Dear Wonderful Port Staff A very small but hopefully enjoyable thank you for all you did to care for our dear friend Joyce B. during her stay and everything you did to make her last days comfortable & peaceful. With much gratitude, her friends

Port Healthcare Center

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

Location: Haverhill, MA - The Whittier Pavilion

Category: Therapy

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant - Per Diem

Primary Responsibilities:
• Under the supervision of and as instructed by the licensed therapist, conducts Leisure Surveys; implements individual interventions, in keeping with established goals.
• Conducts group activities as outlined by a licensed therapist.
• Formulates short term goals and interventions based on the results of Leisure Surveys, and consistent with established long term goals, as instructed by licensed therapist. 
• Carries out interdisciplinary treatment plan goals, as outlined by Interdisciplinary Treatment Team.
• Assesses learning and teaching needs of the patient.
• Counsels individuals who have mental illness and/or substance abuse, helping them identify behaviors, problems, and solutions to their problems.
• Promotes identification and utilization of healthy living skills.
• Maintains appropriate patient care documentation as instructed by a licensed therapist.
• Reports and documents any changes observed in condition, mood, affect and/or behavior of patient and unusual incidences.

• Associates Degree in occupational therapy from an AOTA‐accredited program.
• Current certification: National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.
• Current licensure from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Allied Health Professions.
• Minimum of 1‐2 years of experience in an in‐patient crisis setting or other relevant psychiatric setting; knowledge of psychiatric disorders. Knowledge, experience and competency in dealing with adult /geriatric populations.
• Certification in BLS of Adult, Child and Infant.
• Knowledge of growth and development across the life span.
• Knowledge, experience and competency in dealing with adult rehabilitation and geriatric age groups.
• Experience in leading groups and activities.

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