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Early Intervention, Occupational Therapist

Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Job DetailsJob LocationMain - Colorado Springs, COPosition TypePart TimeSalary Range$33.38 - $34.77 HourlyJob CategoryNonprofit - Social ServicesDescriptionTHE RESOURCE EXCHANGEJob DescriptionThe Resource ExchangePosition Title: Occupational TherapistDepartment: Clinical ServicesReports to: Early Intervention Team LeadFLSA: Non-Exempt, 20 hours per weekSupervisor responsibilities: N/AStarting Range: $33.38 -$34.77 hourly; dependent on experience, education, and certifications.Benefits offered: Health, dental, vision, employer paid life and short-term disability, voluntary life, voluntary long-term disability, 401K with employer contributions, pet insurance, other supplemental insurance options, flexible work environment, training and growth opportunities, workgroup participation, multidisciplinary model, strong team support, and more.General Description:Provide early intervention services utilizing occupational therapy expertise, family and community centered practices to ensure families have options in fostering the early development of their child. Work in mobile community-centered environment using electronic and web-based documents and record keeping.Essential Duties/Responsibilities:AssessmentProvide assessment of sensory, motor, adaptive and assistive technology/adaptive equipment needs when requested by the IFSP team.Complete on-going assessment according to system policy.InterventionProvide evidence-based interventions based on the Individualized Family Support Plan (IFSP).Utilize intervention strategies that build on the routines of the child and family and may occur in multiple natural environments.Utilize early childhood best practices that look at the whole child not just individual modalities.Serve as primary provider for assigned children. Utilize team-based consultations from other team members.TeamingProvide consultation in team meeting and 1:1 when requested by Transdisciplinary Team.Partner with parents and professionals to write and implement formal and informal plans.Participate in periodic and annual IFSP reviews of assigned children.Work together with team and family to ensure a smooth transition from Part C to Part B or other community settings.Parent SupportEmpower parents to carry on learning in natural environments.Foster leadership and positive regard for families.Respond to cultural and linguistic diversity in families.Adhere to procedural safeguards under Part C of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).AdministrationComplete all appropriate paperwork related to the provision of occupational therapy services for all assigned cases in a timely manner.Maintain personal professional continuing education.Attend meetings, public awareness activities, and community events related to the provision of early intervention services.Perform driving responsibilities as related to the job with a combination of in-person and telehealth services.A working (personal) vehicle, valid CO drivers license (unless active Military family), and minimum insurance levels ($100,000/$300,000/$100,000 liability coverage)Provide mentoring to contracted Physical Therapists and Assistants, Occupational Therapists & Assistants and Early Intervention Specialists.Assist in the development of continuing education to staff and contracted service providers.Completes and documents targeted case management (TCM) activities according to CMS andDDD rules, as appropriate.Other duties as assigned.Other Duties/Responsibilities:Participate in professional opportunities (committees, workshops, conferences, journal readings) based on personal professional development plan.Job Qualifications:Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Minimum: One-year experience working with young children with disabilities or delays.Preferred: Three years working with young children in a transdisciplinary team model.Education and Experience Requirements: Minimum: BA or BS in Occupational Therapy and Colorado licensure/certification as an Occupational Therapist. Knowledge of Part C of IDEA, natural environments and daily routines, evaluation techniques and tools as pertaining to early childhood. Ability to work independently and communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to facilitate group meetings. Knowledge of community resources and supports available to families. Experience working with young children with special needs, including infants and toddlers, and their families. Intermediate level of computer application and mobile technology expertise.Preferred: MA or MS in Occupational Therapy. Strong background with infant/toddler feeding challenges and sensory strategies. Knowledge of Medicaid programs and requirements; billing requirements, and experience working with persons with disabilities. Knowledge of and experience working with community resources and resource development. Experience with specialized motor interventions for infants and toddlers. Experience in the assessment of need and implementation of adaptive equipment and assistive technology for infants and toddlers. Experience in sensory disorders, oral motor and feeding issues.Material and Equipment Directly Used: Computers/tablets, Printers, Copy Machines, Personal Vehicle, Cell phones/telephone, Cloud based systems and software, etc.Working Environment/Physical Activities: Office, community, private residences, commercial properties, and virtual environment settings. Moderate physical activity required, such as walking, sitting, standing, and lifting up to 20 pounds. (Provides ADA accommodations at the request of the employee.) A working vehicle, valid CO drivers license (unless active Military family), and minimum insurance levels ($100,000/$300,000/$100,000 liability coverage) are required.This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties responsibilities or qualifications associated with this job. Therefore, The Resource Exchange reserves the right to amend and/or modify this job description at any time. The Resource Exchange also reserves the right to stipulate hours of employment; work schedules may be changed to respond to business requirements.The Resource Exchange is committed to affording an equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, age, height, weight, disability status, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status. We are also committed to conforming with the content and spirit of applicable Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action laws and regulations. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, training, education, promotion, compensation, benefits, termination, and all other privileges, terms, and conditions of employment.

Keywords: THE RESOURCE EXCHANGE, Colorado Springs , Early Intervention, Occupational Therapist, Healthcare , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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