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Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Company: Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services
Location: Teaneck
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:


About Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services (POTS)

POTS is an energetic, fun-loving pediatric therapy team seeking experienced pediatric occupational therapists who want to make a difference in children's lives and maximize each child's potential. We have a highly experienced dedicated staff that provides cutting edge OT, PT and speech therapy in our state of the art sensory gyms. Our clients range from birth through 21 years of age. Primary therapeutic approaches include sensory integration treatment, SOS feeding, Floortime, Handwriting Without Tears, listening therapies, NDT, motor learning, and biomechanical approaches. Among the areas we address are sensory processing, praxis, self-regulation, self-care, handwriting, gross and fine motor development, visual perception, and feeding. We are unique in our commitment to evaluate and treat the whole child and partner with the important people in a child's life.

Job Description

We are looking for full time and part-time occupational/feeding therapists with strong treatment and evaluation skills who are able to effectively work with children in a sensory gym, virtually, out of doors, and in public and private schools. The best candidates are therapists with demonstrated leadership ability who are upbeat, organized, self-motivated and problem solvers, who want to be part of a team of a dedicated team of therapists. For feeding we primarily use an SOS approach (OT) an oral motor Talk Tools approach (SLP), but are beginning to implement AEIOU as well. We are developing a feeding team to best serve the needs of our clients. Feeding clients are seen in our Teaneck and Waldwick offices

Evaluate new patients in person and virtually

Provide occupational therapy services to children birth through 21 in a sensory gym, virtually and out of doors using the therapeutic approaches that best meet the child's unique needs

Design and monitor effective home programs, sensory diets, and school strategies, as needed, that meet the child's needs and family's capacity for follow-through

Provide occupational therapy services within a classroom or school that enable the child to better function and thrive in that environment

Collaborate with parents and teachers to set functional goals

Provide ongoing guidance, support, and education to parents and teachers, in person and virtually

Participate in team meetings and workshops

Participate in program development, such as summer camp programs, after-school groups, and feeding groups

Required Skills

Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy

3+ years experience providing pediatric occupational therapy to children in a sensory gym and in schools. Experience in treating children with a wide range of challenges, including Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism

NJ Occupational Therapy License

Desire to work long term in a warm supportive environment

Compassionate, caring, collaborative, willing to go the extra mile for your families

Excellent problem-solving skills and analytic abilities

Willingness to work in our Teaneck and Waldwick locations, out of doors, virtually and in local schools

Ability to meet the child where they are and build a warm therapeutic relationship with the child and family

Ability to conduct assessments and evaluations using standardized evaluation tools and clinical observations to determine the child's strengths and challenges, collaborate on goal setting with caregivers, and generate a comprehensive report of findings

Provide effective treatment sessions to meet the child's functional goals

Experience treating clients within the classroom and collaborating with teachers

Excellent communication skills with parents, children, and co-workers

Demonstrated commitment to continuing education

Specialty certifications such as sensory processing, Floortime, Handwriting Without Tears, Brain Gym, Reflex Integration, Feeding (SOS; AEIOU) are a plus

Experience with children birth to three, and on the autism spectrum

Handling skills and experience with neurodevelopmental approaches a plus

Advanced training in SOS, AEIOU, or other recognized feeding techniques preferred

FULL-TIME Hours must include some "after school hours" and/or Sundays

PART-TIME hours are after 3:30 Mon.-Thurs. and/or Sundays, for a minimum of 15 hours

Salary with benefits commensurate with experience

Expected Start Date: 12/27/2021

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $70,000.00 - $90,000.00 per year


401(k) matching

Health insurance

Paid time off

Professional development assistance


Keywords: Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services, Paterson , Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Healthcare , Teaneck, New Jersey

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