Career Opportunities  

Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities (posted April 27, 2021)

Position: Occupational Therapist

Status: Full-time

Pay Rate: $59,945.60 - $63,918.40

Application deadline: May 23, 2021 11:59pm

Contact information:


We are seeking an energetic and dynamic Community Occupational Therapist.

The Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities (WCBDD) coordinates services for over 1,000 people with developmental disabilities in Wood County. Our mission is to support, empower, and inspire all people. The ideal candidate will be a highly self-motivated problem solver, who is a team player with time management and leadership skills. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • OTR/L will be responsible for initiating individual evaluation and intervention services, as assigned, for individuals with developmental disabilities that do not have access to services and are in need of the services due to a health or safety risk.
  • The OTR/L may be responsible for evaluation/assessment for the creation of a plan of care which may include:Adaptive Equipment/Assistive Technology Recommendations, Employment, Re-integration, Transitioning (work/home), ADL/IADL/Self Care, Engagement, Retirement, Post-secondary education, Cognitive Decline, and Fall Prevention.Collaborate with the OTA/L to develop the plan of care.
  • The occupational therapy plan of care will be designed by the OTR/L and developed according to the needs of the person, and team.
  • The OTR/L will provide direct intervention, group intervention, and/or consultation based on the plan of care, as assigned.
  • Responsible for providing training and education for the purpose of assisting staff, parents, and guardians to implement occupational therapy intervention, supports, or maintenance plans.
  • Responsible for consultation related to waiver purchase requests of adaptive equipment, assistive technology, and home modifications including the documentation of medical necessity.
  • Maintain tracking of purchase requests, loan closet inventory, and other occupational therapy programming in electronic documentation platforms.
  • Responsible for providing an occupational therapy Health Supports Program to maximize a persons’ independence which includes screening and functional performance assessment and support need outcome development for the Person Centered Plan in collaboration with the individuals with an intellectual/developmental disability and guardian as applicable, the Service and Support Administrator, Support Specialist, and WCBDD nursing to ensure health and safety.
  • The OTR/L and the OTA/L will collaborate and attend Individualized Support Plan meetings to advocate, provide recommendations to the team, and to aid in the development of realistic and achievable goals; assist with the planning, developing, and implementing of functional activities in whatever setting they occur; provide assistance and guidance from an OT perspective with daily activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living and self-care; provide training materials, education and resources to providers based on an individual support need.
  • OTR/L will collaborate with the OTA/L for the development of Support Needs outcomes which include: Instructions for how to implement Support Needs and training, Documentation of adaptive equipment needed, Referrals to other services, adaptive equipment/assistive technology purchase requests, adaptive equipment repair, and family education.
  • Participate in creating and delivering community education and training programs to provide initiatives for health, safety, and independence of individuals served by providers in Wood County to benefit individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
  • The OTR/L may provide facilitation of groups to increase skills and engagement and educate providers on safe supports. Work with individuals and their supporters to increase self-advocacy and further facilitate personal goals in regard to independent living skills.
  • The OTR/L will be responsible for providing training and education for the purpose of assisting staff, parents, and guardians to implement occupational therapy intervention, supports, or maintenance plans.
  • The OTR/L will collaborate with the OTA/L and Health Supports Coordinator to develop and implement occupational therapy programming to promote the health, safety, and independence of individuals served. Existing programming includes adaptive equipment/assistive technology lending, TwinTech, and Healthy Relationships Education
  • Responsible for attending and participating in team meetings and meeting with supervisor.
  • Responsible for tracking and documentation of occupational therapy services.
  • Responsible for supervision of occupational therapy students, OT/S, OTA/S or volunteers.
  • Attend continuing education that pertains to the field of developmental disabilities or occupational therapy to enhance professional growth.
  • Maintain current knowledge, information, and techniques in the field of developmental disabilities and occupational therapy.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Integrity, honesty, and ethical standards of behavior and decision-making principles. 
  • Carries out policies and procedures in a consistent manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to make independent decisions.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Education/Experience Requirements
  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited Occupational Therapy program.
  • Must possess and maintain current/valid licensure from State of Ohio Occupational Therapy board and any other applicable certifications as mandated by law and/or Ohio Dept. of Developmental Disabilities. 
  • Must have knowledge of lifespan development, principles, and practices of OT, health and expertise in techniques and equipment in area of DD/OT.
  • Master’s Degree or Doctorate Degree preferred from an accredited Occupational Therapy Program.
  • Experience working with persons who have I/DD preferred.
  • Experience working in interdisciplinary teams preferred.
  • Experience working with individuals of all ages preferred.
  • Experience with clinical supervision of OTA practitioners preferred.

 Required Documents

  • Completed, submitted application
  • Resume
  • Letter of intent (cover letter)

 Benefits offered

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision reimbursement
  • Retirement through Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)
  • Optional deferred compensation plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Sick, vacation and personal leave


Please ensure all required documents have been completed/included.  Incomplete applications or applications received after the posting deadline will not be considered.