Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant- 2927 Phoenix

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Location:  Phoenix Campus
Employee Status:  Permanent   
Hours Per Week:  40
Work Calendar:  10-Month
Pay Rate:  $41,247-$52,392


Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, (COT) provide support to students in the area of occupational therapy, as directed by a supervising Occupational Therapist. The COTA assists in the process of screening/evaluation, and the implementation of intervention services. They work with students identified with, or suspected of having disabilities that interfere with their ability to perform daily life activities and limit access to their educational program. A COTA implements individually designed interventions based on occupational performance deficits in the areas of personal care, student interaction skills, process skills, and play/& community integration. The interventions are planned with the supervising occupational therapist. In addition, the COTA is responsible for taking daily notes on therapeutic progress and documenting in quarterly reports. He/she must be knowledgeable about the policies and procedures regarding Special Education within the Agency and be capable of carrying-out therapy plans directed by the occupational therapist. The COTA participates in MIPS (Medicaid in Public Schools) billing. Position will be responsible for some or all of the listed duties and/or additional duties that occur from time to time.
Position will be responsible for some or all of the listed duties and/or additional duties that occur from time to time.

  • Two years therapy experience
  • Pediatric therapy experience
  • Experience working with sensory impaired individuals
  • Experience working with handicapped children
  • Must be able to pass FBI and State background check
  • Defensive Driver Training Program to be completed by all agency personnel that drive on State business
  • Completion/Graduation from Accredited Occupational Therapy Program
  • State of Arizona Occupational Therapist License
  • Current Arizona Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, (COTA) license
  • AZ Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • AHCCCS number for Medicaid billing within four months of hire.
  • Policies, procedures, and programs of the immediate work unit
  • Principles and practices of administration and management
  • Agency or program rules, regulations and operating procedures
  • Principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation
  • Federal and State statutes, policies, and procedures related to occupational therapy
  • Basic features of occupational therapy theories, models of practice, principals, and evidence-based practice.
  • Agency policies, regulations, procedures, and practices as they apply to the work unit
  • Appropriate channels of communication
  • Applicable federal and state laws as they apply to the position
  • Tasks that a COTA is permitted and not permitted to perform
  • Behavior management techniques
  • Child development
  • Occupational therapy
  • Skill in gathering screening and evaluation data,completing checklists, histories, and interviews.
  • Medicaid in the schools billing procedures
  • Ability to communicate in sign language or willingness to learn
  • Write comprehensive reports and communicate verbally

Benefit eligible employees have a variety of choices for medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, supplemental and dependent life insurance.  Offered plans provide exceptional value to our employees and their eligible dependents.   Employees have a 31-day period from effective date of hire to elected coverage.  Elected benefits could start as early as 2 weeks after hire. 
Benefit eligible employees are automatically covered for basic life, non-smokers, accidental death and dismemberment and seat belt insurance
Benefit eligible employees are automatically enrolled in the State’s retirement plan and long-term disability (LTD) program.  Enrollment is mandatory and is subject to a 26-week waiting period before initial enrollment.  Employees may also choose to participate in a deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments.  Benefit Options also offer Employee Self-Service, Wellness, Tuition Discount, Travel Reduction, Auto & Home Insurance and Purchase Discount Programs.  
For more information contact the Recruiter at: HumanResources.Recruitment@asdb.az.gov
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Recruiter. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


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AZ State School for the Deaf and Blind

PO Box 88510 , Tucson, AZ 85754

At the following locations

School for the Deaf-Phoenix

7654 North 19th Avenue , Phoenix, AZ 85021