Self Assessment Readiness Tool™ for Occupational Therapist Assistants

Occupational therapist assistants must work under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist. The occupational therapist assistant performs tasks assigned to him/her by the licensed occupational therapist. The types of tasks assigned to the occupational therapist assistant may include, office administration, direct client care, management of equipment and supplies and program planning.

This tool is designed to help you understand the requirements for employment in Canada. It describes what you are required to know and to do. It outlines the competencies, knowledge and skills that you must have to work in Canada.

This tool contains 3 parts:

Part 1- An Overview of Canadian Occupational Therapist Assistant Practice
Part 2- Case Scenarios & Daily Workplace Descriptions
Part 3- Competency Assessment 

This tool is meant to be a guide for your personal use. Your answers to questions will not be recorded or evaluated by anyone other than you. This tool does not provide any assurance of your ability to obtain employment in Canada.  It will not be used by any regulatory bodies in Canada to determine your eligibility for registration.  There is no link between completion of this tool and formal licensure or certification.

This tool is supported by Atlantic Connection with funding from Health Canada in partnership with Nova Scotia Community College, Price-MacDonald & Associates Consulting Inc., the Occupational Therapy Exam and Practice Preparation Project (OTepp), the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) and McMaster University. © 2012 Canada.  All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced in any form by any means without express written permission from Price-MacDonald & Associates Consulting Inc.