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
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
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.
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.
(a) Serve as Team Lead when identified as such on the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
(b)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)
•Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Occupational Therapy from an accredited program and licensure by the New Mexico Occupational Therapy Licensing BoardExperience 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
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
•Manual dexterity needed for computer and phone work
•The physical environment will vary depending on the child and family’s natural environment (homes, community child care centers, parks etc..)
•Must be able to manipulate and operate office supplies and equipment. Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds
•May require need for flexible schedules, including occasional evening and weekend work
•An automobile at his/her disposal; a valid, non-suspended NM driver’s license and a current automobile liability policy and continuous coverage
•Must pass a pre-employment background check
•No substantiation or criminal conviction of child abuse or neglect
•travel within Cibola County required
This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by an employee assigned to the role. It does not imply that these are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to the job. The employee may be required to perform other duties as requested by the Supervisor/Director. All requirements are subject to change over time