Occupational Therapist

JOB SUMMARY:

This position will provide quality occupational therapy services through education and coaching to families and colleagues in order to maximize the functional independence of children birth to three years within their family’s daily routines and activities.  The therapist will be a member of a trans-disciplinary Early Intervention Team supporting infants and toddlers with developmental delays and their families in the child’s natural environment through the Primary Coach Approach to Teaming.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Evaluate children referred to the Early Intervention Program using standardized evaluation procedures to determine program eligibility
  • Share expertise with families and Early Intervention team on needs related to fine motor skills and sensory integration
  • Provide coaching for family members, other caregivers, and colleagues to promote the child’s development and encourage the child’s participation in home and community activities and settings
  • Accept coaching from colleagues when appropriate in order to provide comprehensive support to children and their families
  • Collaborate with community agencies and professionals in order to provide timely and seamless services to children and their families
  • Develop and maintain progress reports and documentation in compliance with agency and state regulations
  • Ensure that families receive accurate information using understandable language in a timely manner
  • Assist families in transition to other programs by providing information and guidance when appropriate

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure requirements for supervision of COTA are being met
  • Demonstrate practices consistent with the State of Wisconsin DHS 90, AOTA and WOTA, based on state and federal legislation and best practice recommendations
  • Participate in professional development opportunities and maintain professional licensure as required
  • Attend all required staff meetings, team meetings and department meetings
  • Participate in reflective supervision, accept feedback in a professional manner and take responsibility for job performance
  • Comply with privacy laws and requirements under HIPAA regulations
  • Report suspected abuse/neglect to Child Protective Services and EIP Director and document accordingly

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work performed is generally within the sedentary range as defined by the United States Department of Labor.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • One year supervised experience working with families of children with special needs and knowledge of Birth to Three (Part C) regulations. Previous experience as OTR preferred.
  • Licensure from the State of Wisconsin
  • Demonstrated common sense, judgment, and communication skills and the ability to maintain confidentiality
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