Wake up in the beautiful country of Italy knowing that you will be working towards helping children and their families learn, evolve, and grow! Looking for a full time therapist for the months of June, July, August 2019.
The Joy Center (dirsi.org) is seeking a per diem pediatric occupational therapist to work at our interdisciplinary clinic in Gricignano, Italy. This is an excellent opportunity for an OT with sensory integration experience and the desire to be trained in the DIR Model. To be successful at this job, a therapist must take initiative and be a self-starter. The therapist will have the ability to create their own schedule. It is expected that the OT will exercise innovative approaches to address various developmental challenges. In addition, it is extremely important that the therapist is able to establish and maintain relationships with multiple military families. The clinical space has plenty of supplies and good equipment to conduct individualized sessions for clients. Clinical work includes therapy sessions, parent meetings, family interaction, documentation, and evaluations. The client profiles that a therapist may come across include sensory, motor, emotional, and relationship needs.
The therapist is expected to pay for their own flights to/from Italy. Housing is provided for the duration. Competitive hourly pay.
· Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy
· Native English speaker (to communicate with U.S. military families)
· Experience in sensory integration
· 1 year of pediatric therapy experience
· 1 year of sensory integration experience
· Ability to commit for 3 months (June, July, August 2019)
About The Joy Center (DIRSI)
About Amy Zier:
Amy obtained her PhD at the ICDL Graduate School, specializing in developmental disorders and infant mental health. Her dissertation included a unique research study analyzing variables impacting early diagnosis of Sensory Processing Disorders. She has special interest in therapeutic listening programs, visual-spatial development and forming an alliance with parents that empowers them to help their child. She has her SIPT certification and has completed the DIR® certificate program.
Amy actively seeks to respond to the limitations of traditional therapy settings and is driven by her desire to provide innovative, quality occupational therapy to children and families. Amy's vision of unique spaces, coupled with the highest quality therapist training, and the advantages of employing therapists passionate about their role in supporting children and families became the essence of her practice.
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