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Infant Occupational or Physical Therapist

Company: Northwest Center
Location: Seattle
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Northwest Center is looking for an Infant OT/PT to join our Early Supports Team!As anInfantMotor Therapist (PT, OT),this position primarily provides evaluative, therapeutic, and consultative services to infants (0-6 months) who have motor difficulties.This position will likely include work on our Hospital to Home Team (H2H) and Core Services.We work closely with families to help make the transition home easier by providing in-home therapy, community resources, and ongoing support.A successful candidate is passionate about the whole child and works cooperatively with staff, families, and community partners. Work with a dynamic, supportive team, making a difference in the lives of families and their young children. Join Northwest Centers Early Supports Team! Location:South Park/Fremont for Administrative Office, Home visiting, and Telehealth Schedule:Full-Time, Part-Time, or PRN Work week is Monday - Friday with a flexible schedule Wage:Starting at $32.69 - $46.00 hour DOE+ $2,000 hiring bonus! *$500 to be paid out after 60 days of employment, and $1,500 to be paid out after 90 days of employment*What we can offer:Salaried or hourly position, including documentation time(Full-Time Employees) Competitive and affordable Medical (including hearing & hardware coverage!), Dental, Vision, Disability, and Life insurance Generous Paid Time Off benefitsAdditional Floating Holidays, Parental Leave, Paid Compassion Leave, and Paid HolidaysRetirement 401(K) with a company matchEmployment Assistance Program (EAP), including six free therapy sessions per year(Full-Time Employees) Physical Wellness Reimbursement Program and Student Loan Contribution ProgramPaid professional development and continuing educationHighly skilled, dedicated, and well-established collaborative teamMileage and Professional License ReimbursementNorthwest Center is proud to offer its staff an income Protection Benefit to those potentially affected by COVID-19Check out the entire list of benefits Northwest Center has to offer here:http://www.nwcbenefits.com Qualifications:Masters degree or equivalentLicensed Occupational Therapist or Physical Therapist in the State of WashingtonAt least two years of experience working in pediatrics or fieldwork that includes a pediatric affiliationTwo years experience working with children 0-6 months and 12-months and olderInternship rotations are considered experienceEarly Supports orworking a caseload, includinginfants with motor and feeding difficultiesKnowledge of infant and child development for children 0-5 yearsExperience in infant handling and knowledge of motor developmentCommitment to providing equitable services to families who are linguistically and racially diverseAbility to work cooperatively with staff, families, and community partnersMust have or obtain current CPR and first aid certificationsComplete bloodborne pathogens and HIV trainingMust provide own carand insurance that meets state minimum insurance requirementsKnowledge of infant feeding preferredCandidates with experience providing services with non-English speaking families and/or infant mental health desiredEssential Functions of the Position:General Skills/DevelopmentAbility to evaluate an infant, provide recommendations, create a treatment, and carry out a treatment plan with ongoing assessmentAbility to communicate components of motor skill development to caregivers and family membersRead infant cues and understand behaviorUnderstand the impact of state and regulation on motor functionUnderstand long-term impacts of prematurity and early medical complications on developmentMedical Diagnoses & Knowledge Understand medical language used in records and how they relate to functional outcomes Understand infant respiration and how it impacts motor skills Awareness of neurologic and orthopedic red flags Knowledge of common conditions occurring in this population affecting various body systems (cardiac, musculoskeletal, orthopedic, pulmonary, neurologic, genetic, aerodigestive, etc.) and how these relate to motor skill development Understand feeding red flags and when to refer for feeding evaluation or interest and willingness to learn these red flagsHandling Skills Knowledge of motor theories impacting treatment (e.g. NDT, motor learning, etc.) Competence in therapeutic handling and how to modify handling for each individual infant Comfort in handling infants with supplemental tubes (feeding tubes, O2, etc.) Competence in training caregivers on handling techniques Understand how to modify the environment to support achievement of motor skillsSensory and State RegulationAssess infant's sensory system.Assess caregivers reading of the infants cues.Observe and assess interactions between caregiver and infant.Support family and infant to achieve regulated state to support function.Standardized Testing Competence with each test listed and when to use each or willingness to learn and become proficientTIMP (Test of Infant Motor Performance) BSID (Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development) AIMS (Alberta Infant Motor Skills) PDMS (Peabody Developmental Motor Scales) Understanding of when to discontinue motor testing to support infant and familyDuring testing, assess PROM & AROM cervical spine, extremities, trunk, head shape/symmetry, neuromuscular screening, and ask about GI symptoms (constipation, reflux). Northwest Center is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact us at jobs@nwcenter.org. At Northwest Center, we do not just accept diversity and inclusion we celebrate it, support it, live it, and flourish in it to benefit our employees, the community, and our clientele. We believe that our strength lies within our diversity and the forward motion towards a day when people of all abilities can learn and work together. We believe that curiosity and critical thinking are essential to the dialogue and improving decision-making, planning, resource allocation, and how we treat others. Our goal is to create and implement more equitable practices, policies, and culture. To be equitable means to value and respect individuals from all cultural backgrounds, genders, races, identities, and abilities. Northwest Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, including disability and veterans status.IND456 #LI-BI1PI190934351

Keywords: Northwest Center, Seattle , Infant Occupational or Physical Therapist, Healthcare , Seattle, Washington

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