PlayABILITIES is a multi-disciplinary pediatric occupational, physical, and speech therapy clinic located in Leawood, Kansas. We provide personalized, intensive, and client-centered therapy services for children with various neurodevelopmental disabilities including developmental delays, autism, and sensory processing disorder. We provide a relaxed, yet professional work environment comprised of a collection of highly motivated, self-driven therapists who feed off of each other’s love for their job and compassion for helping our families. The culture of our clinic is service-oriented, and our highest objective is providing the best possible treatment and care for our clients, every step of the way.
Intern Responsibilities include:
- Assisting the therapists with implementing educational activities and non-teaching
- Assist in setup and preparation of materials and equipment needed for summer therapy groups and individual treatment sessions
- Cleaning, sanitizing, restocking, and general organizational needs to keep the clinic running smoothly
- Provides educational activities to individuals or small groups of students under the guidance of a certified staff member
- Provides help during therapy sessions and groups, creating materials and setting up lesson plans/sensory materials , and snack preparation
- Provide assistance to the administrative staff helping the clinic run smoothly. Tasks may include running errands and completing office work as needed
This individual will need to have 2+ years of experience working with children with special needs in an educational or therapeutic treatment setting. This individual ideally will be pursuing a career in occupational, speech, or physical therapy.
BENEFITS OF THE INTERNSHIP:
This opportunity will provide the intern with the chance to see how a private pediatric therapy clinic is run. The individual will gain skills in understanding the complexities of working with children with special needs. First hand experience working in a multi-disciplinary environment, gaining a strong understanding of the roles of occupational, speech, and physical therapists in a child’s treatment plan.