Occupational Therapy Assistant

NC Department of Health and Human Services
Wayne County

Job Description

Mission Statement
To provide excellent psychiatric care to individuals with
the greatest need and the least resources.

This is a repost.
Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.

Cherry Hospital, a State Psychiatric Hospital serving the eastern region of North Carolina, is recruiting for an Occupational Therapy Assistant II. This skilled position works under the direction of an Occupational Therapist in planning, evaluating, and developing treatment programs, group activities, and 1:1 interventions to enhance the patient's physical, developmental and psychosocial functioning. This position is primarily assigned to the Hope & Wellness Center, a psycho-social rehabilitation program, and will conduct group activities in daily living skills, self-care skills, pre-vocational socialization, and fine/gross motor communication and sensory modulation. Minimal work is required with adaptive equipment and physical rehabilitation.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
*Considerable knowledge of occupational therapy principles, techniques, methods, modalities and their proper application.
*General knowledge of functional anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and physical and mental conditions of patients.
*Skill in the use of adaptive devices for patient population.
*Skill in conducting standard assessments and treatments which are applicable to special area or unit.
*Skill in evaluating patient progress through musculature evaluation, goal attainments and other general patient progress.
*Skill in writing patient progress notes.
*Ability to work effectively with patients of various ages, developmental and functional abilities, medical conditions, mental competence and physical disabilities.
*Ability to be CPI certified
*Physical ability to withstand light to moderate physical activity.
*Most of the work involved in the Hope & Wellness Center is considered light to moderate physical exertion. However, when transporting and assisting individuals with physical challenges, moderate to maximum effort may be required to carry out the task. In some cases, it may take the maximum effort of two employees to meet the client's needs.
Management Prefers:
Experience working in a mental health setting.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Licensed to practice as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in the State of North Carolina and two years of related experience.
Supplemental and Contact Information
How to Apply:
****Please follow instructions to apply on-line (www.oshr.nc.gov. Technical Support questions pertaining to NEO Gov please call 1-855-524-5627.

**Applicants will be communicated with via email ONLY for updates on the status of their applications.

** All employees are required to adhere to the facility's Vaccination Policy.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence.

Cherry Hospital is a Tobacco-Free Environment in accordance with DSOHF Tobacco Free Environment Policy.

* Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Transcripts, degree evaluations and cover letters may be uploaded with your application. Applicants who obtained their education outside of the United States and its territories are expected to assume responsibility for having their academic degrees validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.
*Pre-employment drug testing and criminal background checks are required for all positions at Cherry Hospital.
*As a condition for continued employment: Must successfully pass all required parts of CPI's Non-Violent Crisis Intervention.

*Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference for employment with State Government must attach either Form DD-214 or discharge orders.
* Please be sure to complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted.

If multiple applications are submitted to an individual position, only the most recent application received prior to the posting closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.

*The following question must be answered on the application in order to be considered: # 8. Have you ever been convicted of an offense against the law other than a minor traffic violation?

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account.
It is not necessary to contact the Human Resources Office to check the status of an application. Upon the closing date, applications are "Under Review" and will be screened by Human Resources for the most qualified applicants.

For technical issues with your applications, please call the NEOGOV Help Line at 855-524-5627. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact HR at 919-947-7478.


$36,677.00 - $58,683.00 Annually

Employment Type

Permanent Full-Time