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Occupational Therapist Assistant Resume

Usually, occupational therapist assistants work under the supervision of occupational therapists within a hospital, or in clinics, occupational workshops or homes for the elderly. Their main duty is to help patients through rehabilitative activities and exercised outlined in treatment programs by an occupational therapist, and they also help patients learn how to dress or feed themselves, gain an independent lifestyle or compensate for lost motor skills.

Occupational therapist assistants may also have the responsibility to order supplies, to maintain the equipment used in therapy, to write observation notes and progress reports of patients, and sometimes they may even be in charge of performing some clerical tasks.


Job Requirements

Occupational therapist assistant must have at least a high school diploma in order to be eligible to enter a training program for occupational therapist assistants. As for other job requirements, occupation therapist assistants must enjoy working and helping people, must be patient, compassionate and understanding. They also must be enthusiastic and warm and must have the ability to motivate other individuals. They should be imaginative and creative, and able to develop different, new techniques to teach various skills to patients. Remarkable communication skills are essential for this job as well.

If you are writing a resume for the position of an occupational therapist assistant, you should present yourself as motivated to help others with compassion and understanding qualities, because this job requires a warm person who wants to help others unconditionally.

Occupational Therapist Assistant Resume Sample

Personal Details

Name: Jon Davis
Address: 120 Avenue, New York, USA, 88888
Home: (222) 333 5555
Cell: (222) 444 1234


Seeking a position as Occupational Therapist Assistant

Summary of Qualifications

  • More than seven years of experience as Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Solid knowledge of the theory and techniques of occupational therapy
  • Great skills in changing and creating adaptive devices and equipment
  • Solid skills in using and applying therapeutic equipment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Exceptional ability to prepare complete and accurate records and files
  • Excellent ability to establish effective working relationships with other employees
  • Solid ability to understand information, both written and verbal
  • Remarkable ability to detect when something is wrong
  • Exceptional ability to teach other individuals how to do something
Professional Experience

New York University Clinic, New York, USA
Occupational Therapist Assistant, 2002 - Present

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisted the head occupational therapist with general duties, such as planning therapy programs using selected equipment and activities
  • Assisted clinical psychologists and other specialist in diagnostic tests to determine patients' progress
  • Provided transportation for patients, when required
  • Observed the patients' progress, attendance and attitudes, and recorded the information
  • Provided medical attention and personal assistance to patients and co-workers
  • Gave information to co-workers, supervisors through telephone or in person
  • Determined the educational needs of patients and established special education programs to instruct them properly
  • Observed information received from various sources
  • Encouraged patients and assisted them in order to achieve therapeutic goals
  • Evaluated the physical and emotional capacities of patients

Associate's Degree, Occupational Assistance, 1999
New York University, New York, USA
Certified by the National Occupational Therapy


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