Teamwork. Integrity. Excellence. We are Aspire. Voted as one of the ‘Best and Brightest Companies to work for in Chicago’ in 2015, 2016 and 2017, we know that Together, We’re Better!
Aspire was founded in 1960 and is recognized as a leader in providing bold, pioneering, and uncompromising services to kids and adults with developmental disabilities, their families and the community through our four enterprises: Aspire Kids, Aspire Living, Aspire Careers and Aspire CoffeeWorks.
We are one of the most innovative human service non-profits in the Midwest with an incredibly talented and dedicated team of more than 200 that serves nearly 1,000 kids and adults every year, and that number is growing fast.
Aspire Kids is a leading provider of family-centered pediatric occupational, physical, speech, and developmental therapy and educational support for children with developmental delays and disabilities. Individual therapy services are complimented with a variety of therapy groups, clinics, and support services. Renowned for its family-centered team approach, Aspire services not only benefits the child but the entire family through support
To supervise and provide mentoring to the occupational therapy team to reflect evidence-based and best practices and exemplary services; to provide comprehensive assessment of a child and family’s abilities and needs and evaluate the impact of the environment on a child’s performance; and provide family-centered occupational therapy services that result in the best possible improvement of participation in daily activities that enhance each child’s developmental skills, processing and overall learning.
Supervise and mentor other occupational therapists in regards to completing evaluations, developing goals/objectives, planning intervention strategies and measuring outcomes.
Conduct annual Talent Development Reviews for occupational therapy team members and participate in the interviewing and hiring process for open positions.
Coordinate and lead occupational therapy team meetings.
Collaborate with other discipline team leaders to promote team morale and consistent communication
Provide guidance regarding caseloads, anticipating openings and meeting current billing requirements.
Complete comprehensive evaluations, make recommendations, write and measure goals and outcomes and provide occupational therapy for children as assigned.
Write accurate and thorough documentation including, evaluation reports, progress summaries, and daily progress notes for children assigned.
Integrate parents, family members and key caregivers into all aspects of the provision of services.
Provide parent/family education for optimal follow through on therapy activities.
Maintain communication with team members, parents, physicians, outside agencies, and others regarding program/treatment changes, children’s needs and progress.
Serve as team leader for each child, as assigned.
Provide in-service training for parents/caregivers and staff regarding evidence-based practice, research and trends in occupational therapy.
Complete required paperwork as assigned.
Assist staff with outreach development and community education projects, as requested.
Work cooperatively with Child and Family Connections Offices.
Ensure that authorizations for services are received and accurate prior to the initiation of services.
Complete billing in a timely and accurate manner.
Complete other duties as assigned by supervisor.
MS in Occupational Therapy or OTD
Licensed Occupational Therapist in the State of Illinois
Current Registration with NBCOT
Early Intervention credentials
Minimum of three (3) years professional clinical experience
Previous supervisory experience preferred, but not required
Extensive knowledge of assessment, intervention and outcome measurement of children, ages birth to eighteen.
Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to write reports and routine business correspondence.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from families, employees, and the general public.
Ability to assess employee performance per best practice standards and provide feedback.
Ability to accommodate the schedules of families through a flexible work schedule.
Good knowledge of PC operations and software (word processing, database, and spreadsheet) and electronic medical record systems.
Some knowledge of the methods and practices of sound records management; ability to prepare and maintain records.
Ability to maintain confidential information.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional documents, technical procedures, and regulations.
Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with team members, families, and the general public.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; bend or stoop; reach with hands and arms; talk, hear, and observe.
The majority of work requires moderate physical exertion and may include lifting up to 20 pounds.
Duties are performed primarily in family homes and/or other community settings and the agency office. Work areas are restricted to non-smoking.
The psychological demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successful perform the essential functions of this job.
Ability to maintain pleasant working relationships with all stakeholders.
Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize work.
Aspire is an Equal Opportunity Employer
About Aspire Chicago
Teamwork. Integrity. Excellence. We are Aspire. Voted as one of the ‘Best and Brightest Companies to work for in the nation, in 2015, 2016 and 2017, we know that Together, We’re Better!
Aspire was founded in 1960 and is recognized as a leader in providing bold, pioneering, and uncompromising services to kids and adults with developmental disabilities, their families and the community through our four enterprises: Aspire Kids, Aspire Living, Aspire Careers and Aspire CoffeeWorks. We are one of the most innovative human service non-profits in the Midwest with an incredibly talented and dedicated team of more than 200 that serves nearly 1,000 kids and adults every year.