We are currently seeking an Occupational Therapist to join our team. Please carefully read the job description below. If you are interested, please email your resume and a cover letter to us at hello@brightspotkids.com, and we will follow up with you shortly. We look forward to hearing from you!

Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapists will direct, supervise, evaluate and provide occupational therapy, using the STAR Model intervention approach, to clients in an effort to help them reach their maximum levels of performance and functioning.  This includes directing client participation in selected tasks, recording clinical and progress notes, and evaluating clients’ progress.  At Sensory KIDS, Occupational Therapists will individually tailor treatment to address the neurological origins as well as the symptoms of clients who typically are experiencing the following conditions:  ADHD, learning difficulties, Sensory Processing Disorder, auditory processing disorders, motor coordination difficulties, and other developmental, learning and behavioral difficulties. Occupational therapists will ensure compliance with STAR Model approach in regards to parent education by confirming regular parent meetings. Therapists will also demonstrate responsible work behaviors by contacting families when absent for appointments occurring within the first business hour and maintaining cleanliness standards in shared therapy spaces. 

Duties

  • Find ways, or easier ways, for clients to perform daily tasks and design and prescribe assistive activities or devices

  • Review intakes and medical records to thoroughly understand a client’s individual case, concerns, and needs

  • Assist clients in the gym while performing activities of all types

  • Find and gather materials for use in therapy and clean and repair these materials after therapy sessions

  • Schedule regular parent meetings as needed (every 6-20 sessions depending on intensity of treatment) 

  • Provide written and verbal recommendations/home programs to clients and caregivers

  • Communicate regularly and thoroughly with supervisors and peers in written form and in person

  • Complete documentation in a timely manner (daily notes – within 24 hours, evaluation reports – within 5 business days, progress reports, home programs, required insurance documentation)

  • Assist team to maintain a clean and organized working environment (minimal upkeep of personal space, clinical space, and common areas)

  • Initiate necessary communication with families when absent (e.g. contact morning clients when ill or unexpectedly absent) 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Ability to use judgment and experience to plan and accomplish goals

  • A certain degree of creativity with intervention techniques

  • Knowledge of and openness to individual differences in ability, personality, and interests

  • Time management skills

  • Excellent written expression

  • Sensitivity and receptivity to client’s individual needs

  • Awareness & sensitivity regarding client & staff diversity

  • Strong documentation skills 

  • Possess the disposition and personality to work harmoniously with a wide variety of people and all levels of staff, and to interact professionally as a member of a multi-disciplinary team

  • Absolute integrity and the use of good judgment to handle the professional and confidential nature of assignments and cases

  • Flexibility to adapt to changing organizational needs

  • Commitment and passion concerning Center’s mission

Working Environment/Physical Activity

  • Must be able to perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving of the whole body, such as lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of equipment and materials.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from a program that has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education or the American OT Association

  • Eligibility for or current Oregon licensure 

  • At least 2 years of experience in pediatrics, previous clinical experience with relationship- or sensory-based interventions preferred