We are hiring in Central Texas! Join us at Easterseals Central Texas for an exciting career as an Occupational Therapist.
MUST be vaccinated against COVID-19. Required to provide documentation during the Onboarding process.
Mission: To change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people's lives every day,
Job Title: Occupational Therapist- Bilingual
Location: Central Texas
FLSA Status: Exempt
Position Type: Full Time
Provide therapy services to children birth to 36 months of age in their natural environment which includes their home and or community. We use a family centered model that includes the parent or guardian as an important member of the child's team to achieve goals developed together. This position is home based and requires reliable transportation means. Specific operational priorities are identified in the annual Organization's Operational Work Plan. The occupant of this position is guided by the Organizational Systems Manual (policies and procedures), multi-year Strategic Plan, Operational Work Plan, Organizational Calendar and teamwork expectations in the conduct of all professional activities. The occupant is expected to maintain skills, credentials and knowledge essential for successful job performance.
-Attend staff meetings, agency and ECI team in services and trainings.
-Complete continuing education needed to maintain certification/licensure and renew certification/licensure as necessary
-Update Human Resources on all needed documentation on a regular basis as required by agency standards
-Complete agency and program training as specified within timelines.
-Attend and participate in ECI team related quality assurance meetings and reviews including Utilization Review and Peer Review.
-Maintain communication throughout work hours with the main office.
-Conduct intakes and screenings per policies.
-Initiate and maintain contact with children's physicians for obtaining and updating necessary medical information.
-Serve as a member of a family-centered team to:
A. Develop and deliver a comprehensive routines-based service plan primarily in a primary service provider model, and
B. Assist families in identifying their routines, concerns, priorities and resources, and
C. Perform and coordinate developmental assessments, and
D. Assess development, goal attainment, and continuing needs on a periodic basis, and
E. Reevaluate outcomes and strategies based on family centered choice.
-Provide routines-based Physical Therapy within qualitative and quantitative standards of the agency.
-Assist and facilitate the work of team members, other departments, and agency managers in attaining the goals and objectives of the organization.
-Hands-on or direct training of skills, documentation, billing, competencies and theory as assigned.
-Continue to increase knowledge and understanding of ECI policy and procedures.
-Be available to staff for answering questions, problem solving and case conferencing. -Perform other duties as assigned.
Experience and Education:
- Master's Degree in the field of Occupational Therapy from a recognized college or university.
- Registered with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Licensed as an Occupational Therapist in the state of Texas.
- Two-Three years in related setting preferred.
- Current driver's license and proof of automobile insurance.
- Must show proof of certification and license to practice occupational therapy.
- Certified, by an approved provider, in CPR and Basic First Aid.
- Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screening.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Equal Opportunity Employer