Kennedy-Donovan Center Occupational Therapist - Early Intervention in New Bedford, Massachusetts
At KDC we are on a mission to empower and support all people to meet their full potential in a world where every individual and family thrives; no matter the circumstances.
About this role:
This role is part of a team of specialists that provide family-centered services that support and enable families to meet their child’s individual needs through education, training and support. You will work with families in a hybrid of telehealth and in-person capacity to provide services. You will work closely with and learn from a team of specialists who are experts in children’s physical development, cognitive development, communication, social or emotional development, and adaptive development. In addition to on the job learning, KDC offers professional development activities and training necessary to maintain relevant certification/licensure in accordance with your professional discipline and EI Operational Standards.
Part-Time and Full-Time Available!
In this role, you'll get to:
Partner with families to identify each child’s strengths and developmental needs. Together develop an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).
Work closely with a transdisciplinary team on program planning and delivery of services for families by providing intake, screening, assessments, and ongoing service coordination according to agency and DPH standards.
Provide a minimum of 25 hours of direct services for children and families
Oversee case management and referral services to assigned caseload, including participation in interagency case conferences
Conduct home visits to provide developmental stimulation, parent training, and support
Facilitate parent/child and/or child groups to help children thrive within their family and communities
Complete reports of assessments, progress reports, IFSPs, and discharge summaries
Maintain appropriate communication with physicians, clinics, and community agencies participating in each child’s care
Provide information to parents that enable them to make informed decisions for their child's progress
This role allows for flexibility in creating your own schedule to visit with families
We are looking for people who:
Bachelor's degree, or higher in Occupational Therapy
Must have a valid Massachusetts Occupational Therapy License or the ability to obtain.
Strong written and verbal communication
Express excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
Proficient with technology (i.e. computers, phone, internet...etc.)
Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
The physical requirements for this role:
Frequent movement within classroom including but not limited to: kneeling, bending, sitting, lifting, and positioning of students
Operation of adaptive and specialized equipment
Ability to lift 50 pounds alone, 51+ pounds with the assistance of another person or adaptive equipment
Ability to physically assist individuals as determined by their needs
Ability to tolerate significant amounts of walking, standing, and sitting
KDC values a diverse workforce. We are committed to a culture of equality and inclusivity that fosters dialog, innovation, compassion, respect, and collaboration. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, ethnicity, age, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability status, neurodiversity, or any other protected characteristic outlined by federal, state, or local laws. Your uniqueness drives our excellence!
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