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  • Physical Therapist – Early Intervention

    Posted: 02/22/2022

    Full time new employees who are hired between April 1, 2022, and August 31, 2022 are eligible for a $2,000 sign on bonus!
    Established in 1834, Children’s friend is Rhode Island’s oldest child welfare organization. We are an innovative leader in improving the well-being and healthy development of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable young children. Join the Children's Friend family, where we offer excellent benefits and work culture!
    Job Summary: Under the direction of the Clinical Supervisor - EI, the Physical Therapist will work in partnership with families to support growth and development of their child, birth until age three, who have a developmental delay or a diagnosed medical condition known to cause developmental delay. Provide supports and services that are integrated into daily routines and activities within natural environments where children and families live, learn and play. Work effectively with a variety of early intervention team members and community partners in providing developmentally appropriate supports and services.  
    Essential Functions:
    1. To help families promote the healthy growth and development of their child through teaching, modeling, and encouraging developmentally appropriate activities to ensure the goals of infants and toddlers as stated in a family’s IFSP.
    2. Plan, schedule, and provide family-centered services for assigned caseload.  Maintain confidential client files and complete all documentation in a professional manner and within established program time frames. 
    3. Facilitate and participate in program procedures including intakes, evaluations, program services, and the development and review of Individualized Family Service Plans.
    4. Coordinate service delivery including those with outside consultants and practitioners as well as agency collaboration and communication to facilitate coordinated services for early intervention children and families.
    5. Coordinate transition plans for children and their families leaving Early Intervention.
    6. Constructively use formal and peer supervision to evaluate and improve effectiveness in providing services to clients.  This includes active participation in supervision and team meetings.
    7. Interact effectively and respectfully with staff and families, particularly with individuals whose backgrounds and life experiences are different from one’s own.
    8. Meets established productivity standards for direct service.
    9. Implement Early Intervention services that conform to all federal, state and agency standards. 
    10. Pursue ongoing professional development as required to maintain professional licensure as well as complete required Children’s Friend’s universal training and workshops.  A minimum of 12 hours per year of training should focus on working with young children with disabilities and their families.
    11. Contribute to the overall success and quality of the program through working constructively and collaboratively with other staff members to address specific programmatic needs as well as agency wide issues and needs.
    • Highest degree applicable to the profession/discipline. 
    • 2 years’ experience working with young children, preferably children with special needs.  
    • Must have driver’s license, automobile, and auto liability insurance.  
    • The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.
    • Under general supervision from the Clinical Supervisor – EI.
    Work Remotely:
    • Both remote and onsite work required.
    Children’s Friend is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.  If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at talent@cfsri.org

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