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Lumiere Children's Therapy
Chicago, IL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

About Lumiere

Come join one of the fastest growing, truly transformative pediatric therapy groups in Chicago. Lumiere Children's Therapy is searching for extraordinary professionals to work in our interdisciplinary therapy setting. We are looking for someone who will grow with us and bring the best they have for the fantastic kiddos we serve. 

Here is what we will give in return: We offer a competitive salary, a supportive work environment, and positivity and inspiration at the end of long days. We value and will provide in-house training to help support you and hone your skills. 

About Lumiere Children's Therapy: We work with children with communication disorders, fine and gross motor challenges, emotional disorders, language delays, sensory integration issues, autism spectrum disorders, feeding disorders, and social skill challenges. We believe collaboration across disciplines helps reveal the optimal learning styles and care plan for the children we serve. We also focus on educating families, so they become allies in their child’s development and specific challenges. 

Lumiere Children's Therapy is looking for an exceptional patient-focused Physical Therapist to join our team. The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of experience and will be willing to supervise incoming Physical Therapists and PTA's. This position will include private client, preschool, and working within private schools.

Job Summary:

**Must have a PT License

Physical therapists will partner with new and ongoing patients in our facility to create a Plan of Treatment consisting of the appropriate exercises, procedures and techniques required to promote effective, safe recovery. They will be responsible for coordinating with any healthcare professionals that are working with their patients and referring patients to specialists when appropriate.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • May mentor a physical therapy new graduate as a mentor, or supervise a physical therapy assistant.


  • Develop a Plan of Care for each patient based on initial and ongoing evaluations including short and long term goals, any multidisciplinary collaboration, and required patient and caregiver involvement.

  • Implement Plan of Care on a consistent schedule and adjust this schedule and plan according to patient progress.

  • Document patient progress according to approved medical documentation and facility documentation procedures, within 48 hours after seeing patient.

  • Evaluate mobility, strength and current level of patient function, while setting goals to improve in these areas that are scaled to patient abilities and realistically attainable.

  • Report patient progress to patient, patient caregivers and loved ones, facility staff and healthcare professionals involved in ongoing treatment/care of patients.

  • Develop a plan for patients following completion of their Plan of care with appropriate home exercise program as deemed necessary, upon discharge

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge through attending educational workshops and continuing education; reviewing professional publications, and participating in journal club.

  • Assist other facility staff members as needed to provide care and create a clean, orderly and effective environment for rehabilitation and physical therapy.

  • May perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Experience assisting and directing treatments given by aides, technicians, and physical therapy assistants.

  • Knowledge of responsible use of facility equipment, best practices for equipment use and preventative maintenance procedures.

  • Experience with recommending assistive equipment, shaping helmets, orthotics/prosthetics to patients as needed and assist with ordering as needed

  • Experience with a wide range of patient age groups and injuries.

  • Knowledge of Occupational Therapy and an understanding of when these techniques can benefit patients.

  • A strong sense of empathy, a compassionate outlook on PT and the ability to motivate patients into pushing their limits in a responsible, safe way.

  • Creativity with physical therapy interventions

Education and Experience:

  • At least 2 years of experience proving physical therapy to patients in a fully equipped PT facility in pediatrics 

  • BS or Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from physical therapy program approved by the American Physical Therapy Associated

  • Current Physical Therapy license for state of operation

  • Current CPR, Basic Life Support (BLS) certification (with AED)

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work sitting down in front of a computer for extended hours every day  

  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds


  • CPR certification (pre-approved online course, if not yet obtained)
  • 401K w/ 3% match once eligibility requirements are met 
  • Chicago paid sick time
  • PTO 3.5 hours per paycheck
  • Holidays +Birthday for FT EE
  • Mileage Reimbursement (if traveling to multiple locations to provide ABA therapy) 
  • Paid attendance for staff and/or ABA monthly meetings
  • HIPAA and Sexual Harassment annual training
  • Short- and Long-term disability options through AFLAC
  • Medical (company pays 200/month toward premium)
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • State Licensure: up to $125
  • Reimbursement for membership dues for affiliated association (ASHA, AOTA, APTA) when applicable 
  • CEUs: $300 or 1 PTO day (6.5 hours)
  • Bereavement-2 days
  • **Depending on the position there is a possibility of a bonus
  • **Profit sharing – must be enrolled in 401k 


We are closely monitoring the news as the situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19) progresses. That being said, part of our application process does require you to be present. NOTHING is more important to us than the safety of our applicants, staff and clients. As a result, we are taking all precautions to create a safe work environment for our staff.

We are an equal opportunity employer and prohibit discrimination/harassment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Lumiere Children's Therapy


Chicago, IL



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