strategies used in occupational therapy. * Knowledge of principles of anatomy, physiology, human growth and development as it relates to occupational therapy. * Knowledge of occupational therapy as related to developmental disabilities and associated challenges. * Knowledge of professional ethics and ability to use sound professional judgment. * Ability to assist in the planning, selection, and implementation of occupational therapy supports. * Ability to use interpersonal skills to create and enhance the therapeutic value of supports. * Ability to ensure the health and safety of individuals. * Ability to assist in implementing behavior plans, physical restraints, time out procedures, mechanical restraints according to established protocols. * Ability to assist individuals who require physical supports by lifting, positioning, transferring in accordance with correct protocols, as needed. Agency Requirements: * Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. * Must possess current and valid Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Schedule Information: Monday-Friday: 7:00a.m. to 3:30p.m. Days Off: Saturday & Sunday Flexibility with work schedule will be required for this position. About the Department of Developmental Services: The mission of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is to create innovative and genuine opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder to participate fully and contribute meaningfully to their communities as valued members. DDS serves over 43,000 vulnerable individuals throughout their lifetimes, providing a spectrum of day, employment, and residential supports. The agency directly oversees and manages $3 billion in public funds ($2.7B operating budget) and approximately 5,500 staff, the largest state employee workforce of any agency in the Massachusetts executive branch of government. For more information about our agency and programs visit: Pre-Hire Process: Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Record Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website. Education, licensure, and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines. Recommended candidates must successfully complete pre-employment screening which includes: * Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) Abuse Registry Search: * Criminal background check (CORI) by regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. * National Background Checks, Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2014, conduct fingerprint-based check. If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the ADA Reasonable Accommodation Request Form__ For technical help with Mass/Careers/, including logging into your profile and/or resetting your password, please call the Employee Service Center at 617-979-8500 for assistance. For questions regarding this requisition, please contact the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122 Ext. #4. ALL EMPLOYEES ARE PAID ON A BI-WEEKLY BASIS AND MUST HAVE DIRECT DEPOSIT.Listed salary ranges are for one full year at current rates. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. * Minimum Entrance Requirements: Please see Special Requirements. Special Requirements: Possession of a current and valid Occupational Therapy Assistant license issued by the Board of Allied Health Professions in accordance with Chapter 667 of the Acts of 1982. _Comprehensive Benefits_ When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! *Title 101 CMR 23.00 *(“Regulation”) requires certain agency staff to have received the COVID-19 vaccination and Influenza vaccination, or have taken required mitigation measures, to prevent viral infection and transmission in State Hospitals and State Congregate Care Facilities. The Regulation applies to this position. Successful candidates will be required to acknowledge and attest to your vaccination status for both COVID-19 and Influenza. *An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. *Job: Medical Services *Organization: Department of Developmental Services *Title: *Occupational Therapist Assistant Location: Massachusetts-Danvers-450 Maple Street Requisition ID: 2400040T