Careers

PlayWorks Therapy is always looking for dedicated and qualified staff to join our team. PlayWorks Therapy is a fast growing company that seeks to build long lasting relationships with its employees and families. PlayWorks Therapy is a therapist-owned practice founded in 2011 that offers developmental therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and social work/counseling services to children throughout the Chicagoland area. We are a group of professionals who believe children can reach their full potential when offered high quality, individualized therapy services in a comfortable setting . Whether you are a graduate student or have been in your field for many years, if you find both personal and professional growth important, consider joining our team. We emphasize mentoring, collaboration, and continuing education among all of our therapists and team members.

If you are looking to enrich children’s lives through a family-focused company then please review the job opportunities listed below:

Developmental Therapist

PlayWorks Therapy, Inc. is looking for a full-time Developmental Therapist to provide home-based, school-based, and clinic-based therapy to children birth through twelve years of age. We provide services to the private market as well as through the Illinois Early Intervention Program.

We value family engagement, creativity, and individualized, high-quality therapeutic services!

Interventions combine aspects of both child-directed and adult-directed therapy models and are cognizant of each child’s global development. We emphasize family participation throughout our therapeutic process and interdisciplinary collaboration. PlayWorks Therapy, Inc. is highly committed to each therapist’s professional growth, offering extensive supervision.

Along with your resume, please submit a letter of intent stating your interest and passion for the field of early childhood!

Please note that this position does have specific credentialing requirements, as noted below. Applicants who do not meet these requirements will not be considered, regardless of other experience.

Visit our website at www.playworkschicago.com for more information.

Developmental Therapist position requirements:

  • Driver's license and personal vehicle with proof of insurance
  • Degree requirements: A Master’s Degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Special Education, Child Development, Child Development and Family Studies, Early Intervention, or Elementary Education (these degrees are required for credentialing with the state)
  • Strong knowledge of child development (specifically children 0-8 years of age, including both typical and atypical development)
  • Personable and playful personality
  • Interest in becoming a contributing member of a growing team

Benefits provided:

  • Competitive compensation commensurate with education and work experience
  • Company contribution to group health and dental insurance
  • PTO and paid national holidays
  • Annual continuing education reimbursement
  • Annual professional dues reimbursement
  • Reimbursement for therapeutic toys and materials
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Retirement benefits after one year of employment
  • Paid professional development time after one year of employment
  • Individual mentoring/supervision with a department director, as well as the opportunity for collaboration with a dynamic multidisciplinary team
  • Professional liability insurance and workers compensation

PlayWorks is currently hiring for this position. Resumes can be sent to jobs@playworkschicago.com

Physical Therapist (PT)

PlayWorks Therapy, Inc. is looking for a full-time physical therapist to provide home-based, school-based, and clinic-based therapy to children birth through twelve years of age. We provide services to both the private market as well as the Illinois Early Intervention program. We value family engagement, creativity, and individualized, high-quality therapeutic services! Interventions combine aspects of both child-directed and adult-directed therapy models and are cognizant of each child’s global development. We emphasize family participation and interdisciplinary collaboration throughout our therapeutic process. PlayWorks Therapy, Inc. is highly committed to each therapist’s professional growth, offering a detailed mentorship program. We also offer generous compensation for continuing education and professional credentialing. Along with your resume, please submit a letter of intent stating your interest and passion for the field of early childhood!

Physical Therapist position requirements:

  • Doctorate from an APTA-accredited program
  • Minimum one year pediatric experience; multidisciplinary setting is preferred
  • Current PT license in Illinois
  • Driver's license and personal vehicle with proof of insurance
  • Strong knowledge of child development
  • Personable, playful, and engaging; able to effectively build rapport with children and their families
  • Motivated to become a contributing member of an established team
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; confidence in professional ability to effectively convey clinical skills and knowledge to clients
  • Positive and patient demeanor
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks in a dynamic therapy role
  • Excellent time management and communication skills

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate, establish goals, and provide exceptional evidence-based treatment interventions for children aged birth to twelve
  • Complete timely and accurate documentation
  • Engage in mentorship process in open and collaborative manner
  • Attend monthly team meetings

Benefits provided:

  • Competitive compensation commensurate with education and work experience
  • Company contribution to group health and dental insurance
  • PTO and paid national holidays
  • Annual continuing education reimbursement
  • Annual professional dues reimbursement
  • Reimbursement for therapeutic toys and materials
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Retirement benefits after one year of employment
  • Paid professional development time after one year of employment
  • Individual mentoring/supervision with a department director, as well as the opportunity for collaboration with a dynamic multidisciplinary team
  • Professional liability insurance and workers compensation
PlayWorks is not actively hiring for this position, but we always review qualified applicants. Resumes can be sent to jobs@playworkschicago.com

Speech-Language Pathologist

PlayWorks Therapy, Inc. is looking for a full-time Speech-Language Pathologist to provide clinic-based, school-based, and home-based therapy to children birth through twelve years of age. We provide services to the private market as well as through the Illinois Early Intervention Program. We value family engagement, creativity, and individualized, high-quality therapeutic services! Interventions combine aspects of both child-directed and adult-directed therapy models and are cognizant of each child’s global development. We emphasize family participation throughout our therapeutic process and interdisciplinary collaboration. PlayWorks Therapy, Inc. is highly committed to each therapist’s professional growth, offering extensive supervision. Along with your resume, please submit a letter of intent stating your interest and passion for the field of early childhood! Please note our CFY class for 2020-2021 has been filled and we are no longer accepting clinical fellow applications.

Speech-Language Pathologist position requirements:

  • Master’s Degree from an ASHA accredited program
  • Active Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC)
  • Driver's license, personal vehicle with insurance
  • Strong knowledge of child development (specifically experience working children birth to twelve years of age, including both typical and atypical development)
  • Personable and playful personality
  • Sensory and/or oral-motor feeding experience is a plus!
  • Interest in becoming a contributing member of a growing team

Benefits provided:

  • Competitive compensation commensurate with education and work experience
  • Company contribution to group health and dental insurance
  • PTO and paid national holidays
  • Annual continuing education reimbursement
  • Annual professional dues reimbursement
  • Reimbursement for therapeutic toys and materials
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Retirement benefits after one year of employment
  • Paid professional development time after one year of employment
  • Individual mentoring/supervision with a department director, as well as the opportunity for collaboration with a dynamic multidisciplinary team
  • Professional liability insurance and workers compensation
PlayWorks is actively hiring for this position. Resumes can be sent to jobs@playworkschicago.com

Occupational Therapist

PlayWorks Therapy, Inc. is looking for a full-time Occupational Therapist to provide clinic-based, school-based, and home-based therapy to children birth through twelve years of age. We provide services to the private market as well as through the Illinois Early Intervention Program.

We value family engagement, creativity, and individualized, high-quality therapeutic services!

Interventions combine aspects of both child-directed and adult-directed therapy models and are cognizant of each child’s global development. We emphasize family participation throughout our therapeutic process and interdisciplinary collaboration. PlayWorks Therapy, Inc. is highly committed to each therapist’s professional growth, offering extensive supervision.

Along with your resume, please submit a letter of intent stating your interest and passion for the field of early childhood!

Occupational Therapist Position Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited program
  • Driver's license, personal vehicle with insurance
  • OT license for the state of Illinois, or eligible to obtain such
  • 1+ years of post-graduate experience with the birth to three population
  • Strong knowledge of child development (specifically experience working children birth to twelve years of age, including both typical and atypical development)
  • Personable and playful personality
  • Strong knowledge of sensory processing
  • Interest in becoming a contributing member of a growing team

Benefits provided:

  • Competitive compensation commensurate with education and work experience
  • Company contribution to group health and dental insurance
  • PTO and paid national holidays
  • Annual continuing education reimbursement
  • Annual professional dues reimbursement
  • Reimbursement for therapeutic toys and materials
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Retirement benefits after one year of employment
  • Paid professional development time after one year of employment
  • Individual mentoring/supervision with a department director, as well as the opportunity for collaboration with a dynamic multidisciplinary team
  • Professional liability insurance and workers compensation

PlayWorks is not actively hiring for this position, but we always review qualified applicants. Resumes can be sent to jobs@playworkschicago.com

Social Worker

PlayWorks Therapy, Inc. is looking for a full-time Social Worker to provide clinic-based, school-based, and home-based therapy to children birth through twelve years of age. We provide services to the private market as well as through the Illinois Early Intervention Program.

We value family engagement, creativity, and individualized, high-quality therapeutic services!

Interventions combine aspects of both child-directed and adult-directed therapy models and are cognizant of each child’s global development. We emphasize family participation throughout our therapeutic process and interdisciplinary collaboration. PlayWorks Therapy, Inc. is highly committed to each therapist’s professional growth, offering extensive supervision.

Along with your resume, please submit a letter of intent stating your interest and passion for the field of early childhood!

We prioritize applicants who are dually-credentialed for social work and developmental therapy- please see Developmental Therapist job description for more details.

Social Work position requirements:

  • Degree requirements: A Masters of Social Work from an accredited institution
  • LCSW required
  • Driver's license and personal vehicle with proof of insurance
  • Strong knowledge of child development (specifically children 0-12 years of age, including both typical and atypical development)
  • At least two years of pediatric experience (0-12 years of age)
  • Personable and playful personality
  • Interest in becoming a contributing member of a growing team

Benefits provided:

  • Competitive compensation commensurate with education and work experience
  • Company contribution to group health and dental insurance
  • PTO and paid national holidays
  • Annual continuing education reimbursement
  • Annual professional dues reimbursement
  • Reimbursement for therapeutic toys and materials
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Retirement benefits after one year of employment
  • Paid professional development time after one year of employment
  • Individual mentoring/supervision with a department director, as well as the opportunity for collaboration with a dynamic multidisciplinary team
  • Professional liability insurance and workers compensation

PlayWorks is actively hiring for this position. Resumes can be sent to jobs@playworkschicago.com