OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

About the role

The main purpose of this role is to conduct comprehensive OT assessments, provide therapy to the clients and provide consultation to the team and external clients.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform relevant and necessary occupational therapy assessments and evaluations and write corresponding reports.
  • Design and implement structured and individualized treatment occupational therapy programs to teach children with autism.
  • Collect data and maintain documentation pertaining to each child’s program.
  • Provide ongoing guidance within each client’s individual program, ensuring each client’s continued progress towards realizing their maximum potential.
  • Communicate questions, child’s progress, or other feedback to parents, Clinical ABA Supervisors, Case Manager and ABA therapists.
  • Review behavior management techniques to ensure consistency in therapy, while at the same time reducing the occurrence of maladaptive behaviors.
  • Participate in clinic meetings, workshops, and training seminars as necessary.
  • Educate and train ABA Therapists in speech techniques utilized for each child, in order to ensure consistency of interventions.
  • Write progress reports to secure funding from insurance agencies using sound occupational therapy terminology.
  • Write school observation reports highlighting the child’s strengths and areas of need, as well as recommendations for school staff, for the school and the child’s family.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Minimum 2 years previous experience in working with children.
  • Preferably DHA / CPQ licensed or meet licensing requirements as per respective guidelines.

 

About you

  • To be considered for this role, you must be passionate about working with children.
  • Be able to work independently as well as be part of the MDT.

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