Summary of Essential Functions for the Position:
A Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) administers occupational therapy to patients on an
intermittent basis in their place of residence. This is performed in accordance with physician orders and plan of
care under the direction and supervision of the Occupational Therapist and Director of Clinical Services/Branch
Qualifications / Licensure / Certification / Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
1. A person who meets the requirements for certification as an Occupational Therapy Assistant established by
the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTO).
2. Certification is maintained by the AOTA.
3. Currently certified in the state(s) in which practicing.
4. Two (2) years experience, preferred.
5. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
6. Must have a current valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance and reliable transportation.
7. Must be flexible, innovative and possess good interpersonal skills.
8. CPR certified with American Heart Association or American Red Cross.
High School Diploma or GED. Graduate of an accredited school of Occupational Therapy Assistant.
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:
Works indoors in Agency office and patient homes and travels to/from patient homes. Requires considerable
physical effort most of the day including kneeling, squatting, reaching, twisting, climbing, walking, exposure to
temperature and humidity changes and maximal assist in lifting and/or transferring of a 100 pound patient. Must
possess sight/hearing senses or use appropriate adaptive devices that will enable senses to function at a level
required to meet the essential duties of the position. Must provide evidence of annual TB test and other state-
required tests or examinations. Be able to tolerate exposure to elements including, but not limited to, odors,
blood, body fluids and excrements, adverse environmental conditions and hazardous materials.