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Pediatric Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

Company: KID FUNdamentals Therapy Center, Inc.
Location: Garden Grove
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

KID FUNdamentals Therapy Center, Inc. is a pediatric occupational therapy clinic located in Garden Grove, CA. We are looking to hire a certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA). Our clinic has been open for over 2.5 years and our mission is to provide the best and most comprehensive care in pediatric occupational therapy services. We are dedicated to providing children and their family quality care with individualized, personal attention to their needs. We are here because we want to help children learn the fundamentals needed to enhance their skills, and become as independent as possible to live a fuller life.

*We are seeking to hire a COTA to fill a position that will start at part-time (25-30 hours/week) that will go to full time (35-40 hours) as soon as the caseload is filled up. *We are 100% therapist owned and operated - owner has 15 years occupational therapy experience working with the pediatrics population in school districts and outpatient clinics.

KID FUNdamentals Therapy Center focuses on family centeredness, and we provide much care and concern for the children and families we serve. If you would like to work for a company committed to quality service, work collaboratively with families and other professionals, and grow as a therapist learning about different diagnoses and ways to serve the children who come through our doors, then KID FUNdamentals Therapy Center, Inc. is the place for you.

*COTA Responsibilities: *

* Treat pediatric clients ages 0-14 years utilizing evidence-based practice techniques in-center or via teletherapy.
* Assist Occupational Therapist (OTR) in identifying children's skills, abilities and progress
* Prepare materials and plans for sessions done by self or occupational therapist
* Provide education and training to parents and caregivers
* Collaborate/consult with other outside professionals from other disciplines as needed (e.g. - SLPs, ABA/Behavioral Interventionists, PTs, pediatricians, psychologists, etc. that patients may see outside of our facility)
* Do proper documentation of services (we use an electronic medical record system - Fusion Web Clinic)
* This position is for a *part-time shift (25-30 hours/week) that will transition to a full-time shift (35-40 hours/week) *upon caseload becoming full.
* Must have availability between 9:00AM - 6:00PM, especially in the afternoons where we have the peak time appointments after school going into late afternoon/early evening.

*Benefits: *

* Medical & Dental (Generous individual covered health reimbursement arrangement)
* 3 Weeks Paid Time Off (2 weeks PTO plus 1 paid week off in December for holiday closure; additional week of PTO is accrued at the 3rd year anniversary)
* 12 Paid Holidays
* Sick Days
* Continuing Education Reimbursement $300
* Ongoing mentoring from occupational therapist/owner and experienced therapists
* Pay rate does not change when a client cancels, no-shows, or when doing paperwork. Pay rate stays the same.

*Qualifications: *

* NBCOT Certified
* Current California Board of Occupational Therapy (CBOT) License
* Associate's Degree - Occupational Therapy Assistant
* 1-2 years minimum working as a COTA in pediatrics
* Proof of BLS CPR certification
* Proof of COVID-19 vaccine (series + booster)
* Pass background check (Live Scan)
* Bilingual in Spanish or Vietnamese is a plus (but not required)

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,960.00 - $54,040.00 per year

* Dental insurance
* Flexible schedule
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Professional development assistance
Medical specialties:
* Pediatrics
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday
* No weekends

COVID-19 considerations:
All parents/caregivers are required to wear masks while on premises. Optional for kids due to health conditions/sensory. Masks, gloves, wipes, hand sanitizer, and face shields are available for employees. Surfaces are cleaned and disinfected regularly.

Application Question(s):
* Are you available to work between the hours of 9:00AM-6:00PM? You will be needed most especially from 2:30PM-5:30PM and on occasion may see a client until 6:00PM. [Please respond to ensure application being considered]
* Do you have experience working with children with eating/feeding issues, including food aversions and self-feeding skills? [Please respond to ensure application being considered]
* Do you accept that this position may start off part time (20-30 hours) and will become full time (35-40 hours) once your caseload is full? [Please respond to ensure application being considered]
* Do you accept the salary rate of $50,960-$54,040/year? You are compensated even when a client cancels/no-shows and for paperwork time. [Please respond to ensure application being considered]
* Do you have at least 1 year experience working in pediatrics as a licensed COTA? [Please respond to ensure application being considered]
* Are you able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status? [Please respond to ensure application being considered]

* Occupational Therapy Assistant License in California (Required)
* NBCOT certification (Required)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: KID FUNdamentals Therapy Center, Inc., Garden Grove , Pediatric Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), Other , Garden Grove, California

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