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Occupational Therapist

Company: Building Blocks Therapy
Location: Solon
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

This description is for a Full-Time Occupational Therapist position in our Solon, Ohio location.--As an Occupational Therapist, you have a talent for assessing, planning, and improving. Your natural gift of detecting sensory challenges and developmental gross motor delays and determining the best course of treatment makes you a highly desirable candidate for our team. We will always respect your expertise, opinions, and recommendations, and you will have access to a wonderful team of experienced individuals who will do everything they can to support you. Enjoy learning and growing in a rich and encouraging and supportive culture where you will feel empowered to make decisions and perform your duties without restraint. As an indispensable part of our team, you will discover how it feels to not only change your life but the lives of others as well.----Within this position, the Occupational Therapist will conduct evaluations, administer both informal and formal evaluations using the latest evidence-based practice, create intervention plans, consultative plans, and home programs, and be responsible for program/treatment delivery and implementation of occupational therapy (to include early intervention through young adult services) for Building Blocks Therapy.----The Occupational Therapist will also work with Building Blocks Therapy's transdisciplinary team implementing feeding and behavioral strategies with clients. The Occupational Therapist will be required to integrate parent training into all treatment plans and will provide strategies needed for optimal occupational performance. The OT may provide support and training to other providers working with this child (e.g., teachers, other healthcare professionals, job coaches) in supports and strategies for clients in their schools and community services. Additionally, the Occupational Therapist will be responsible for recommending specialized equipment, environmental adaptations, and access to assistive technology as needed. This position will require flexibility in availability to service a growing clientele and caseload.------Job Responsibilities:----All duties will be performed at our ABA center Solon, Ohio Center which services clients with ASD using ABA therapy, early intervention, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and physical therapy.----

  • Conduct initial intakes and parent conferences to gather relevant information----
  • Administer occupational therapy screenings and evaluations including sensory profiles----
  • Develop & implement occupational therapy treatment, plans of care including goals and objectives, and home programs for occupational therapy strategies and recommendations----
  • Make environmental adaptations to promote success across environments----
  • Make recommendations for adaptive or specialized equipment/furniture and train use of the equipment/furniture to family members and/or educational/therapeutic team members----
  • Address client's occupational performance to support engagement in occupations across environments affecting health, well-being,--safety,--and quality of life in a person with autism spectrum disorders.--
  • Create and perform task analyses to break down activities into achievable components for both the client and their family/caregivers--
  • Guide and educate family members and caregivers during evaluation and treatment processes----
  • Observe, note, and perform data collection/report on the progress of long and short-term treatment goals----
  • Compose home programs and training of strategies for clients, families/caregivers addressing performance skills----
  • Participate in transdisciplinary clinical team meetings/discussions----
  • Consult across disciplines to provide suggestions for environmental adaptations------
  • Incorporate communication and behavioral strategies into therapy sessions----
  • Provide training and consultation to adult services team for work experience clients----
    Job Skills & Qualifications--
    • Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy----
    • Licensed by the State of--Ohio----
    • Certification by the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy----
    • Minimum 3 years clinical experience in providing occupational therapy treatment that infuses only the most up-to-date evidence-based practices for individuals with autism spectrum disorder------A vast knowledge of behavioral and communicative principles and techniques for individuals on the autism spectrum----
    • Familiarity with assessment tools including but not limited to: PDMS-2, Beery VMI, BDI2, SP, SPM, BOT-2, HELP, DTVP-2, SIPT, and Vineland II----
    • Demonstrates proficient knowledge of typical development----
    • Experience working with a variety of age groups from birth-young--adulthood----
    • Experience working collaboratively with related professionals and providers----
    • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, community members, and staff members----
    • Demonstrates excellent time-management skills----
    • Adherence to a high level of professional and ethical standards (in accordance with AOTA standards)----
    • Demonstrates excellent rapport with children and adults with special needs and their caregivers----
    • Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and data collection and reporting----
    • Experience implementing occupational therapy across settings and within a transdisciplinary model of care----

Keywords: Building Blocks Therapy, Cleveland , Occupational Therapist, Healthcare , Solon, Ohio

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