Utah State University

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(8/28/2020 12:21 PM)
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Health & Medical Professions
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Center for Persons w/ Disabilities
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


The Center for Persons with Disabilities is hiring a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, with the candidate working 75% time with the Up to 3 Early Intervention program, a Part C early intervention program under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which strives to provide quality, evidence-based therapy services in a nurturing & supportive natural environment.  The remaining 25% of the position will involve participation in interdisciplinary activities as part of the Utah Regional Leadership Program in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (URLEND) including engaging in inter-professional team evaluations at the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. These evaluations will be primarily of youth, and young adults referred with diagnostic question of autism and other developmental disabilities as well as children referred to the Pediatric Feeding Service. 

We are looking for a dynamic, creative and committed Occupational Therapist to join our interdisciplinary teams comprised of speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, behavior analysts, child development specialists, behavior technicians, vision and hearing therapists as well as autism specialists. 


Up to 3 Early Intervention (75% FTE)

  • Administer assessments to inform eligibility and treatment for early intervention referrals
  • Develop individualized service plans as part of a child’s team
  • Provide 1:1 therapy in the family home, community or virtual visits (using zoom)
  • Provide parent education and coaching on developmental strategies
  • Collaborate with other disciplines as needed/requested to ensure quality of care

 URLEND / Sorenson Center Clinics (25% FTE)

  • Conduct assessments for clients referred for autism evaluations in the areas sensory processing and sensory modulation and recommendations as appropriate
  • Evaluate fine motor skills, including handwriting and recommendations for intervention as needed
  • Provide guidance to families and care-givers on home programs and training to enhance skills
  • Participate in an interdisciplinary pediatric feeding evaluation team, specifically sensory processing difficulties exhibited and plan for remediation or referral
  • Complete all necessary paperwork in the Sorenson Center’s electronic medical record (EMR)
  • Participate in a weekly inter-professional client diagnostic meeting
  • Participate in URLEND weekly seminars and other URLEND activities
  • Other duties as assigned 

We have a second position available that is 100% time with the Up to 3 Early Intervention program.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Must have valid Utah Occupational Therapy license, or able to obtain
  • Job offer contingent upon successfully passed background check
  • Maintenance of appropriate professional affiliation(s) needed to supervise undergraduate and graduate students during practicum, student teaching, and internships
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficient knowledge of typical development
  • Experience and familiarity in assessments: PDMS, BOT-2, Berry VMI, SP, THS, feeding, Sensory Profile
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms
  • Good time management skills
  • Access to reliable transportation for visiting clients homes
  • Careful attention to the safety of the client and surroundings is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous pediatric treatment experience
  • Multilingual ability
  • Baby Watch Early Intervention Credential 
  • Knowledge and/or experience in interprofessional training settings such as LEND or other similar programs

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1.  Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile 

2.  Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of the application process


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

The Center for Persons with Disabilities is Utah’s federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). The CPD was established in 1972, and was the first UCEDD program in the U.S. to focus on the educational and social needs of children and adults with disabilities. The CPD has since grown into one of the largest UCEDD programs in the nation and is recognized as a pioneer in research, training, technical assistance, and services for children and adults with disabilities, families, and the professionals who serve them.


The CPD is committed to hiring qualified people with disabilities, veterans, and individuals from diverse communities and backgrounds. We recognize that diversity makes us stronger, and we welcome applicants who bring something different and unique to our organization. We value creativity, loyalty, and hard work. We believe that we can change the world and make it a better, more inclusive place for everyone and we want to hire people who also believe that they can make a difference. We have high standards and we hire exceptional people.

CPD Mission:

We are working together to create inclusive communities and improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families through sustainable innovation, collaborative research, responsive service, and interdisciplinary training and education.

CPD Values:

We Innovate: We lead by developing dynamic, sustainable, forward-thinking programs and services.

We Include: We demonstrate how to effectively work toward inclusive communities in our planning, programs, and services. We celebrate diversity in ability, race, ethnicity, culture, language, gender, sexual orientation, politics, and religion.

We Collaborate: We forge partnerships. Working together makes us more effective and responsive to the current needs of our clients and communities.

We Care: We do what we do because we care. We are making the world a better place for people with disabilities and their families.

CPD Funding Statement

The Center for Persons with Disabilities is one of the largest research and outreach centers at USU, and we are largely funded through grants, contracts, and fee for service programs. All staff positions at the CPD are contingent upon funding, and all senior staff at the CPD with graduate degrees are responsible for helping to generate funding to support our operations and growth.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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