Job Announcement: Occupational Therapist

Through the Looking Glass (TLG) seeks an Occupational Therapist. TLG is a Berkeley based and internationally recognized organization serving children and families with disabilities.

Title: Occupational Therapist
Employment type: Full-time
Benefits: TLG offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, long-term disability, and life insurance

SUMMARY: Through the Looking Glass is seeking a full-time Occupational Therapist for our early intervention program and infant mental health agency focused on families with disabilities in the East Bay area.  Position involves primarily working with children under the age of three with a wide range of disabilities and developmental delays and their families in the home or in the center. Also, he or she will consult to the staff in various Head Start programs throughout the city of Oakland concerning child development/behavior.  In addition, the OT will co-coordinate a weekly parent-child play/development group for children with delays. The OT would be working closely with TLG mental health staff in serving families and should have an interest in infant mental health as an integral part of child development.  The OT should also have an interest in learning about adaptive parenting strategies for serving parents with physical, intellectual disabilities as well as blindness.

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES: The OT will receive individual weekly supervision and mentoring by TLG’s OTs and staff, who have unique, nationally recognized expertise working with parents with disabilities. The OT will also participate in weekly TLG multi-disciplinary staff meetings, which include case presentations and trainings.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, with a California OT License, and adult as well as pediatric training.  Experience with children under the age of five and their families; Familiarity with typical and atypical infant/child development; Home visiting experience a plus; Personal/family disability experience a plus.  Experience with adults who have disabilities a plus.

* Provide home-based and center-based assessment and early intervention for children under the age of five years
* Co-Coordinate a weekly play/development group
* Consultant to Head Start classrooms concerning child development and behavior
* Support quality interaction and relationships between infants or children and parents
* Coordinate intervention during teamwork with other TLG and community providers
* Complete necessary record-keeping and reports
* Respect cultural and disability differences in a diverse community
* Other duties as assigned

Language Skills: Bilingual, bi-literate preferred, English/Spanish or ASL, and/or other language ability based on program needs. Ability to write reports, assessments and progress notes; Ability to effectively communicate with other staff and workers in the community.

Computer Skills: Ability to use computers for completing assessments, writing reports and progress notes.

Certifications, Licenses and Registrations: Possession of a California Occupational Therapy license, a valid California driver license; current personal vehicle insurance. May be required to use personal vehicle in successful completion of job duties and responsibilities. State regulations require a physical examination, current tuberculosis test, and verified fingerprint and criminal record check prior to hire.

Through the Looking Glass is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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To apply please email resumes to TLG. Resumes will reviewed after August 3rd.
Contact: Christi Tuleja, MS, OTL, Developmental Director
Re: Occupational Therapist
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Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is a disability and Deaf community-based nonprofit organization in Berkeley, California. TLG has pioneered clinical and supportive services, as well as national training and research serving families in which one or more members – whether parent, child or parenting grandparent - has a disability or medical issue.  Since founding in 1982 TLG has provided infant mental health or infant/parent /family therapy and relationship-based developmental services.  TLG’s mission is: To create, demonstrate and encourage non-pathological and empowering resources and model early intervention services for families with disability issues in parent or child which integrate expertise derived from personal disability experience and disability culture. TLG’s staff includes culturally and linguistically diverse psychologists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, developmental specialists, occupational therapists, early educators, a family law attorney, a nurse, a doula, a childbirth educator, and researchers.