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Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist (Open Positions: 1) Closes On: May 23, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST Location: Wood County Board of Development Disabilities,...

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Bowling Green, Ohio

Wood County


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Job Description

Occupational Therapist (Open Positions: 1)

Closes On: May 23, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST

Location: Wood County Board of Development Disabilities, Bowling Green, OH 43402
Department: Health Supports & Provider Relations
Division: None
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Hour Per Week: 40
Rate of Pay: $59,945.60 – $63,918.40



Job Summary

We are seeking an energetic and dynamic Community Occupational Therapist.

The Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities (WCBDD) coordinates services for over 1,000 people with developmental disabilities in Wood County. Our mission is to support, empower, and inspire all people. The ideal candidate will be a highly self-motivated problem solver, who is a team player with time management and leadership skills. 


Job Responsibilities

  • OTR/L will be responsible for initiating individual evaluation and intervention services, as assigned, for individuals with developmental disabilities that do not have access to services and are in need of the services due to a health or safety risk.
  • The OTR/L may be responsible for evaluation/assessment for the creation of a plan of care which may include:Adaptive Equipment/Assistive Technology Recommendations, Employment, Re-integration, Transitioning (work/home), ADL/IADL/Self Care, Engagement, Retirement, Post-secondary education, Cognitive Decline, and Fall Prevention.Collaborate with the OTA/L to develop the plan of care.
  • The occupational therapy plan of care will be designed by the OTR/L and developed according to the needs of the person, and team.
  • The OTR/L will provide direct intervention, group intervention, and/or consultation based on the plan of care, as assigned.
  • Responsible for providing training and education for the purpose of assisting staff, parents, and guardians to implement occupational therapy intervention, supports, or maintenance plans.
  • Responsible for consultation related to waiver purchase requests of adaptive equipment, assistive technology, and home modifications including the documentation of medical necessity.
  • Maintain tracking of purchase requests, loan closet inventory, and other occupational therapy programming in electronic documentation platforms.
  • Responsible for providing an occupational therapy Health Supports Program to maximize a persons’ independence which includes screening and functional performance assessment and support need outcome development for the Person Centered Plan in collaboration with the individuals with an intellectual/developmental disability and guardian as applicable, the Service and Support Administrator, Support Specialist, and WCBDD nursing to ensure health and safety.
  • The OTR/L and the OTA/L will collaborate and attend Individualized Support Plan meetings to advocate, provide recommendations to the team, and to aid in the development of realistic and achievable goals; assist with the planning, developing, and implementing of functional activities in whatever setting they occur; provide assistance and guidance from an OT perspective with daily activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living and self-care; provide training materials, education and resources to providers based on an individual support need.
  • OTR/L will collaborate with the OTA/L for the development of Support Needs outcomes which include:Instructions for how to implement Support Needs and training, Documentation of adaptive equipment needed, Referrals to other services, adaptive equipment/assistive technology purchase requests, adaptive equipment repair, and family education.
  • Participate in creating and delivering community education and training programs to provide initiatives for health, safety, and independence of individuals served by providers in Wood County to benefit individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
  • The OTR/L may provide facilitation of groups to increase skills and engagement and educate providers on safe supports. Work with individuals and their supporters to increase self-advocacy and further facilitate personal goals in regard to independent living skills.
  • The OTR/L will be responsible for providing training and education for the purpose of assisting staff, parents, and guardians to implement occupational therapy intervention, supports, or maintenance plans.
  • The OTR/L will collaborate with the OTA/L and Health Supports Coordinator to develop and implement occupational therapy programming to promote the health, safety, and independence of individuals served. Existing programming includes adaptive equipment/assistive technology lending, TwinTech, and Healthy Relationships Education
  • Responsible for attending and participating in team meetings and meeting with supervisor.
  • Responsible for tracking and documentation of occupational therapy services.
  • Responsible for supervision of occupational therapy students, OT/S, OTA/S or volunteers.
  • Attend continuing education that pertains to the field of developmental disabilities or occupational therapy to enhance professional growth.
  • Maintain current knowledge, information, and techniques in the field of developmental disabilities and occupational therapy.





Conditions of Employment

  1. Must be 18 years old
  2. Successful completion of general orientation.
  3. Receipt of seven acceptable background required by ORC 3319.39 & OAC 5123:2-2-02.
  4. Must obtain and maintain any training, licenses, registration, or certification mandated by the Board and the State of Ohio.
  5. Must have a medical examination and a one-step PPD test to determine fitness for duty prior to providing direct care service or within 30 days of employment whichever comes first.
  6. Possess/maintain an acceptable motor vehicle record (if required for position) per board guidelines. NOTE: Use of personal vehicle for transporting individuals requires proof of liability insurance.
  7. Receipt of acceptable criminal background report from Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) and county sheriff ‘s office of permanent address before starting position as required by ORC 3319.39 & OAC 5123:2-2-02.

The Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Employment policies and decisions on employment and promotion are based on merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs. The decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees are made in a nondiscriminatory manner, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, military status, genetic information, or other unlawful reason according to federal, state, or local statutes.

If you are a person with a disability and require accommodations please advise our EEO Officer.


Application Special Instructions



Please ensure all required documents have been completed/included.  Incomplete applications or applications received after the posting deadline will not be considered.

You will receive a confirmation email upon successful completion of your application.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

Education/Experience Requirements

Must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited Occupational Therapy program.

Must possess and maintain current/valid licensure from State of Ohio Occupational Therapy board and any other applicable certifications as mandated by law and/or Ohio Dept. of Developmental Disabilities. 

Must have knowledge of lifespan development, principles, and practices of OT, health and expertise in techniques and equipment in area of DD/OT.

Master’s Degree or Doctorate Degree preferred from an accredited Occupational Therapy Program.

Experience working with persons who have I/DD preferred.

Experience working in interdisciplinary teams preferred.

Experience working with individuals of all ages preferred.

Experience with clinical supervision of OTA practitioners preferred.


Required Documents

Completed, submitted application


Letter of intent (cover letter)



Minimum Qualification Standards:

Must be able to move individuals who are receiving services including adults and children in a safe manner. Must be able to lift, carry and move office supplies, materials, and equipment required for day-to-day operations.


If required by the position you must maintain a current driver’s license in your residing state for the purpose of transporting individuals who are receiving services and/or operation of a Board owned vehicle.





Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Community Occupation Therapist –

Integrity, honesty, and ethical standards of behavior and decision-making principles. 

Carries out policies and procedures in a consistent manner.

Excellent organizational skills.

Strong analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills.

Ability to make independent decisions.

Ability to handle confidential information.

Proficient in Microsoft Office programs. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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