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Occupational Therapist
Title:Occupational Therapist
Department:Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village
Location:Lignum, VA

Childhelp is looking for a positive, energetic professional to provide coordinated care to pediatric patients, ages 5-14 years, to fill a full-time Occupational Therapist opening.


We offer our employees fulfilling careers, free meals & casual dress on a beautiful campus!

Essential Functions:

  1. Meets the clients’ goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining occupational therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians or through an IEP.

  2. Helps client to develop or regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to disabilities by implementing programs involving fine motor skills, visual motor skills, visual perceptual and gross motor activities of daily living, and sensorimotor, educational, recreational, and social activities; directing direct care and educational staff.

  3. Promotes maximum independence by selecting and constructing therapies according to individual's physical capacity, intelligence level, and interest.

  4. Evaluates results of occupational therapy by observing, noting, and evaluating client’s progress; recommending and implementing adjustments and modifications.

  5. Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing and instructing client’s, families, and caregivers in home programs; recommending and/or providing assistive equipment; recommending outpatient or home health follow-up programs.

  6. Documents client care services by charting in patient and departmental records.

  7. Maintains client confidence and protects the ACT Village by keeping information confidential.

  8. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

  9. Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.

  10. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

  11. Complies with federal, state, and local legal and certification requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.

  12. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

  13. Must successfully complete all new hire orientation and training requirements; Must be current on all mandatory annual retraining and in-services

  14. Carry out other duties as assigned.



    Possess a B.A. or B.S. Degree from an accredited college or university that has been approved through the American Occupational Therapy Association with a minimum of three years of experience providing occupational therapy; Must be licensed by the State of Virginia as an Occupational Therapist and AOTCB certified; Experience working with emotionally disturbed children and/or adolescents in an educational setting.


    Possess a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university that has been approved through the American Occupational Therapy Association.


    About Childhelp

    CEO and Co-Founder Sara O’Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.

    About Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village

    Situated on 270-acres of naturally lush and inviting land in Lignum, Virginia, the Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village (the Village) has been providing a healing home environment for severely abused, neglected, and at-risk children since 1993. Producing a true community atmosphere, the Village houses as many as 67 children ranging in age from 5 to 14 years old. The residents live in small cottages and are grouped by age and treatment needs. The children who make their home at the village are referred to this place of healing by various judicial authorities and child welfare offices after the Department of Social Services takes custody of them. They arrive experiencing severe behavioral and emotional problems as a result of their previous abusive or neglectful situations. For many of these children, the Village and its multidisciplinary team (MDT) are their last hope in avoiding placement at a juvenile correctional facility.

    It takes a whole village to raise a child. A team of mental health professionals greets each child upon their arrival, equipped to develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to each child’s specific needs. While at the Village, children receive on-site clinical services provided by Childhelp’s MDT under the direction of a staff psychiatrist. The children learn to love themselves and trust others through comprehensive treatment, including psychological, educational, recreational, music, art, occupational, and speech therapy. The dedicated, highly-trained, and passionate staff of therapists, teachers, behavioral health specialists, nurses, physicians, and chaplain work to cultivate trust in children who have known only betrayal, and build self-esteem in the young souls who have rarely been given reason to like themselves.

    The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the National Day of Hope® that mobilizes people across America to join the fight against child abuse. For more information about Childhelp, please visit the website at

    Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


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