Seven Hills Foundation

  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

    Regular Full-Time
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  • Overview

    The Stetson School is currently seeking a full time Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) is a certified therapist who carries out direct and group therapy sessions as specified on ISP and IEP documents, and as assigned by the Licensed Occupational Therapist. The COTA will document services provided to include student responses to treatment, presentation and cooperation throughout the session, and plan for future sessions. The COTA works collaboratively with teachers, aides, clinicians, care managers, and direct care staff to educate and plan appropriate interventions as approved by the Occupational Therapist. The schedule is flexible, but must include some early evenings, and/or weekend hours.



    • Assists the Licensed Occupational Therapist with skilled intervention planning, and maintains open communication daily with weekly documented supervisions
    • Provides Sensory Integration services and education to individual students with the goal of decreasing out of control behaviors and increasing self-regulation
    • Provides individual services based on IEP goals and objectives – may include fine motor, gross motor, core strengthening, sensory needs, coping skills, focus, social competence, social emotional skills, visual motor deficits, and adaptive equipment use
    • Appropriately grades therapy sessions to provide a just right challenge while ensuring full participation and success
    • Actively promotes and positively role models Stetson School’s philosophy, mission, and core values at all times
    • Assists OTR in education and training to all involved parties as needed – including teachers, aides, direct care staff, clinicians, and care managers
    • Maintains punctuality and professionalism at all times, strictly adheres to the assigned dress code, completes all documentation and mandatory trainings in a timely manner, and safeguards all sensitive and confidential information.
    • Accepts constructive feedback, and adjusts work habits accordingly


    Other duties include, but are not limited to, attending milieu meetings and trainings, and maintaining current knowledge in EBP.




    Graduate of an accredited Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant program
    Current certification valid in Massachusetts

    Valid Driver's License required.


    Candidate should be able to exude confidence and maintain rules and boundaries while working with difficult students.

    Newly licensed COTAs are welcome to apply!


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