REACH, Inc.

Title: Developmental Specialist II or III - Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Wage Classification: 14, Exempt, part-time ($35.70-39.01 DOE)

Date of Preparation: 07/2021

Organization: REACH

Department: Infant Learning Program

Supervisor: ILP Director

*This position will be cross posted, as a LCSW, OT, SLP, or Educator. Only one part time position will be filled.

Summary Position Statement:

This position is responsible for providing early intervention and occupational therapy services to families with infants and toddlers (birth to 3 years of age) who experience developmental delays or disabilities. Services include transdisciplinary play based developmental evaluations, family service coordination, and occupational therapy. Evaluations, Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP), and home visits are completed and implemented with families to promote the family’s capacity to support their child’s growth and development within the child and family’s natural environment.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Provide services to address the functional needs of an infant or toddler with a disability related to adaptive development, adaptive behavior, and play, and sensory, motor, and postural development. These services are designed to improve the child's functional ability to perform tasks in home, childcare, and community settings, and include:
    • o Identification, assessment, and intervention;
    • o Adaptation of the environment, and selection, design, and fabrication of assistive and orthotic devices to facilitate development and promote the acquisition of functional skills; and
    • o Prevention or minimization of the impact of initial or future impairment, delay in development, or loss of functional ability.

    Other Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Participates in public awareness activities and child find efforts.
    • Participate in Reflective supervision with the ILP team
    • This program uses an infant mental health approach. Support and training will be provided.
    • Provides in-service training as necessary within the program, parent groups, community, and at statewide conferences.
    • Supervises OT students as needed.
    • Understands and complies with all agency policies and procedures.
    • Ensures confidentiality as prescribed by agency policy and federal/state law.
    • Maintains and promotes a positive professional working relationship with all employees and partner agencies.
    • Attends and participates in meetings, committees and training as assigned.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the ILP Director
    • Participates in community diagnostic teams as needed.

    Position Requirements:

    Licensure: Current State of Alaska Occupational Therapy or license eligible preferred. Will also consider other licensure in mental health such as LPC or LMFT or new graduates. Registry with the SEED with an assigned Level 10 or higher within 30 days of hire. Completion of the State of Alaska Part C Credential within 6 months of hire.

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    Minimum Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in occupational therapy required. CPR and first aid certificates required within 30 days of hire. TB, fingerprint and background check clearance required. Must have current Alaska driver’s license and auto insurance per agency standards.

    Minimum Experience: 1 year of pediatric occupational therapy experience required.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Knowledge of early childhood development.
    • Proficiency in the use of computers for word processing, spreadsheets and database applications.
    • Strong organization, documentation, and time management skills.
    • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
    • Detail oriented with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Effective problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to complete required documentation and reports within required timelines

    Working Conditions: Work is performed at the REACH office, client homes, and requires traveling to home visits, evening visits and may include travel to outlying communities by small planes.

    • Ability to complete required documentation and reports within required timelines.
    • Provides consultation to other providers and families.

  • Provides family service coordination for children enrolled in the program.
  • Develops and implements Individual Family Service Plans.
  • Maintains up-to-date and accurate files and data entry in accordance with ILP and agency policies and follows billing procedures.
  • Participates as a team member in transdisciplinary assessments.
  • Travels to outlying areas as needed to provide services.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative working relationships with other providers and agencies serving families. In doing so, makes referrals and accesses resources for children and families.
  • Work is performed primarily within the client’s home, including evening home visits; and will require driving during inclement weather conditions.
  • Facilitates the transition process for children exiting from the program based on ILP standards.
  • Actively participates in on-going learning, mentoring, and relationship-based supervision.