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Posted on: 4/28/23

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Occupational Therapist, Early Intervention Specialist

New Orleans, LA 

Job Type: Full-time or Part-Time 

JOB SUMMARY: The Occupational Therapist, Early Intervention Specialist (OTEI) is an integral member of the Lighthouse OT team, who provides leadership and expertise to the EI program. The OTEI is a primary Early Steps service provider who works as part of a collaborative transdisciplinary team that enhances the capacity of families to care for the health and development of their infants and toddlers ages 0 to 3. The OTEI recommends environmental and activity modifications within daily routines and natural settings to enhance participation and accomplish IFSP outcomes for children and their families. In addition, the OTEI collaborates with the EI team to prepare children ages 3 to 5 in the Light Steps program to ensure they have the foundational skills necessary for success in school. This position requires excellent communication skills, team-building skills, and a passion to develop comprehensive impactful programs that ensure quality services and optimal outcomes for all youth served in Lighthouse programs.


1. Education: Degree in occupational therapy with license to practice in Louisiana required. Additional Certification in pediatrics or vision rehabilitation preferred.

2. Special Knowledge/Skills: Skilled with the assessment and treatment of pediatric patients; Knowledge of early intervention strategies to optimize developmental progress for infants and toddlers; Knowledge of the Early Steps program and other Medicaid programs for youth with disabilities preferred; Ability to assess and adjust intervention strategies to optimize progress; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Ability to develop and perform professional presentations; Proficiency in the use of Office software products and the internet.

3. Experience: At least 2 years of clinical practice with at least 1 year experience working with pediatric patients.

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