|Job Announcement: Occupational Therapist|
Through the Looking Glass (TLG) seeks an Occupational Therapist. TLG is a Berkeley based and internationally recognized organization serving children and families with disabilities.
Title: Occupational Therapist
SUMMARY: Through the Looking Glass is seeking a full-time Occupational Therapist for our early intervention program and infant mental health agency focused on families with disabilities in the East Bay area. Position involves primarily working with children under the age of three with a wide range of disabilities and developmental delays and their families in the home or in the center. Also, he or she will consult to the staff in various Head Start programs throughout the city of Oakland concerning child development/behavior. In addition, the OT will co-coordinate a weekly parent-child play/development group for children with delays. The OT would be working closely with TLG mental health staff in serving families and should have an interest in infant mental health as an integral part of child development. The OT should also have an interest in learning about adaptive parenting strategies for serving parents with physical, intellectual disabilities as well as blindness.
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES: The OT will receive individual weekly supervision and mentoring by TLG’s OTs and staff, who have unique, nationally recognized expertise working with parents with disabilities. The OT will also participate in weekly TLG multi-disciplinary staff meetings, which include case presentations and trainings.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, with a California OT License, and adult as well as pediatric training. Experience with children under the age of five and their families; Familiarity with typical and atypical infant/child development; Home visiting experience a plus; Personal/family disability experience a plus. Experience with adults who have disabilities a plus.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Language Skills: Bilingual, bi-literate preferred, English/Spanish or ASL, and/or other language ability based on program needs. Ability to write reports, assessments and progress notes; Ability to effectively communicate with other staff and workers in the community.
Computer Skills: Ability to use computers for completing assessments, writing reports and progress notes.
Certifications, Licenses and Registrations: Possession of a California Occupational Therapy license, a valid California driver license; current personal vehicle insurance. May be required to use personal vehicle in successful completion of job duties and responsibilities. State regulations require a physical examination, current tuberculosis test, and verified fingerprint and criminal record check prior to hire.
Through the Looking Glass is an Equal Opportunity Employer
To apply please email resumes to TLG. Resumes will reviewed after August 3rd.
CELEBRATING 34 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE DISABILITY COMMUNITY