Cortica is hiring an

Occupational Therapy Internship

Carlsbad, United States

We are seeking a Occupational therapy Intern to join our growing multi-disciplinary team!

We are a rapidly growing healthcare company pioneering a unique, multispecialty approach to the treatment of pediatric neurodevelopmental differences. We serve a variety of patient populations including individuals with autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays, sensory processing disorder, articulation challenges, ADHD, anxiety, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, learning disorders, and more. Our care model, driven by insights and technologies from emerging neuroscience, brings together clinicians from a range of disciplines to design and deliver comprehensive care to children. Because the heart of Cortica's mission is direct patient care, the skill and compassion of our staff are crucial to achieving extraordinary experiences and outcomes for the families we serve.   

We believe a great culture attracts great people. We also believe that great culture and great people working together can change the world. Our hopes and dreams are bold and ambitious. Our mission is to design and deliver life-changing care – one child, one family, one community at a time. Ultimately, we envision a world that cultivates the full potential of every child. At Cortica, every team member in every role is instrumental in bringing our mission and vision to life.  

Cortica is an equal opportunity employer. Cortica celebrates diversity and fosters an inclusive environment, seeking ideas and opinions from everyone on the team. We safeguard equal rights and respect for all individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran status or other applicable, legally protected characteristics. All Cortica employment decisions including but not limited to hiring are made based on an individual’s qualifications and ability to successfully execute the job responsibilities.  

What will you do?

  • The intern will be responsible for taking data during sessions and completing documentation of those sessions.
  • Observe and participate in the treatment session under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist.
  • The intern is required to attend a series of weekly staff meetings, such as the DT Team Meeting, Clinical Integration Meetings, and supervision meetings.
  • Perform clerical duties, take memos, maintain files, and organize documents; photocopy, fax, etc. as needed.
  • Assist in preparing information and materials for treatment sessions.
  • Assist in maintaining equipment and materials for the DT team.

 What's required?

  • Currently enrolled in an institution of higher learning 
  • Ability to interact with children of a variety of ages and be both engaging and fun
  • Willingness and patience to support children who may be engaging in challenging behaviors
  • Ability to be flexible and “think on your feet”
  • Ability to communicate positively and effectively to families and co-workers


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