About the Role
About the role:
The COTA works with the transdisciplinary team of professionals to provide clinical services for children with autism spectrum disorder and related developmental disabilities. The COTA is responsible for learning and applying ESDM content understanding with moderate support from Trainer treatment plans designed by the therapy team and collaborating with the Speech Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst on the team. The COTA is responsible for developing consistent clinical judgment and is responsive to feedback/implements readily into practice. The COTA maintains a weekly billable caseload of service hours and helps to create and maintain the positive and solution-oriented culture within a rapidly growing small business. This is a unique position to work closely with colleagues and acquire training to fidelity in the Early Start Denver Model.
Associates or Bachelors Degree in related field
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Licensure and Registration (accept temporary licensure)
Preference given to candidates with a foundational knowledge of and experience with the Early Start Denver Model
Preference given to candidates with a foundational knowledge of and experience with utilizing the transdisciplinary approach in the therapeutic setting
Access to transportation preferred. Require a valid drivers license & car insurance
Implement individualized goals, objectives and behavior support plans for home and community-based programs
Deliver high quality evidence-based treatment interventions
Conduct regular caregiver and/or teacher consultation
Meet regularly with team and identify issues impacting client’s progress and satisfaction
Complete all necessary documentation in a timely and satisfactory manner as requested by company policies
Maintain billable caseload and document billable hours according to the Blue Stars Therapy policy and state and federal regulations
Participate in a three-month training in the Early Start Denver Model
Engage and align with the Blue Stars Therapy mission, vision, and values
Paid Time Off plan
Paid Holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
50% Contribution to medical insurance by employer
Access to dental and vision insurance
Frequent meetings with managers to develop career path towards professional and personal growth and development
Ongoing mentorship with company leaders
Continuing education credit up to $200
Professional licensing/dues credit up to $150
Professional liability insurance coverage
Uniform apparel credit
Credit toward personal cell phone bill
Emphasis on maintaining Work/Life Balance as a culture
Quarterly team bonding and social engagement opportunities
Quarterly in-house professional development days
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Passionate about changing the developmental trajectory of children with autism?
Ready to make an impact?
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About the Company
Blue Stars Therapy is the leading organization focused on children aged zero to five years with autism and other developmental delays in the greater St. Louis, Missouri area.
Using the Early Start Denver Model, we provide specialized Behavioral Therapy, Speech-Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, in the home, school, remote environments, and at our center-based program, The Blue School.
We are advocates for kids and their families and believe everyone deserves access to our customized services. We empower and equip each child’s support group—parents, caretakers, educators, and extended family—to positively shift their child’s trajectory. Our therapists— create collaborative, personalized, and transdisciplinary treatment plans for each child. Our team has a small family feel and is rapidly growing!
We are looking for candidates who desire professional growth and a career working closely with children with autism with our organization.