The Bridge of Central Massachusetts

  • Occupational Therapist (OTR/L)

    Job Locations US-MA-Worcester
    ID
    2018-2800
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Clinical
    Min
    USD $61,500.00/Yr.
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Bridge is a human service agency that provides counseling services to people facing challenges. The Grove Street, Ives House, and School^House programs are approved Caring Together Group Home Programs for youth referred by the Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the Department of Children and Families (DCF). These programs utilize evidence-based treatment models to assist youth in moving into more independent settings. The Bridge provides training and consultation on several of these evidence-based practice models, including Illness Management and Recovery (IMR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Wraparound. 

     

    The Bridge provides training and consultation on several of these evidence-based practice models, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Wraparound. The Bridge provides excellent supervision (both individual and group), as well as various trainings in which to obtain CEU’s, and opportunities for advancement. The Bridge is an eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program and provides tuition reimbursement for continuing education.

     

     

    Responsibilities

    • Collaborate with the multidisciplinary team to assess needs, develop goals, and provide OT interventions. 
    • Provide weekly OT group treatment in each of the residences in conjunction with IMR and DBT groups. 
    • Take an active role in the development and reviews of the Individual Treatment Plan (ITP).
    • Identify sensory processing challenges and implement sensory diets and/or environmental adaptation as indicated.
    • Provide periodic trainings to staff, families and the treatment team on various OT interventions.
    • Monitor and support residential staff in client related tasks as it pertains to occupational therapy goals and services.
    • Assist with an OT internship program.
    • Demonstrate the ability to interact through written, oral, and nonverbal communication with client/family/significant others, colleagues, other health providers, and the public.
    • Become knowledgeable and complete competency training in the theory base of the program, such as IMR, DBT and TIP models.
    • To attend and participate in scheduled staff meetings. 
    • To attend and participate in the individuals served Treatment  Planning  and Review meetings

    Qualifications

    Registered and Licensed as an Occupational Therapist, plus experience/internship with emotional and physical challenges. Experience or knowledge of mental illness required. Must possess a current Massachusetts License and National Board certification, valid driver’s license, CPR/First Aid certification or certifiable, and must maintain OTR/L license. Must be flexible to work weekdays, early afternoon and evening hours, Monday through Friday.

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