Occupational Therapist Assistant

Job Summary:

The occupational therapist assistant is a qualified professional person provides occupational therapy services to patients in a clinical setting as prescribed by the attending physician and supervising OTR


  1. Plans activities and provides occupational therapy services
  2. Records type of treatment and patient’s reaction to it on clinical/progress notes, which are written on the day of the visit and incorporated in the patient’s record weekly.
  3. Maintains adequate records on all patient’s, including summary reports
  4. Utilizes community resources and Agency personnel for proper referral
  5. Be supervised by an OT as follows: Follow guidelines for supervision as outlined by the Executive Council for Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners
  6. Participates in staff development activities and in-service education as requested
  7. Confirms, on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visits with the Office Manager to coordinate necessary visits with other personnel
  8. Notifies Clinic of absences due to illness, emergency leave, normal vacation periods, or special professional meetings, which will all affect agreed services with the Clinic
  9. Participates with staff, supervising OT, patient, and physician in discharge planning activities


  •  At least an associate’s degree
  •  One (1) full year of supervised work experience preferred
  •  Licensure or certification by the state of Texas as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant.

Organizational Relationship:

The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant reports directly to the Supervising OTR.

Functional Abilities:

  •  Read 12 point or larger type
  •  Hear and speak in a manner understood by most people
  •  Stoop and bend; must be able to lift and transfer patients
  •  Must be able to operate motor vehicle and travel to prospective patient’s residences