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Occupational Therapist Early Intervention

POSITION SUMMARY: To provide occupational therapy services to children with special needs between birth and five years of age

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist the evaluation team by providing information relative to the child's needs and strengths to determine eligibility and provide information for inclusion in the development of a comprehensive Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) and/or Individual Education Plan (IEP)
  • Provide screenings and assessments as part of a multi-disciplinary team for special needs children, especially in the following domains; sensory processing, functional skill development, seating, feeding, sensori-motor development, and all areas of development with emphasis on the fine motor and self-care domains.
  • Provide ongoing integrated, natural environment occupational therapy intervention in the classroom/home.
  • Participate in appropriate meetings for children on caseload
  • Prepare activities and therapeutic strategies for use in home and/or classroom
  • Consult and collaborate with parents and school faculty as needed to assist them to meet the needs of the child
  • Develop goals and objectives in conjunction with family to address needs identified in assessment and through ongoing observations during treatment sessions
  • Participate in the transition process as needed providing up to date information regarding child status
  • Report progress monitoring information, statistics, schedules and caseloads in order to best coordinate services for the children
  • Accurate and timely record keeping of all treatment and evaluation activities
  • Maintain communications with team members, administrators and funding sources to ensure timely and accurate services in support of the IFSP/ IEP
  • Participate in agency and program staff development activities
  • Ensure that health and safety needs are met consistently as guided by best practice and PA State law through consultative services to the caregivers
  • Maintain current best practices in early childhood/early intervention through participation in conferences, workshops and reading related articles and journals
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Clinical Coordinator

 DIRECT REPORTS: None

 CONTACTS: Elwyn staff, Children and Families, Office of Early Intervention representatives

 EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current Pennsylvania License in Occupational Therapy
  • Experience in early intervention and sensory integration preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Must be able to perform CPR using agency-trained protocols
  • Must possess excellent customer interaction, collaboration, presentation, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated intermediate experience with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint; report-writer experience preferred
  • Must have current, valid driver's license in state of residence, three (3) years driving experience, and acceptable driving record

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE: See Physical Demands Checklist below which represents the general physical demands and environment conditions to which the employee holding this position must meet, in addition to the duties and responsibilities listed above, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Elwyn will engage otherwise qualified candidates for this position whose disabilities may require reasonable accommodations to enable an individual to perform the essential functions.

 Elwyn reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as needed. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of duties and responsibilities of the job nor does it constitute a written or implied contract.

Elwyn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and identity, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, genetic information, disability status, military or veteran status, marital or family status, political activities or affiliations, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, and federal law.



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