Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

Fort Polk, Louisiana
Mar 10, 2021
Position Type

Fort Polk is nestled in the heart of West Central Louisiana with rolling hills, long-leaf pines, creeks, bayous and lakes, providing year-round beauty, and you will find Leesville, the small city nearest Fort Polk. It's also known as the Sportsman's Paradise, surrounded by millions of acres of public land including Kisatchie National Forest and also offers top-notch educational facilities, excellent medical facilities, cultural amenities, and a very low cost of living.


Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) GS-636-07


*Provide individual and group occupational therapy services to Soldiers to promote performance optimization, and prevention, risk mitigation, and rehabilitation of acute and chronic disorders

*Administer standardized assessments and screenings to individual Soldiers and unit

*Develop and implement comprehensive, goal-oriented treatment and performance plans for Soldiers, evaluating progress and modifying as necessary

*Utilize therapeutic modalities, such as air and water, therapeutic exercise, functional therapy, and manual therapy

*Serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team that assesses, plans, directs, coordinates, and updates individual and group interventions and programming

*Document all applicable medical information, including assessments, interventions, progress, training provided, and functional/occupational status


Qualification Requirements:

*You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position and provide proof of U.S. Citizenship .

One year of specialized experience which includes implementing occupational therapy interventions and educating on occupational therapy programs or evaluating occupational therapy results or one full year of graduate-level education from an accredited college or university leading to such a degree in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Kinesiotherapy, Kinesiology, Sports Medicine, Exercise Science or related field of study or a combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%.

Applicants must possess a current, active, valid, and unrestricted license as an Occupational Therapy Assistant from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.


Competitive salary and benefits

A recruitment or relocation incentive may be authorized.
Salary negotiation may be available for those candidates who are new to Federal service.
Student Loan repayment may be authorized.
Advanced leave accrual may be authorized.

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