Part-Time Occupational Therapist

Clinical Merrifield, Virginia


Part-Time Occupational Therapist 

Location: Merrifield, Virginia 

Job Type: Part-Time  

Hourly: $40-$55 an hour (based on requirements/qualifications) 

Welcome to Positive Development, a new model of care in autism. 

Who we are: 

Our mission is to help children and adolescents with autism build more natural, meaningful connections with their families and communities as they achieve greater growth, independence, and joy. We believe deeply in the power of the developmental approach because we have seen firsthand the transformation our children and families experienced. 

People come to Positive Development for the cause and stay for the community. Few jobs provide the opportunity to change lives meaningfully while allowing you to work as your true, authentic self. We embrace diversity and difference among our staff and respect you for who you are – just as we do our clients. Best of all, we have so much fun together. 

Our Occupational Therapists are key members of the therapeutic team at Positive Development. They work in collaboration with Speech Language Pathologists and Mental Health Clinicians to provide a true developmental and trans-disciplinary approach of excellence to children and their families.  

We are seeking an authentic, joyful, growth-minded Occupational Therapist to join our growing team in Merrifield, Virginia!


Daily Responsibilities Include: 

  • Upon intake; review each child’s assessments and other related documentation provided to determine the child’s current needs.    
  • Provide an initial Occupational Therapy evaluation for each child, as needed, in consultation with the Senior OT Clinician.   
  • Collaborate with the clinical team to create a treatment plan for each child, including identifying specific occupational therapy related goals.   
  • Provide direct occupational therapy services to autistic children utilizing a developmental approach to work towards each child’s goals and to strengthen developmental foundations.     
  • Monitor each child’s progress on an ongoing basis. Record session notes in the child’s Electronic Health Record and communicate progress to other members of the team, including the parents.   
  • Participate in team meetings and ongoing supervision.   
  • Provide ongoing mentoring and support to new OTs as they join the team.  



  • Valid Occupational Therapist state license in Virginia 
  • Strong desire to learn the Developmental Model through training, observation and reflection 
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral 
  • Passion for working with children on the autism spectrum 
  • Ability to work seamlessly and respectfully on a trans-disciplinary team 
  • Flexible schedule 


  • Master's in Occupational Therapy   


  • Active Occupational Therapy state license 
  • Valid certification from the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) 


Medical Specialty: 

  • Pediatrics 


  • Outpatient clinic located in the Merrifield, Virginia area
  • In-home setting 
  • Virtual (on occasion) 

Benefit Conditions: 

  • Only full-time employees eligible 
  • Referral Program 


This role would start as part-time with the opportunity to move to full-time as soon as the caseload builds to that level. 

Please note: Employment is dependent on passing a background check consistent with our company standards. 

If you would like to Start Here and Build a Career with Positive Development, we would love to hear from you!