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Student - Occupational Therapy

790 Ridge Rd, Lackawanna, NY 14218, USA Req #113
Thursday, March 9, 2023

Job Summary:

The Student – Occupational Therapy is an unpaid student placement that a college student is completing to receive academic credit through their college/university.  This student is responsible for providing OT services to children and clients whose ability to function is impaired by congenital or developmental disability, physical illness or injury, as determined through examinations, evaluations, diagnosis, prognosis and interventions for the highest functional outcomes, under the direction of a licensed OT professional.


Essential Job Duties:

·         Display thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of occupational therapy.   Adhere to the standards of clinical practice established by the American Occupational Therapy Association.

·         Responsible for the evaluation of therapy needs. Administer motor, sensory and cognitive based standardized assessment tools. Use clinical skills to assist in the determination of patient’s therapy needs. Participate in the creation of the treatment plan, revising as necessary. Perform occupational therapy procedures as ordered by physician or documented on IEP. Communicate with OT/PT Manager as appropriate to evaluate patient needs.

·         Collaborate with other team members or those individuals designated by the agency (e.g. family members, teachers, speech-language pathologists, consumers, etc.) to facilitate comprehensive treatment.

·         Serve as a supervisor and mentor to COTAs as well as student OTs.

·         Participate in the delivery of in-service education programs. Participate in formal staff training and formalized in-service training as appropriate.

·         Record on patient charts all appropriate occupational therapy evaluations, progress notes, consultations and discharge summary information. Submit all notes, evaluations and required forms within agency guidelines. Maintain such records and prepare such reports as requested by the agency.

·         Make recommendations for purchases of specialized program materials, supplies and adaptive equipment.





Minimum Degree Required:

-          High school diploma or GED

-          Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a four year college or university and studying OT





Required License/Registration/ Certification:




      Training management packet

Physical Requirements:  

·         The constant physical demands of the position are standing, walking, climbing, talking, hearing, repetitive motions, and eye/hand/foot coordination.

·         The frequent physical demand of the position is sitting.

·         The occasional physical demands of the position are lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, balancing, stooping, crouching, reaching, handling, grasping, and feeling.



Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • 790 Ridge Rd, Lackawanna, NY 14218, USA