The One Senior Care family of businesses, including LIFE-NWPA and Cherry Blossom PACE, work as a team to help seniors stay safe, healthy, and independent within their homes and communities for as long as possible. We are a premier healthcare provider striving to provide excellent patient care free from the traditional boundaries of medical insurance plans. Our employees consistently hear from our Participants, “I am grateful for you!”

Find a rewarding role with a dedicated, supportive team that includes exceptional career growth opportunities as we continue to expand locally and nationally.

Highlights of Working for LIFE-NWPA:

  • Excellent career growth opportunities with a fast-growing, mission-driven organization.
  • Team approach striving to provide excellent patient care for our seniors.
  • Paid time off, paid holidays, 401k retirement plan with excellent matching, annual performance increases, and paid training.
  • Staff working within the community are paid mileage for the use of their vehicle.
  • Consistent schedule, hours and income, and overtime potential.

Job Summary:

The Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA) works under the supervision of the Occupational Therapist to perform and develop interventions that aid in improving participants skills of daily living. The COTA will also provide services to promote, maintain, and/or restore mobility and functional independence. General work hours: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. Must be willing to work in a variety of settings, including the LIFE-NWPA Erie Center and in Participant homes, skilled nursing facilities and/or hospitals across the Erie County area.


  • Perform therapeutic modalities and interventions in accordance to plan of care established by supervising occupational therapist to achieve short- and long-term goals.
  • Recommend appropriate adaptive equipment and durable medical equipment to maximize safety and independence with activities of daily living.
  • Records and signs all treatments in Participant medical records.
  • Provides training to family members, caregivers, and staff members.
  • Assists in the completion of restorative and wellness programs.
  • Provides visits and/or treatment in variety of settings including day center, participants home, skilled nursing facilities, or hospitals.
  • Communicates Participant changes to team members as appropriate.
  • Must develop and maintain a strong working relationship with facility administration and staff, contract providers, other healthcare professionals, participants, caregivers, and families.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • No supervisory responsibilities

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft programs and electronic medical record systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • CPR and First Aid Certification.

Education and Experience:

  • Active licensure to practice in the state where the COTA resides or practices required.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience working with the frail and elderly population is strongly preferred, but a minimum of 1 year is required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Intermittent periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer, and standing, lifting, and bending to provide treatments to participants.
  • Must be able to lift, bend, demonstrate, and perform therapeutic interventions as often as participant treatment plans require.
  • Must be able to access various departments of a given location.


  • 9 paid holidays
  • Paid Time Off accrued from the date of hire
  • Pay increases for performance
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision benefits with employer contribution (pre-taxable savings)
  • Retirement Plan with 100% employer match after 1 year of service (pre-taxable savings)
  • Free Life and AD&D insurance plan
  • Health Savings & Flexible Spending Accounts (pre-taxable savings)
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Voluntary Term Life Insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents

Our organizations provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. It prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

The OSC family of businesses will only hire qualified individuals to work in a federally funded healthcare program. Please note that this excludes anyone convicted of a crime that could jeopardize the safety and well-being of the frail senior population that OSC/LIFE-NWPA/CBP serves. All individuals must disclose any conflicts of interest upon applying for a position and agree to a thorough background check when an employment offer is extended.

This position has full access to participant, program and staff records and reports, requiring discretion in their use to protect individuals and the program.

Patient Care Providers Only: Incumbent must be trained to provide assessment, treatment, or care for patients of all ages with additional education focused on treatment and care of adult and geriatric patients.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $24.00 – $26.50 per hour


Posted on

February 24, 2023