Occupational Therapy Assistant Salary in Chicago, Illinois

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Average Salary for Occupational Therapy Assistant in Chicago, Illinois

The average salary of a(n) Occupational Therapy Assistant in Chicago, Illinois is $55,335.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Occupational Therapy Assistant in Chicago, Illinois is $26.60.

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Assists Occupational Therapist in administering occupational therapy program in hospital, related facility, or community setting for physically, developmentally, mentally disabled, or emotionally disabled clients. Observes occupational therapy patients, and reports information and observations to supervisor. Follows guidelines, and carries out general activity program for individuals or groups. Assists in evaluation of clients' daily living skills and capacities to determine extent of abilities and limitations. Assists in planning and implementing educational, vocational, and recreational programs and activities established by registered Occupational Therapist, designed to restore, reinforce, and enhance task performances, diminish or correct pathology, and to promote and maintain health and self-sufficiency. Designs and adapts equipment and working-living environment. Fabricates splints and other assistant devices. Assists in instructing patient and family in home programs as well as care and use of adaptive equipment. Prepares work materials, assists in maintenance of equipment, and orders supplies. May be responsible for maintaining observed information in client records and preparing reports. May teach basic living skills to institutionalized, developmentally disabled adults. May assist social worker or psychologist in administering situational or diagnostic tests to measure client's abilities or progress. May require certification. Less

Assists Occupational Therapist in administering occupational therapy program in hospital, related facility, or community setting for physically, developmentally, mentally disabled, or emotionally disabled clients. Observes occupational therapy patients, and reports information and observations to supervisor. Follows guidelines, and carries out... More

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