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27% Chance of Automation
“Direct Service Professional” will almost certainly not be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #231 out of #702. A higher ranking (i.e., a lower number) means the job is less likely to be replaced.
Under close supervision of an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing patient and treatment room.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 31-2012.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 31,840.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 15.00
- Currently, there are 7,210 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Occupational Therapy Aides”.
Also Known As…
- Occupational Therapy Aides
- Restorative Coordinator
- Restorative Aide
- Rehabilitation Technician (Rehab Tech)
- Rehabilitation Services Aide
- Rehabilitation Aide (Rehab Aide)
- Occupational Therapy Technician (OT Tech)
- Occupational Therapy Aide (OT Aide)
- Direct Support Staff
- Certified Occupational Rehabilitation Aide (CORA)
- Therapy Tech
- Restorative, Rehab Aide
- Rehabilitation Tech
- Rehabilitation Aide/Scheduler
- Program Trainer
- Occupational Therapist Aide (OT Aide)
- Occupational Rehabilitation Aide
- Independent Living Specialist
- Direct Support Professional
- Direct Service Professional
Tasks for “Direct Service Professional”
- Accompany patients on outings, providing transportation when necessary.
- Supervise patients in choosing and completing work assignments or arts and crafts projects.
- Perform clerical, administrative, and secretarial duties, such as answering phones, restocking and ordering supplies, filling out paperwork, and scheduling appointments.
- Assist occupational therapists in planning, implementing, and administering therapy programs to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance, using selected activities and special equipment.
- Evaluate the living skills and capacities of physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabled clients.
- Demonstrate therapy techniques, such as manual and creative arts and games.
- Transport patients to and from the occupational therapy work area.
- Instruct patients and families in work, social, and living skills, the care and use of adaptive equipment, and other skills to facilitate home and work adjustment to disability.
- Prepare and maintain work area, materials, and equipment and maintain inventory of treatment and educational supplies.
- Observe patients' attendance, progress, attitudes, and accomplishments and record and maintain information in client records.
- Assist educational specialists or clinical psychologists in administering situational or diagnostic tests to measure client's abilities or progress.
- Encourage patients and attend to their physical needs to facilitate the attainment of therapeutic goals.
- Adjust and repair assistive devices and make adaptive changes to other equipment and to environments.
- Report to supervisors or therapists, verbally or in writing, on patients' progress, attitudes, attendance, and accomplishments.
- Manage intradepartmental infection control and equipment security.
Related Technology & Tools
- Punching awls
- Desktop computers
- Wood chisels
- Rotary punches
- Dressing sticks
- Beading needles
- Braille writers
- Wheeled walkers
- Lacing needles
- Adaptive cutlery
- Rehabilitation training ramps
- Multi-purpose saw sets
- Power hand sanders
- Augmentative communication systems
- Transfer belts
- Crochet hooks
- Leather scissors
- Rivet setters
- Hand weights
- Sewing needles
- Latch hooks
- Communication boards
- Rawhide mallets
- Knitting needles
- Multi-line telephone systems
- Sewing machines
- Therapeutic balls
- Orthopedic splints
- Personal computers
- Scooter boards
- Microsoft Access
- Data entry software
- Microsoft Office
- Microsoft Excel
- Billing software
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- MEDITECH software
- Electronic medical record EMR software
- Scheduling software