Erikson Institute, a graduate school in child development located in downtown Chicago, is seeking to hire an experienced, pediatric occupational therapist for part-time contractual work with the Center for Children and Families clinic.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Function as an interdisciplinary team member, completing family-centered assessments with children 0-8 years old. Contract requires a weekly commitment to work on Wednesday mornings at the Center for Children and Families from 8:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Contractor should be able to complete reports from home within 7-days of assessment. Case load is 2-3 cases per week.
Our interdisciplinary team consists of psychologists, a developmental behavioral pediatrician, speech pathologist and occupational therapist that specialize in addressing a wide range of concerns in infants and young children:
Developmental delays and disorders, including autism spectrum disorder
Attention issues and hyperactivity
Depression, school anxiety, and separation anxiety
Sleep or eating problems
Aggression and sibling rivalry
Parent/child relationship concerns
Academic and learning issues
Grief or sense of loss related to death in the family
Trauma to the child or family, including trauma following accidents, surgery, or serious illness
Master’s degree in occupational therapy.
Must have a current Occupational Therapy license issued by the state of Illinois.
Experience with pediatrics.
Ability to communicate effectively, through oral and written skills, and work cooperatively with a variety of groups and individuals.
Must relate well to children and their families.
Must be able to work independently at times.
Founded in 1966, Erikson Institute is the nation's premier graduate school in child development. We improve the lives of young children and families through graduate and continuing education in child development, social work, and early childhood education, as well as through community programs and policy research. Erikson is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. We offer a variety of employee benefits, including excellent health and dental plans, life/disability insurance, transit stipend, matching retirement contributions, and more. To learn more please visit:
Erikson Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other classes protected by federal, state, or local laws. In addition, Erikson Institute provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws (including during the application or hiring process).
In everything we do, Erikson Institute — the nation’s premier graduate school in child development — works to improve the care and education of children age birth to eight.
•We prepare early childhood professionals to help children reach their full potential and to support families.
•We assess and treat children’s developmental, behavioral, social-emotional, and learning issues.
•We support ...stressed parents and help them build their strengths.
•We improve Chicago’s schools.
•We enhance math education in preschools and kindergarten.
•We study early childhood programs to understand what works and why.
These are just a few examples of the ways we work to change the lives of children and families. We achieve our mission through:
•academic programs that provide deep knowledge of early growth and development essential to working effectively with young children; ongoing professional development to sharpen the skills and effectiveness of those working in the early childhood field.
•online programs that expand access to advanced education.
•direct services to families.
•applied research that pinpoints effective early childhood programs, practices and policies.
•community partnerships and initiatives that improve and expand services in schools, social service agencies, the child welfare system, health services, courts, and more.
Each year, the work of our faculty, researchers, alumni, and students touches the lives of an estimated 4 million young children across the nation.