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Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

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Occupational Therapy
Regular Full-Time
Must be able to work a flexible schedule; most hours will be when the children and young adults are not in school..
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St. Mary’s Home has a unique opportunity for an open-minded, independent and innovative Occupational Therapist to enhance the lives of children and young adults who have complex medical needs and severe and profound intellectual disabilities.  The therapist will be part of a dynamic team of professionals and will focus on sensory, motor, play, ADL and equipment needs.  (We must have a completed online application for employment before we can schedule an interview.)







  1. The OT conducts assessments by determining the need for appropriate areas of service which will include, but are not limited to, unit wide recognition of the abilities of each individual on the unit
  2. The OT will document a comprehensive assessment including goals and objectives and outline program planning by identifying treatment goals and the methods necessary to achieve those goals for each individual.
  3. The therapist analyzes the tasks and activities of the program, documents the progress, and coordinates the plan with all unit staff based on the Individual Service Plan.
  4. Services may include but are not limited to education and training in basic and instrumental activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, toileting, play, home responsibilities); the design, fabrication, and application of orthoses (splints); the design, selection, and use of adaptive equipment and assistive technologies; therapeutic activities to enhance functional performance; vocational evaluation and training; and consultation concerning the adaptation of physical, sensory, and social environments.
  5. The OT provides specific activities or therapeutic methods to improve or restore optimum function, to compensate for dysfunction, or to minimize disability of individuals impaired by physical illness or injury, emotional, congenital, or developmental disorders or by the aging process.
  6. Attend all meetings related to individuals and the facility.
  7. Complete all ISP Paperwork.
  8. Coordinate with other departments in support of The Home’s Mission.
  9. Represent the OTSS Department at administrative meetings.
  10. Supervise other members of the OTSS Department as needed.
  11. Evaluate the need for splinting and/or casting and confer with treating therapists and physicians as needed.
  12. Ensure that Physicians orders are completed.
  13. Create, treat and educate on feeding programs.
  14. Insure that all staff working with the children at SMHDC use all equipment safely and effectively.
  15. Record all pertinent information into the medical records.
  16. Procure tools and supplies as required within the occupational therapy department
  17. Substitute for any absent Occupational Therapy Support Service staff when necessary.
  18. Develop and implement student-training program within the Department.
  19. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


In addition to the specifics listed below, incumbent should demonstrate respect and courtesy towards the individuals served here, family members, guests, vendors, and co-

workers at all times, and acting as a “good will ambassador of St. Mary’s,” positively greet others and offer assistance as needed.

  1. Complies with attendance and punctuality policies
  1. Works well with others
  2. Uses time appropriately
  3. Attire is appropriate for job
  4. Is respectful and courteous to other staff
  5. Is respectful and courteous to visitors
  6. Follows instructions with a positive attitude
  7. Complies with all policies and procedures





  1. Degree in Occupational Therapy from and accredited school.
  2. Registration or registration pending with the National Board Certification of Occupational Therapy
  3. License or License pending with the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Medicine.




  1. Physical ability to sit, stand, stoop and walk for different periods of time.
  2. Ability to lift 35 pounds independently and with or without assistive equipment (dependent upon the weight of the child), must be able to use proper equipment and procedures to safely lift residents to reposition them and transport any resident as needed.
  3. Ability to push all wheelchairs and other heavy pieces of positioning or mobilizing equipment throughout The Home.
  4. Good organizational skills; able to communicate effectively with written and/or verbal directions.
  5. Ability to work a very flexible schedule in order to provide services when the assigned residents are not in school…early mornings, evenings, and some weekend hours.
  6. Ability to learn and use electronic medical records, word processing, databases and other organizational programs on a computer.
  7. Understands and practices the theories behind mobility, sensory processing, play, development and biomechanical creations.
  8. Operate manual and power tools used within the OTSS Department in an efficient and safe manner.
  9. Must wear company-issued ID badge at all times.
  10. Must be 21 years old.
  11. Must have acceptable driving record.
  12. Must complete CPR/First Aid certification and TOVA certification


Must be able to work a flexible schedule; most hours will be when the children and young adults are not in school..