Subcontractor Position. There will be more children to see during the summer, and will taper off during the fall.
POSITION TITLE: Therapist or Therapist Assistant (OT, COTA, SLP, PT, PTA)
REPORTS TO: Early Intervention Program Director and Director of Therapy
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Therapist’s supervise assistants as applicable
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
- Abide by New Mexico Occupational Therapy Board, New Mexico Physical Therapy Board, or New Mexico Speech and Language Pathology Board, as is pertains to your discipline, for license and practice requirements.
- Maintain your professional license as required by your state board.
- An active and current license is required to provide services. Employment/Services will be suspended in the event of a suspended or lapsed license.
- A copy of your license shall be provided to Director of Therapy so it can be posted.
- Maintain your national board certification.
- Participate in meetings, as required.
- Participate in Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) meetings
- Participate in Transdisciplinary Team Approach (TTA) meetings
- Participate in Transition Conference meetings
- Participate in Staff Meetings
- Participate in trainings as directed by your Program Director
- Participate in Reflective Supervision meetings, monthly with Director of Therapy and Early Intervention Program Director.
- Follow Family, Infant and Toddler (FIT) guidelines as it pertains to your discipline.
- Frequency & duration of visits must be followed as specified on the IFSP. When cancellations occur, best effort to reschedule must occur.
- Comply will all FIT timelines:
- Evaluations to be completed within 90 days of receiving an evaluation referral
- Child to be seen within 30 days of discipline being added to the IFSP
- Complete a productivity sheet daily. This should be placed in the “productivity sheet” box at the end of each day or on the following day.
- Complete all documentation required by Zia Therapy Center Early Childhood Intervention Program;
- Therapist logs
- This log is to be completed after each session with the child and to be handed in promptly per the billing schedule.
- Collaborative logs
- This log is used to document your attendance at an IFSP, 6-month review, IEP meeting, and transition conference. Additionally, use these for communication with those affiliated with the child, but not on the IFSP, i.e., the child’s physician.
- Transdisciplinary Consultation logs
- One person on the TTA team fills this log out at each TTA meeting. Each member of the team participating in the meeting must sign this log.
- To be completed following an evaluation of a child. A copy of the evaluation, the evaluation protocol, and referral form are to be handed into the billing office. Evaluations should be written within 48 hours of completing an evaluation. Therapy assistants do not complete evaluations.
- To be completed at the time of an annual ISFP and at times when it would be most beneficial for the child and team; this should be discussed with the team. Therapy assistants do not complete updates.
- Outcomes are to be completed with the family and the team. Additionally, each therapy should add objectives to the outcomes or write another outcome to represent your work with the child. Therapy assistants do not write outcomes, but are encouraged to participate.
- Therapist logs
- Therapists are to supervise therapy assistants, as applicable, per New Mexico State Board requirements.
- Therapy assistants are to follow supervision requirements per their New Mexico State Board requirements. Additionally, therapy assistants shall provide proof of supervision monthly.
- Refer to the “Job Description Addendum” for specific details regarding your hourly and productivity requirements.
NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: None
EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING REQUIRED: Therapist: Bachelors or Masters or doctorate of occupational therapy, physical therapy or speech language-pathology from an accredited school, New Mexico state licensure, and national board certification in said area of therapy. Therapy assistant: Associate or bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy assistant or physical therapy assistant from an accredited school, state of New Mexico licensure, and board certification in said area of therapy.
WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Preferably, 1 year of experience working with pediatrics, specifically birth to three.
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: All employees working with Zia client are required to comply with Zia’s automobile insurance carrier’s requirements