Our agency currently serves approximately 1300 home based clients through the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD). In addition, we provide Occupational and Speech Services to approximately 15 schools throughout the valley.
We are always hiring for Home Health positions with generous sign on and performance bonus. Visit our website for openings.
Explaining a Pediatric COTA’s Role
This acronym stands for Pediatric Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant. A Pediatric COTA will assist in delivering occupational therapy to children. The needs can range from child to child. They might need help doing day to day tasks or there might be more cognitive work that needs to be performed. The COTA might do some pediatric OT solutions on one’s own initiative, but this professional is usually directed by the overseeing occupational therapist.
What does It Take to Become a COTA?
The COTA must have an associate’s degree in pediatric occupational therapist education, a completed internship, and also be licensed by the state. Usually, the licensing will include a test as well as ensuring that the required coursework is completed. In some cases, to obtain the state license, professionals have had to take any courses they are lacking. The Pediatric COTA will also have to pass a background check as well as have a driver’s license and car insurance. The Pediatric COTA might compete with others for the position, so experience in the field may be an asset. It will prove competence in the tasks of the day to day.
The Typical Day-to-Day Duties
The pediatric occupational therapy services will involve assessing children that range from birth to three years old. The professional will work as part of a team of diverse professionals to implement plans for the child and the whole family. The therapist will have team meetings, family meetings, and Family Service Plan meetings. The pediatric OT assessments will happen in one of the two Arizona hospitals that are designated for these services. The plans are directed to be carried out in a routine manner in a child’s home as well as in the pediatric occupational therapy clinics.
We would prefer that the emphasis would be in family-centered practices. The professional should also be well versed in administration, education, and leadership. The knowledge base should be well-grounded in psychology, autism, movement disorders, feeding, processing disorders, behavioral interventions, and social challenges.
More Regarding Our Organization
Theracare was started in 2007. We service Maricopa County schools and homes. The valley incorporates 20 schools that are under our jurisdiction. Additionally, we help 2000 children and families in their homes.
We tailor all our work to suit each client’s needs. We believe that every child has the right and the opportunity to thrive in life. With this in mind, we have a team that loves to work with children. We encourage personal growth in the industry that will ultimately come to better serve the children and families who we work with.
Our ultimate endeavor is to ensure that children get a brighter future. We want to see them go on to complete their dreams and goals in life. Because of this, we also hope that they are satisfied with our services and their high quality. We don’t limit our expectations because we know that in life, anything is possible. People looking for pediatric COTA jobs have found a great place to work if our values and goals align. We are excited to be hiring the best certified occupational therapist assistants in the Mesa and Peoria areas. Take some time to read our employee testimonials.
What Would a Career Here be Like?
Pediatric COTA jobs are very demanding, but they have many rewards. They are able to see their clients get through injuries or any developmental issues. The clients will be able to get through their challenges with the help of your services. It will be rewarding when you get to see your patients out there enjoying life as you complete pediatric OT jobs with them.
Some of the clients have autism, Down’s Syndrome, cerebral palsy, brain injuries, or broken bones. You will be helping them to get stronger and overcome some of the vital challenges they are facing. In cases where complete recovery isn’t possible, you will help the client learn how to work around various obstacles. You will also help them adapt to a reality that may not be similar to other patients. If this sounds like something you can see yourself enjoying, we have pediatric occupational therapist jobs available today.
The Field’s Potential
In 2012, The Wall Street Journal named occupational therapy as one of the top ten careers. The experts are projecting that this field will explode in the coming years. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that pediatric COTA jobs will grow by 33% in the decade leading up to 2020. Hiring for this position in Mesa Arizona the Peoria Arizona area will only increase in the coming years. Pediatric occupational therapy jobs are available all over Arizona.