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Paediatrics - Sensory Integration Italy,
$54,600 - $68,250 USD
Full Time

Wake up in the beautiful country of Italy knowing that you will be working towards helping children and their families learn, evolve, and grow!

Amy Zier & Associates is seeking a full time pediatric occupational therapist to work primarily in Napoli, Italy. This position will also require travel between Napoli and Rome. This is an excellent opportunity for an OT with sensory integration experience and the desire to be trained in the DIR Model. In addition, the OT will be mentored by premier American DIR pediatric occupation therapist, Amy Zier.

To be successful at this job, a therapist must take initiative and be a self-starter. The therapist will have the ability to create their own schedule. It is expected that the OT will exercise innovative approaches to address various developmental challenges. In addition, it is extremely important that the therapist is able to establish and maintain relationships with multiple military families.

The clinical space has plenty of supplies and good equipment to conduct individualized session for clients. Clinical work includes therapy sessions, parent meetings, family interaction, school observations, correspondence with teachers, documentation, evaluations, and school observation report write ups. The client profiles that a therapist may come across include sensory, motor, emotional, and relationship needs.

Required Qualifications
• Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy
• Must be able to legally work in Italy (Shengen Visa)
• Specialization in sensory integration approach
• Willing to receive training on DIR Model

Preferred Qualifications
• 1 year of pediatric therapy experience
• 1 year of sensory integration experience
• Ability to commit for 1-year minimum

Primary Location
• Napoli, Italy

• $54,600 - $68,250 USD

The clinic is located in the Chiaia neighborhood of Napoli. Amazing restaurants, cafes, and retail stores are all within walking distance of the clinic.

Napoli itself is a very authentic and beautiful city. Multiple cafes are located in the area and one can expect to enjoy delicious pizza and gelato. Napoli is also perfectly located for enjoying natures sights, including beautiful views of Mt. Vesuvius and a convenient 5-minute walk to the seaside.

About Amy Zier:

Amy obtained her PhD at the ICDL Graduate School, specializing in developmental disorders and infant mental health. Her dissertation included a unique research study analyzing variables impacting early diagnosis of Sensory Processing Disorders. She has special interest in therapeutic listening programs, visual-spatial development and forming an alliance with parents that empowers them to help their child. She has her SIPT certification and has completed the DIR® certificate program.

Amy actively seeks to respond to the limitations of traditional therapy settings and is driven by her desire to provide innovative, quality occupational therapy to children and families. Amy's vision of unique spaces, coupled with the highest quality therapist training, and the advantages of employing therapists passionate about their role in supporting children and families became the essence of her practice.

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