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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Salary: Up to $45,122 annually

Schedule: Full-time - 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | 40-hours

Location: 100 Heritage Lane. Albany, NY 12211

This is a skilled paraprofessional position involving responsibility for the application of treatment procedures to residents to remedy or maintain the ability to cope with their environment. The work is performed under the general supervision of the director who evaluates the resident, develops the treatment plan, and designates treatment procedures to be followed. Progress and observations are reported to the director who modifies the treatment to promote maximum rehabilitative and restorative measures. Performs other tasks as required.

Responsibilities/Typical Work Activities:

  • Carries out occupational therapy procedures by working with residents individually or in groups to provide treatment of an illness or disability and training in the activities of daily living;
  • Confers periodically with an occupational therapist regarding all facets of resident care and related activities;
  • May fabricate and apply splints and other supportive devices, trains residents in self-care activities, and uses varied media to improve their physical or mental functioning;
  • Prepares and sets up occupational therapy treatment apparatus;
  • Participates with other facility personnel in the formulation of residents’ total health care plans;
  • Observes, records and reports residents’ reactions to occupational therapy treatments and programs;
  • Prepares and maintains records of treatment;
  • Provides for and observes safety precautions during all phases of therapy;
  • Inventories, cleans, stores and maintains supplies and equipment;
  • Attends meetings as directed.

Full Performance, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:

  • Working knowledge of the principles, techniques and terminology of occupational therapy treatment procedures;
  • Working knowledge of occupational therapy materials and equipment and their appropriate application to a variety of resident disabilities;
  • Ability to observe, record and report residents’ responses to treatment;
  • Ability to work effectively with the aged, ill and disabled;
  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidate must possess a New York State Department of Education certification to practice as an occupational therapy assistant.

Employee Benefits:

  • Free CDTA bus pass with direct stop at Shaker Place
  • On-site daycare (opening soon!)
  • Experience-based pay and shift differentials
  • New York State retirement plan and optional deferred compensation
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Health insurance: low-cost health plan (Anthem, formerly Empire), dental, vision, prescriptions
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, personal and holidays
  • 529 college savings plan
  • Weekly payroll
  • Flexible spending account

About Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing:

Beautiful, recently renovated, state-of-the-art facilities with new amenities, advanced equipment, and thoughtful design. We cultivate a supportive, inclusive, respectful, diverse, and welcoming culture committed to providing the highest quality of care to our residents. Our mission is to provide comprehensive care and exceptional services to the people of Albany County and surrounding areas. For nearly 50 years, we have been committed to enhancing each resident’s quality of life and valuing their independence, dignity, and happiness.

Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is an E-Verify participant and equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other status protected by laws and regulations.

Please email [email protected] if you have issues applying.



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