About Headway at Bastion Bastion Community of Resilience’s “Headway” is a community integration program for veterans who served on or after 9/11/2001 and are living with a brain injury, spinal cord injury, or other neurological condition. This specialized day program for warriors and caregivers aims to maximize independence, improve skills, and build supportive networks. Participants have the opportunity to engage creatively, build practical skills, spend time in the community, participate in recreation and wellness activities, and more with fellow veterans weekly during group sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Family support members are invited to quarterly respite events to support self-care. By participating in Headway, the entire veteran family unit receives new community supports to help them grow closer, happier, and healthier together. In Headway's 2021 expansion, a part-time Occupational Therapist will support our Program Manager and Lead Occupational Therapist in providing community-based services up to five days per week in individual and group settings. This individual will also develop, with Program Manager and Lead OT’s support, goal-based Individualized Community Integration Plans (ICIPs) for each participant.
Summary of Occupational Therapist Responsibilities: ● OT will support writing and execution of Individualized Community Integration Plans (ICIP) for veterans which will contain short and long-term goals ● OT will document the progress towards those goals throughout the year via Adaptive Telehealth, as well as hours spent, services provided for each participant, and other partners who are involved ● OT will coordinate with Lead OT to spend scheduled time on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (generally) meeting with participating veterans 1 on 1 in the home and community to work on activities of daily living, use of assistive devices, and other activities as relevant to ICIPs ● Through 1 on 1 sessions, OT will support Program Manager's vocational rehabilitation activities and assist with documentation (ie: job placements, meaningful activity conducted, etc.) ● OT will support participants with integration of Bastion's gardening program and coffee cart training as appropriate ● OT will hold periodic Headway Program OT group sessions on Tuesdays or Thursdays, at and provide other additional personnel support to the twice weekly Day Program as needed such as support on community outings ● OT will collaborate with Program Manager, Lead OT, and other Bastion staff to recruit new Headway participants ● OT will collaborate with Program Manager and Lead OT to create innovative approaches to community integration both in group and individual setting
Qualifications: 1. Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy required. 2. Current and valid Louisiana state licensure required. 3. Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification, required within 60 days. 4. Effective oral and written communication skills for working with patients, families, and caregivers. 5. Demonstrated competency in occupational therapy evaluation, assessment, care planning and treatment. 6. Preference may be given to veterans, veteran caregivers, and/or individuals who have experience working with the military population.
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