Ridgebury Farm & Stables, LLC & Ridgebury Riders, Inc. Occupational Therapist (OT) or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) Ridgefield, CT · Part time

Ridgebury Farm and Stables is an equine centered holistic wellness farm dedicated to supporting individuals’ physical and mental health through therapy on our expansive farm. Services are provided in a flexible setting including indoor and outdoor arenas, barns, small animal pens, and various other outdoor spaces, as well clinical space inside the farmhouse. We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist (OT) or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) to work with our clients in a unique and exciting environment. Therapist evaluates a client's needs, creates a treatment plan based on evaluation, maintains records, and provides treatment to clients in a flexible setting including clinic, arena, and farm program areas.

Description

Overview

Services are provided in a flexible setting including indoor and outdoor arenas, barns, small animal pens, and various other outdoor spaces, as well clinical space inside the farmhouse. 

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist (OT) or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) to work with our clients in a unique and exciting environment.  Therapist evaluates a client's needs, creates a treatment plan based on evaluation, maintains records, and provides treatment to clients in a flexible setting including clinic, arena, and farm program areas. 


Job Type: Part-time

10-15 hours weekly with a flexible schedule. Evenings and weekend availability are essential.  

Opportunity to grow into a regular full-time position with increasing caseload as therapeutic programs expand.


Qualifications: 

Must be licensed and able to practice in the state of Connecticut. 

1-2 years of clinical experience preferred

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Maintains excellent client-therapist relationships

Timely and thorough documentation

Participates in training and supervision of level I and II students 

Experience with horses preferred

Must be comfortable working outside and walking for long periods of time

May exert up to 50lbs force

Exposure to dirt, odor, animal waste



COTA—

Maintain regular supervision with a Licensed Occupational Therapist and maintain documentation of supervision plan



Responsibilities:

(shall include, but are not limited to)

Adheres to the regulatory and practice standards of Occupational Therapy.

Completing occupational therapy intake and evaluation that includes: reviewing client history, performing evaluation measures, identifying needs, and developing treatment plan

Utilizes hippotherapy techniques to address identified needs

Creative use of clinical and nature spaces to apply interventions 

Routinely monitoring and reporting on patient’s progress, modifying a plan of care

Educates patient/family regarding therapeutic exercises, activities and equipment

Entering billing, evaluation and treatment information in billing software in a timely manner (due within 3 days of treatment or evaluation).

Develops and facilitates community and/or therapeutic groups 

Mentoring volunteers and shadowing students who come to volunteer/shadow because they are interested in the discipline

Supervising and directing volunteers and students (interns/students in their clinical affiliations/students in their fieldwork experiences) as assigned by Volunteer Coordinator (this may include, but is not limited to composing evaluations, progress reports, and day-to-day guidance and supervision)



Ridgebury Farm & Stables is an equal opportunity employer. Ridgebury Farm & Stables does not discriminate in employment with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service or any other characteristic protected by law.  



Salary

$25 - $40 per hour