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Part-time Occupational Therapist

Company: Life After Incarceration: Transition and Reentry (
Location: Ypsilanti
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

*Occupational Therapist Job Summary*

LAITR is looking for a part-time occupational therapist with a passion for working with underserved populations, an innate drive towards justice and a desire to help people live the lives they want to live. As a part-time occupational therapist with LAITR, you will be expected to work with justice-involved clients inside a correctional facility as well as in the community post-incarceration, depending on where your client is at. This is an in-person opportunity, you must be Michigan-based and around the Ypsi/Ann Arbor area. You will assist clients in setting goals for their reentry and building healthy habits and routines to support these goals. You will carry out treatment plans and communicate with clients and their team (may consist of peer-support, case management, housing, substance use, CMH, probation/parole agent, etc.). This position is grant-funded and is currently guaranteed at 20 hours p/week for 2 years. Seeking an OT that wishes to stay at LAITR long-term and at least for the fulfillment of these 2 years with the understanding that I will be actively looking to expand this position to a full-time position although this is not guaranteed at this time. I envision this as the start of building a strong, inspired and connected LAITR team.

*Occupational Therapist Expectations*

- Complete assessments and reassessments with individuals including development of an occupational profile and administration of standardized outcome measures

- Develop client-centered treatment plans

- Communicate with clients or staff to schedule/reschedule your clients

- Update the shared calendar daily

- Complete client documentation using narrative/SOAP note format within 48 hours of a session

- Communicate regularly with your team

- Communicate regularly with me

- Consistently work towards creative and client-centered interventions including use of multi-modal strategies; no two clients are the same

- Consistently challenge _any_ biases and work towards cultural sensitivity

- Educate and work with FW II students (if desired)

- Determine appropriateness of reduced frequency, increased frequency and/or discharge

- Complete facility background check/training requirements

- Provide proof of vaccination records

- Wear a mask during client-sessions until otherwise informed

- Attend bi-weekly team meetings

- Participate in 1 hour of self-care weekly including weekly self-care meeting with LAITR team

*Occupational Therapist Requirements and Qualifications*

- Bachelor's degree in occupational therapy, Bachelor's degree with a certificate, or diploma for successful completion of a post-degree program in occupational therapy

- Master's degree in occupational therapy; doctorate or enrollment in a doctoral program preferred

- Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR) License and proof of passing the national examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

- MI OT license

- Preference towards individuals with _lived experience _with justice-involvement, homelessness or sobriety

- Preference towards individuals with experience working with individuals who experienced homelessness, justice-involvement, substance use and/or mental health challenges

- Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently. This position is very self-directed and although I can help you set up a system, I can't hand hold and I will expect you to manage your time.

- Adaptable, flexible, and able to make quick decisions when plans change

- Creative and innovative thinker and planner

- Interest in and capacity for systems thinking

- Interest in organizational/operational tasks or assistance with expansion as this is a newer organization

- Ability to mode-shift when necessary; good therapeutic use of self and ability to build rapport with individuals from various backgrounds

- Experience with trauma-informed care and motivational interviewing

- Experience leading groups

- Ability to self-reflect and desire for continued growth

Job Types: Part-time, Contract, Temporary

Pay: $33.00 - $35.00 per hour

* Flexible schedule
* Paid time off
* Professional development assistance
* 8 hour shift
* Day shift
* Holidays
* Monday to Friday
* No nights
* No weekends

COVID-19 considerations:
Required to wear masks at this time

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Ypsilanti, MI: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

* Occupational Therapy License (Preferred)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Life After Incarceration: Transition and Reentry (, Detroit , Part-time Occupational Therapist, Other , Ypsilanti, Michigan

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