Pediatric Occupational Therapist

at Utah State University in Logan, Utah, United States

Job Description

Up to 3 Early Intervention is hiring a Pediatric Occupational Therapist. The Up to 3 Early Intervention program is a pediatric program, which strives to provide quality, evidence-based therapy services in a nurturing & supportive natural environment. Services are provided through a combination of home and tele-health visits with parents.

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.

The position may be part-time or full-time (between 75% to 100% time) depending on program need and candidates selected. Part time applicants are also welcome to apply here.

USU full time benefits include choice of medical & dental plans, 22 days paid annual leave, 12 days of accrued sick leave, 14.2% contribution to annual gross earnings 401(a) retirement plan, 50% USU tuition waiver for employee and immediate family. See USU benefits for full details ( []).

+ 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 natural environment (often in the child’s home) focusing on child’s occupations of playing, eating, sleeping, bathing/self-care, and socialization.

+ Use knowledge of activity analysis, environmental modifications, adaptive equipment, education, and mental and physical health to address child needs in family routines.

+ Provide family centered, culturally sensitive, parent training from evidence-based treatment strategies focusing on family’s capacity and resources as well as routines.

+ Provide parent education and coaching on developmental strategies regarding:

+ Feeding, swallowing, Dysphagia in children

+ Low- and high-tech Assistive technology and AAC for feeding, accessing environment, communication, and positioning.

+ Fine motor and adaptive development

+ Collaborate with other disciplines as needed/requested to ensure quality of care.

Minimum Qualifications:

+ Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy.

+ Must have valid Utah Occupational Therapy license or the ability to obtain one.

+ Job offer is contingent upon successfully passing 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.

+ Demonstrate proficient knowledge of typical development.

+ Experience and familiarity with assessments such as PDMS, Sensory Motor Profile, and other developmental criterion reference checklists.

+ Strong time management skills.

+ Access to reliable transportation to visit clients’ homes as needed

+ Knowledge of technology to provide virtual coaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Previous pediatric treatment experience.

+ Multilingual ability.

+ Baby Watch Early Intervention Credential.

Core Characteristics:

+ Able to take initiative

+ Action oriented

+ Technical learning

+ Commitment to ethical behavior

+ Honest and trustworthy

+ Strong work ethic

+ Commitment to the improvement of USU programs

+ Self-motivated

+ Manage multiple tasks quickly and efficiently

+ Work well in a team environment

+ Decision making

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

Document size may not exceed 10 MB.

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.

The Institute for Disability Research, Policy, & Practice 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 IDRPP 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 IDRPP 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.


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.


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.

Funding Statement

The Institute for Disability Research, Policy, & Practice 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 IDRPP are contingent upon funding, and all senior staff at the IDRPP with graduate degrees are responsible for helping to generate funding to support our operations and growth.

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provide students with real-world service and research opportunities.

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.

USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extens

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Job Posting: JC196104336

Posted On: Oct 29, 2021

Updated On: Jun 14, 2022

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