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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST III 50%

Recruitment #14-006148-001

Introduction

Division of Rehabilitation Services

Workforce Technology Center

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

Workforce Technology Center

2301 Argonne Drive

Baltimore, MD  21218

Main Purpose of Job

This is a half-time professional position within the Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility program at the Workforce & Technology Center that specializes in the application of occupational therapy to promote employment and/or independence of individuals with disabilities.

POSITION DUTIES

Select and administer appropriate pre-driving assessments to determine individuals’ with severe disabilities ability to drive.  Perform functional assessments of individuals with cognitive, physical, and/or visual disabilities to determine their capability to actively participate in their vocational and/or independent living plans.  Provide assessments of home, training, and work sites.  Assessments include, but are not limited to, standard OT testing protocols, workstation design, seating and positioning, ergonomics, computer access and adaptive driving.  Prepare comprehensive reports documenting consumer needs, services provided, and recommendations.  Services are provided at WTC and throughout Maryland.

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Education:  Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and a valid license from the Maryland Board of Occupational Therapy Practice.

Experience:  3 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist. 

NOTE:  A Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy may be substituted for two years of the required experience.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Ability to select and administer appropriate pre-driving assessments to determine individuals with severe disabilities ability to drive.  Ability to perform functional assessments of individuals with cognitive, physical, and/or visual disabilities to determine their capability to actively participate in their vocational and/or independent living plans. Ability to provide assessments of home, training, and work sites.  Knowledge of assessments to include, but are not limited to, standard OT testing protocols, workstation design, seating and positioning, ergonomics, computer access and adaptive driving. Ability to prepare comprehensive reports documenting consumer needs, services provided, and recommendations.  Services are provided at WTC and throughout Maryland.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and experience providing pre-driving assessments.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as an Occupational Therapist from the Board of Occupational Therapy Practice, Spring Grove Hospital Center, Bland Bryant Building, 4th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21228. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Employees in the classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with the Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must complete the Maryland State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #040551B. The Application and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Essential Requirements for the position.       

Paper applications can be completed and faxed to 410-554-9393 or mailed to DORS Human Resource Department at 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD   21218.  To obtain a paper application visit our website dors.state.md.us or marylandpublicschools.org.  TDD (410) 554-9399. Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9424. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities. 

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and travel throughout the State are required.  This position has been designated as a Special Appointment.  Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity