Do you want the FREEDOM to treat children the way you know will help them most?
Do you want to get out of the corporate therapy world?
Do you want the freedom of a flexible schedule and better work-life balance?
Do you want to help a small private pediatric therapy practice continue to grow and thrive?
Do you want a rewarding and fulfilling position with a fantastic team?
We are a specialty pediatric therapy office specializing in helping children with sensory processing challenges, feeding challenges, emotional and behavioral challenges, learning challenges, and relational challenges through evidenced-based, natural, relational, and holistic approaches. Our office boasts 4 sensory gyms, a kitchen for feeding and messy play, a “mature room” for older clients, and an deck overlooking a lake for outdoor activities in order to provide the optimum individualized experience for each child.
We are seeking an experienced, skilled Occupational Therapist with a heart big enough to see the struggling child behind the behaviors and learning challenges, to see the worried Mom behind all of the questions she’s asking, and to see the concerned father behind the brave face.
An ideal candidate for this position is someone who consistently figures out how to produce the desired outcome even if it involves researching and learning new skills.
- Is looking for a permanent position to learn and grow in their skills and knowledge
- is hardworking and trustworthy
- Is active and health-oriented
- Is excited about bringing hope to a struggling family
- Is FUN! And maybe FUNky!!
- Is excited about learning new skills
- Detail-oriented yet efficient
- Has an easy laugh!
- Has strong analytical skills
- Can be thorough yet concise in documentation
- Is tech-savvy and can learn to navigate various computer/software platforms
- Is creative
- Understands the importance of collaborative problem-solving
- Takes joy in helping clients make measurable progress
- Seeks out learning opportunities
- Is a natural educator and enjoys sharing for the benefit of parents, clients, and fellow team members
- Has at least 5 years experience working in pediatrics.
- and ideally has knowledge and/or training in immature reflexes, sensory processing, polyvagal theory, Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP), Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), feeding therapy (SOS and/or Talk Tools), self-regulation, visual perceptual processing, and trauma-informed care.
This position offers
- a flexible schedule. You will be able to set your hours within the open hours of the office (after school hours required a minimum of 3 days a week), and have high flexibility with vacations and personal events, like your child’s awards program!
- paid documentation time/admin time for those emails, phone calls, etc. that are so important to quality care.
- long-term mentoring by experienced therapists.
- a fun and FUNky environment!
- Plenty of opportunities to LAUGH!
- an awesome team of co-workers!
- assistance with prep/clean up between clients. We have a dedicated team of volunteers to support our mission!
If the above sounds like you and fits the schedule you’re seeking, please read on for details about what this position will entail. And don’t let the long list intimidate you – you will have support!
BEING SUCCESSFUL IN THIS POSITION WILL INVOLVE:
- Listening. Parents have much to say and rarely felt heard.
- Evaluating. Our Clients often elude traditional diagnoses and labels. We dig deep to find the root of the challenges.
- Communicating. Gently and frequently communicating with family members regarding the signs and indications of progress in their child.
- Educating. Our knowledge and language is foreign to most parents. They need someone to tell them what has been happening with their child, what we intend to do about it, what to expect and when to expect it, and what they should do. And they need it in a language that they can understand.
- Administering and modifying. Your treatment techniques should be appropriate, valid, gradable, and effective.
- Assessing. Constant assessment of the efficacy of your treatment, in the moment of administering it, and in the moments, hours, and sometimes days that follow it.
- Reacting. Taking a corrective detour when a session isn’t going the way you intended, expected, or hoped for.
- Measuring. Measurable goals allow us to know if we are making a difference.
- Preparing. Constant preparation for graduation from our treatment allows families to feel better prepared when that bittersweet day comes that their child has met their goals and they are free to live a life without therapy appointments!
- Documenting: effective documentation is clear, concise, measurable, and explanatory. (And we have streamlined processes to make it easier!)
Wowza! Did you actually read this far? Well, then you are already showing that you have some of the characteristics that I’m looking for! So if you’re interested in applying for this position, please send an email to Kim.Hazelton@SenseAbleBrain.com and follow these specific directions:
- Use the subject line: I want to be your next OUTSTANDING OTR
- Within the email, write a few sentences about why you think you’d be a great fit for this position.
- Include a link to your LinkedIn profile. (If you don’t already have one, please make one and include the link in the email…it doesn’t need to be long or fancy.)
- Attach your resume as a .pdf file.
Thank you so much for your interest in this position. I hope we get to meet soon!
~ Kim Hazelton, OTR/L,Owner