Occupational Therapist and Clinical Manager
Northwest Center Kids is seeking a full or part-time (30 hrs +) Occupational Therapist and Clinical Manager to join our Early Intervention Team. At Northwest Center (NWC), you will be part of a dynamic and supportive team, making a difference in the lives of families and their young children aged 0-3 years. NWC is a leader in the Pacific Northwest, in the advancing equal opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Schedule: Full or Part Time (30+ hrs per week) schedule available
Salary: DOE plus Great Benefits!
The Early Intervention OT Clinical Manager is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the OT program by providing direction and leadership to the Occupational Therapists within Early Intervention. The OT Manager is a member of the Early Intervention Leadership team and will develop and maintain positive relationships within NWC and community, develop occupational therapy team, maintain positive relationships with administrative staff, understand early intervention budget and operate within financial parameters.
As an OT Manager you will have commitment and passion for developing and investing in others and embodies NWC's values. The manager will meet NWC team members with an equity foundation, practicing empathy and reflection, and embraces a diverse team while honoring our culture of collaboration and team learning.
In this role you will also carry a caseload and provide evaluative, therapeutic and consultative services to children, birth-to-three years old, who have developmental delays in motor, feeding and sensory development. We serve children in their homes, childcare facilities, and community settings. At Northwest Center Kids, you’ll work alongside a team of people, including OTs, PTs, SLPs, educators and dietitians. You will have opportunities to pursue your special interests, share your knowledge and develop programming.
More about the role of Occupational Therapist and Clinical Manager:
- Provide evidence-based guidance and best clinical practice for early intervention service delivery within OT team and overall Early Intervention Team
- Oversee routine personnel functions including recruitment, hiring, orientation, training, performance evaluations, terminations and Payroll and HR needs
- Understand and operate within department budget
- Ensure program compliance with all agency policies and procedures (ie., monthly required trainings, discipline specific billing updates, etc).
- Ensure compliance with King County Contract, State and Federal regulations and other funding sources including preparing for audit and contract monitoring.
- Clinically supervise and provide leadership and support to OTs including observation of visits and regularly scheduled 1:1 meetings.
- Oversee and coordinate OT programming, OT training, continuing ed budget and OT university internship program
- Serve as overflow during caseload transitions between OTs, and evals when needed
- Support resolution of complex personnel issues
- Plans, understands, prioritizes and implements early intervention goals and KPIs within OT team.
- Understand and evaluate trends within teams and within the Early Intervention OT program and overall department
What we can offer you:
- Salaried position including documentation time with generous PTO and a minimum of 1 paid week off during our December holiday program closure.
- A generous benefits package, including: comprehensive medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, HSA, life insurance, EAP, 401K with company match and subsidized gym membership.
- In addition, we offer paid continuing education and paid professional development days, mileage and professional licensure reimbursement.
- Work-life balance support including a flexible M-F schedule, work scheduling autonomy, reflective practice with a trained provider.
- Master’s degree, OTD or equivalent
- Licensed Occupational Therapist in the State of Washington
- Minimum 2 years’ experience as an Occupational Therapist with at least 1-year experience in Early Intervention.
- Previous leadership experience preferred
- Able to work 30+ hours/week
- Ability to work cooperatively with staff, families, and community partners.
- Current CPR and First Aid certifications.
- A valid WA driver’s license and automobile insurance are required.
At Northwest Center, we do not just accept diversity and inclusion — we celebrate it, we support it, we live it and we flourish in it for the benefit of our employees, the community, and our clientele. It is our belief that our strength lies within our diversity and the forward motion towards a day when people of all abilities can learn and work together. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.