Job Description

Join our team at La Posada where we are dedicated to maximizing the well-being of seniors. We believe that our success stems from the dedication and passion of our team members. Currently, we are seeking a talented and motivated individual to join us as a full-time Occupational Therapy Assistant.

As an Occupational Therapy Assistant with us, you will play a pivotal role in helping individuals achieve their highest level of independence and quality of life.

Here at La Posada, you will work in a beautiful environment equipped with all the tools and resources you need to excel. But why join our team? Here are just a few reasons:

  • Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits including competitive pay, excellent health insurance, paid time off, 401(k) with company match, and a mileage incentive program if you live over 15 miles away.
  • Excellent work/life balance with a beautiful campus featuring a free on-site fitness center.
  • Enjoy discounts at our Adult Day Services and Los Niños del Valle pre-school.
  • Take advantage of professional development opportunities through our scholarship program, offering up to $2,500 per year after 6 months of service, plus yearly opportunities for additional scholarship awards.
  • Contribute to meaningful projects and initiatives that truly make a difference.
  • Thrive in a collaborative and inclusive work environment that values diversity and innovation.

Essential Functions

  •  Provides treatment to patients under the direction of the occupational therapist.
  •  Provides assistance to the occupational therapist during tests, evaluations and complex treatment procedures.
  •  Assures the safety, comfort and well being of assigned patients.
  •  Communicates treatment plans and goals to the patent in accordance to department standards.
  •  Maintains knowledge of all occupational therapy patient care programs according to established procedures.
  •  Identifies priorities and outcomes for intervention under the direction of the occupational therapist.
  •  Facilitates the application of appropriate theories of rehabilitation care to patients.
  •  Be aware of medical problems that may preclude patient treatment and warrant seeking assistance from proper personnel, lead therapist, nursing and physician.
  •  Documents treatment according to established policies and procedures after the initial evaluation has been completed.
  •  Records all patient related charges in accordance with the policies and procedures of the department.
  •  May need to assist OPT supervisor with ordering supplies for the department
  •  Provides technical education and support in the explanation of treatment to patient, family, new employees, and other La Posada personnel as directed by the supervisor or occupational therapist.
  •  Complies with quality assurance, safety, infection control and emergency procedures consistent with La Posada policy.
  •  Assembles and prepares equipment and accessories for treatment procedures.
  •  Helps train new department employees in compliance with department policies and procedures.
  •  Be aware of the financial impact of the therapy service delivery and follow department policy and procedures with regard to service delivery under Medicare guidelines and other contractual agreements.
  •  Uses supplies in a responsible manner to promote patient care.

Financial Responsibility

  •  Be aware of the financial impact of the therapy service delivery and follow department policy and procedure with regard to service delivery under Medicare guidelines and other contractual agreements.
  •  Follow the department policy and procedure with regard to productivity standards and communicate with the department manager when staffing levels are inappropriate to meet patient needs.
  •  Maintain patient charge records in accordance with the department’s policy and procedures.


  •  To patients under the care of the Occupational Therapy department.
  •  To family members to communicate patient goals, progress and discharge plans.
  •  To La Posada to provide high quality therapy in a fiscally responsible manner.
  •  To self to continue to grow within the profession of Occupational Therapy.

Equipment Used

  •  Wheelchairs
  •  Adaptive/assistive devices used for ambulation.
  •  Weights and exercise equipment.
  •  Modality equipment (including but not limited to) heat modalities, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound.
  •  Computers and related computer software.
  •  Oxygen, oxygen tank regulators and pulse oximeter.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


  •  Adheres to all Department policies, procedures, and mandatory requirements.
  •  Communication - Ability to communicate effectively with residents, staff and visitors in the English language.
  •  Professional and Courteous Communication - Ability to communicate professionally and courteously with residents, patients, guests, and family members.
  •  Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  •  Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  •  Empathetic - Ability to appreciate and be sensitive to the feelings of others.
  •  Patience - Ability to act calmly under stress and strain, and of not being hasty or impetuous.
  •  Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.
  •  Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  •  Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.
  •  Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  •  Confidentiality - Ability to maintain confidentiality of written and spoken word.

Skills and Abilities

Education: Graduate of a recognized school/program for  Occupational Therapy Assistants. 

Certifications & Licenses: Hold a current certification by the American Occupational Therapy Association Board.  Licensed in the State of Arizona as a OTA.

If you believe you possess the skills, certifications, and licenses required for this position, and if you align with our values of integrity, compassion, and respect for seniors and co-workers, then we encourage you to apply today and start your new adventure with us!

We strongly value diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive work environment where everyone feels respected, valued, and supported. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds and cultures to join our team, as we believe that embracing unique perspectives and experiences enhances our creativity, teamwork, and overall success.

Apply now to become part of our team and make a meaningful impact in the lives of seniors!

Application Instructions

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