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Part Time Occupational Therapist

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Childhelp, Inc

Phoenix, AZ

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About Childhelp CEO and Co-Founder Sara O'Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD(R), operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp's programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children's advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the National Day of Hope(R) that mobilizes people across America to join the fight against child abuse. For more information about Childhelp, please visit the website at\u00a0 About Childhelp Children's Center of Arizona Since 1998, the Childhelp Children's Center of Arizona (CCCA) has been instilling a sense of serenity in abused and neglected children by providing treatment, intervention and investigation services. Cheerful colors, teddy bears, toys and child-friendly paintings line the walls of the fully accredited advocacy center enhancing each child's sense of safety and well-being.\u00a0 The goal of CCCA is to provide medical treatment, mental health therapy, efficient investigational resources, and victim support services to address the immediate safety and complete well-being of children who are referred to the center.\u00a0 Position Summary: Offers individual and family support, case consultation, and child advocacy to child victims and their non-offending family members in a culturally sensitive manner. As an Occupational Therapist in the Childhelp setting, children, families and staff will be provided with the tools to create the sensory and cognitive foundations to support the child's activities of daily living. Additionally, the will facilitate the development and rehabilitation of patients with mental, emotional and physical disabilities by planning and administering medically prescribed occupational therapy. Essential Responsibilities:\u00a0 Meets the patient's goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining occupational therapy treatment plans in consultation with the mental health team. Accepts and reviews referrals from the Mental Health team for sensory needs for patients who are experiencing psychological distress and sensory-based symptoms. Provides clinical assessment and treatment related to sensory needs for children, adolescents, non-offending adults, and families. A minimum of seventy percent of time is spent in the provision of clinically relevant and direct services to clients. Creates and maintains files with all paperwork and written reports related to clientele in accordance with AzDHS, the Center's policies and procedures, and the forensic environment Inspects and maintains equipment every 6 months per agency policies. Coordinates services with a multidisciplinary team. Provides parent education, parent and family support, and refers to other mental health and victim advocacy programs as needed. Attends weekly individual supervision, weekly clinical staff meetings, and training, as well as monthly Center all-staff meetings, and multi-disciplinary team meetings Reports to Clinical Directors and Program Administrator, who report to the Director of the Center Maintains patient confidence by keeping information confidential. o Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations. Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending education workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal\/professional networks; participating in professional societies. Complies with federal, state and local legal and certification requirements by studying existing and new legislation. Performs other related duties, as assigned Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in Occupational Therapy with an emphasis in psychosocial functions, social emotional development and sensory integration. Independent Licensure with the Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners. 3 years of work experience providing pediatric occupational therapy using a sensory integration frame of reference for children, adolescents, and their families Maintains own professional liability insurance, licensure, and associations with professional organizations.

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