Pediatric Occupational Therapist


Reports to: Director of Rehab, Director of Operations
Serves: Multiple locations

Job Type: Full-time

Competitive Pay and Full Benefits Package Included!



The Occupational Therapist’s core responsibilities are to conduct evaluations and provide interventions for clients who have functional, cognitive or behavioral impairments. Occupational Therapist will evaluate physical, cognitive, developmental and psychosocial abilities of patients; developing therapy goals and administering appropriate occupational therapy programs and interventions. Documentation of evaluation, daily treatments, re-assessments and discharges as well as sensory diets and family programming. Provides patient, parent/caregiver training designed to enhance occupational performance and improve functional outcomes. Knowledge of and utilizes appropriate treatments and evaluations relating to the needs of patients. Demonstrate and incorporate knowledge of current research into daily treatment of patients. Works in collaboration with all of Child’s Play service providers.



  • Evaluate and utilize appropriate standardized tests for accurate diagnosis of sensory and fine motor disorders
  • Establish treatment goals and implement plans of care
  • Perform daily documentation, update treatment plans, and produce regular progress reports
  • Update patient progress to relevant parties
  • Research related all pediatric Occupational Therapy problems
  • Provide direct oversight and supervision of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Previous experience in pediatric Occupational Therapy is preferred, but excellent newer graduates with pediatric rotations under their belt could be considered
  • Ability to build rapport with patients, their families, and other caregivers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be an OTR — no OTAs need apply at this time



  1. Appropriate education level required in accordance with state licensure. (Educational requirements: MSOTR, OTD or post-doctorate)
  2. Must hold current license in the state(s) of practice as an Occupational Therapist.
  3. Must be certified through the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).


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