This position will supervise, instruct, guide, and counsels subordinate level workers in carrying out a variety of therapeutic activities which includes devising a schedule of work, itinerary, agenda, timetable, or establishing priorities for self and coworkers on a daily, weekly, or other periodic basis. This position reviews work products or achievements of subordinate workers, evaluates work and formulates plans for improvements, develops/implements treatment programs, supervises, controls, and improves its functioning or utilization. The Occupational Therapist 3 evaluates with physicians and higher-level therapists to provide neurophysiologic and psychosocial needs of individuals and adapts the various techniques of occupational therapy to meet these needs. This position develops and/or adjusts treatment or service plan for patient based on knowledge of patient's situation gained from interviewing and gathering case information, conducting therapy with individuals and groups in accordance with treatment plans and specific methodologies and techniques, choosing treatment modalities for their ability to produce predetermined goals such as increased muscle strength and coordination, sensory motor integration and/or increased awareness of, and ability to cope with one’s surroundings and interpersonal relationships. This role will involve attending patient staff meetings, participating in discussions and problem-solving processes, and establishing and maintaining a safe, orderly, and therapeutic work environment. This position designs and constructs adaptive, assistive, and supportive equipment for use of patients to improve motor functioning, strengthen and support muscles, or prevent malfunctions or deformity, confers with other staff members, specialists, consultants and members of the treatment team discussing client care, treatment, or case determination, and maintains appropriate clinical and administrative records regarding diagnosis, treatment, summary of patient's progress, conducting and participating in in-service training and staff development programs, attending supervisory and work system management meetings, participating in problem solving and decision making, compiling information and writing periodic reports on activities. This position confers with other practitioners and technical experts in order to broaden knowledge, acquire specific information, or obtain advice or consultation as well as perform related work as required.
The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 220-6462. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.