Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Please email resume and salary requirements to employment@sensoryhealth.org
Reference Certified OT Assistant in the subject line.

The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (C.O.T.A.) is a skilled technical worker who performs therapeutic activities under the clinical supervision of the Occupational Therapist. Our COTA will coordinate client intake/admission processes and conduct initial interviews; provide direct therapy and assist clients in the sensory gym according to treatment plans developed by the Occupational Therapist; facilitate camps, play-based groups and handwriting programs; assist the Occupational Therapist when performing tests, evaluations, and complex treatment procedures; maintain daily records of treatments and document progress notes on residents as directed by the therapist.

Must have 2 years of experience working with children and families and be comfortable working in a neurodivergent affirming setting. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Experience in customer services/business relations preferred. Applicants must be a graduate of an approved Occupational Therapy Assistant program, have a current license, or be eligible for license in Colorado.

All candidates

Ability to complete the following activities safely, and at times, for prolonged periods:

  • Standing: Maintaining an upright position on the feet, especially for prolonged periods of time
  • Pushing: Applying pressure and exerting force against an object for the purpose of moving it forward or away from the source of the force – push or pull force up to 35 lbs.
  • Lifting: Raising an object from a lower to a higher position, or moving an object laterally, from position to position
    Required to lift up to 50 lbs of force independently. May be required to lift over 50 lbs with assistance of another person or a mechanical lift
  • Stooping: Bending the body forward and down from the waist, hips and knees, sometimes for a prolonged length of time.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s)and arm(s) in any direction away from the body
  • Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or moving surfaces