Occupational Therapist Assistant - Driving

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Medical Rehab facility seeking Driver Specialist Rehab Tech (Driving Instructor) for Medical Rehabilitation.

Ability KC offers comprehensive benefits packages to our staff which include, but are not limited to, dental insurance options, vision, long- and short-term disability, generous paid time off, extended sick leave, etc. Additionally, we offer a paid winter break to employees.

Job Overview:

Under the general direction of the Driving Program Coordinator the instructor provides driver training of behind-the-wheel driving skills to clients in the Driving Program, keeps records related to client training accurate and up to date. In addition, the Instructor arranges maintenance and upkeep of program vehicles. The instructor may also teach classroom driver education if necessary.

Education:

  • For this position a minimum of an associates degree and completion of course to become a driver educator is required.

Experience:

  • Two years of experience as driver educator or two years experience in neuro-rehabilitation is preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Licensure/Certification:

  • Valid driver’s license is required. If degree is in a therapy-related area must be registered or licensed by the state.
  • CPR certification or eligible.
  • Working knowledge of traffic rules and regulations for the states of Missouri and Kansas.
  • Working knowledge of vehicle equipment both original vehicle equipment and adapted equipment.

Routine Contacts:

Routine contacts include facility staff, physicians, patients, case managers, students, visitors, physician office staff, patient’s family members/support system, insurance companies, employers, community organizations, and equipment/supply vendors.

This position shall have access only to patient or client Protected Health Information on a need-to-know basis (only that Protected Health Information that is required to perform the job duties described in this job description).

Who We Are:

As a Kansas City based not-for-profit since 1947, Ability KC builds brighter futures for children and adults with disabilities through medical, educational, and vocational therapeutic services. The depth, breadth, and continuum of expertise within the Ability KC team is internationally recognized through multiple accreditations and more importantly through the achievement of milestones by the individuals and families served. The Ability KC mission and culture is founded upon legacy that continues to innovate and evolve through the connectedness of team, those served, families and caregivers, referral and partner organizations, supporters, volunteers, and community. Ability KC is a designated comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility (CORF) since 2002, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities since 1971 and accreditation with National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Ability KC is a leading hub of therapeutic services supporting the continuum of disabilities across ages. From our goal-oriented approach in services to our long-range planning, our teams are continually looking towards building a foundation of success for those we serve and our organization today and into the future. As we look ahead to the next chapter in our history, we envision a more inclusive community that prepares individuals of all varying abilities to fully participate and contribute to our community. We envision communities that are more adaptable, more inclusive, and stronger as individuals and their families’ partner with Ability KC for every transition in life.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Background and post offer drug screenings required.

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With a rich history that spans over 75 years, Ability KC has provided services that have helped change and shape the lives of thousands. Come join us in our efforts.

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