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ChildServe Occupational Therapist in Ames, Iowa

Occupational Therapist

Therapy & Supports (ST, OT, PT, Techs) Ames, Iowa



ChildServe’s talented, multi-disciplinary team of therapists specializes in pediatric rehab and works together to create plans specific to each child’s need. In the role of Occupational Therapist, you will use play, therapeutic activities, and special techniques to improve self-cares, motor coordination, sensory processing, attention, and visual skills so children can be successful in their world.

Join our large therapy team and grow professionally through:

  • An inter-professional team where you will collaborate with speech therapy, physical therapy, psychology, mental health and many other services to provide a holistic approach to care.

  • Leadership training and paid continuing education opportunities to support career growth. Most classes provided on site where you can chose your specialty or area of interest.

  • Professional development and mentoring opportunities

  • Mentorship onsite

  • A wide range of diagnoses- no two days will be the same!

  • The opportunity to leave work each day knowing you've made a difference


  • This role is full-time and eligible for health benefits including medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off, and a 403B retirement account. PTO is frontloaded upon hire and starts accruing immediately. As a non profit organization, we participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program


  • Full Time, 40 hours per week

  • Flexible schedule Monday - Friday

  • Clinic Hours: 8:00am- 6:00 pm

    What You’ll Do

  • Complete all documentation according to ChildServe, AOTA, and third party regulatory standards

  • Develop individualized plan of care as appropriate to meet the needs of the child/caregiver

  • Adapt communication styles to meet the needs of those involved in a child’s care

  • Confer with the interdisciplinary team, including the physician with developing, implementing, and revising the therapy plan of care based on initial and ongoing assessments

  • Review medical, educational, social, and financial information on each client prior to assessment or initiation of treatment

  • Participate in teaching and training other ChildServe staff including orientation, occupational therapy topics, and mentoring for students/interns

  • Provide health information to third party payers as necessary to advocate and secure medically necessary services for client

  • Provide accurate and timely billing and scheduling information to accounting, operations staff and Team Lead

  • Participate in internal quality assurance and continuous quality improvement activities

  • Participate in community functions, marketing, and consultative services as needed

  • Assist in the development of new clinical programs as assigned

    What You’ll Need

  • A degree from an AOTA approved occupational therapy program

  • Preferred: Experience with pediatrics

  • Ability to communicate effectively in reading, writing, and speaking the English language

  • This position may be subject to COVID-19 safety requirements. If applicable, specific requirements will be discussed during the interview process

    Why ChildServe?

    ChildServe has earned the title of Top Workplace every year since 2014. Here’s why employees love working here:

  • Our work matters. We partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great

  • We’re not your average non-profit. We serve 5600 children each year through over 30 specialty pediatric services in the Ames, Des Moines, and Iowa City areas. Many of our programs are one-of-a-kind.

  • Our team members rock. Our teams are filled with people who care about their coworkers, and who believe that collaboration is key to providing exceptional care to children.

  • Our learning never stops. As a non-profit dedicated to innovation, we’re proud to help many team members gain new certifications, continue their education, take their expertise to the next level, and find new opportunities to advance their career right here at ChildServe.

  • We’re moving forward together. Experts across multiple disciplines work together to help kids get the best care possible.

    Ready to leave work every day knowing you’ve made a difference for kids and families? Let’s move Forward Together - apply today! ChildServe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.