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Pediatric Occupational Therapist: Heroes Needed!!
Employment Application - Pediatric Occupational Therapist [Pediatric Occupational Therapist Jobs, Pediatric Occupational Therapist Careers, Charlotte, Dilworth]
The Pediatric Occupational Therapists' goals for children are to enhance their patients' activities of daily life (occupations) through play and improved community participation.
A child's occupations are developmentally appropriate activities that may simply include crawling, reaching for a toy, eating a snack, tossing a ball or coloring. For a child with a medical diagnosis, motor delay, impairment in sensory processing or lag in reaching developmental milestones, the ability to participate in these daily occupations is compromised. Occupational therapists can evaluate a child's strengths, as well as difficulties, in critical developmental areas and design interventions that promote the healthy development of skills needed for success with daily tasks.
Through meaningful activities and play, occupational therapists facilitate the development of age-appropriate skills. Specifically, pediatric occupational therapists may focus on fine-motor skills, including using your hands and printing, self-help skills, such as feeding, dressing and bathing, thinking skills, such as shape recognition, and pre-school and school skills, like following directions and solving problems.
RESPONSIBLE TO // Director of Clinical Operations, Co-Founders of Kinetic Kids, Inc.
EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS // Patients, Community Partners (schools, healthcare organizations, government agencies), Media Contacts
HOURS // Full-time, Part-time Per diem
Activities vary depending on the client and the working environment but can include:
- Working creatively with various client groups in a therapeutic setting
- Working in a group or one-to-one setting, often as part of a multidisciplinary team of professionals
- Assessing and understanding the feelings or temperament of others
- Constructively challenging the behavior and attitude of clients
- Planning, designing and facilitating a schedule of activities with individuals and groups
- Analyze or synthesize client data to draw conclusions or make recommendations for optimal therapy
- Analyze data to determine the effectiveness of treatments or therapy approaches
- Communicate client assessment findings and recommendations in oral, written, audio, video, or other forms
- Conduct therapy sessions providing guided self-expression experiences to help clients recover from or cope with cognitive, emotional, or physical impairments
- 2-3 years of pediatric occupational therapeutic experience required
- Strong background in The Alert Program, Brain Gym, Superflex, Handwriting Without Tears, and S-cool Moves
- Demonstrated ability to manage time, resources, and multiple projects simultaneously
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Problem solving skills