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Employment

Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapy Aide
For Employment Consideration

Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Development is CHILD’S PLAY! provides an environment and culture to help therapists develop their professional skills. We train novice therapists in learning specific intervention techniques, as well as experienced therapists with interest in teaching, research, or administration. We seek engaging, playful therapists with great potential who are interested in helping children succeed.

We look for those who yearn to be a clinic-based occupational therapist slithering in shaving cream, swinging from the rafters, and bouncing off the walls (and mats). Prefer therapist able to sing and march simultaneously and chew gum without spitting (bubble-blowing a plus).

Client diagnoses include: autistic spectrum disorders, regulatory disorders, sensory processing disorders, LD, NLD, ADHD, chromosome disorders; primarily ages 2-10 years old. Flexible hours are available (e.g. 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., based on appointments, may vary by day). If part-time, afternoons are a priority. Excellent hourly pay with benefits (health insurance, continuing education, paid time off, retirement contributions after 3 years’ employment, and nonprofit donation matching).

Minimum requirements: Internship in pediatrics (or work experience) and ability to get along with chocoholics. Must have a degree in occupational therapy, eligible to sit for the national exam and eligible for a California license in occupational therapy. In-person interview required. Will consider new graduate or OT changing area of specialty. Weekly mentoring/supervision available for therapist with great potential. Participation in student training, research, or administration may be available for experienced therapist.

In addition to an excellent base pay, therapists receive additional financial compensation for obtaining certification in the SIPT, advanced practice in swallowing, Board Cerification in pediatrics, or providing treatments at 8am, 5pm or later, or on Saturdays.

The staff at Development is CHILD'S PLAY! know how to play at work and after hours. Birthdays, work anniversaries, and other special occasions are celebrated. Group activities have included a tour and tasting at a winery, meals out, massages, and volunteer activities.

We welcome inquiries and are currently seeking an experienced occupational therapist who is available Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays. Please send your resume through one of the methods listed below.

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Occupational Therapy Aide
Clean up after shaving cream slithering, rafter repair, and mat maintenance.
Duties include: clean, repair, and maintain equipment/toys; file, collate papers; organize materials; make/prepare items for use during therapy sessions; assist with ordering supplies; light computer use and other tasks to allow the therapists to focus on direct work with children and their families. The job provides a great opportunity for becoming comfortable with how OTs think and work.

Part-time aides, two to four days, 10 to 19.5 hours a week. Days can be flexible with a school schedule.

Interest in pediatrics a plus but not required. You are welcome to inquire as to whether we currently have an opening for an aide.

For Employment Consideration:
Send your resume to:
Sahana Baker-Malone, M.A., O.T.R./L. and Sena Felt, O.T.R./L.
Development is CHILD'S PLAY!
10011 N. Foothill Blvd., Suite 109, Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone: 408-865-1365
Fax: 408-996-0679
Email: otdicp@gmail.com

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Information on this website should not be construed as medical or therapy advice and is provided only as general information. Please consult your physician or an occupational therapist for specific advice for you or your child.