since 2003

Job Opportunities

Black Bear Academy is a nationally recognized private school program that offers a range of therapeutic and academic programming. We offer therapeutic classes ranging from 18 months through first grade, as well as individual and small group therapy sessions for a range of ages and ability levels. We are currently seeking to hire individuals for full-time employment who would be interested in working with a diverse client base.

 

Responsibilities Include

  • Complete evaluations, establish goals, and provide exceptional evidence-based treatment interventions for children aged birth to twelve, both individually and in a group
  • Complete timely and accurate documentation
  • Collaborate with other providers and academic teachers

Requirements

  • Master's Degree or higher from an APTA-accredited program
  • Minimum one-year pediatric experience; multidisciplinary setting is preferred
  • Current PT license in Illinois
  • Strong knowledge of child development (specifically children birth to twelve)
  • Personable, playful, and engaging; able to effectively build rapport with children and their families
  • Motivated to help create and develop the physical therapy program at Black Bear Academy
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; confidence in professional ability to effectively convey those skills and knowledge to clients
  • Positive and patient demeanor
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks in a dynamic and busy role

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation commensurate with education and work experience
  • Generous paid time off
  • Paid national holidays
  • Annual professional dues reimbursement
  • Supervision with department director, as well as the opportunity for collaboration with a dynamic multidisciplinary team
  • Retirement benefits after one year of employment
  • Group health and dental insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement

Responsibilities Include

  • Provide exceptional evidence-based treatment interventions for children aged birth to twelve both individually and in a group
  • Complete timely and accurate documentation
  • Administer comprehensive evaluations as necessary
  • Collaborate with other providers and academic teachers
  • Educate parents on therapy and support strategies


Requirements

  • Master's degree or higher from an AOTA-accredited program
  • Occupational Therapy (OTR) Licensure in the State of Illinois
  • 1-2 years of experience
  • Strong knowledge of child development (specifically children birth to twelve)
  • Personable, playful, and engaging; able to effectively build rapport with children and their families
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; confidence in professional ability to effectively convey those skills and knowledge to clients
  • Positive and patient demeanor
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks in a dynamic and busy role


Benefits

  • Competitive compensation commensurate with education and work experience
  • Generous paid time off
  • Paid national holidays
  • Annual professional dues reimbursement
  • Supervision with department director, as well as the opportunity for collaboration with a dynamic multidisciplinary team
  • Retirement benefits after one year of employment
  • Group health and dental insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement

Responsibilities Include

  • Provide exceptional evidence-based treatment interventions for children aged birth to twelve both individually and in a group
  • Complete timely and accurate documentation
  • Collaboration with other providers and academic teachers


Requirements

  • The ideal candidate will be high energy, willing to collaborate, flexible to change, and have the ability to think on their feet.
  • Associate degree or higher from an AOTA-accredited program
  • Occupational Therapy (OTA) Licensure in the State of Illinois
  • 1-2 years of experience
  • Strong knowledge of child development (specifically children birth to twelve)
  • Personable, playful, and engaging; able to effectively build rapport with children and their families
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; confidence in professional ability to effectively convey those skills and knowledge to clients
  • Positive and patient demeanor
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks in a dynamic and busy role


Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Insurance
  • Paid continuing education days
  • Generous PTO

Responsibilities Include

  • Planning for and providing targeted therapy for children on your caseload
  • Administering diagnostic evaluations as necessary
  • Leading and planning for therapeutic classes (ages 18 months- first grade)
  • Collaboration with other providers and academic teachers
  • Interacting with and education parents on therapy recommendations and strategies


Requirements

  • The ideal candidate will be high energy, willing to collaborate, flexible to change, and have the ability to think on their feet.
  • Master’s Degree and Illinois Licensure required
  • Supervision available for applicants completing their Clinical Fellowship Year


Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Insurance
  • Paid continuing education days
  • Generous PTO

Responsibilities Include

  • Planning for and supporting supplemental learning for children
  • Leading academic classes
  • Collaboration with other providers and academic teachers


Requirements

  • The ideal candidate will be high energy, willing to collaborate, flexible to change, and have the ability to think on their feet.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably early childhood or special education


Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Insurance
  • Paid continuing education days
  • Generous PTO

Responsibilities Include

  • The position of the Learning Support is designed to serve individuals and groups of students in the classroom and across the site
  • Encourage a positive learning environment in each setting within the school
  • Display problem solving skills and flexibility when instructional methods or materials need adaptations
  • Deliver educational interventions designed by therapists and teachers to help students meet educational, academic, life skill, behavioral, physical, social and emotional goals
  • Consult and collaborate with academic and therapeutic teams regarding individual students
  • Provide, implement, and support behavior management and crisis intervention


Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor’s in Education, Special Education, Early Education, or a related field
  • The ideal candidate will be high energy, willing to collaborate, flexible to change, and have the ability to think on their feet.
  • Personable, playful, and engaging; able to effectively build rapport with children and their families; positive and patient demeanor
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks in a dynamic and busy role


Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Insurance
  • Paid continuing education days
  • Generous PTO

 

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