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arizonaautismunited · 17 days ago
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AZA United is hiring a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) to work part-time at a partner organization, which is a Tempe behavioral health hospital. This role will be working specifically in the Special Needs Unit (SNU).

The SNU at the behavioral health hospital provides behavioral health treatment for children and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As a COTA on this unit, you will be able to work on activities of daily living such as bathing, eating, and other self-care skills, as well as sensory skills and how to incorporate these skills into the child’s day. You will be part of a collaborative therapeutic team working alongside speech therapists, counselors, registered behavior technicians and BCBA's. You will assist clients in developing, improving, and maintaining the skills they need to fulfill their dreams in life! 

Responsibilities and Duties: 

  • Provide direct treatment, identified by the supervising OT, by following the written individualized treatment plans
  • Implement therapy goals in an individual setting and facilitate them in a group setting, addressing social language skills 
  • Perform duties as directed involving data collection and record keeping for all services delivered 
  • Maintain schedule availability and communicate in advance of any upcoming changes 
  • Participate in initial and ongoing training and/or shadowing from supervisors, parents, and other therapy team members as appropriate, including demonstration of current programs 
  • Offer intervention strategies to families for occupational therapy goals and objectives 
  • Communicate regularly and openly with supervisors, therapy team members, and parents/guardians of child/client 
  • Submit accurate paperwork, including data reports, timesheets, etc. 
  • Arrive timely and work for the full duration of scheduled appointments; allow for planning time and session summary 
Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant licensed in the State of Arizona (or eligible) - Must be in good standing.
  • Sufficient knowledge and experience to provide 1-to-1 occupational therapy, group facilitation, parent training, and other relevant services
  • 1+ years of experience with occupational therapy 
  • Experience working directly with children, teens and families
  • Successfully pass a fingerprint clearance check and other related hiring requirements
  • Proficient at listening to and interpreting needs of child & family
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Enthusiasm and positive attitude towards all people; solid team player who is  open to new ideas
  • Ability to multi-task, independently plan and organize own activities
  • Must be able to provide your own transportation.
As an Arizona Autism United employee, Benefits Include:
  • A competitive compensation package
  • 401K plan with no vesting period and an employer match up to 4% after one year of service
  • Paid Time Off, including 40 hours of Paid Sick Time and accrued PTO 
  • Paid Certification & Licensing Expenses


Arizona Autism United (www.AZAunited.org) is a leading nonprofit organization serving children and families. We provide a wide range of supports and therapies and are currently expanding locations and programs. To learn more about why people choose to work at AZA United, visit: 
www.AZAunited.org/whyAZA


Autism knows no race, religion, gender, or identity.  We need and value diversity and inclusion in our workforce in order to fully support our families.  AZA United welcomes applicants of any race, age, religion, gender, identity or any other aspect which makes you unique. 



 

Last updated on Feb 9, 2024

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