Occupational Therapist (OT)
CARE - Van Nuys, CA

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Occupational Therapist (OT)

CARE is a group of compassionate, intelligent and giving professionals passionate about maximizing individual potential. CARE serves multiple populations, from newborns to adult, with a variety of services. We are dedicated to providing quality services to families, schools, and communities. We utilize the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. We are a cohesive team of supportive professionals who love being in service and know and value the importance of integrity, excellence, and building trust.

We are seeking Occupational Therapist(s) to join our team.

The Occupational Therapist (OT) will be an integral member of a multi-disciplinary practice that includes a team of Behavior Therapists, Speech & Language Pathologists and Physical Therapists. The OT will provide quality, discipline-specific treatment for children with developmental delays, disabilities, and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Evaluate individuals in perceptual/sensory motor, fine motor and activities of daily living, and will develop and monitor individualized goals and plans according to treatment plan in order to promote or restore their highest functional status. Responsible for scheduling visits with families on a specific caseload in the client's natural environment to implement the IFSP, providing occupational therapy to newborns to adults, keeping notes on visits and progress on IFSP goals, performs assessments as requested, writes reports and progress notes according to the outlined procedure and then submitting reports within required time lines, coordinating the client's program with other clinical team members for the purpose of achieving uniformity of goals. The OT will also provide discipline-specific consultation/coaching to other direct clinical staff. We focus on a family centered care approach, which encourages a parent or guardian to participate in every patient treatment session.

Key Requirements:

  • A passion for service and CARE’s mission
  • Master’s degree in occupational therapy from an accredited program. Current Board of Occupational Therapy license issued by the state of California. Current Registration with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
  • Experience with 0-3 pediatric population is necessary
  • Early childhood training standards required
  • Must possess strong organizational skills and have ability to travel between sights and provide services at multiple locations during work-day
  • One year consulting experience working with infants/young children with developmental delays
  • Knowledgeable in occupational therapy, trans-disciplinary early-intervention theories, and rehabilitation principles and practices.
  • Knowledgeable of evidence-based practices found to benefit children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Familiar with the field of early intervention.
  • Demonstrate good judgment, decision-making, and communication skills with a variety of individuals and groups. Exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Very good working knowledge in all applicable computer programs (Microsoft Office).
  • Ability to pass background/fingerprint clearance, health screenings and provide/obtain immunizations.
  • Reliable transportation, proof of valid California driver's license, safe driving record, proper auto insurance and vehicle registration.
  • Bilingual a plus.

Please email resume and cover letter to: careers at careautism .org

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