Occupational Therapist - Schaumburg - job 676928

BY YOUR SIDE - Autism Therapy Services

Date: 04/08/2021

City: Schaumburg, Illinois

Employment type: Full-time

Company Description

What makes BY YOUR SIDE unique is our commitment to providing the highest quality multi-disciplinary services to our clients in a fun and trust filled environment. Providing quality therapy begins with specialized, evidence based in-house staff training, lead by a team of experienced professionals, that prepares the clinicians with the skills needed to provide individualized, high quality therapy. From there, BYS provides ongoing coaching and mentorship on how to build strong client-therapist relationships and promote families to remain an active member of their child's therapy team. Our multi-disciplinary staff provide a comprehensive approach specifically designed to meet the needs of the individual, as well as the family. Our services include Applied Behavior Analysis, Speech-Language Therapy, Feeding Therapy, Occupational Therapy and BYS Academy, a school readiness program designed to prepare children for a school setting.  

It is important at BYS that every therapist and clinician be fully prepared before heading to the therapy floor.   We provide extensive new hire orientation, a competency test, and 1 on 1 personal training from an experienced team member to ensure therapy team members are prepared for therapy commencement even if new to the organization.  

Job Description

• Participate in an initial multidisciplinary evaluation process to help evaluate new clients.
• Evaluate, create, and maintain a comprehensive therapy plan for each client.
• Provide individual and group therapy to clients focusing on a variety of areas including but not limited to: fine and gross motor, sensory processing, feeding and social skills.
• Interact with and educate parents on helpful therapy approaches and in-home strategies to facilitate generalization of skills.
• Provide team-based, collaborative approach for therapy planning and implementation.
• Maintain current Illinois license, NBCOT certification, and necessary continuing education requirements.
• Adhere to the ethical standards of the profession- AOTA and ILOTA guidelines and ensure HIPAA Compliance.
• Supervise support personnel COTAs/OTAs and interns when necessary.

Occupational Therapists at BY YOUR SIDE will fall into one of the following categories:
1. OT 1- Those with less than 2 years of pediatric experience as an OTR/L. a. BYS presenter. b. Supervise Level 1 students.

2. OT 2- Those with 2-3 years of pediatric experience as an OTR/L. a. Additional development application: STARS program, AOTA conference. b. BYS Fieldwork Program: Supervise Level I or Level II students.

3. Sr OT-Those with 3+ years’ experience. a. Supervise Level 1 and Level 2


• Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy.
• Licensed Occupational Therapist with a minimum of 1-year experience working with children on the autism spectrum.
• Must complete and maintain certification in CPI Training.
• CPR/First Aid Certified or will train on site.
• Knowledge of discipline specific assessment tools and procedures

Additional Information

  • Competitive salary and benefits package

  • Three Weeks Paid Time Off

  • Nine Paid Holidays

  • Electronic-based data collection and reporting system, including company iPad

  • Paid Approved CEU Allowance and Paid CEU Days

  • Opportunity for company growth

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