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Occupational Therapist

University City, MO, USA

Job Type

Flexible Scheduling: Part-Time & Full Time options available.

About the Role

The OT works with the transdisciplinary team of professionals to provide clinical services for children with autism spectrum disorder and related developmental disabilities. The OT 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, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst on the team. The OT is responsible for developing consistent clinical judgment and is responsive to feedback/implements readily into practice. The OT 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.



  • Implement individualized goals and objectives 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

Candidate Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy 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

Benefits Offered:

  • 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

Contact us to apply!

  • Passionate about changing the developmental trajectory of children with autism?

  • Ready to make an impact? 

Apply here and join us to be a part of our mission and work culture!

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 Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Therapy, and Behavioral 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—all with a bachelor’s degree or higher—create collaborative, personalized, and transdisciplinary treatment plans for each child. Our team has a small feel and is rapidly growing!

We are looking for candidates who desire professional growth and a career working closely with children with autism within our organization.

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