Occupational Therapy Practicum Placement

The Occupational Therapy practicum student's role is to provide quality care to clients receiving occupational therapy services. This position reports directly to the Licensed Occupational Therapist.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide direct treatment to occupational therapy clients either individually or in groups using a family-centered approach with emphasis on developing home and community-living routines to improve the family's quality of life.
  • Regularly review assessment findings and initial treatment plan with the OTR prior to implementing direct treatment for a client.
  • Collaborate with the OTR on specific treatment strategies, environmental modifications, and home program design for clients.
  • Generate creative therapeutic activities to address the functional goals and objectives outlined by the OTR.
  • Continually grade the activities up or down within treatment sessions in order to provide the "just right" fit for clients depending on their needs.
  • Participate in regular supervisory observations and meetings to ensure treatment methods are effective.
  • Monitor each client's progress in direct treatment sessions and record findings for the OTR's review after every session.
  • Communicate effectively with the OTR and other providers in both written and verbal communications.
  • Provide feedback to the OTR and administrative staff concerning programmatic issues, necessary equipment, or other systems or procedural processes.
  • Document supervision sessions as required by state law.
  • Maintain licensure and credentials as required by state law.

QUALIFICATIONS

The Occupational Therapy Practicum Student will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Pursing a Master's in Occupational Therapy.
  • Minimum G.P.A of 3.0
  • Experience working with children with disabilities.

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