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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”
- Encourage patients and attend to their physical needs to facilitate the attainment of therapeutic goals.
- Evaluate the living skills and capacities of physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabled clients.
- Transport patients to and from the occupational therapy work area.
- Observe patients' attendance, progress, attitudes, and accomplishments and record and maintain information in client records.
- 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.
- Manage intradepartmental infection control and equipment security.
- Report to supervisors or therapists, verbally or in writing, on patients' progress, attitudes, attendance, and accomplishments.
- Demonstrate therapy techniques, such as manual and creative arts and games.
- Adjust and repair assistive devices and make adaptive changes to other equipment and to environments.
- 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.
- Accompany patients on outings, providing transportation when necessary.
- Assist occupational therapists in planning, implementing, and administering therapy programs to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance, using selected activities and special equipment.
- Prepare and maintain work area, materials, and equipment and maintain inventory of treatment and educational supplies.
- Assist educational specialists or clinical psychologists in administering situational or diagnostic tests to measure client's abilities or progress.
Related Technology & Tools
- Augmentative communication systems
- Power hand sanders
- Braille writers
- Wheeled walkers
- Adaptive cutlery
- Punching awls
- Hand weights
- Transfer belts
- Lacing needles
- Sewing needles
- Wood chisels
- Personal computers
- Multi-purpose saw sets
- Latch hooks
- Communication boards
- Crochet hooks
- Knitting needles
- Rivet setters
- Rotary punches
- Scooter boards
- Multi-line telephone systems
- Rehabilitation training ramps
- Desktop computers
- Therapeutic balls
- Orthopedic splints
- Leather scissors
- Rawhide mallets
- Beading needles
- Sewing machines
- Dressing sticks
- Microsoft Word
- MEDITECH software
- Microsoft Office
- Scheduling software
- Billing software
- Microsoft Access
- Microsoft Excel
- Electronic medical record EMR software
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Data entry software