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Occupational Therapist

Company: Step Forward Therapy
Location: Rolling Meadows
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

Step Forward Therapy is on a mission to improve the overall quality of life for the children and families we serve. Our collaborative, interdisciplinary team of therapists use evidence-based, traditional, and innovative therapy methods that address the individual needs of each child. We work closely with families to provide support and education to foster growth and improve a child's ability to engage in a meaningful and purposeful manner at school, at home, and in the community.We have an immediate opening for a full-time, pediatric occupational therapist who is enthusiastic, caring, compassionate, resourceful, and motivated. We would love for you to join us to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve by providing them with the skills that will allow them to learn, grow, and live a fulfilling life. If you enjoy working with children, and you would like to join our team, please apply!*Responsibilities: ** Complete documentation for all pre-authorizations, initial evaluations, re-evaluations, insurance reports, medical reviews, appeal processes and progress reports* Participate in weekly individual and multidisciplinary case-based group mentoring* Provide 1:1 therapeutic intervention and group instruction based on client needs* Utilize goals and objectives to develop and implement treatment plans; adjust plans as needed* Educate family/caregivers on disorders, treatments, interventions, and at-home practices* Collaborate with other clinicians and the child's physician and/or school when needed* Maintain OT equipment, and conduct staff training and safety checks for equipment use* Complete new patient intakes and parental interviews for therapy* Conduct evaluations to identify client's needs*Qualifications:** OTR/L (required) or OTD* Current license from the State of Illinois in Occupational Therapy (required)* Personable, playful, positive, and patient with the ability to effectively build rapport with children and families* Strong knowledge of child development (specifically birth to 18 years), preferred* Previous or current experience working with children, preferred* Experience with sensory processing disorders, preferred* Ability to organize and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced position* Excellent written and verbal communication skills* Ability to work independently as well as on a team*Benefits:** Competitive Salary* Individual Bonus Opportunities* Flexible Schedule* Monday-Friday Schedule / No Weekend Hours* Financial Support for Continuing Education (CEUs)* Health, Dental and Vision Insurance* 401(k) Matching* Paid Time Off* Paid Holidays* Opportunities for Advancement* Mileage Reimbursement* Therapy Dogs Onsite*Physical Requirements ** Periods of extensive standing (up to 2 hours at times), walking, and running* Navigating uneven surfaces* Requires lifting (25 - 30 lbs), positioning, pushing, and/or transferring patients* Frequent reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, and crouching*Ability to commute/relocate:** Rolling Meadows, IL 60008: Must have reliable transportation. If not local, must be willing to relocate before starting position (Preferred)Job Type: Full-timePay: $69,000.00 - $85,000.00 per yearRole characteristics:* Adolescents* ChildrenSchedule:* Day shift* Monday to Friday* Night shiftWork setting:* In-person* Outpatient* Private practiceWork Location: In person

Keywords: Step Forward Therapy, Chicago , Occupational Therapist, Healthcare , Rolling Meadows, Illinois

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