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Occupational Therapist

University of Vermont
Burlington, VT

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Advertising/Posting Title:

Occupational Therapist

Diversity Statement:

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are required to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Posting Summary:

As a licensed Occupational Therapist, provide statewide training, technical assistance, and resource sharing to support children birth to 22 years with intensive and complex medical and special education needs for the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion. This position will join two unique project teams at the Center: The Vermont I-Team and the Pediatric Professionals Collaborative of Vermont (PedsProVT). The Vermont I-Team (Interdisciplinary Team) assists local teams of families, educators, and other service providers in the delivery of quality educational services to students (3-22 years) with intensive special education needs through technical assistance, professional development, training, support for systems change, and family support. This position will serve the Northeastern, Central, and Northwestern regions of the state with the Vermont I-Team. PedsPro provides professional development, peer-to-peer networking, and resource sharing for pediatric allied health professionals through workshops, trainings, listserv management, newsletters/blog posts, and membership support. related service providers to interdisciplinary, early intervention, and related services personnel through workshops, trainings, and membership support.

Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience):

Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and VT state licensure (or be eligible to have VT state licensure) as an Occupational Therapist with a minimum of three years experience providing direct or consultative services to children, birth to 22, with intensive and complex medical and special education needs, and knowledge of best practices for supporting functional skills and access to curriculum, in learners birth-22, as well as MTSS implementation, collaborative models, and UDL strategies to support school capacity-building. Effective communication, ability to produce professional quality work, demonstrated presentation skills, and interpersonal teamwork skills required. Ability and willingness to travel between school-based field locations is required.

Desirable Qualifications:

Knowledge of Assistive Technology service provision and AAC integration and collaborative decision-making. Knowledge of person-centered planning and/or student-centered supports. Knowledge of equity, diversity, and inclusion, including experience with historically underserved schools, communities, students, and families.

Anticipated Pay Range:

$84,000 to $102,000 annually. Due to this being a 10-month position, actual anticipated salary range is $70,000 to $85,000

Other Information:

This position will require travel around the state. This is a 10mth yearly position.

Special Conditions:

Contingent on continued funding, External candidates must complete a 4-month probationary period, Travel to and from worksites required, Bargaining unit position, Background Check required for this position



Union Position:

Yes, UVMSU ($20 minimum hourly rate)

Job Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Position Title:

Outreach Professional

Posting Number:



Ctr on Disability & Community/53030

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The University of Vermont’s hilltop campus looks out across one of America’s most vibrant small cities to Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains beyond. Here, students’ educational experience and activities are enriched by our location — from the energy and innovation of Burlington to the forests, farms, and independent spirit of Vermont.

UVM is a Public Ivy and top 100 research university of a perfect size, large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet small enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship. With a commitment to undergraduate education, UVM professors — world-class researchers, scholars, and artists — bring their discoveries into the classroom and their students into the field.

You’ll find UVM faculty and students studying the effects of climate change aboard the Melosira, a research vessel and floating lab; testing new vaccines at the on-campus medical center; launching local start-ups; and working with refugees at Burlington community centers.

UVM doctorsSince 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. The fifth oldest university in New England, UVM boasts a legacy of important firsts in education: the first college to declare public support of freedom of religion and the first to admit women and African-Americans to Phi Beta Kappa.

Today, the university continues to provide endless ways to explore the world, challenge ideas, and dig in on the most pressing issues of our time.

At a glance:

  • Founded in 1791, became a Land Grant university in 1862
  • Home to seven undergraduate schools and colleges, the Honors College, Graduate College, Larner College of Medicine, and Division of Continuing and Distance Education
  • Enrollment: 10,267 undergraduates, 1,462 graduate students, 461 medical students, 23 post-baccalaureate certificates, 892 non-degree students
  • 1,556 full- and part-time faculty
  • Offering 100+ bachelor’s degree programs, 50 master’s programs, 29 accelerated master’s programs, and 22 doctoral programs
  • 18 Division I athletic teams
  • “UVM” stands for Universitas Viridis Montis, Latin for University of the Green MountainsUVM prof

Our vision

To be among the nation’s premier small research universities, preeminent in our comprehensive commitment to liberal education, environment, health and public service.

Our mission

To create, evaluate, share and apply knowledge and to prepare students to be accountable leaders who will bring to their work dedication to the global community, a grasp of complexity, effective problem-solving and communication skills, and an enduring commitment to learning and ethical conduct. 

About Burlington:

UVM BurlingtonUVM’s hometown perennially appears on national rankings that laud its livability, access to nature and recreation (including the best skiing in the northeast), thriving food and music scene, rising identity as a technology and innovation hub, and its status as a top college town. City perks include an active pedestrian marketplace in the heart of downtown, 8 miles of waterfront along Lake Champlain featuring stunning sunsets over the Adirondacks beyond, and a 12-mile paved bike trail that runs along the lake. Burlington’s nickname, BTV, comes from the code for its airport, just 10 minutes from campus. With Montreal a 90-minute and Boston a 3.5-hour drive away, international and metropolitan culture are easily accessible for weekend adventures.

With a metro-area population of approximately 210,000, Burlington is Vermont’s largest city. In addition to UVM, large local employers include Global Foundries, GE Healthcare, Keurig Green Mountain,, Seventh Generation and Ben & Jerry’s Homemade. Vermont’s public K-12 schools are perennially ranked among the best in the nation.

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