Thank you for visiting our website and looking further into the career page. We welcome all applicants, especially those who have had a chance to get their feet wet in a variety of settings, honing what they really want out of their careers. If you are looking for a job that lets you practice your craft, whether it be Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Speech Therapy, instead of completing endless paperwork, or working for productivity measures, please give us a call.
We practice ‘green therapy’.
One of the biggest barriers to improvement is transferring skill from the clinic to the home environment. Use of new skills in activities of daily living is the ultimate goal of all families who seek our services. We have found that environment helps set the stage for how a new skill is used.
For example, when you are in the kitchen department at the home store you tend to think along the lines of kitchens. You may daydream about the new stove you have been wanting, or how a particular convection oven will bake your brownie recipe. Perhaps a new recipe you have wanted to try pops into your mind. This is an example of how the environment guided your thinking. Is it rigid? Not by any means, we are all able to think about other things while we are walking down the kitchen appliance isle. However, it does provide a passive background that you naturally gravitate toward. Children are well aware that the most likely place to get a “poke” is at the doctor’s office. Some children are so sensitive to this memory of getting a shot that even the presence of white walls and long corridors sends them into a panic. As parents, we have all been there, coaxing a child through the process of calming down and acclimating to the environment, while waiting in the wings is an unknown that the child fears. At Clear Speech, Inc we have an environment that mirrors a familiar home environment. We aim to break down as many barriers to carryover and generalization as possible. We are the only clinic in the Pacific Northwest to practice under this trademarked technology.
In addition to easing anxiety, the home environment provides a “hands on” approach to using items of everyday living as therapy tools. Activities of daily living help give meaning to children thereby giving natural encouragement to further refine gross and fine motor development as well as communication. For example, gross motor improvement (picture of mini tramp in the yard with a kid jumping on it), sensory integration (picture of a kid doing heavy work), sequencing (picture of a kid baking cookies with mom) fine motor improvement (looking through buttons or an art project) breath support (blow pens or bubbles) bla bla bla bla
Having a busy schedule is a common problem with many families. Finding time to accomplish school homework and therapy homework can be challenging. When skill development is tied to a naturally occurring daily event, carryover happens more quickly. This might be in the form of oral motor exercises done as part of mealtime preparation, or during the tooth brushing routine. Being able to show parents how to improve speech while the child is actually eating, or brushing teeth in a real kitchen or bathroom helps solidify concepts that both parent and child need to know in order for generalization to occur.
Clear Speech, Incorporated is seeking innovative, professional, and committed therapists willing to take on the challenge of pediatric therapy. New therapists will provide intervention that is attentive to the whole child and incorporates the rest of the family as well. Our work environment is supportive, and an inspiring new industry standard in the world of pediatric intervention. Working with us will be rewarding, educational, and an asset to your career.
CFY applicants will be considered on a case by case basis. SLP applicants need a certificate of clinical competence; OT, PT, and SLP applicants need Washington Licensure; knowledge and experience treating the pediatric and adolescent population in the areas of neuro developmental practices, sensory processing, Apraxia, oral-motor training, receptive/expressive language development, and processing disorders.
As a therapist at Clear Speech, Incorporated you will be treating a pediatric population only. This includes taking a detailed history, selecting appropriate testing materials, evaluating, making written reports, corresponding with education and healthcare providers, developing treatment plans, and setting up treatment schedules. Our therapy is guided by careful data keeping procedures and current treatment techniques.
In addition to the job, you will be joining the all American city of Everett. Just minutes away from Seattle, Everett remains affordable and unique. It is surrounded on three sides by water and offers a wide variety of outdoor activities year round. Close proximity to Seattle offers many educational, cultural, and entertainment opportunities.
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