Occupational Therapist
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Parallel Play
Aurora, CO, USA
Job Posted:
30+ days ago

Occupational Therapist

Seeking part-time Occupational Therapist for sensory based gymnastics setting

We are excited for you to join our team and are offering a SIGNING BONUS to the right candidate!
Parallel Play is a sensory-based gymnastics gym located in The Stanley Marketplace, Aurora Colorado. We offer therapeutic and adapted gymnastics sessions, utilizing movement, sensory processing and therapy principles to empower children of all abilities. We value movement, empowerment, support, structure and respect. These values inform everything we do as a company and small therapy team.
Parallel Play was founded in 2015 by Rachel Lawrence. Combining the love and knowledge of gymnastics, sensory processing and movement based occupational therapy, Parallel Play opened its first sensory gymnastics gym in the fall of 2019. Parallel Play serves children ages 2-18 who have disabilities, sensory processing challenges, ADHD and more.

Parallel Play Values
Movement: We believe that a moving child is a learning child, that movement is therapeutic and that all children should have the opportunity to move in their own unique way.
Empowerment: We exist to empower. To help children and their parents recognize and realize their highest potential. To foster independence, self-understanding, self-advocacy and confidence.
Support: We serve your whole family and want you to feel heard, seen and supported. We’re here to hold your hand and walk beside you. You have our support, we’re on your team.
Structure: We believe in intentionality, consistency and setting expectations. When we understand what is expected of us, we rise to meet and fulfill our purpose. We believe that boundaries and routines allow a child to feel safe and that structure is a foundation for play.
Respect: We value integrity, accountability and respect- respect for the therapeutic process, respect for our community, respect for time, self, effort and each other. We act in accordance to this value.

Perks of working at Parallel Play include:
• Unique and creative work environment with large array of sensory and gymnastics equipment
• Opportunity for growth and engagement in program development
• PTO accrual
• Part time hours with the opportunity to grow
• Clinical mentorship, paid training hours
• Yearly CEU allowance
• Opportunity for visit completion bonus

Our Prime Candidate
• Values movement and sensory-based therapy, has a strong understanding of sensory processing principles and is able to formulate treatment plans accordingly
• Is reliable, responsible, communicative and eager to learn and collaborate
• Is comfortable communicating with parents and caregivers, being a part of a team who serves the whole family and not just the child
• Has previous gymnastics, coaching or teaching experience
Requirements & Employment Conditions
• Masters level degree in Occupational therapy or greater
• Current DORA License in the state of CO or eligible to obtain
• NBCOT certification required
• Completed Level II Internship in Pediatrics or 1-year experience preferred
• Previous gymnastics, coaching or teaching experience preferred
• Must pass a background check and reference check
• License/certifications (all required)
o Masters level degree in Occupational therapy or greater
o DORA License in the state of CO or eligible to obtain
o NBCOT certification

Day to day expectations
As an Occupational Therapist at Parallel Play, you will have the opportunity to help every family we serve achieve their goals and reach their fullest potential by:
• Providing comprehensive pediatric services, and evaluations assessing various skills and areas of development
• Utilizing gymnastics and sports-based principles for treatment planning and sensory-focused interventions
• Assisting families with home programming and community transitions
• Completing re-evaluations, establishing and maintaining client plans of care, and making treatment recommendations that are relevant to each individual client
• Documenting daily treatment sessions and progress reports according to insurance and practice standards
• Future integration with multi-disciplinary team of OT, PT, ST, Clinical Psychologists
• Supervising one or more Certified Occupational Therapy Assistance as our team grows
• Collaborating with families and client’s care teams

Clinic Hours: Parallel Play is open Monday through Saturday, 7 am to 7 pm
• Required work days for this position: Minimum of 2 weekdays, Saturday
• On-site sessions are our main form of client contact, with some telehealth and home visits
o Work location: One location. Parallel Play sensory gym located in Stanley Marketplace at 2501 Dallas St. Aurora, CO 80010

Job Type & Details
• Part-time W-2 employment, 12-20 sessions per week with opportunity to grow
• Schedule: Part time
• Medical Specialty: Pediatrics
Compensation & other benefits:
• $50 per visit with 2 hours of guaranteed administrative time ($20/hour) weekly?
• $1000 signing bonus/retention bonus
• Eligible for monthly Visit Completion bonus
• $250 annual CEU stipend
• PTO accrual according to Colorado State Law