Occupational Therapist

Kids Services Seattle, Washington


Are you ready to work with an established community agency that values work/life balance and creates space for innovation? Work within a diverse, supportive team making a difference in the lives of families and their young children at Northwest Center.

About the role:

Northwest Center Kids is seeking a 32-hour/week Pediatric Occupational Therapist to join our highly-skilled, collaborative, and innovative multidisciplinary team serving a diverse community. This position provides evaluative, therapeutic, and consultative services to children, birth-to-three years old, who have delays or concerns with motor, feeding, social-emotional and sensory development, utilizing an evidence and relationship-based lens.

We serve children in their homes, childcares, community settings both in person or via telemedicine.  Our providers aim to create a collaborative partnership with the families we serve, utilizing a strengths and relationship-based approach focused on equity and family priorities.  Family capacity to support their child’s development as well as advocate for their needs are built through reflection, information sharing, and modeling.

At Northwest Center Kids, our staff are provided funding and time for their ongoing professional development.  Our 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 team of providers and have opportunities to pursue your special interests, share your knowledge, and receive reflective supervision. A successful candidate is passionate about the whole child, culturally responsive, and works cooperatively with staff, families, and community partners. 

What we can offer:

  • Hourly, part-time position including documentation time with generous Paid Time Off
  • $31- $46/ hour rate
  • Health and Wellness benefits including elective medical, dental, and Vision or HSA, Employee Assistance Program, and subsidized gym membership.
  • Paid professional development and continuing education
  • Tuition loan assistance
  • Inclusive, highly collaborative, innovative team
  • Opportunities to lead programs, get involved in research, and participate on specialty teams
  • Mileage and DOH License Reimbursement
  • 401K with company match
  • Monthly group reflective supervision with contracted licensed mental health provider


  • Master’s degree, OTD or equivalent
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist in the State of Washington
  • NBCOT certified
  • At least one-year experience working in pediatrics or field work that includes a pediatric affiliation. Early Supports or working a caseload including clients aged birth to three experience is preferred in addition to an understanding of family involvement in therapy
  • Candidates with experience providing services in a non-English language, feeding therapy, and/or infant mental health experience preferred
  • Current CPR and First Aid certifications or the ability to obtain within 6 months of employment.
  • Must provide own car and insurance that meets state minimum insurance requirements.
  • WA driver’s license is required

Who we are:

Northwest Center was founded in 1965 by parents who refused to institutionalize their children with developmental disabilities or accept the prevailing notion that their children could not be taught. Our founders authored and won approval of civil rights legislation that opened the doors of Washington State schools to children with disabilities. Banding together to form Northwest Center, they hired their own teachers to develop education programs targeted to special needs children. From birth through retirement, Northwest Center serves people with disabilities in a multitude of ways.  

We are a leader in advancing equal opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Our Northwest Center Kids department includes Early Intervention, inclusive Early Childhood Education, and after school programs.  We work with children of all abilities!

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 veterans status.

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