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Occupational Therapy Assistant, Behavioral Health Full-time

at North Central Healthcare in Wisconsin (Published at 21-09-2019)


The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) will use treatments to develop, recover or maintain the daily living and work skills of clients who suffer from mental, physical, developmental or emotionally disabling conditions.
One 1.0 FTE (80 hours per pay period) Monday-Friday no weekends or holidays.

Education and Experience Requirement

Minimum Education
Associate degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant earned from an accredited school.
Required Skills Current Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Assistant license
Current CPR certification
Driving Requirements:

  • Valid Wisconsin driver's license and appropriate auto insurance coverage as required by North Central Health Care.
  • Must have the use of a personal vehicle.

One to three years relevant experience

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Develop/maintain client abilities to complete daily functions. Complete assessments assigned after service competency has been established. Administer evaluations in a uniform manner. Adjusts assessment procedures based on patients' needs, behaviors and culture. Documents results in a standardized and timely manner. Provide treatment in groups or on an individual basis. Treatment will encompass a wide range including, self-care, basic living skills/homemaking, leisure, social skills, coping skills, self-esteem, etc. Document attendance and response to treatment that is clear, accurate and timely. Assist in development of treatment planning in collaboration with OTR. Make changes to weekly Occupational Therapy goals as patient's condition or response to treatment changes. OTA will be aware of changes in mood, psychiatric symptoms, suicidal behavior, AWOL potential and take action as needed. Assist with department duties as assigned, including cleaning, sanitizing, maintaining supply inventories, checking refrigerator temperatures, etc. Maintains regular and predictable on-site attendance.


Organizational Expectations and Competencies
Completes annual leadership, job specific and core competencies as required by North Central Health Care and/or various regulatory agencies based on entity and/or job title.
Provides Person-Centered Service

  • with a proactive approach and caring attitude.
  • by fostering a culture of trust and safety.
  • that is values and respect based.
  • that offers choice, input and involvement.

Adheres to professional boundaries, ethics, confidentiality and privacy practices, policies, procedures and regulations.
Knowledge of all regulatory and accreditation standards along with federal, state, and local codes needed to perform job duties.
  • Contributes to the organization by understanding and aligning actions with the organization's goals, core functions, and values.
  • Considers, prioritizes, and takes action on the needs of both internal and external customers.
  • Organizes and executes work to meet organizational goals and objectives while meeting quality standards, following organizational processes, and demonstrating continuous commitment.
  • Works well with others on the team and across the organization to achieve personal goals, team goals, and organizational goals.
  • Takes responsibility for individual actions in order to achieve consistent results.
  • Identifies problems and uses logical analysis to find information, understand causes, and evaluate and select best possible courses of action.
  • Thinks beyond the confines of traditional models to recognize opportunities and find new and better ways of doing things.
  • Adjusts thinking and behavior in order to adapt to changes in the job and work environment.
  • Effectively and appropriately interacts and communicates with others to build positive, constructive, professional relationships.
  • Tailors communication style based on the audience.
  • Develops and maintains internal and external trusting, professional relationships.
  • Asks questions and listens to better understand and build rapport.
  • Seeks to obtain knowledge and improve performance while supporting others in doing the same.
  • Partners in a manner that results in positive business outcomes, while maintaining strong relations with others.
Clinical Competencies
Qualifications and provision of care are in accordance with national acceptable standards of practices. Department/Program Specific Competencies
Completes Department/Program specific competencies as outlined in the New Hire Orientation Checklist. Common Position Competencies
  • This section contains competencies and expectations for common positions.
Job Specific Competencies
Use evidence from published research and relevant resources to make informed intervention decisions. Choose activities that are patient centered, motivate and challenge patients, as well as facilitate meeting established goals Participate in multidisciplinary meetings. Contribute information that is relevant to patient's progress and discharge plans Adheres consistently to safety regulations. Anticipates potentially dangerous situations and takes steps to prevent accidents Clearly and effectively communicates verbally and non-verbally with patients, team members, families and the public Core Value Standards of Behavior
It is expected that all employees will demonstrate behaviors that support excellence as defined by North Central Health Care's Core Value Standards of Behavior.

  • Health Insurance
  • Health Reimbursement Account
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Plan
  • Wisconsin Retirement System
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Leave Time
  • Holiday Pay
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Shift Differential, depending on position

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