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Summer Therapy Intern

Pediatric Complex Care of Arkansas is an intermediate long-term residential facility for children with complex special needs. The majority of our children require complete mobility assistance, as well as daily living assistance. Our highly skilled healthcare professionals deliver world class long-term care to each resident centered on achieving the best possible care and outcome. This is a very fast paced work environment that requires full attention to detail to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents.

We are currently seeking Summer Therapy Interns who are self-starters and have completed at least one (1) year of college to add to our team. If you are in school for a Medical or Special Education related field (including speech, recreation, special education, pre-med, PT, or OT), this may be the summer job for you! This position will allow you to get great experience working with kids who have complex special needs.


  • Lifting and transferring residents and assisting direct care staff as needed
  • Providing summer programming in classrooms and documenting children’s responses using the PCCA Quality of Life Matrix
  • Provide oral motor stimulation as directed by the speech pathologist
  • Provide individual sensorimotor activities under the direction of the OT
  • Assist with gait trainer activities, abducted standing program, and field trips as assigned
  • Provide increased opportunities for mobility by working with children
  • Participating in special therapy projects as designated


  • Must be a self-starter
  • Excellent organizational skills


  • Flexible schedule
  • Begin to know something about complex kids and their discipline
  • Learn to do some sensory motor needs
  • Learn the proper way to do transfers
  • Exposed to goal-setting


  • Must have completed at least one (1) year of college
  • Must be in a Medical, Special Education, or Physical/Occupational Therapy related field
  • Must be at least 18 years or older
  • Must be able to work in a group setting
  • Must not be employed with PCCA in any other capacity
  • Must meet all healthcare requirements including Tuberculosis skin test
  • Must be in positive standing with all healthcare agencies, including Employment Clearance Registry and Adult Maltreatment Registry

May require frequent standing/walking, reaching, bending/stooping, lifting/handling, pushing/pulling, occasional carrying of up to 40 lbs. independently, grasping, and fine hand coordination.

Job Type: Intern