Fog and Nature

want to join our team?

we are looking for a part time nature-based occupational therapist!

Are you an occupational therapy practitioner (OTR/L or COTA) that is seeking to expand your impact in this world through nature-based pediatric occupational therapy?


Do you have the ambition, work ethic and passion to fully dive into this amazing, niche practice area?


We are offering a once and a lifetime position for you to learn, grow, and thrive! 

Bearfoot OT is currently seeking a COTA or OTR/L with a passion for pediatrics and nature-based therapy. Bearfoot offers 1:1 therapy, social groups and therapeutic summer camps and we are looking for someone that can contribute to all three areas of programming.

Basic details:

- Must be available 3 days a week, including the afternoons, with possibility and desire to expand to more days in the future

- Must have own transportation to travel to Bearfoot's three outdoor sites

- Pay range is $50-60/hour based on relevant pediatric experience

- Please note that this position only includes paid sick leave. There are no health benefits or additional time off benefits at this time.

Imagine a day job when you are outside every day, climbing trees, hiking in nature and changing lives. Where you are providing comprehensive, wraparound care for families so they feel supported and empowered. Where you can avoid burnout that happens when you are in a job where you’re required to see a zillion kids each week.

It could be you!

Job Functions:

  • Conducting initial assessments of new clients to determine the appropriateness of OT services

  • Preparing written reports of assessment findings for presentation to families

  • Meeting with families to report on assessment findings and review written

  • Conducting individualized treatment sessions with clients during which your strong foundation in the following skill sets will be drawn upon: sensory integration, fine motor skills/handwriting, gross motor skills, muscle tone and postural control, motor planning skills, visual perceptual skills, executive functions, social-emotional intervention, and self-regulation

  • Conducting and leading group therapy sessions and therapeutic summer camps

  • Documentation of treatment sessions with supporting clinical notes

  • Communication with parents regarding therapy carryover at home following treatment sessions

  • Communication with teachers and other involved professionals as necessary to facilitate the therapy process in the home and school environments

  • Conducting regular periodic meetings with families to report on progress of therapy and receive parent feedback

  • Managing your client caseload around clients' school and extracurricular activities to ensure treatment is provided consistently as recommended in the initial treatment program


Job Requirements:

  • Current California Occupational Therapist Licensure (OTR/L) or COTA license

  • Minimum 2 years in pediatrics 

  • Must currently reside in the Bay Area

  • Able to lift/carry up to 50 pounds

  • Able to hike, climb trees, carry backpack and supplies during therapy sessions

  • Able to be joyful outside in ANY weather

  • Reliable transportation - Bearfoot operates at three different locations throughout the Bay Area

  • CPR/First Aid certified


Application Process:

If you are interested in being considered, please email with your resume and cover letter. You must submit both to be considered as an applicant.