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
  • PTO (paid time off)
  • Paid national holidays
  • Annual continuing education reimbursement
  • Annual professional dues reimbursement
  • Annual toys/materials budget
  • Mentoring/supervision with an experienced therapist
  • Mentoring with clinical director
  • Paid professional development time after one year of employment
  • Retirement benefits after one year of employment
  • Group health and dental insurance
  • Professional liability insurance, worker's compensation insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement

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

Lead Physical Therapist (PT)

PlayWorks Therapy, Inc. is looking for a full-time therapist to provide home-based, school-based, and clinic-based therapy to children birth through ten years of age. 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!

Lead Physical Therapist position requirements:

  • Doctorate from an APTA-accredited program
  • Minimum three years pediatric experience
  • Current PT license in Illinois
  • Driver's license and personal vehicle with proof of insurance
  • Strong knowledge of child development (specifically children birth to ten)
  • Personable, playful, and engaging; able to effectively build rapport with children and their families
  • Motivated to become a contributing member of an established team, develop PlayWorks’ physical therapy program, provide successful leadership and mentorship
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; confidence in professional ability to effectively convey those skills and knowledge to clients
  • Positive and patient demeanor
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks in a dynamic and busy role

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate, establish goals, and provide exceptional evidence-based treatment interventions for children aged birth to ten
  • Aid clinical director in interviewing and choosing physical therapists to add to team
  • Provide weekly mentorship and ongoing supervision to team of physical therapists
  • Establish home exercise programs, goal bank, screening tools, and marketing materials as needed
  • Create discipline-specific core competencies for mentorship services
  • Generate content for monthly discipline-specific team meetings

Benefits provided:

  • Paid time off
  • Paid national holidays
  • Annual continuing education reimbursement
  • Annual professional dues reimbursement
  • Annual toy budget
  • Quarterly gas stipend
  • Group health and dental insurance
  • Individual mentoring/supervision with an experienced therapist as well as involvement in team meetings (both discipline-specific and multi-disciplinary)
  • Professional liability insurance and workers compensation
  • Retirement benefits
  • Flexible scheduling

PlayWorks is currently hiring for this position. 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
  • PTO (paid time off)
  • Paid national holidays
  • Annual continuing education reimbursement
  • Annual professional dues reimbursement
  • Annual toys/materials budget
  • Mentoring/supervision with our Director of Speech and Language Services
  • Mentoring with Clinic Director as needed
  • Paid professional development hours after one year of employment
  • Retirement benefits after one year of employment
  • Group health and dental insurance
  • Professional liability insurance, worker's compensation insurance
  • Mileage compensation

PlayWorks is not actively hiring for this position, but we always review qualified applicants. 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
  • PTO (paid time off)
  • Paid national holidays
  • Annual continuing education reimbursement
  • Annual professional dues reimbursement
  • Annual toys/materials budget
  • Mentoring/supervision with our Director of Speech and Language Services
  • Mentoring with Clinic Director as needed
  • Paid professional development hours after one year of employment
  • Retirement benefits after one year of employment
  • Group health and dental insurance
  • Professional liability insurance, worker's compensation insurance
  • Mileage compensation

PlayWorks is currently hiring for this position. 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
  • LSW or LCSW (LCSW preferred)
  • 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 one year 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
  • PTO (paid time off)
  • Paid national holidays
  • Annual continuing education reimbursement
  • Annual professional dues reimbursement
  • Annual toys/materials budget
  • Mentoring/supervision with an experienced therapist
  • Mentoring with clinical director
  • Paid professional development time after one year of employment
  • Retirement benefits after one year of employment
  • Group health and dental insurance
  • Professional liability insurance, worker's compensation insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement

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