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Welcome to the Occupational Therapy Association of Jamaica The objectives of OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION OF JAMAICA (OTAJ) as established are to maintain, promote and advance the standards of Occupational Therapy in Jamaica with recognition of the role and advancement of the status of graduate Occupational Therapists as accredited members of the health team. The Occupational Therapy Association Of Jamaica is a member of the Council of Professions Supplementary to Medicine. OTAJ is also a member of the Association of Caribbean Occupational Therapists (A.C.O.T). This regional body seeks to act as the official organization for the promotion of Occupational Therapy in the Caribbean region.

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Welcome to the Occupational Therapy Association of Jamaica

O.T.A.J

The objectives of OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION OF JAMAICA (O.T.A.J) as established are to:
Maintain, promote and advance the standards of Occupational Therapy in Jamaica with recognition of the role and advancement of the status of graduate Occupational Therapists as accredited members of the health team. The OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION OF JAMAICA is a member of the Council of Professions Supplementary to Medicine. O.T.A.J is also a member of the ASSOCIATION OF CARIBBEAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS (A.C.O.T). This regional body seeks to act as the official organization for the promotion of Occupational Therapy in the Caribbean region.

How to get started

What do Occupational Therapists do?

Our line of work

Work with children and golden age care

Injury Management

Mental Health

Rehabilitation & Acute Care

How do I become an Occupational Therapist?

What do I need to do?

If you have an interest in becoming an Occupational Therapist you need to complete an undergraduate or masters entry-level course in occupational therapy. All Brittish university programs are assessed for compliance to World Federation Occupational Therapist (WFOT) Standards,or the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) in the United States, which regulates the standards for occupational therapy training programme. There is a Master's entry level training programme at the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) in Trinidad

Where do Occupational Therapists work?

Work Opportunities

Occupational therapists often work with clients in both public and private sectors as a part of an integrated healthcare team. You will find occupational therapists working in a wide range of practice settings, including:

Education facilities such as schools

Public and private hospitals and private practice

Psychiatric clinics and hostels

Medical & vocational rehabilitation facilities

Community health centers

Retirement homes and in-house care services

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