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At Disability Advocates we believe each person, regardless of their abilities, has equal rights and opportunities. It’s actually in our vision statement!

Why work at Disability Advocates?

We support equal employment opportunities at Disability Advocates for persons with disabilities through various workplace accommodations, therefore we encourage persons with disabilities and veterans to apply.

We support equal employment opportunities at Disability Advocates for persons with disabilities through various workplace accommodations, therefore we encourage persons with disabilities and veterans to apply.

benefits

Disability Advocates of Kent County contributes to health insurance premiums, dental insurance premiums, and a Health Savings Account (HSA) for employees working 30 hours or more per week.

Other benefits for both full-time and part-time employees include:

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan (for employees working at least 1000 hours/year)
  • 100% employer paid Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 100% employer paid emergency travel assistance if medical issues arise
  • 100% employer paid life insurance ($25,000 for full-time, $10,000 for part-time)
  • 100% employer paid short term and long term disability insurance
  • Vision insurance offered
  • Aflac supplemental offered
  • Paid Time Off
  • Bereavement pay
  • Paid Holidays including:
    • New Year’s Day
    • Memorial Day
    • Independence Day
    • Labor Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • The day after Thanksgiving
    • Christmas Eve Day
    • Christmas Day
    • New Year’s Eve Day
    • One additional day between December 21 – January 2
  • Annual training & education budget
  • Mileage reimbursement

The above information is intended as a summary of benefits only. Benefits are subject to Disability Advocates of Kent County terms and are subject to change. Disability Advocates of Kent County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Disability Advocates of Kent County

Available Positions

Disability Advocates of Kent County is seeking an Occupational Therapy (OT) Department Manager to join our dynamic and dedicated organization. The OT Department Manager will have the advantage of working with experienced and knowledgeable staff who provide support and information about our community resources and services.

For purposes of employment standards, this position is categorized as full-time, salaried, “exempt” from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Benefits include health, dental, vision, health savings account (HSA), 401K, a generous paid time off plan and more.

Position Summary

The Disability Advocates OT Department Manager will manage and ensure accountability to grant and fund providers. They will provide direction to Disability Advocate’s OT Program staff to create a dynamic and impactful team that results in community awareness of the services provided by the OT Program and Disability Advocates in general. They will work to expand the scope of the OT Program to better reach targeted groups and achieve the program’s financial goals. The OT Manager is responsible for the coordination and reporting for multiple grant funded services and participates in specific community projects.

Expected Skills/Attributes

  • Presentation and networking skills.
  • Strong knowledge base and experience in home accessibility, certified aging in place specialist (CAPS) or other qualifications are a plus.
  • Fiscal management and grant tracking; Will work closely with finance department on grant tracking.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Excellent documentation skills.
  • Detail oriented and able to balance multiple tasks.
  • Supervisory experience.

Education:

Bachelor’s or master’s degree in occupational therapy and current license as a registered occupational therapist in good standing with the State of Michigan (maintenance of a valid state OT license is a condition of employment).

Experience: 

At least three years of OTR experience. Work and/or training in various dimensions of occupational therapy, particularly in residential settings is required. Experience related to home modifications, universal design, and adaptive home solutions is required.

Work Environment and Abilities: 

This is a standard office environment with most communication through office meetings, email and phone conversations. In addition, attendance at meetings out of the office and home visits are expected, therefore, a self-identified mode of transportation is required. Communication with Disability Advocates’ coworkers, supervisor, directors, board members, and outside entities to successfully perform functions of the job is expected.

How to apply:

We support equal employment opportunities at Disability Advocates for persons with disabilities through various workplace accommodations, therefore we encourage persons with disabilities and veterans to apply. Please check our website for a more detailed job description at https://www.dakc.us/careers/.  If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to: Disability Advocates of Kent County, Attn: Human Resources, 160 68th St. SW Ste#125, Grand Rapids, MI  49548-7144 or to humanresources@dakc.us. Resumes will be accepted until March 9, 2024.  EOE