EasterSeals
  • TX, USA
  • Full Time

5 weeks' PTO (excluding company holidays), Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan, Flex Spending accounts and more


Job Opportunity: Occupational Therapist, Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)

Easter Seals of Greater Houston, a leading provider of service to Veterans and people of all ages, with any type of disability is currently seeking an experienced Occupational Therapist, ECI, to provide in-home therapy services to children in the Washington County area. This position reports into our Brazos Valley ECI Team Manager.

We provide our full-time employees 5 weeks' paid time off per year in addition to company holidays. We offer a flexible work schedule as well, and most employees opt to work a 4/10 schedule. We extend to our employees the option to enroll in agency-sponsored benefits: medical, dental, vision, HSA, Dependent Care FSA, Employee Assistance Program, and a 403(b) retirement savings plan with a match of 3% after service requirements are met.

Position Type: Full-time (40 hrs)

Location: Washington County, Texas

Key responsibilities:

  • Assess developmental skills of assigned clients from birth to the third birthday
  • Collect information from case history, parent report, observation of child, and other professionals.
  • Interpret evaluation results, develop diagnostic impressions, and make recommendations.
  • Implement specific, reasonable, and necessary intervention plans for children experiencing developmental delays, atypical behaviors, and/or certain medical diagnosis based on evaluation findings and the Individual Family Service Plan. State Requirement: Plan must be written within the 45 day timeline.
  • Schedule and prioritize direct and indirect service activities within established timelines; document professional contacts in a timely manner. Provide direct services to children and their families at home, daycare, or other "natural environment". Some appointments may be conducted via Telehealth. State Requirement: Services must begin within 28 days of writing the IFSP.
  • Complete all client paperwork, timesheets, expense reports, schedules, Random Moment Time Study (RMTS) and any other required paperwork; submit on time to Director/Assistant Director and/or appropriate personnel as designated in procedures. Agency expectation is that you will be proficient in our Providersoft and other agency software within 60 days.
  • Insure maximum service delivery through management of a Director/Assistant Director/Team Manager-approved schedule (based on assigned caseload by intensity, frequency, and location of services). Currently staff expectation is that a minimum of 67 hours of services will be delivered monthly.
  • Knowledge of when and how to refer and request appropriate equipment for children, self-help skills, fine motor skills and sensory integration theories.
  • Knowledge and ability to order and manipulate hand and elbow splints.
  • Knowledge of feeding techniques and adapting oral motor needs.
  • Communicate effectively with families, physicians, other agency representatives, co-workers, and the community at large.
  • Serve as the Service Coordinator for assigned clients as outlined in the Service Coordination Module.
  • Participate with other department staff members in the development and presentation of educational materials, in-services, and training courses.
  • Identify and refer children/families for related services including, but not limited to, audiological, educational, medical, psychological, sociological, or other EASTER SEALS Programs such as the toy lending library, respite, and all other EASTER SEALS services as needed.
  • Maintain ethical and professional conduct. Conduct should reflect the code of ethics and standards of recognized professional licensing organizations within each discipline and of EASTER SEALS of Greater Houston.
  • Adhere to all EASTER SEALS and ECI policies and procedures as reflected in the EASTER SEALS Employee Guidelines and the ECI Policy and Procedure Manual.
  • Serve as an ambassador for EASTER SEALS by volunteering at EASTER SEALS events. Be available for agency fairs and speaking engagements.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by your Director/Assistant Director, Team Manager or Chief Executive Officer.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited institution
  • Occupational Therapy License for Texas required.
  • Willing to travel 75% within the Brazos Valley region, mostly in and around Washington County
  • Continuing Education Units (preferably in topics relating to the Birth to Three population).
  • Minimum of three years' experience in occupational therapy, and at least one year of experience with infant population
  • Highly effective communication skills including listening, speaking, nonverbal communication, computer skills and writing skills
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