Opportunity Living

Therapeutic Technician

Date Posted
September 10, 2021
Type
Full Time

Job Details

Assist the consulting therapists in the provision of specialized occupational and physical therapy treatments, including orthopedic and prosthetic care.

  • Assist with routine maintenance and physical care of Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physical Therapy (PT) areas, equipment located throughout the activity center and residential setting and other sites used by therapy needs, including the swimming pool, to promote a safe and clean environment.
  • Arrange for routine care and maintenance of OT/PT appliances, wheelchairs, micro switches, utensils, and adaptive equipment.
  • Implement and document therapy plans as directed by the Interdisciplinary Team. Write programs and procedures, attend annual evaluations as needed, and make changes that consultants recommend.
  • Take clients to consultants when recommended for wheelchair evaluations or modifications. Obtain doctor orders and arrange transportation through the maintenance department.
  • Available for some non-routine hours of work to go to each house staff and train on lifting, positioning, ambulation, etc.
  • Participate on Interdisciplinary Teams (IDT) as assigned.
  • Keep necessary staff informed of all changes in client status, lifts and transfers, behavior and/or response to programming.
  • Pick up clients in classrooms for therapy and return to classrooms after therapy.
  • Assist in residential settings with daily living needs of clients as needed.
  • Attend PT and house meetings as scheduled to give and receive information pertaining to OT/PT and programs.
  • Serve as advocate for client rights.
  • Maintain flexibility of schedules to provide adequate coverage.
  • Assist in ensuring the effective and efficient operation of the organization by performing all duties as assigned by supervisor/manager.
  • Maintain professional competency by participating in continuing education, in-services, and personal growth experiences.
  • Protect the privacy of clients and staff by maintaining confidentiality of records and personal information and follow all policies and procedures under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED. Someone currently pursuing a Diploma or GED will be considered.
  • Training and/or experience in developmental disabilities preferred.
  • Must have a sincere respect for and desire to work with persons with disabilities.
  • Commitment to Opportunity Living’s Mission and Vision.
  • Must have the ability to communicate with all persons in a culturally competent manner.
  • Ability to pass criminal/registry background checks.
  • Clear tuberculosis screening.
  • Ability to pass and maintain required trainings such as CPR/First Aid, Dependent Adult/Child Abuse, and Behavior Management Program, or other training as assigned per specific job duties.

The working conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Works in a changing environment that adjusts to the needs of the individuals being serviced. The environment may be fast-paced with interruptions, distractions and deadlines. Must be flexible and be able to adjust to changing needs or activities. Depending on the needs of the individuals, the work can be physically demanding including transferring or supporting people with mobility needs, lifting or moving items over 50 pounds, walking, sitting or standing for extended periods of time or providing support through CPR/First Aid, behavioral support, and other interventions. Regularly required to use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. Noise level is usually mild to moderate.

Contact Information

Brook Mikkelsen - Director of Human Resources

bmikkelsen@opportunityliving.org

(712) 464-8961 

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