The Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University

Position Announcements

Occupational Therapist

055296 - Occupational therapy services include:
Evaluation/assessment and treatment in the areas of: fine motor, self-help/adaptive, sensory motor, feeding, and postural development in children birth to 3.
Interpretation and integration of information needed to develop an individualized treatment plan to improve an individual's functional ability and adaptation to the environment and, other activities as assigned.
Responsibilities 1. Assessment in the area of fine motor, feeding, adaptive, sensory motor and postural development, using standardized norm-referenced, criterion, and/or curriculum based evaluations and assessments
2. Assessment practices to assist with the selection, design, fabrication, and referral (if necessary) for assistive and orthotic devices to allow the child to have increased function and participation in their home and other environments
3. Customize treatment programs related to:
a) Pervasive developmental disorders
b) Other disorders that impair functioning in home, school, and social environments
c) Visual impairment
d) Dysphagia
e) Ability to perform daily activities
f) Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training
g) Guidance to family members and caregivers
4. Nature and demands of:
a) Family-centered service delivery
b) Facilitation and development of interdisciplinary treatment plans
c) The combined use of community programs, activities, and services to meet the needs identified by the individual treatment plans
Minimum Qualifications 1. Bachelor's or Master's in Occupational Therapy and Utah state licensure(s) required by the Utah Office of Occupational Licensing applicable to the profession (or eligible to apply);
2. At least 2 years' experience working with children under age 3 with disabilities and their families;
3. Baby Watch Early Intervention Credential II or ability to obtain and maintain credential;
4. Maintenance of appropriate professional affiliation(s) needed to supervise undergraduate and graduate students during practicum, student teaching and internships.
Preferred Qualifications Preference will be given to professionals able to demonstrate experience or knowledge in:
1. Certification in Sensory Integration;
2. Experience providing specialized services to children with Autism;
3 Course work and/or certification in Nero-developmental treatment.

Speech Language Pathologist

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Open Date:
Review Date:
Job Category:
Center For Persons With Disabilitie
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Posting Duration:
Open Until Filled
Position Summary:

Provide speech and language services to children under the age of three with developmental delays/disabilities, including symptoms of autism. The successful applicant will also work closely with the children's family members. This is a part-time fully-benefited position with the percent of time being negotiable between 50 to 60 percent.

Essential Functions

Speech and Language Pathology Position Responsibilities include:
1) Evaluate speech, language, cognitive-communication, social communication. Administer a variety of norm-referenced and criterion-referenced assessments in order to analyze the nature and extent of speech, language and other impairments.
2) Coach parents and/or direct teach speech, language, cognitive-communication and social communication to toddlers and their families, utilizing an individualized plan with both long-term goals and short-term goals established for each individual's needs.
3) Instruct parents in small groups to implement evidence-based practice.

Minimum/Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Communication Disorders and Certificate of Clinical Competence. Consideration may be given to those who are eligible for CFY supervision. The clinical fellowship experience must be completed within one year of hiring. Continued employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the clinical fellowship and CCC award.
Ability to obtain and maintain state licensure(s) required by the Utah Office of Occupational Licensing applicable to the profession.
Maintenance of appropriate professional affiliation(s) needed to supervise undergraduate and graduate students during practicum, student teaching and internships.
Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Second language (Spanish)
Education and/or experience instructing children with ASD and their families.
Educational background to evaluate and treat oral motor and feeding disorders.

Opportunity Type:
Less than 100% time w/benefit package
Advertised Salary:
Minimum $33,000, commensurate with experience
Required Documents (The names and contact information of 3 references will be collected during the application process):
Letter of Intent, Resume/CV
Often Functional Requirements (25-75% time):
Light carrying; under 15 pounds,Walking,Standing
Continuous Functional Requirements (75%+ time):
Use of fingers (e.g. typing)
Continuous Environmental Factors (75%+ time):
ADA Cognitive Requirements:
Apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions, in books, manuals, and mathematical or diagrammatic form. Deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
ADA Math Requirements:
Perform simple addition and subtraction, reading and copying of figures, or counting and recording.
ADA Communication Requirements - Speech:
Expression of a level to communicate fluently with clients/customers and others to obtain and provide complex information. Vocalize and explain detailed and problem-solve, both in-person and by telephone. Capable of interpretation of technical materials, oral presentation of reports and able to adapt vocabulary, tone and content for listener.
ADA Comm Requirements - Comprehension:
Comprehension and expression of a level to routinely draft narrative information such as case histories, compose routine correspondence on own initiative, make interview notes. May involved a large volume of such composition.
ADA Travel Requirements:
Moderate travel required – ability to travel frequently (i.e., weekly-monthly) for activities such as home visits, collateral contacts, transport of clients to appointments, delivering mail, auditing records, inspecting facilities, or other activities requiring frequent travel under normal conditions.