Occupational Therapist – Job Description
At Optima Family Services, Inc. our mission is to provide exceptional, safe, and interactive infant stimulation, early therapeutic services, and behavioral services to our clients and their families in need.
Our Specialized Services program includes Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech and Language Therapy, designed for families with Children 0-36 months of age that have a medical condition, an established developmental delay, or are at risk for developmental delay.
If you’re compassionate, passionate, have great people skills, and enjoy working with kids, we have opportunities available that will help you build the career you’re looking for. We offer a lot of flexibility to our team members to create an ideal work schedule.
Utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, our Occupational Therapist provides prevention, assessment, and remediation services for clients who exhibit delays or are considered at risk in fine motor development, deficits in sensory integration, or require feed therapy. These services are designed to help children meet their developmental goals.
Major Functions & Responsibilities
- Use all required testing tools, do Intake Evaluations and initial assessments, progress reports, specific assessments, and consultations.
- Develop, implement and coordinate OT services for clients ages 0-3 years old.
- Evaluate clients using appropriate tests, skilled professional observation and supplementary information from other agencies and records.
- Interpret assessment findings and appropriately convey information to parents and any other agencies providing services for the client.
- Drive from home to home to provide the services in the area assigned.
Education & experience requirements
- Evidence of completion of a master’s degree program in occupational therapy from an institution listed in the “Accredited Institutions of Post-secondary Education” handbook issued by the American Council on Education.
- Licensed to work in California
- Experience working with children is preferred, but not required.
- Ability to drive, access to a registered car, a valid driver’s license, and valid auto insurance.
- Ability to adapt to different environments as job requires to make sessions at the family’s home, school or community.
- Good communication, time management, and organizational skills.
- Fully vaccinated against COVID-19
- At least 18 years of age.
- US work authorization is a must.
- Bilingual in any language, at least conversational, is required
- Experience driving home-to-home and dealing with different family environments is preferred, but not required.
- Optima will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box)
- Flexibility to create own work schedule, with options to work full or part-time.
- Paid driving time and mileage spent between clients.
- Paid training and admin time.
- Re-licensing fees and a stipend for CEUs.
- 100% coverage for employee’s medical, dental, and vision insurance premium after 60 days, for employees working at least 20 hours a week.
- Supplemental benefits and hospitalization reimbursement for employee.
- $25,000 life insurance for employee.
- 401(k) retirement plan with a safe harbor match from the company.
- All materials required for the sessions are provided at no additional cost.
- Monthly training for staff and access to multi-disciplinary team (occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathology and applied behavior analysis) to enhance infant stimulation and increase employee knowledge.