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 family service coordination, developmental evaluations, occupational therapy, and service developmental coaching 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:
Identification, assessment, and intervention;
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
Prevention or minimization of the impact of initial or future impairment, delay in development, or loss of functional ability.
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.
Other Duties & Responsibilities:
Participates in public awareness activities and child find efforts.
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.
Licensure: Current State licensure to practice occupational therapy. 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.
Minimum Education: 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
Physical Requirements: Ability to perform sedentary and active work that requires some lifting. Visual acuity necessary to utilize a computer monitor throughout the course of a normal workday. Ability to perform repetitive keyboarding activities and operate general office equipment.
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.
REACH is the one-stop location for information, referrals, supports and services for children, adults, and families experiencing developmental delays or disabilities in northern Southeast Alaska. With headquarters in Juneau, and offices in Haines and Petersburg, REACH also makes services available in other communities including Skagway, Yakutat, Hoonah, and Wrangell.