Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Behavior Health Network Springfield , MA 01105

Posted 1 week ago

Utilize your human services experience as you aid children with mental health difficulties and their families in the Western Massachusetts community!

Become a part of our team of competent and compassionate professionals as the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in our Intensive Home Based Therapeutic Care Program at Behavioral Health Network!

As a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in the Intensive Home Based Therapeutic Care Program you will get to work directly with youth and their caregivers in the Pioneer Valley and Hampden County. This position will provide direct intervention and supports in the community to the youth and family while working closely with the Occupational Therapist and rest of the team of providers.

The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant works as a member of the Intensive Home-Based Therapeutic Care (IHBTC) team to provide tangible support to youth and families referred by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH).

The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) will implement the interventions outlined in the assessment conducted by the Occupational Therapist. Consultation to the Intensive Home Based Therapeutic Care team will be frequent to help inform care. The COTA delivers high quality outreach services to families and their children and maintains responsibilities under the direction of the licensed Occupational Therapist.

Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938. BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral health care. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in our constituent communities.

The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant at Behavioral Health Network has the following qualities:

  • Associate's Degree from an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant program.

  • One year of experience working with families.

  • Knowledge of child development.

  • Discipline-specific knowledge as well as skills with internet, word processing, and email systems.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our website at www.bhnworks.org and click on Browse All Jobs to apply!

BHN maintains its commitment to social justice and diversity and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.


In accordance with the BHN Mandatory COVID vaccine policy - all staff, interns, temps, residents and contractors are required to be fully vaccinated no later than day one of employment. Medical or religious exemptions will be offered and must be approved prior to starting work.

The same guidelines noted above apply during flu season (defined as December 1st - through end of flu season as announced by the CDC) for BHN's Mandatory Influenza Vaccine policy.

Additionally, BHN is a Tobacco Free workplace. All Staff, interns, temps, residents and contractors agree not to smell of or use Tobacco or ENDS products while on paid work time or within sight of any BHN facility.

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