Washington State DSHS Occupational Therapist 2 in Buckley, Washington


The Department of Social and Health Services' Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) is currently recruiting for a permanent and full-time Occupational Therapist 2 to join our team and provide treatment services at Rainier Residential Habilitation Center.

In your role at Rainier School you provide professional Occupational Therapy to our residents. This includes developing, monitoring, and implementing program standards, policies, and procedures to ensure quality of services. This is a rewarding position where you will be able to make an impact transforming lives.

A quick overview of your role and duties:

  • Provide professional care with Occupational Therapy staff and coordinate OT services within Rainier School.
  • Perform evaluations/assessments, keep documentation, and write reports.
  • Assists OT Supervisor to ensure quality of services and compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and standards pertaining ot OT.
  • Function as a member of the Interdisciplinary team at Rainier School and attends and participate in individual client IHP/Ad Hoc meetings.
  • Assist with training and provide consultation, to professional peers.
  • Escort movement of patients between the treatment area and living units.
  • Provide required occupational therapy service in clinics and specialty units.
  • Maintain a safe, secure and therapeutic environment that includes effectively communicating patient treatment outcomes in a group setting while modifying treatment independently to obtain positive treatment outcomes.
  • Transfer/lift clients as necessary.
  • Assist in coordinating and maintaining OT supplies and equipment. We are looking for a professional who:

Licensed by the State of Washington as an Occupational Therapist or has a valid probational certificate issued by the State of Washington to practice occupational therapy* OR*the ability to obtain a valid license prior to employment.


Graduation from an accredited Occupational Therapy Program AND successful completion of the National Board Certification of Occupational Therapy certification examination AND 18 months of professional occupational therapy experience.


Equivalent education/experience.

Supplemental Information

Salary and other information

Salary for this position: $44,652- $58,548, annually.

Core Hours:

The Core Hours 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday with Saturday and Sunday as regularly scheduled days off.


Visit: www.careers.wa.gov**and submit and complete application, including answering all supplemental questions.

This recruitment will be ongoing until an applicant is selected. The first review of applications will begin seven days after the opening date of this posting. The hiring authority has the right to make a decision at any point during the process after the first seven days. It is in the applicant's best interest to apply as soon as possible.

This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

Who we are

Rainier School is a Residential Habilitation Center (RHC) for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities providing 24-hour residential care and specialized care or teaching in the areas of work or vocational training, leisure activities, social relationships, and everyday life tasks. Programs and services are individualized and designed to enhance self-determination and maximize independence.

We offer generous benefits, including medical, dental, vision, retirement and deferred compensation plans, life insurance and paid vacation and holidays. See the Benefits Tab for more details. Benefits apply to Full Time and most Part Time associates.

Some jobs may require full criminal background check. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

For questions about the application process contact Lindsey Dicus at or (360) 725-5831.

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Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-05015 YP50

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

Closing: Continuous

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $3,721.00 - $4,879.00 Monthly

Location: Pierce County – Buckley, WA