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Licensed Therapist / Occupational Therapy / California / Occupational Therapist (OT) Job

Company: The Stepping Stones Group
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST (OT)Job Description Under the general supervision of the Regional Clinical Manager/Directors (RCM/Ds), the full time Occupational Therapist (OTR) will provide OT services to clients/consumers in a home/community setting, conducting developmental evaluations, providing intervention in the form of therapy and counseling and training to client's caregiver(s).CLINICAL DUTIES THERAPY AND CONSULTATION

  • Provide services in a home/community/teletherapy/clinic setting
  • Conduct formal and informal Developmental Evaluations independently
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams including Speech-Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Child Developmental Specialists, and Behavior Analysts
  • Apply interventions to maximize safety and performance in activities of daily living (play, functional use of hands, sensory-motor activities, oral-motor/feeding activities)
  • Assess clients using a variety of tools, assess client's home and other environments and advise on alterations consistent with their needs and capabilities
  • Recommend adaptive equipment and train in its use
  • Conduct standardized assessments using age-appropriate diagnostic tests
  • Provide intervention in the form of direct therapy (group or individual), consultation, monitoring, and/or written programs
  • Refer and recommend age-appropriate services
  • Provide both direct therapy and consultation services, while effectively communicating learners progress and needs with guardians and team members
  • Maintain confidentiality in accordance with organizational policies and procedures related to privacy
  • Follow standards of practice for the profession regarding the safe application of assessment protocols, therapeutic techniques, and techniques for direct handling of clients
  • Instruct clients and family members in strategies to cope with or avoid communication-related misunderstandings.
  • Conduct lessons and direct educational or therapeutic games to assist caregivers/teachers in dealing with speech problems
  • Provide education and training on an on-going basis (monthly and as needed) to caregivers
  • Coordinate with on-line data collection program to ensure assessment and report templates are uploaded into the system
  • Collect data and document progress followed on a daily basis
  • Troubleshoot with data collection program as needed
  • Attend annual conferences to expand skills and knowledge in the field of Occupational Therapy with emphasis on Early Intervention
  • Attend IFSP meetings with the funding source and family members as needed
  • Attend IEP meeting(s) with the prospective school district as needed
  • Supervise COTAs, as needed, through observation, co-treatments, modeling, discussions, teaching, and direct instruction
  • Ensure the safe and effective delivery of occupational therapy services and professional competence of COTAs
  • ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
    • Submit revised assessment, progress and addendum reports in a timely manner to office/insurance administrator
    • Ensure the training and mentoring of new COTAs in the utilization of the curriculum, data collection procedures, parent education and within the clinical practices of OTR
    • Write weekly, monthly, and quarterly assessment, progress, and addendum reports as required by the clinical teams or as needed by the funding source, and at times, caregivers
    • Write assessment and progress and addendum reports within a proper timeline as mandated by the funding source.
    • Coordinate submission of the assessment and progress reports with the regional office administrator
    • Coordinate COTA schedules and client schedules with a regional staffing managerQUALITY CONTROL
      • Ensure the accuracy of data collection procedures through IOA's and observational practices, as needed
      • Review and revise reports and assessments as needed
      • Audit source documentation and ensure all appointments have supporting documentation
      • Submit semi-annual program evaluationsCLIENT RELATIONS
        • Schedule, coordinate and/or conduct individual or group meetings with parents related to specific topics or areas of interest.REQUIREMENTS
          • Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy
          • Current and unrestricted Occupational Therapist license in California
          • Five or more years' experience in the field of Occupational Therapy
          • Two or more years' experience working with children (ages 0-7) with autism spectrum disorder (preferably in home or school setting)
          • Excellent written and verbal communication
          • A high level of professionalism and organizational skills
          • Experience writing session notes, progress reports, assessment reports and graphing.
          • Present a professional demeanor (i.e. appropriate clothing, hygiene)
          • Demonstrate excellent time management and organizational skills, can multi-task and prioritize demands.
          • Serve culturally and linguistically diverse families in low and high SES areas
          • Comfortable working in homes (studio apt., housing projects, etc.) of families with limited resources.
          • Use professional language (avoid slang) when conversing in a work-related conversation
          • Reliable transportation and current vehicle liability insurance
          • Ability to travel to BLC's regional centers, client homes, and schools in the Santa Clarita Valley
          • Demonstrate good affect and outgoing personality
          • Enjoy working with individuals of all ages, races, religious backgrounds, and personalities
          • Ability to work with clients that may have sexual dysfunctions or other potentially disturbing behaviors
          • Proficient in using Office 365 applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Keywords: The Stepping Stones Group, Lancaster , Licensed Therapist / Occupational Therapy / California / Occupational Therapist (OT) Job, Healthcare , Lancaster, California

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