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Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

The Occupational Therapist conducts evaluations, develops trans-disciplinary plans, provides treatment, engages families in the provision of development promoting interventions, and works collaboratively with families of infants and toddlers to promote healthy growth and development.

 

SCHEDULE

This is a temporary position that will start on November 10th and last approximately 6-10 weeks.  The schedule will be between 30-40 hours per week.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Wheeler Clinic fosters positive change in the lives of individuals and families, as well as in communities. We provide cutting-edge human services that address a diverse range of needs and backgrounds, enhance strengths and provide the supports that encourage recovery from challenges for a satisfying life in the community.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Demonstrates knowledge of occupational therapy practice frameworks, child development, and CT State Department of Developmental Services eligibility guidelines. Develops treatment plans in accordance with this knowledge and guidelines and collaborates with team members to develop an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).

Conducts evaluations and assessments that contain all state and federally required elements to determine eligibility for services, interprets and reports findings, develops treatment plans and goals and objectives that are measurable and attainable to meet child's developmental needs.

Conducts home visits that actively engage families and incorporate objectives and strategies that are linked to daily routines and activities.

Demonstrates knowledge of trauma informed relational approaches and models and incorporates these models into service delivery.

Documents all client related information in a timely manner and in compliance with Medicaid, Licensing, DDS program, and other related standards.

Works effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team by communicating effectively and positively with colleagues, families, internal and external service providers, administrative staff and actively preparing and participating in team meetings.

Demonstrates clear, concise, professional writing and oral reporting skills.

Adheres to all agency and department policies and procedures (e.g., confidentiality, abuse reporting standards, safety & infection control) and displays excellent work habits (e.g., provides excellent service, attendance and promptness at work and meetings, timeliness in work completion, efficient management of work).

Provides service in community settings outside of the office (e.g., homes, child care settings, hospitals, or other community settings).

Demonstrates competence in use of assistive technology. 

Reports suspected child abuse/neglect as mandated by state law.

Demonstrates effective time management skills and flexibility to handle caseloads, adjust to scheduling changes, and complete paperwork within specified time frameworks.

Continues to develop knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems, and artistic expression of groups served as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills, and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture.

Wheeler Clinic is an EO Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class.

Affirmative-Action Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

B.S. or Master's degree in occupational therapy from an accredited program plus experience working with infants and young children and caregivers is required.

 

National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy required within 4 months of position start date.

 

CT State License for Occupational Therapy required.

 

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Seasonal/Temp
Job Type Health Care, Nonprofit - Social Services
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others No
Relocation No
Industry Social Services, Healthcare - Health Services, Not for Profit - Charitable
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 2175
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Occupational Therapist


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