Children's Therapy Center Pediatric Infant Feeding Therapist (Early Support for Infants and Toddlers Team) in Kent, Washington
Primary Responsibilities * Perform evaluations using formal and informal assessment tools * Conduct oral-motor examinations and assess swallowing skills * Observe mealtimes; partner with families to understand the child’s food preferences, any aversions and nutritional intake patterns * Collaborate with NICU team and other medical providers to support smooth transition from the NICU to home; collaborate with medical team for ongoing care coordination * Develop and implement developmentally appropriate goals * Maintain timely treatment records and progress reports * Consistently assess progress and adjust treatment plans as needed * Provide parent coaching and support as an integral part of the therapy program * Order assistive devices, and/or adaptive equipment as necessary * Participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary and collaborative team Demonstrable experience and other qualifications: * Degree in PT, OT or Speech related discipline from an accredited college or university * Must have or obtain a PT, OT or SLP license in the State of Washington * 5+ years pediatric feeding experience with at least 3 years’ experience working with children birth to 3, and specifically infants * Knowledge of and ability to support children who receive tube feedings; ability to collaborate with medical teams to support varying tube feedings schedules and tube weaning * Ability to identify tethered oral ties and provide referrals as needed; ability to support children in relearning oral motor feeding patens post oral tie release * Dedicated to quality, with a willingness to learn and share * Experience working with children with developmental delay or disability preferred * Ability to work collaboratively with parents, staff and multi-disciplinary teams * Current CPR and First Aid certifications and a valid Driver's License and/or reliable transportation CTC’s Operations during COVID-19 In accordance with applicable State and Federal Orders, Children’s Therapy Center requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before October 18, 2021, or before beginning employment; /unless by certified, document medical disability or religious accommodation./ Compensation & Benefits: Children’s Therapy Center offers equitable and competitive pay commensurate with experience. Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and continuing education benefits. Supplemental/premium insurance options are also available. Eligible employees can enroll in our retirement plan with their first paycheck and will be eligible for company contributions after their first year of employment. Children’s Therapy Center is an equal opportunity employer. We seek to hire candidates that reflect diverse backgrounds, beliefs and cultural histories. We continually seek to understand, acknowledge and appreciate our differences, engaging with an attitude of respectful curiosity, and a growth-mindset. We believe everyone has the right to be respected and valued. Consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, and our values, Children’s Therapy Center provides all employees and applicants with equal opportunity in all aspects of the employment relationship.