The Kid SpOt Center, LLC has been in business for nearly 13 years. In September 2010, friends Brandy Close, an occupational therapist, and Jennifer Houk, a speech-language pathologist, worked together treating children in the same school system when they felt a strong desire and need to do more for the children and families crossing their paths daily.
Together, they created a unique pediatric outpatient clinic called the Kid SpOt Center in Campbellsville, Ky. As the owners, Close and Houk were able to design specialized programs for the children in their care and hire staff to work in a clinic environment where they felt they were making a real difference in the lives of their clients and their families.
KidSpot Center offers eight different pediatric therapy services, including Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Music Therapy, Community Living Support, Target Case Management, Applied Behavior Analysis and Mental Health.
As the clinic succeeded, so did the need for more locations. Close and Houk expanded to Bowling Green and Elizabethtown, Ky. SKED helped them finance a new clinic in Somerset, Ky., in 2018 and later a facility in Grayson, Ky. They currently employ 120 folks at seven clinic locations across Kentucky.
Our Mission at the Kid SpOt Center is to provide support to families of children with disabilities. We strive to help families live each day with the greatest ease possible. We strive to provide quality services to all children in hopes of increasing their ability to be independent and functioning members of society. We want to provide community resources and other information to families of children with disabilities to help integrate services community-wide. We feel that each child, and their family, is an important member of our community. We want to empower families to make informed decisions about their children and the care they receive.
What are some of the jobs you provide at your business?
Speech therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, mental health counselor, behavior therapist, patient services advocate and insurance claim specialist.
What are the education requirements, skill sets, and training required to do those jobs? Do you provide on-the-job training?
All of the jobs listed above have very different requirements. Some require a master’s degree and some require a high school degree. On-the-job training is offered for all positions.
What type of equipment do your employees work with?
Employees work on a variety of specialized therapy equipment, computers and iPad.
What shifts and hours of operation do you offer?
We are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Staff work at various times during those shifts.
What incentives does your company offer?
We offer production-based bonuses and tuition reimbursement.
Do you have any openings at your locations?
All job openings are listed per location on the company website www.thekidspotcenter.com
What makes your company a good place to work?
“We are women-owned and operated, so we value family and support working moms. We have six core values that we focus our business around to create a healthy working environment.”