Occupational Therapist - KIDSTEPS

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AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on position-related factors.

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OBJECTIVE:     

Provide services and support to infants, toddlers, and their families enrolled in the KIDSTEPS Birth to Three Program at SARAH Inc.   Ensure the development and implementation of activities that are family-centered and promote positive outcomes for persons served.

QUALIFICATIONS:   

  • BA from accredited college or university in related field required. MA preferred. 
  • Must possess and maintain valid Connecticut licensure or certification per CT State Birth to Three professional regulations. 
  • Experience in children and family services with a focus on Early Intervention preferred.  
  • Must have a valid United States driver’s license with an acceptable driving history as defined by SARAH, Inc.’s policy.  
  • Must have internet access, cell phone, and reliable transportation.  
  • Requires License by the Department of Public Health under §20-195n C.G.S or Department of Education certificate endorsement #071.

Full Time 40 Hours Per Week – New Haven/Wallingford Area

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Evaluate and assess children and families to assist with and plan, develop, implement, and review curriculums and IFSP’s that will meet the individual developmental needs of young children and their families.
  • Complete and maintain records in accordance with applicable regulations and as assigned.
  • Performs functions of service coordinator as assigned including ensuring that Early Intervention services achieve desired outcomes for families and children served and meet the standards as established by the state’s quality assurance team.
  • Communicate effectively through a family-centered philosophy, and respect for cultural diversity manner with families, staff, and community representatives.
  • Comply with all applicable federal and state laws, regulations, guidelines and best practices providing Birth to Three early Intervention services.
  • Participates in periodic regional, staff and team meetings with early intervention professionals.
  • Assist in promoting and supporting community awareness and relationships of SARAH, Inc. and KIDSTEPS.
  • Translates documents as needed and/or requested.
  • Supervise Early Intervention Associates according to CT Birth to Three Policies and Procedures.
                                                                                                           


REQUIRED PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Must be able to sit, stand and walk at an assigned location(s) and work for extended periods of time; bend/stoop, kneel and balance frequently; climb, reach above shoulder level; push/pull, squat and crouch occasionally; with assistance, lift, carry and position individuals of various weight.   Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally.  Must be able to drive for extended periods throughout the day.

SARAH, Inc.’s offices, facilities, grounds and vehicles are smoke-free environments.  

Location: New Haven/ Wallingford, CT
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Apply at: https://sarah-inc.synchr-recruit.com/job/63793/occupational-therapist-kidsteps