Careers

PlayWorks Therapy, Inc. is dedicated to creating a warm, inviting, and friendly workplace where our employees feel valued and appreciated. We value long-lasting relationships with our employees, clients, and their families. We celebrate neurodiversity and are committed to meeting both our staff and our clients where they are at.

PlayWorks Therapy Inc. is a therapist-owned practice founded in 2011 that offers developmental therapy, speech therapy, feeding therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and social work/counseling services, and a therapeutic preschool program to children throughout Chicago. 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 are committed to the professional growth of our therapists through mentoring, collaboration, and continued education. We offer a detailed mentorship program and generous compensation for continuing education and professional credentialing. Join us and be part of a team that values your contributions and is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children and their families.

We are seeking compassionate and dedicated therapists to join our interdisciplinary team and provide clinic-based, school-based, and home-based therapy to children from birth through twelve years of age through the private market as well as Early Intervention. Our therapists create plans of care that celebrate each child’s individual strengths and best support each child and family in building the strong foundation needed to develop and succeed in their own unique ways.

Interventions are rooted in our extensive knowledge of global development and tailored to provide appropriate scaffolding to support each client’s ability to learn new skills and engage in meaningful interactions. We emphasize both family engagement throughout our therapeutic process and interdisciplinary collaboration, ensuring that every child receives comprehensive and holistic care. Our therapists are committed to providing neurodiversity-affirming care, recognizing and celebrating the unique ways each child processes information, experiences emotion, and interacts with the world.

If you are passionate about providing exceptional care within a family-focused company and eager to work in a supportive and dynamic environment, we would love to hear from you! 

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

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
  • PTO (paid time off)
  • Paid national holidays
  • Annual continuing education reimbursement
  • Annual professional dues reimbursement
  • Mentoring/supervision with department director
  • Opportunity for collaboration with a dynamic multidisciplinary team
  • Mentoring with Clinic Director as needed
  • Paid professional development hours after one year of employment
  • Retirement benefits after one year of employment
  • Group health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Professional liability insurance, worker's compensation insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement

Resumes can be sent to jobs@playworkschicago.com.

Clinical Fellowship - Speech Language Pathologist

Position Requirements:

  • Masters Degree from an ASHA accredited program
  • Second year placement pediatric experience preferred
  • 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

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
  • PTO (paid time off)
  • Paid national holidays
  • Annual continuing education reimbursement
  • Annual professional dues reimbursement
  • Mentoring/supervision with department director
  • Opportunity for collaboration with a dynamic multidisciplinary team
  • Mentoring with Clinic Director as needed
  • Paid professional development hours after one year of employment
  • Retirement benefits after one year of employment
  • Group health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Professional liability insurance, worker's compensation insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement

Resumes can be sent to jobs@playworkschicago.com.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a caseload that includes at least two half days in the PlayWorks Prep Preschool program in addition to one-on-one treatment sessions
  • 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
  • PTO (paid time off)
  • Paid national holidays
  • Annual continuing education reimbursement
  • Annual professional dues reimbursement
  • Mentoring/supervision with department director
  • Opportunity for collaboration with a dynamic multidisciplinary team
  • Mentoring with Clinic Director as needed
  • Paid professional development hours after one year of employment
  • Retirement benefits after one year of employment
  • Group health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Professional liability insurance, worker's compensation insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement

Resumes can be sent to jobs@playworkschicago.com.

Developmental Therapist

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.

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 through 8 years of age, including both typical and atypical development)
  • Personable and playful personality
  • Interest in becoming a contributing member of a growing team

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
  • PTO (paid time off)
  • Paid national holidays
  • Annual continuing education reimbursement
  • Annual professional dues reimbursement
  • Mentoring/supervision with department director
  • Opportunity for collaboration with a dynamic multidisciplinary team
  • Mentoring with Clinic Director as needed
  • Paid professional development hours after one year of employment
  • Retirement benefits after one year of employment
  • Group health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Professional liability insurance, worker's compensation insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement

Resumes can be sent to jobs@playworkschicago.com.

Physical Therapist (PT)

Position Requirements:

  • Doctorate from a CAPTE 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
  • PTO (paid time off)
  • Paid national holidays
  • Annual continuing education reimbursement
  • Annual professional dues reimbursement
  • Mentoring/supervision with department director
  • Opportunity for collaboration with a dynamic multidisciplinary team
  • Mentoring with Clinic Director as needed
  • Paid professional development hours after one year of employment
  • Retirement benefits after one year of employment
  • Group health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Professional liability insurance, worker's compensation insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement

Resumes can be sent to jobs@playworkschicago.com.

Social Worker

Position Requirements:

  • Degree requirements: A Masters of Social Work from an accredited institution
  • LSW or LCSW certification (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 two years of pediatric experience (0-12 years of age)
  • Personable and playful personality
  • Interest in becoming a contributing member of a growing team

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a caseload that includes four half days in the PlayWorks Prep Preschool program in addition to one-on-one treatment sessions
  • 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
  • PTO (paid time off)
  • Paid national holidays
  • Annual continuing education reimbursement
  • Annual professional dues reimbursement
  • Mentoring/supervision with department director
  • Opportunity for collaboration with a dynamic multidisciplinary team
  • Mentoring with Clinic Director as needed
  • Paid professional development hours after one year of employment
  • Retirement benefits after one year of employment
  • Group health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Professional liability insurance, worker's compensation insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement

Resumes can be sent to jobs@playworkschicago.com.