The Home for Little Wanderers Occupational Therapist in Waltham, Massachusetts
When you join The Home for Little Wanderers, you join a team of professionals dedicated to creating better, brighter futures for kids.
For over 200 years, The Home for Little Wanderers has helped build stable lives and hopeful tomorrows for vulnerable children and their families. Our 25+ community-based and residential programs serve thousands of at-risk youths from birth to age 26. Many of these children have experienced abuse, neglect, trauma, or a disrupted family life. As the oldest child welfare agency in America, we provide them with safe surroundings, permanent loving relationships, and a secure path toward a better, brighter future. To learn more about the incredible impact our employees have on the lives of children and families, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXedSArtYbg
The Home for Little Wanderers is seeking an Occupational Therapist who will be responsible for providing evaluation, treatment, teaching and consultation at Waltham House, a supporting LGBTIA-identifying people and their families.
We are committed to excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion, while simultaneously creating a culture that supports those values. We believe the differences we bring enhance our ability to provide exceptional service and care to diverse children, families, and communities. Moreover, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging align with our values and our mission to help vulnerable children and their families build permanent, positive change.
How You'll Be Making a Difference
Administers assessments and applies evaluation techniques to determine functional status and identify therapy needs
Analyzes evaluation results and designs interventions to meet the needs of client, incorporating factors of child’s developmental and medical history, social environment, and educational placement
Develops individual treatment plans, adapting and adjusting goals and objectives appropriately
Provides individual, consult, and group treatment on site at the Therapeutic Group Care setting as well as direct and consult services to youth and families receiving services within their home settings
Participates as needed in weekly treatment team reviews and quarterly Family Team Meetings and other meetings, as requested by the youth and/or other members of the treatment team.
Collaborates with parents, guardians, collateral agencies, community providers, and schools to coordinate client’s treatment needs
Provides clinical supervision to Occupational Therapy students in internship placements within The Home as requested
Provides in-service training regarding strategies to facilitate carry over of skills learned in occupational therapy
Requires a master’s degree from an accredited program in occupational therapy with a current NBCOT registration and licensure as an occupational therapist granted by the State of Massachusetts
Computer literate including Microsoft Office with the ability to learn new software applications
May be required to operate a vehicle; have a valid driver’s license and a “satisfactory” driving record.
May be required to have access to a personal vehicle for use during work hours and to use personal vehicle to transport clients on occasion if/when needed.
If required to transport clients, must maintain the minimum amounts of liability insurance as required by The Home and/or other regulatory requirements and vehicle registration must be current.
What The Home Can Offer You
In addition to the chance to make a lasting impact on the lives of the youth we serve, The Home for Little Wanderers offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including:
Generous time off including up to 20 days per year for new full-time employees, plus 11 holidays, 5 sick days, and 2 personal days
Health and Dental Insurance that is effective immediately upon hire
Extensive training to new staff
Tuition reimbursement of up to $2,400 per fiscal year
403(b) Retirement Plan with employer match
Employer paid Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance, plus Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)