Will “Direct Support Staff” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
27% Chance of Automation
“Direct Support Staff” 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 Service Professional
- 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 Staff
- Direct Support Professional
Tasks for “Direct Support Staff”
- Assist educational specialists or clinical psychologists in administering situational or diagnostic tests to measure client's abilities or progress.
- Perform clerical, administrative, and secretarial duties, such as answering phones, restocking and ordering supplies, filling out paperwork, and scheduling appointments.
- Prepare and maintain work area, materials, and equipment and maintain inventory of treatment and educational supplies.
- 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.
- Report to supervisors or therapists, verbally or in writing, on patients' progress, attitudes, attendance, and accomplishments.
- Observe patients' attendance, progress, attitudes, and accomplishments and record and maintain information in client records.
- 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.
- Supervise patients in choosing and completing work assignments or arts and crafts projects.
- Manage intradepartmental infection control and equipment security.
- Adjust and repair assistive devices and make adaptive changes to other equipment and to environments.
- Transport patients to and from the occupational therapy work area.
- Accompany patients on outings, providing transportation when necessary.
- Encourage patients and attend to their physical needs to facilitate the attainment of therapeutic goals.
- Demonstrate therapy techniques, such as manual and creative arts and games.
Related Technology & Tools
- Knitting needles
- Orthopedic splints
- Multi-purpose saw sets
- Desktop computers
- Scooter boards
- Braille writers
- Power hand sanders
- Adaptive cutlery
- Leather scissors
- Multi-line telephone systems
- Transfer belts
- Latch hooks
- Rawhide mallets
- Rehabilitation training ramps
- Sewing needles
- Sewing machines
- Crochet hooks
- Beading needles
- Rivet setters
- Wheeled walkers
- Communication boards
- Augmentative communication systems
- Wood chisels
- Dressing sticks
- Hand weights
- Punching awls
- Personal computers
- Rotary punches
- Therapeutic balls
- Lacing needles
- Microsoft Word
- Billing software
- Data entry software
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Scheduling software
- Microsoft Excel
- MEDITECH software
- Microsoft Access
- Electronic medical record EMR software
- Microsoft Office