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.