Occupational Therapist Position
with Klaras Children’s Center ECI (Birth to 3) Program of the Behavioral Health Network
 
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 who have 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.

Please contact Dianne Downing Moore TODAY at 254-715-7099
if you are interested in joining our team.
 

QUOTES about the job from
KCC ECI Occupational Therapists:

“Very supportive supervisors that encourage growth, creativity, and thinking outside the box.  Fun, supportive co-workers.”
“Flexible schedule and a lot of autonomy.  You have a lot of independence in how you practice; however, there are many knowledgeable colleagues to collaborate with whenever you have questions.”
“You have a very diverse caseload which means there are multiple learning opportunities and a low likelihood of feeling bored.  Because of the diverse caseload, you sharpen your skills by learning about a variety of diagnoses/conditions, and you are also afforded opportunities to really dive deep into your own special interests.”
“Because ECI therapists incorporate all of the families' goals into therapy, you get to learn a great deal about other disciplines and facilitating development in all areas, while also focusing on your specific discipline.”
“I love it that you can change up where you conduct your therapy sessions by meeting families out in the community.  You can’t do that with a clinic job.  It is fun for me, and it sometimes is the only opportunity that the families we work with have to go to the zoo, museum, playground, etc.
“I appreciate the quiet time while driving to regroup, daydream, think about the session I just left or the session I'm going to next.  It is a break time for me.  As a mom with a home full of kids, it really is some of the only quiet time I get!”

“The documentation required for progress notes and reports is a lot easier and faster than most of the places I've worked at before.”

“The productivity standards are significantly lower as compared to where I've worked previously.  And there is even an incentive program that enables you to earn extra pay if you deliver over productivity requirements.”
 
More info about KCC ECI:

The philosophy of 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 occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech pathologists, early intervention specialists, service coordinators, and social workers, among others--team together to serve children, families, and caregivers.  The staff at 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...”

More Details:
  • 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: Agency car will be assigned (No staff are asked to see children in all 6 counties.)
  • Benefits: Medical, Dental, and Life insurance provided at no cost to employee
  • OT Mentors readily available
  • Flexible schedule
  • No weekend or holiday work required
  • You are paid whether the client cancels or no-shows
  • You are paid while doing your paperwork
  • Incentive pay for exceeding productivity targets
  • 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 33 years
at (254) 715-7099
dianne.moore@hotrmhmr.org
 
David Hanlin
Program Director and KCC ECI employee for 32 years
at (254) 297-7098
Gigi Barnes
Assistant Program Director and KCC ECI employee for 33 years
at (254) 297-7080

Morgan Pettijohn
Program Manager and KCC ECI employee for 7 years
at (254) 297-7744
  
Main Office
 (254) 297-7089
(254) 297-7088 
Please visit our website for more information about us
www.kcceci.org 

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:

Occupational 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 certified
  • Valid driver's license, liability insurance, and reliable transportation required
Education and Experience
  • Education and Licensure required for Occupational Therapist credentials
Hours: 8 AM-5 PM, M-F with some evenings/early mornings by appointment

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


Key words: occupational therapist, motor therapist, licensed therapist 
If you have questions about the position, please contact therapy supervisor Dianne Downing Moore at 254-715-7099.
             
TEXAS
                           Health and Human Services
 
 

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

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