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From clinicians to program managers to direct care staff, our employees make a difference every day. Our talented team provides subacute and post-acute rehabilitation services to individuals with brain, spinal cord, and medically complex injuries, illnesses, and other challenges. And as a part of The MENTOR Network — a national network of local health and human services providers—NeuroRestorative’s employees are part of a growing organization that’s been at the forefront of providing innovative, community-based care for more than 30 years.

Occupational Therapist

Job ID 19000DF9
Occupational Therapist
Primary Location: United States-IL-ILCarbondale

NeuroRestorative is currently seeking a full-time Occupational Therapist to provide residential, clinic, community, and school-based services for individuals in our Adolescent Program. Our occupational therapists provide both individual and group therapy sessions, supervise Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTAs) and interns, and work collaboratively with a team of highly trained physical therapists, speech language pathologists, behavior analysts, rehabilitation counselors, school personnel, and residential staff. 


Founded in 1977, NeuroRestorative Carbondale was the first dedicated post-acute rehabilitation program in the country for individuals with brain injuries and has continued as a leader in the field for more than 40 years. 


Essential Job Functions

  • Provide quality service delivery through evaluation and testing of program participants and the development of effective treatment plans for each participant
  • Administer innovative treatment programs to program participants and communicates treatment needs to appropriate staff. Provide re-evaluation and programmatic changes as necessary. Effectively manage assigned caseload
  • Set up appropriate home exercise programs for participants in a timely manner.  Performs home evaluations as needed
  • Maintain timely and appropriate program participant documentation including report of services. Complete weekly schedule request to meet OT goals of staff/program participants and submit it to supervisor
  • Serve on rehabilitation treatment team(s), including but not limited to attending team meetings, attending conferences, etc. Attend departmental meetings for program development and establishing effective systems of operations team enhancement
  • Attend training or seminars on a yearly basis to update knowledge and skills
  • Collaborate with physicians, staff, professionals/paraprofessionals, consultants, families, and community resources as needed to ensure effectiveness of occupational therapy program
  • Participate in maintenance of targeted departmental budget and monitoring of equipment
  • Adhere to Service Monitoring System (SMS) standards for department, accreditation and licensure standards, and ethics of confidentiality
  • Perform other related duties and activities as required


What we ask of you:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited program
  • Current Illinois OT licensure or license eligible
  • One year experience in neuro-rehabilitationor school-based therapy is preferred
  • Ability to pass drug screen, physical, and DCFS fingerprinting

What we offer you:

  • A rewarding work environment with fantastic co-workers
  • Competitive pay rates, paid time off, and benefits for 30+ hour work week, including Holiday pay
  • Family-oriented environment, casual dress, employee events
  • A chance to make a difference in people’s lives on a daily basis
  • Career development, and advancement opportunities throughout the nation-wide Network
  • Access to employee discounts with various vendors
  • A dynamic work environment where no day is ever the same as the next 
Founded in 1980, The MENTOR Network is a national network of local human services providers offering an array of quality, community-based services in more than 30 states to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses, and to youth with emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges as well as their families.

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