Physical Therapist Position.  This post is always listed.   
Please contact Dianne Downing Moore TODAY at 254-715-7099
to see if there is a open PT position available.

Physical Therapist Position with
Klaras Children’s Center ECI (Birth to 3) Program
An experience you don’t want to miss…Come make a difference that may
be more far-reaching and powerful than you ever dreamed possible
The Klaras Children’s Center ECI (KCC ECI) is an Early Childhood Intervention Program that serves families with infants and toddlers who are experiencing problems with their development and/or behavior. KCC ECI serves families with children with a wide range of diagnoses including rare conditions. KCC ECI serves six counties in the central Texas area, including McLennan, Bosque, Hill, Limestone, Freestone, and Falls Counties

This position is for Hill and McLennan Counties only.
The philosophy of the KCC ECI is one of empowering families and other caregivers by partnering with them for the child’s success.   KCC ECI staff brainstorm with families/caregivers, helping them to discover what they already know to help their child and providing them with new knowledge and skills.  Klaras Children’s Center ECI staff provide all services in the child’s natural environment, meaning the home, childcare setting, or other community settings such as the grocery store, parks, zoo, children’s museum, and restaurants.  The center also provides services via telehealth as an option to families.
Services are provided to fit the daily routines of the child/family/caregiver.  This means that the staff of Klaras Children’s Center  ECI use the child’s/family’s/caregiver’s own resources (toys, furniture, etc.) whenever possible.  It also means that staff coach families and caregivers at helping the child get better during the course of daily opportunities for learning, while providing emotional as well as other support to maximize the child’s success. 
Klaras Children’s Center ECI staff--which includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, early intervention specialists, service coordinators, and social workers--team together to serve children, families, and caregivers.  The staff of KCC ECI are in the unique position of helping families faced with adversity gain confidence, competence, and control over their lives.  KCC ECI staff truly are provided with a unique opportunity to partner with families/caregivers in what can be a journey not soon forgotten.  Here’s what one Klaras Children’s Center ECI mom said about this method of service delivery:
“...Klaras made me feel I was the one who could help my child.  I had always dreamed of being a mother and when Dylan was born with all his problems, I felt so defeated, like I would never be able to care for him like the doctors and therapists in the hospital.  But the staff at Klaras Center showed me how what we did with Dylan at home helped him learn what he needed to learn.  They pointed out the positives in what I did where all I saw were negatives.  They gave me good ideas and showed me some things to try.  I was finally able to reach my dream.  I am Dylan’s mom and what I can do for him is most important...”
Salary: competitive
401K: Employee contributes 4% and Center matches with 12%
Time off: 11 Paid Holidays plus Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
Provided: Center laptop and cell phone
Mileage: Paid at state rate; some agency cars available  
(No staff are asked to see children in all 6 counties.)
Benefits: Medical, Dental, and Life insurance provided at no cost to employee
PT Mentors readily available: (experience of mentors--in addition to many years with ECI-- includes Cook Children’s, schools, home health) 
Additional Info: Flexible schedule
No weekend or holiday work
You are paid whether the client cancels or no-shows
You are paid while doing your paperwork
We have a high rate of returning therapists who try other settings and then come back to us!

For more information contact: 
Dianne Downing Moore
Therapy Supervisor and KCC ECI employee for 32 years
at (254) 715-7099
David Hanlin
Program Director and KCC ECI employee for 31 years
at (254) 297-7098
Gigi Barnes
Assistant Program Director and KCC ECI employee for 32 years
at (254) 297-7080
Main Office
 (254) 297-7089
(254) 297-7088 
Please visit our website for more information about us 
Come join us and experience an impact on your
life—and on the lives of KCC ECI children and their families—that
will fill your heart for a lifetime.

More information:

Physical Therapists for Klaras Children's Center ECI work as a member of an interdisciplinary team and are responsible for contributing to the development of Individualized Family Service Plans, providing appropriate therapy and/or consultation, and teaching developmental activities to families and staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Essential Functions

  • Excellent written communication and computer keyboarding for inputting clinical documentation
  • Excellent verbal communication with clients, staff, and community providers
  • Time management required to meet service goals
  • Travel to conduct home/community visits within 6 county region up to 2 hrs at a time (This position limited to Hill and McLennan Counties.)
  • Lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Stooping, bending, sitting, standing, and keyboarding for prolonged periods
  • Ability to be CPR and PMAB certified
  • Valid driver's license, liability insurance, and reliable transportation required
Education and Experience
  • Education and Licensure required for Physical Therapist credentials

Hours: 8AM-5PM M-F with some evenings/early mornings by appointment

Office Location: Klaras Children's Center ECI
                         324 S 4th St, Waco

Key words: physical therapist, motor therapist, licensed therapist
If you have questions about the position, please contact supervisor Dianne Downing Moore 254-715-7099
*This position is continually posted

Department: Klaras Childrens Center ECI
This is a full time position

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