Occupational Therapist

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Special Information

Position contingent on available funding. Must possess valid driver’s license. Must be available to travel, some overnight travel required.  30-32 hours – negotiable for qualified applicant. Submit a cover letter stating your interest and qualifications for the position and a resume.  Upload as a single word document or pdf file.

Job Description

Promote Access, Attitude, and Inclusion for persons with disabilities. 

Promote dialogue and practice that supports positive and collaborative relationships with Part C team members and community-based partners.

Engage in relevant and as available, evidence-based professional development both as a recipient and as a provider of training and TA to the early intervention team.

Respond to the training and technical assistance needs of families and community-based service providers and programs as it applies to engaging community members in referral and service delivery for children birth to three and their families.

Work with the tribal, local and state Part C (AzEIP) programs to provide eligibility evaluations, program planning, and IFSP development and consultation to families with children ages birth to two years, 11 months.

Write professional quality evaluation reports, project updates, and miscellaneous correspondence

Work with families to develop goals for their children that that promote engaged participation in family and community routines and events. 

Travel to family homes or meeting locations.

Maintain current licensure and certifications.

Work collaboratively with other IHD projects as appropriate.

Assist in addressing the mission and objectives of the IHD and NAU.

Assist with university student training.

Minimum Qualifications

Must have or be eligible for licensure through the Arizona State Board of Physical Therapists 

Preferred Qualifications

Candidate with at least one year experience in Part C early intervention or three years of experience working with children and their families.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of IDEA Parts B and C and the Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP),

Familiarity with a primary service provider model or other evidence-based models of practice and experience consulting with or training other professionals and/or families,

Interest in developing and implementing training relative to addressing the needs of children with disabilities and their families for local, state, and national audiences,

Willingness to work collaboratively to reflect on and modify practices through a process of peer support and professional development activities,

Knowledge and skill in a specialty area such behavior, feeding and swallowing disorders, or autism, and

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Background Information

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position.  Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following:  a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report.  The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses.  The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year’s Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing. 

The report may be viewed at nau.edu/clery or by visiting the NAUPD website at: http://www.nau.edu/police.  A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus.


Commensurate with experience.

**The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


This is a Service Professional (SPF) position.  NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents.  More information on benefits at NAU is available at https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/Eligibility-Enrollment/

NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each 6 months according to terms of the Conditions of Professional Service, which may be found at: http://hr.nau.edu/sites/default/files/files/Conditions%20of%20Service%20Professional%20Dec%202012%20Rev.pdf/.

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan).  New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date.  Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. If a new employee chooses the ASRS retirement option, participation in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, will begin on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment.  Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of employment.  More information is available at: https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/Eligibility-Enrollment/

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development.  New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days (http://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Employee-Resources/Training/Required/). If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years.  In addition to the development classes offered in-person, every NAU employee receives a free subscription to Lynda.com. From this site you can access more than 1,400 training videos on a broad range of subjects, including business skills, photography, music and video, home computing, and web design and development.  

Application Deadline

Open until further notice.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page.  You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline.  If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line at http://nau.edu/human-resources/ or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets. 

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ  86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service.  AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.




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Job No: 603751
Posted: 5/15/2018
Application Due: 7/14/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Commensurate with experience.