Occupational Therapist - Spanish Speaking Preferred

San Jose, CA /
Homestart – Children's Services Team /
The Hope Services Homestart program is hiring Spanish-Speaking Occupational Therapists to provide 1:1 services to infants and toddlers with special needs in a home based program. At this time, sessions are conducted via teletherapy, to observe COVID-19 precautions.

Hope Services is the Bay Area's largest non-profit agency, providing a wide array of quality services for persons with developmental disabilities for over 60 years! Will you join us? Pay commensurate with experience.

About the position:

The Occupational Therapist provides in home infant developmental assessment and developmental activities.  Provides parent education and training relative to developmental disabilities.  Promotes and documents progress.
 
Principle Responsibilities:

The Occupational Therapist is responsible for carrying out the following functions:
 
1.      Function independently and autonomously in providing home based early intervention services to infants and families, and maintain assigned caseload.
2.      Provide evaluation and treatment addressing six major developmental domains including: cognitive, language, social, gross and fine motor and self help skills.
3.      Perform comprehensive neurological and physical assessment of infants including muscle tone, range of motion, reflex development and movement patters.  Identify neurological sequelae and develop and implement treatment plan based on assessment findings.
4.      Perform oral-motor feeding assessment and identify oral motor pathology and sensory based feeding disorders, provide feeding therapy and or oral-motor treatment as indicated.
5.      Provide updated, developmental information at scheduled IEP’s and IFSP’s and establish appropriate goals and objectives.
6.      Independently recognize those families in crisis and provide appropriate consultation and referral regarding issues related to child abuse, domestic violence, parental stress/conflicts and substance abuse.
7.      Presents inservice trainings to HOPE staff and provide trainings to outside agencies.
8.      Collaborate with physicians and outside agencies regarding developmental and other health related issues.
9.      Act as consultant to other agency professional including, physical therapists, speech pathologists and infant educators.  Help supervise and train occupational therapy and early intervention students.
10.  May perform other duties as assigned to assure efficiency of program.

Minimum Qualifications:
 
The Occupational Therapist should possess a Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy plus registration as an OTR. plus one year of related experience working with people with disabilities in a rehabilitation environment. 
 
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
 
1    Basic computer skills in work processing and spreadsheet application.
2.   Ability to observe, evaluate, document and communicate verbally and in writing.
3.   Ability to accept supervision and work cooperatively as a team member with cooworkers as well as with the client and families.
4.   Knowledge of disabilities and syndromes.
5.   Ability to utilize critical thinking skills in decision making situations, good organizational and record keeping skills, and good independent judgment.
6.   Knowledge of infant assessment and developmental activities.
7.   Knowledge and understanding of team and family dynamics.
8.   Ability to be flexible with scheduling and prioritization of tasks.
 
Physical & Environmental Conditions
Considerable travel in the community, primarily performs work in the client home.  Lifting, moving stretching, walking and crawling during training activities with the child and family.  Exposure to outdoor conditions, dust and pollens.  Some computer work and periods of intense concentration.

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