DLC Nurse & Learn is an inclusion nonprofit child care center for special needs children and/or with medical complexities, of all abilities with classrooms for infants – 5-year olds, including VPK for 4-year olds. The DLC Occupational Therapist provides diagnostic evaluations and treatment of assigned students, to help patients reach maximum performance level, and to use the fullest to function in the community within the limits of their capabilities. Full or part time availability.
Essential duties and responsibilities
1. Perform appropriate evaluations, re-evaluations and therapy sessions of patients. Designs and administers treatment programs to increase student’s functioning. Uses therapeutic exercises and activities to improve strength, range of motion and fine motor coordination. Instructs patients on adapted techniques and use of adaptive equipment for meal management, dressing feeding, and other self-care skills. Trains patients the use of upper-extremity prosthetic devices to resume previous daily routine. 2. Provides therapy for neurological integration, administers sensory integration treatment techniques, and visual perceptual- motor remediation program. Uses activities to increase developmental levels of patient and provides individualized therapy for learning-disabled patients. 3. Provide consultation in areas such as environmental design, ADA equipment, and proper positioning of patients to prevent contractors. 4. Maintains timely and accurate patient records and reports and provide them to the Administration for Early Intervention Programs (EIP), Commercial Medical Insurance, and Medicaid. 5. Designs and fabricates splints as specified by doctors’ prescription and/or fabricates slings and adaptive equipment to meet the needs of the student and/or their families. Designs home programs and instructs patients or families in carry programs. Provides prevention therapy to maintain functional skills. 6. Works closely with Classroom Teachers, other DLC Therapist and Program Staff by providing occupational therapy recommendations for students. Designs home programs and instructs patients or families in carry programs. Engage time with child and parent to establish a relationship by understanding the parents’ concerns. Techniques and activities, they can work with at home and produce handouts if possible. Build a relationship with families. 7. Communicate with parents/guardians of child’s occupational therapy goals and treatment strategies. Engage time with child and parent to establish a relationship by understanding the parents’ concerns. Techniques and activities, they can work with at home and produce handouts if possible. Build a relationship with families. 8. Proficient in accessing research data and implements to support evidence-based practice. Attends appropriate professional and educational meetings. 9. Performs other essential duties as deemed necessary by the Executive Director the organization to thrive.
Qualifications: - Successful Completion of DCF/ACHA background screening. - Ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat occupational therapeutic needs. - Must be able to lift/move at least 60-80 pounds, climb stairs, stand, squat, and navigate through the building and classrooms. - Maintain accurate documentation and uphold HIPPA regulations. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: • Knowledge of pediatric occupational therapy clinical work. • Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal regulations. • Proven history of good judgment, integrity and consideration to others. • High level of commitment to compassionate customer service¬¬. • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures. • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. • Ability to provide an empathic, supportive and caring environment for children.
Education and Experience
Education and experience: • Graduate from an approved program of Occupational Therapy at the Baccalaureate level with 2 years proven work and continuing education requirements. • Registered with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Licensed; Certified, Licensed, and Insured in the State of Florida; preferred with established Medicaid number and NPI number. • Passion to achieve results through self-motivation, initiative and proactive orientation with a sense of professional curiosity, desire to learn new things and to find / recommend solutions to problems • Sense of professional curiosity, desire to learn new things, and to find / recommend solutions to problems • Driven to achieve and exceed goals and have the ability to motivate others to do the same • Current or obtain certificate in Adult CPR and Infant/Child CPR & Basic First Aid. Benefits (Full-Time), after probation period: • Medical coverage, access to supplemental insurance • Paid time off and approximately 11 paid holidays • Pension program with employer match • Licensure renewal reimbursement • Child Care discount (based upon space availability) • Professional Liability Coverage Compensation: The Occupational Therapist is a full or part time opportunity, in person (not virtual) located on the Westside of Jacksonville. The salary range is $35 to $40 per hour based upon experience. Send resume to Heather.Corey@DLCNL.org.
$35 to $40 an hour