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Physical Therapist for Early Intervention

Company: Meeting Street
Location: New Bedford
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

** Meeting Street is currently offering a $5,000.00 bonus to all new employees for full-time, benefit eligible Physical Therapist positions! **Meeting Street believes the dignity of each person is paramount. We recognize that our community's future strength rests firmly on our commitment to our values of respect, compassion, integrity, inclusivity, and excellence.Meeting Street does not discriminate in services or employment on the basis of ethnicity, race, age, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, economic background/circumstances, physical and/or mental abilities, veteran status, marital status, or resident immigration status. Meeting Street respects and celebrates the diversity that contributes to a healthy, caring community. To uphold these commitments, we expect all employees to recognize and properly respond to racism and other forms of injustice.About Early Intervention:Meeting Street's Early Intervention Program supports children and families in Southeastern Massachusetts, throughout the Greater New Bedford Region. We provide a range of services to children aged birth to three years old with developmental disabilities or delays, giving them and their families individualized support and resources to enhance their development and learning. Our mission is to ensure that children are provided with every opportunity to develop to their fullest potential.In this role, you will:

  • Assess the functional and physical capabilities of children ages 0-3 relative to their age-appropriate milestones for potential developmental delays or developmental risk factors
  • Serve as the case manager or consulting therapist for a caseload of families with a wide range of racial backgrounds, cultures, religions, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity and abilities with understanding of how their life experiences may be impacted by social determinants
  • Collaborate with the family to develop goals to address the child's development that fit into their daily routines and play
  • Deliver therapy in an approachable and comfortable way as a guest in our clients' homes, translating your clinical knowledge into every-day language
  • Continuously assess the progress of your clients and collaboratively adjust the plan as needed
  • Provide support to families with daily challenges, and connect them with resources within or outside of our program as needed to support their child's development or immediate needs
  • Consult and partner with a multidisciplinary team of professionals, including Developmental Specialists, Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses and Social WorkersYour Skills:
    • You are a strong relationship builder who is able to gain rapport with young children and families alike, always considering them a partner and communicating with them in an approachable, respectful, and non-judgmental way
    • You can independently problem-solve and are flexible in adapting to address immediate needs or to adjust longer-term goals as appropriate
    • You are able to prioritize needs on a daily and long-term basis to best serve your clients in the moment, while meeting program-designated deadlines
    • You have strong time management skills in managing your own calendar and scheduling appointments directly with your clients
    • You are also a team player who seeks the consultation of your multi-disciplinary colleagues when you have a hunch that something may be beyond your expertiseMore About You:
      • You are passionate about Meeting Street's mission to support and empower children and families
      • You have respect and understanding for diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, socioeconomic backgrounds, abilities, and family structures, and are understanding of how social determinants may impact individuals' experiences
      • You model our agency's values of respect, compassion, integrity, inclusivity, and excellence in all of your actions and communicationWhat you need:
        • Licensed Physical Therapist in Massachusetts
        • COVID-19 Vaccination RequiredMeeting Street is committed to ideals of justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, learning and creating an anti-racist work culture.Meeting Street is a non-profit organization offering a high-coverage, low-cost benefits package to employees working thirty or more hours weekly. Our package includes health, dental and vision insurance, FSA, Paid Time Off, 403b Retirement Plan and more.Learn more about us at https://www.meetingstreet.org/

Keywords: Meeting Street, New Bedford , Physical Therapist for Early Intervention, Healthcare , New Bedford, Massachusetts

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