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Occupational Therapist – Early Steps Program – Southern half of Miami Dade County through the Florida Keys of Monroe County in Florida at Benchmark Human Services

Date Posted: 2/15/2019

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Job Description

Position Title: Occupational Therapist

Service Area:  Cities – South Miami, Coral Gables, Cutler Bay, Homestead, Kendal, Palmetto Bay along with Upper, Middle, Lower Keys

Reports To: Program Director

Supervises: COTA


Address functional needs of the child (Birth – 3 years) in various developmental domains, particularly related to adaptive development, behavior and play, and sensory, motor and postural development.


  1. Prevent or minimize the impact of initial or future impairment, delay in development, or loss of functional ability.

  2. Adaption of the environment to meet child/family needs in play, self-help and behavior development.

  3. Evaluation of planning and implementation of a therapy program of purposeful activities which are rehabilitative, active or restorative.

  4. Training and support of family members in the implementation of the IFSP and environmental consultation as set forth.

  5. Complete necessary documentation to facilitate reimbursement through primary funding sources. (i.e., Medicaid, private insurance, etc.)

  6. Promotes activities in the natural environment to enhance implementation of IFSP.

  7. Comply with Early Steps Program with regards to continuing education, etc.

  8. Report any suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation immediately to supervisor or department head.

  9. Other duties as assigned.

  10. Comply with all standards to assure the health and safety of all individuals.

  11. Report to work as scheduled.


  1. Ability to supervise others

  2. Excellent communication skills

  3. Strong computer and paperwork skills


  1. Valid Florida Driver’s License.

  2. Registered with American Occupational Therapy Association.

  3. Certified by Medical Licensing Board.

  4. Meets criteria for Early Steps Provider Enrollment