Occupational Therapist (OT)

$70,000 - $75,000 yearly
  • Rocky Mountain Human Services
  • Remote (9900 E Iliff Ave, Denver, CO, USA)
  • Jul 02, 2021
Full time Health Care Nonprofit-Social Services Other

Job Description

We value an equitable and inclusive workplace and seek candidates with diverse backgrounds and abilities

Why work at Rocky Mountain Human Services? 
You will have the opportunity to contribute to an organization that is dedicated to embracing the power of community to support individuals and families in creating their future.

RMHS provides great benefits such as:

  • Employer paid medical options, dental, and vision benefits
  • Generous paid time off such as vacation, sick, personal, and holidays
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement (full-time employees only)
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • 403(B) with company match
  • Flex Spending Account for Health and Dependent Care Costs
  • Employee assistance program

Position Purpose

The Occupational Therapist (OT) will work primarily with children birth to three years old who are referred/enrolled in Part C Early Intervention services and may work with children birth to 18 who are not enrolled in Early Intervention. The OT will work with clients to provide Part C eligibility evaluations, OT evaluations, and direct intervention services. He/she will participate in transdisciplinary team for Early Intervention caseload as a developmental expert, as a resource to peers, and as an advocate for the needs of the individual client. The OT will report to the Clinical Team Lead in the Developmental & Behavioral Health – Children’s Clinical Department.

Essential Duties

  • Performs intervention activities for children birth to 18 in clinic, home, or other environment.
  • Writes timely and complete evaluation reports, strategy plans, progress notes and correspondences needed to provide high quality services and meet state and company requirements.
  • Creates strategies based on family priorities that are measurable and meaningful.
  • Effectively communicates test results, diagnosis, and proposed strategies that are functional for the child’s and family’s life and are approached in a Primary Service provider model.
  • Collaborates with staff to implement IFSPs. Shares knowledge and resources that enhance children’s developmental progress while providing consultation to Service Coordinators, contracted providers, and families, to assist in meeting the needs of clients.
  • Provides families and service providers information about proper techniques to assist with sensorimotor activities at home that supports the child and family’s participation.
  • Implements the Primary Service Provider Model for children enrolled in Early Intervention
  • Manages schedule to accommodate client schedules and meet billable client service hours set by the department while utilizing correct CPT coding and non-coding based on billing hierarchy.
  • Is culturally responsive and competent in working with a diverse population and range of communication delays/disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Potentially supervise graduate students or clinical fellows
  • Performs other clinical or administrative duties as assigned by clinical leadership team

Core Competencies

  • Must have basic computer skills, including word processing
  • Knowledge of Early Intervention systems including standards of practice
  • Ability to understand the needs of a range of disabilities
  • Knowledge of life-span issues, including typical and atypical early human development
  • Knowledge of family social, emotional, financial, psychological and cultural issues
  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance, and individual differences in ability, personality, and interests
  • Knowledge of sensorimotor development in infants and young children
  • Knowledge of best practices for intervention and assessment of young children with autism
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of sensorimotor challenges
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking and writing so that others will understand
  • Skill in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, and asking appropriate questions
  • Knowledge and understanding of American Occupational Therapy Association standards of practice

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two years of experience working with infants, toddlers, and young children
  • Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current licensure to practice Occupational Therapy in the state of Colorado
  • Current NBCOT certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual Spanish Speaking and Writing
  • Three years’ experience in treating infants and young children with developmental delays
  • Proficiency in oral-motor and feeding therapy
  • Experience in evaluating and treating young children with autism
  • Experience in 3rd party reimbursement documentation and procedures
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification
  • Registered with the Early Intervention Colorado database
  • Registered and current with Committee for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH)

Driving Requirements

  • Valid drivers license
  • Proof of motor vehicle insurance
  • Personal vehicle in good operating condition for use during work
  • No major violations in the past three years.
  • No more than two moving violations in the past three years
  • Ability to meet and maintain agency driving requirements and operate agency vehicles

Rocky Mountain Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to racial, ethnic and cultural diversity and the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act.