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MarcFirst Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (Pediatric Therapy) in Normal, Illinois

Marcfirst?s mission is to connect families and people with developmental disabilities to their community through a lifetime of meaningful supports. Marcfirst provides a continuum of services and supports for families, children and adults throughout their lifetime including residential, vocational development, employment, high school transition and therapeutic supports for children. Marcfirst envisions a community that encourages and accepts all people.

The Marcfirst Pediatric Therapy Program is seeking a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) to provide treatment for children age's birth to 18 years of age. The COTA is responsible for implementing strategies/techniques/treatment plans as well as providing individualized direct treatment for children with developmental disabilities. The COTA will work closely with an Occupational Therapist to implement treatment programs.

Pay: $20.20/hourJob Type: Full-Time


  • Implementing treatment plans via Occupational Therapist in order to effectively reach short- and long-term goals.

  • Apply interventions to maximize performance in all areas of need.

  • Maintain professional documentation including progress reports and session notes.

  • Complete notes and all paperwork in an appropriate timeframe.

  • Collaborating with a team of other Marcfirst professionals, including Developmental Therapists, Physical Therapists, Social/Emotional therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Board Certified Behavioral Analysts


  • A minimum of an Associate degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited program

  • Successful passage of the National Board of Certified Occupational Therapists (NBCOT) COTA examination

  • Has current OTA license (or is license-eligible) in Illinois

  • Professional behavior. Positive attitude and a team player.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Preferred knowledge of autism spectrum disorder, Applied Behavior Analysis, sensory and behavioral strategies and principles.

  • Must possess valid driver?s license

  • Must be able to successfully pass criminal, DCFS, safe driving background check, TB test and drug screen

Marcfirst Offers:

  • Supportive and positive work environment

  • Professional development and training opportunities

  • Flexible schedule options

  • Comprehensive benefit plans

  • Paid time off including vacation, personal time, and holidays

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