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Occupational Therapy Aides
District Of Columbia

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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.

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Currently Employed: 46

Projected Annual Job Openings: 0

Typical Hourly Wage: $13.06 - $21.20

Typical Annual Salary: $27,200 - $44,100

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Short-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Observe patients' attendance, progress, attitudes, and accomplishments and record and maintain information in client records.
  • Encourage patients and attend to their physical needs to facilitate the attainment of therapeutic goals.
  • Report to supervisors or therapists, verbally or in writing, on patients' progress, attitudes, attendance, and accomplishments.
  • Supervise patients in choosing and completing work assignments or arts and crafts projects.
  • Manage intradepartmental infection control and equipment security.
  • Evaluate the living skills and capacities of physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabled clients.
  • Prepare and maintain work area, materials, and equipment and maintain inventory of treatment and educational supplies.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate therapy techniques, such as manual and creative arts and games.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Awls
  • Leather accessories
  • Rasps
  • Saws
  • Wood chisels

Technology:
  • Accounting software
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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