Feeding Therapist (PT, OT, SLP)

Kids Services Seattle, Washington


Description

Northwest Center is looking for a Feeding Therapist to join our Early Supports Team!

As a Pediatric Feeding Therapist (PT, OT, SLP) you will provide evaluative, therapeutic, and consultative services to children, birth to three years old, who have feeding difficulties, delays, or disorders in adaptive, cognitive, communication, motor development, or social-emotional development.

A successful candidate is passionate about the whole child and works cooperatively with staff, families, and community partners. You will work with a dynamic, supportive team, making a difference in the lives of families and their young children. Join Northwest Center’s Early Supports Team today!

Location: South Park / Fremont

Schedule: Full-Time or Part-Time with a flexible schedule

Wage: $31 - 46 per hour DOE + $1,500 hiring bonus!

What we can offer:

  • A flexible schedule with the choice to join the team at Full-Time or Part-Time 
  • Competitive and affordable Medical (including hearing & hardware coverage!), Dental, Vision, Disability, and Life insurance  
  • Generous Paid Time Off benefits
  • Additional Floating Holidays, Parental Leave, Paid Compassion Leave and Paid Holidays
  • Retirement 401(K) with a company match
  • Employment Assistance Program (EAP) including six free therapy sessions per year
  • Gym & Fitness Reimbursement Program
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Paid professional development and continuing education
  • Reflective Supervision
  • Highly skilled, dedicated, and well-established collaborative team
  • Opportunities to lead programs, get involved in research and participate in specialty teams
  • Mileage and DOH License Reimbursement

Check out the entire list of benefits Northwest Center has to offer here: http://www.nwcbenefits.com/ 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Planning, designing and implementing therapy within a natural environment to meet agreed on ESIT goals
  • Arranging and completing assessments, evaluations, summary reports, and data management to meet program requirements
  • Collaborating with the family and team to implement therapy and connecting with outside support services as needed
  • Providing consultation and training to support feeding to staff and families
  • Other job-related duties as assigned


Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent
  • Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, or Physical Therapist in the State of Washington
  • Two or more years of experience working in pediatrics or fieldwork that includes a pediatric affiliation 
  • Early Supports or working a caseload including clients aged birth to three experience with feeding difficulties 
  • Knowledge of feeding and child development for children 0-5 years
  • Two years’ experience working in pediatric feeding with children at least 12-months and older
  • Commitment to providing equitable services to families who are linguistically and racially diverse
  • Ability to work cooperatively with staff, families, and community partners
  • Candidates with experience providing services with non-English speaking families, and/or infant mental health desired
  • Interest or experience working with children who are tube-fed and/or weaning from a feeding tube preferred

 

About Northwest Center Early Supports:

We serve children in their homes, childcare, and community settings. Using a strengths-based coaching model, we build family capacity through information sharing, modeling, and reflection.  

At Northwest Center Kids, we support professional development, financially and with time, and are committed to our staff reaching their full potential. Our nine specialty early supports programs have been developed by dedicated staff being supported to innovate based on family/child needs. Examples of these programs include our EPIC team, feeding team, Hospital-to-Home transition team, CHERISH replication team, infant mental health team, and parent programming.   

You will work alongside an experienced, multi-disciplinary team of people and have opportunities to pursue your special interests, share your knowledge, and receive reflective supervision. A successful candidate is passionate about the whole child and works cooperatively with staff, families, and community partners. 

Northwest Center is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need any assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process, please contact us at [email protected].

At Northwest Center, we do not just accept diversity and inclusion — we celebrate it, support it, live it, and flourish in it to benefit our employees, the community, and our clientele. We believe that our strength lies within our diversity and the forward motion towards a day when people of all abilities can learn and work together. Northwest Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, including disability and veteran’s status.