Jewish Senior Services
  • Medical Home Care
  • Part-Time
  • Days

SUMMARY: Provides services in accordance with agency policies. Provide quality occupational therapy evaluation, treatment and documentation. Excellent customer relations.

The Occupational Therapist Reports To: Therapy Supervisor

Titles Supervised: Occupational Therapist Assistants

Hours Per Week: Part-time 16 hrs. days



Essential Responsibilities:

1.Provide occupational therapy services in a professional manner in accordance with approved methods of practice.

2.Evaluation, assessment and treatment related to dysfunction as a result of injury, surgery or acute/chronic disease.

3.Provide adaptation in patient's environment to maximize safety.

4.Instruct other healthcare professionals/family members on strategies and specific procedures to assist patients in achieving maximal function and safety.

5.Exhibit timely, efficient, satisfactory completion of assignments and documentation with minimal or no assistance.

6.Maintain a high level of flexibility in scheduling to accommodate departmental needs.

7.Accurately record daily billable treatment times according to the rehabilitation department procedures.

8.Participate in departmental and facility in-services.

9.Participate in professional education and quality improvement activities.

10.Successful completion of Core Competencies and work one Saturday per month.

11.Other related duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications:

Education:BS Occupational Therapy from an accredited university

Experience: 1 year experience in a long term or acute care setting

Licensure: CT license; certified by the national board of certification in Occupational Therapy; valid driver's license



The staff occupational therapist executes policies and procedures of the Therapy department and The Jewish Home for the Elderly; maintains up to date knowledge of practices and skills in the profession of Occupational Therapy. Understands and implements instructions for equipment and procedures prescribed for Occupational Therapy. Reads and communicates effectively with physicians, coworkers and families and maintains high ethical standards. Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile residents within the facility.

This description of responsibilities is intended to reflect the major responsibilities and duties of the job, but is not intended to describe minor duties or other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.

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Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy Statement

Jewish Senior Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Accordingly, all applicants for employment and all persons employed in any capacity are treated without regard to race, color, national origin, religious affiliation, age, gender, sexual preference, marital status, ancestry, genetic predisposition or carrier status, physical or mental disability, Vietnam Era Veteran or other veteran status or any other legally protected class.  The fair and equitable treatment imposed by this policy encompasses, but is not limited to, all aspects of the employment process including: personnel recruitment, advertising, all hiring practices, promotions and transfers, rates of pay and other forms of compensation, benefits, selection for training, layoff and terminations, and all facility sponsored social and recreational programs.

Jewish Senior Services will strive to make a reasonable accommodation, as required by law, for qualified individuals with known disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position for which he/she is applying or in which he/she is currently employed unless doing so would result in an undue hardship on the operation of its business.  Any individual who believes they may require such accommodation should contact Employee Relations at 203-365-6457.

It is the responsibility of all staff to conform to both the letter and spirit of this Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement. The designated person at Jewish Senior Services for issues concerning Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity is Soncerria Holland, 203-365-6456,


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