Childhaven has an exciting opportunity to join the Early Intervention Team as our next Pediatric Occupational Therapist / Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant providing sensory processing and play-based therapy to children in natural environments, including their homes, classrooms, and other community locations. There is nothing more rewarding than making a difference in youth and family lives. If you feel the call to serve, this career opportunity is for you! 



Mission: We partner with parents and community to strengthen families, prevent childhood trauma and its damaging effects, and prepare children for a lifetime of well-being.


Vision: All children are safe and healthy; flourishing physically, socially, emotionally, and educationally; well-nurtured by family and community.  


Values and CommitmentChildhaven serves families from diverse communities and are committed to racial equity in our programs and services. We also value diversity and inclusion in our workforces and we are committed to recruiting candidates



Every role at Childhaven makes an impact! Occupational Therapist responsibilities include:

  • Evaluate, assess, and provide motor therapy to children from birth through two years.
  • Collaborate with the Early Intervention team, Family Resources Coordinators (FRCs), and Childhaven program staff on interdisciplinary IFSPs, goal-setting, and case review.
  • Maintain documentation of case records and ensure compliance with Part C and other policies.
  • Communicate with insurance providers, school districts, and other outside resources as needed.
  • Engage and empower parents in all individual and group sessions, providing training and support that allow them to meet the needs of their children.
  • Participating in the development of individualized goals for child and family.
  • Providing coaching and consultation for staff, parents and care providers.
  • Demonstrating a caring, nonjudgmental, equity-minded approach to working with every family.
  • Preparing reports and progress notes as required by Childhaven
  • Attend team meetings relating to each child’s programs and progress.
  • Schedule minimum number of therapy hours as established by therapy department policy.
  • Attend regular staff and department meetings.
  • Continue to develop professional skills and knowledge (e.g., conferences, course work, review literature, participation in professional associations, interdepartmental observations, etc.)
  • Attend in-service programs. Share information from recently attended professional meetings with team.
  • Area that the candidate will be covering: Seattle, West Seattle, Burien, Renton
  • Flexible schedule
  • (Please note, at this moment in time, services are being provided via teleintervention)



  • Will be excited to work with a multidisciplinary team delivering trauma-informed early learning, early intervention, and infant mental health services to marginalized communities.
  • Will believe in meeting the needs of children and families through strengths-based collaboration that improves their lives.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy, licensed by Washington State
  • COTA – Associate of Applied Science
  • Feeding experience preferred
  • Experience working with children aged 0-3 years
  • Experience with interacting with diverse populations
  • Strong teamwork skills and ability to demonstrate dependability and punctuality
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Pass Portable Background check through Department of Disabilities Administration
  • Demonstrate skill in word processing and familiarity with MS Word and Excel
  • Possess valid Washington State driver’s license and valid automobile insurance
  • Pass tuberculosis test
  • Current in Pediatric/Adult CPR, first aid and AED, HIV and blood borne pathogens


Desired Qualifications

  • Additional language proficiency
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Have access to a dependable personal vehicle
  • Solid knowledge of racial equity, social justice and cultural competency



We strive to make Childhaven a great place to work by living our values: Teamwork, Equity, Excellence, Dedication, and Respect.



Here’s a little bit about what we offer our staff:

  • The ability to work alongside and learn from a multi-disciplinary team of highly skilled and experienced professionals.
  • We believe in fully transparent hiring practices. The salary range for Occupational Therapists is $62,400 - $83,570 dependent on experience. COTA’s start on a lower pay scale.
  • We offer a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance. Expanded benefits include a flexible spending account, education reimbursement and a 403(b) savings program with employer contributions. A full listing of benefits is available.
  • No matter what your role is, you'll get opportunities to attend a wide variety of trainings on clinical and education topics, advocacy, management skills, and more. We also work hard to make sure that you have a mentor—a person who is helping you grow professionally.
  • We’re dedicated to serving the full range of cultural diversity in our community, and to providing families with care that’s relevant to them and their values. As a member of Childhaven staff, you’re encouraged to contribute to community engagement strategies and to serve on our Racial Equity Team, which makes ongoing recommendations to ensure that our programs and protocols are doing their part to dismantle systemic racism.


To Be Considered

    1. Complete an online application
    2. Include a cover letter detailing how your experience and education that qualifies you for the position
    3. Include a resume


Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.