Occupational Therapy Assistant
Civil Service Job: Yes
Salary Varies with Jurisdiction, County - $20.54 - $22.85
Information on the Occupational Therapy Assistant position
PLEASE NOTE: EXAMINATION FEE HAS INCREASED AS OF JANUARY 1,2013 TO $15.00
VACANCIES: The eligible list established as a result of this examination will be used to fill vacancies which may occur within the Cattaraugus County Department of Nursing Homes or the Cattaraugus, Allegany, Erie and Wyoming BOCES.
APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED CONTINUOUSLY AND EXAMINATIONS ARE HELD PERIODICALLY AS APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED.
DUTIES: The work involves responsibility for assisting an Occupational Therapist in the application of treatment procedures. The work is performed under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist who evaluates the individual, develops the treatment plan, and designates treatment procedures to be followed. Progress and observations are reported to the Occupational Therapist who modifies the treatment to promote maximum rehabilitative and restorative measures. Supervision may be exercised over the work of assigned Occupational Therapy Aides.
FEE REQUIRED: The State Civil Service Law requires our office to collect a processing fee from each applicant. The amount of the fee is fifteen dollars ($15) per applicant for Each examination applied for, payable at the time of filing of the application form, by check (personal or certified) or money order, payable to the “Cattaraugus County Treasurer”. Cash Will Not Be Accepted. Applicants whose personal checks are returned for insufficient funds will not be considered as candidates. Applicants must record the Examination Number(s) and Title(s) on their checks. Refunds of fees will not be issued to applicants who are disqualified for not meeting the minimum qualifications for admittance to the examination or who do not appear for testing on the scheduled test date. Therefore, Do Not Apply for an examination if you are not sure that you meet the minimum qualifications. Application Fees shall be waived for candidates that are unemployed and primarily responsible for the support of a household or are receiving public assistance and may be downloaded from our website here.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Certified by the New York State Education Department as an Occupational Therapist Assistant.
Special Requirement for Appointment in School Districts and BOCES:
Per Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, to be employed in a position designated by a school district or BOCES as involving direct contact with students, a clearance for employment from the State Education Department is required.
SUBJECT OF EXAMINATION
The only subject of examination will be an evaluation of your training and experience. You are therefore, asked to include in your application a summary of all pertinent training and experience in sufficient detail so that your background may be evaluated against the duties of the position.
In your summary of training, include all college course work, formal in-service training, and seminars you have attended. You must specify either the number of credits received or the number of contact hours and dates of attendance. Also include a copy of your professional license or documentation indicating eligibility for licensure. Specify the date that your license was first issued.
In your summary of experience, you must specify the dates of your employment, the number of hours worked per week, your title, and the main duties for each. Be specific; vagueness and ambiguity will not be resolved in your favor. Candidates who submit incomplete applications or documentation may be disqualified.
ELIGIBLE LISTS: Candidates who are successful in this examination and who meet the qualifications will have their names placed on the eligible list in the order of final score, regardless of the date on which they filed or on which they took the examination. The names of qualified candidates will remain on the eligible list for (1) one year.
THIS EXAMINATION IS ANNOUNCED AND WILL BE RATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 23-2 OF THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. THE PROVISIONS OF THE NEW YORK STATE CIVIL SERVICE LAW, RULES AND REGULATIONS DEALING WITH THE RATING OF EXAMINATIONS WILL APPLY TO THIS EXAMINATION.
VETERANS: Disabled and non-disabled war veterans who are eligible for additional credits must submit an application for veterans credits. Candidates who wish to claim veterans credits on an examination should request an application and information sheet from the Cattaraugus County Civil Service Commission. The completed forms must be received before an eligible's name is added to the eligible list in order to utilize additional credits.
APPLICATIONS: Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis and may be obtained from the Civil Service Commission web page, click here for a direct link.
CATTARAUGUS COUNTY -- AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Reissued: January 2014
Complete Job Description & Qualifications
Download the following file for the complete job description and qualifications for the Occupational Therapy Assistant position.
Cattaraugus County an Equal Opportunity Employer