Position Description

Occupational Therapist
Location All Locations
Schedule Varies
Job Code 700-201
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Bridgewell strengthens communities by providing an unmatched range of social and human services that empower people with disabilities and other life challenges to live safe, self-directed and productive lives. Bridgewell delivers support through community housing, day programs, outpatient treatment, recovery services, education and employment training. We’re committed to helping people in need, from those with autism to people with substance use disorders, become engaged members of their communities. Bridgewell is also the industry leader in developing innovative offerings in response to unmet or emerging needs.

The Position: We’re looking for a Occupational Therapist! Under the general supervision of the Clinical Director for MR Day Services, you will evaluate the therapeutic needs of each individual and assist in the development and the implementation of appropriate therapy/programming. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates and completes Occupational Therapy assessments on individuals as needed.
  • Develops and plans OT therapy based on assessment.
  • Trains staff to carryover OT treatment plans.
  • Reviews and signs off on DayHab Service Needs Assessments.
  • Participates in clinical team meetings.
  • Reviews referrals for placement to appropriate services within the component.
  • Makes recommendations to clinical team and or residence regarding OT needs.
  • Signs off on quarterly Clinical Team Review Form.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education/Experience:

  • The primary occupational therapist must be a registered member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • Currently licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Allied Health Professions
  • Have one year of work experience in a training program for persons with either mental retardation or developmental disabilities.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Knowledge and understanding of principles of normalization, behavior management and human rights.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to climb stairs 
  • You must be able to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • You must be able to drive a vehicle.
  • Have a normal range of eyesight with or without corrective lenses
  • Have a normal range of hearing with or without corrective equipment​

Bridgewell Offers:

  • Many benefits starting at 24 or more regularly scheduled hours
  • Excellent health benefits-medical, dental, vision. We believe our benefits package is one of the most competitive (available to all employees regularly scheduled for 30 or more hours)
  • Generous paid time off—includes your birthday (that's right, we even give you your birthday off!)
  • Collaborative work environment that values new insight and personal contributions
  • With over one hundred programs in the North Shore, Lowell and Merrimack Valley we provide excellent opportunities for training and professional development

Why Should You Apply: If top benefits alone don't sway you, then our compassionate and collaborative work environment should! Bridgewell is committed to training and developing staff and provides the opportunities for you to have a positive impact in the work you do.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Requires acceptable CORI results according to Bridgewell policy.

Bridgewell is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


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