Occupational Therapist (Contractor)

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for evaluation/assessment; consultation to family and early intervention team and monitoring of development with a focus on sensory motor, visual-perceptual, gross and fine motor and neuro-developmental motor intervention. Responsible for individual compliance under Family Infant Toddler (FIT), federal and state regulations.


  1. Participate in the initial and ongoing assessment/evaluation of the child’s overall development; complete additional assessments/evaluations with a focus on motor development as needed; participate and provide assessment/evaluation reports in a timely manner.
  2. Together with the family and early intervention team, plan services to support the child’s sensory motor and neuro-developmental fine and gross motor development, quality of movement, and orthopedic and equipment needs. Use the coaching model to support the family to support their child and provide services within the family’s routines and natural environment.
  3. Provide direct on-going services for occupational therapy. Obtain orthopedic and other supportive equipment as needed and monitor its effectiveness. Provide consultation with the child’s physician (s), as appropriate, regarding evaluation findings, outcomes and progress.
  4. Maintain records of contacts with the family and child, progress towards individual outcomes, and periodic re-evaluation of progress according to FIT requirements.
  5. Participate in Trans-disciplinary Teaming to achieve service integration by working collaboratively and consulting with other disciplines.
    • Serve as Team Lead when identified as such on the Individualized Family Service Plan ( IFSP)
    • Participate in consultation with other IFSP team members in order to promote alignment of strategies, a coordinated approach to services, collaboration and co-visits with members of the team.
  6. Maintain compliance with training requirements as identified by the NM Family Infant Toddler Program (FIT)


Education Requirements

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Occupational Therapy from an accredited program and licensure by the New Mexico Occupational Therapy Licensing Board.

Experience Requirements

  • Experience working with children 0-3 years of age is preferred.   

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Requires current knowledge of principles and practices of Occupational Therapy
  • Must maintain training and/or educational requirements per regulations
  • Maintains professional leadership role for clients, families, team and community
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team
  • English/Spanish bilingual a plus
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in timely fashion
  • Requires effective oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must maintain confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, LVF policy and state and federal law

Work Locations: Cibola & Valencia Counties.

Send your cover letter and resume, and application to Ted@lvfnm.org, or fax to (505) 865-5331 or mail application to P.O. Box 2040, Los Lunas, NM 87031 (Attn: Human Resources)

La Vida Felicidad, Inc., is an EOE/AA employer.  Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

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