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Occupational Therapy Assistant

at North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Pay: $36677 to $62092/year
$36677 - $62092
Posted: 7/2/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2492830

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description of Work

The Occupational Therapy Assistant performs professional duties as assigned by the supervising therapist.  Duties include conducting treatments (individual and/or group); performing evaluations; collaborating with therapist to design interventions; and educating various staff to improve carryover of preferred occupational therapy practices.  The Occupational Therapy Assistant must have the ability to make accurate relevant observations; ability to follow instructions and/or adjust to adapt actions and meet changing needs of clients and situations; ability to produce clear and accurate statements documenting professional actions that were performed;  ability to communicate clearly (verbal and written) with supervisor, colleagues, staff and members of the various care teams; and the ability to manage time to achieve expected level of productivity.

The job requires working some hours outside of the 8:00 am – 5:00 pm times specified as the work schedule.

Salary Grade GN09 - Recruitment Range - $ 36,677.00 - $ 62,092.00

60048650 - Program Services/Occupational Therapy - 1st shift (8:00a - 5:00p with some variation)
60048647 - Program Services/ Occupational Therapy - 1st shift (8:00a - 5:00p with some variation)

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The J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center in Morganton, North Carolina is an ICF certified facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities. We provide comprehensive residential care to citizens from 37 counties in the western portion of the state. JIRDC is a caring community where professionals work with people of various ages, cognitive, & functional abilities.

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified applicants must document on the application that they possess all of the following.

  • Documented experience working with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD), geriatrics and/or clients with mental health problems.
Management Preference:
  • Preference given to individuals with work experience involving: services to individuals with intellectual disabilities (particularly adults); community integration training; training self-care skills; eating/feeding or meal-related evaluations and interventions; work in psychosocial settings; lymphedema treatment; splinting for contracture management; and skin health and wound healing.
  • Preference also given to assistants who are currently certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements


Licensed to practice as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in the State of North Carolina and two years of related experience.

Degrees must be from appropriately accredited colleges or universities.

Supplemental and Contact Information


The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.  Transcripts, degree evaluations and cover letters may be uploaded with your application.  Applicants who obtained their education outside of the United States and its territories are expected to assume responsibility for having their academic degrees validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

Please make sure you complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit.  "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted.

If multiple applications are submitted to an individual position, only the most recent application received prior to the posting closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the
status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account. You will either receive a call to schedule an interview or an email notifying you when the job has been filled.

Positions in the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal record background checks. Also, the use of tobacco products of any kind including vapor products are prohibited from our campuses. All employees are required to adhere to the facility's Vaccination Policy.
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