Westborough Behavioral Healthcare Hospital Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant/Licensed - Weekends in Westborough, Massachusetts
Westborough Behavioral Healthcare Hospital (WBHH) provides psychiatric stabilization treatments for Children, Adolescents and Adult populations in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Our goal is to ensure patients and their loved ones feel comfortable and are well informed regarding treatment options.
We are looking for Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants/Licensed (COTA/L) to provide expressive arts therapies, recreational activities and psychoeducational groups on inpatient psychiatric units including Adult, Child, and Special Needs populations. We are looking for someone to work weekends. We use a person-centered, trauma-informed approach that acknowledges the potential for recovery and wellness for every person we serve. All candidates must be able and willing to promote these values.
Serving as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team, to provide therapeutic recreational and activity services to all patient populations including Special Needs, Adult, Child and Adolescent.
Develops and conducts group therapy
Provides assessment to identify patient needs
Documents pertinent clinical data following group
Provides individual assessment to patients as needed and makes recommendations to treatment team regarding needs for specialized rehab services or for planning for discharge and aftercare support.
Participates in maintaining inventory of supplies
Assists in maintaining unit arts supplies and reports issues to the Director.
Assists as necessary for projects, reports, and other duties as assigned by supervisor
Effective group facilitation
Knowledge of psychiatric disorders and their effects on functional capacity
Knowledge of therapeutic use of multimedia and expressive arts modalities to support stabilization and rehabilitation
Understanding of age, socioeconomic, and cultural factors affecting patients’ interest and ability to participate in rehabilitation programs
Ability to effectively redirect patients and set clear, timely limits on inappropriate behavior
· Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant/Licensed
Two to three years of inpatient/outpatient psychiatric/substance use experience (willing to train individuals with a passion to learn)
Associates Degree from an Accredited College and as certified by the NBCOT
Eligible employees receive a generous benefits package including holiday premium pay, shift differentials, health, dental and vision coverage, 401(K) plan, health & dependent Flexible Spending accounts, generous paid time off, company paid life, short-term and long-term disability coverage, and an employee referral bonus plan.