OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Location
Madison, WI
Posted
Aug 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


JOB NO.: 90847-AS

Work Type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time

Department: VCRGE/WAISMAN/WAISMAN


Location: Madison

Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 90847-AS

Working Title: Occupational Therapist

Official Title: SR REHAB SPECIALIST(T14BN) or REHABILITATION SPEC(T14DN) or ASSOC REHAB SPEC(T14FN)

Hiring Department: A348700-VCRGE/WAISMAN/WAISMAN

FTE: 20% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 27, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications



Degree and Area of Specialization:

A Master's degree in Occupational Therapy (OT) is required. A Doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy is desirable.



Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Well-qualified applicants will have the following preferred experience:
- One to two years of experience with individuals with disabilities. Experience working with diverse populations that include children and adults with developmental and acquired disabilities is desirable.
- Experience working with individuals having severe and multiple disabilities, with motor and sensory deficits and delays.
- Experience with assessment and interventions that include assistive technology, including low and high tech augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems, mounting systems, and computer access.
- Experience working to establish appropriate access to essential assistive technology to compensate for the impact of severe motor and sensory disabilities.



License or certificate:

Must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Wisconsin as an Occupational Therapist. Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) Certification desirable.



Position Summary:

The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of only 14 centers of its kind in the United States, the Waisman Center encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, a brain imaging center, and a clinical bio- manufacturing facility for the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials. In addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous educational and outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.

The Occupational Therapist is a staff member of the Communication Aids and Systems Clinic/Communication Development Program, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) work unit, at the Waisman Center. This position will work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team with speech-language pathologists and community team members to provide specialized, family centered, team oriented occupational therapy services as part of the Communication Aids and Systems Clinic (CASC) and associated outreach activities.



Additional Information:

Occasional evening, weekend work and travel.

A criminal background check will be performed.

Individuals must be able to perform tasks that require medium effort, such as exert effort to lift, carry, push or pull up 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally and exert up to 10 to 20 pounds of force on a frequent basis. Must have the ability to perform tasks that may require to bend, twist, lift and assist with transfers without additional assistance. Must have adequate physical strength to assist with resistive activities.



Contact:

Melissa Henning
melissa.henning@wisc.edu
608-890-1388
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )



Instructions to applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. Please upload a cover letter and resume detailing your interest and qualifications as it relates to this position.



Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: 22 Jun 2017 Central Daylight Time


Application Close: 20 Aug 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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