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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 250633-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Services Professional

Job Summary:

The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of 15 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 (CASC/CDP), part of the Developmental Disabilities and Genetics Clinical Services unit, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), 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) activities, in addition to clinical duties, the occupational therapist will maintain an equipment library, provide in-patient consultations, support mentorship of students, and participate in community outreach.

Responsibilities: Evaluates patients and environments, and develops, administers and tracks progress of occupational therapy treatment plans to promote the wellbeing and health of patients and enable participation in daily life activities. Provides occupational therapy and rehabilitative services to clients in a clinical, research, or public health and safety setting to support health and wellness. Evaluates, administers, and develops treatment plans for clients.
  • 35% Administers rehabilitation treatments, assists in the development of treatment plans, evaluates patient conditions and medical history, and instructs on treatment procedures according to established policies and procedures in collaboration with clinical staff and physicians
  • 20% Evaluates patient work or home environment and assesses ability to perform daily living activities; and provides modification recommendations to environments or activities to support daily living activities
  • 15% Completes reports of patient activities and progress for billing and reporting in compliance with established rules an regulations
  • 10% Serves as a subject matter expert to patients and internal and external stakeholders providing occupational therapy information to promote the health and well-being of patients
  • 10% Analyzes and adapts activities to support participation in desired life activities
  • 5% May provide expertise, training, and guidance to the community, peers, and/or students
  • 5% Contributes to core functions of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), including activities of training/teaching, conducting research, disseminating evidence and best practices, and demonstrating model services.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


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

Terminal Degree
A Doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy is desirable.


Experience with, or strong desire to learn and become proficient in, assistive technology assessment and interventions that include augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is essential. One to two years of experience in this area is preferred. Experience with diverse populations of children and adults with developmental and acquired disabilities is favorable. Seating, mobility, and computer access expertise is preferred. Individuals who are self-initiated learners and have creative problem-solving skills are highly preferred.

Well-qualified applicants will also have the following skills:
- Experience working with adults and children who have motor and sensory impairments, cortical visual impairment.
- Ability to identify appropriate mounting, seating and positioning technology to support communication access
- Familiarity with mounting technology and establishing access methods for individuals with complex disabilities is essential
- Knowledge of funding process for securing assistive technology and AAC.
- Ability to execute diagnostic evaluation and establish and complete a plan of care.
- A desire to advance knowledge related to AAC in the field of occupational therapy.


OTL - Occupational Therapist
Must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Wisconsin as an Occupational Therapist.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $46,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Additional Information:

A Criminal Background Check will be performed.

Must complete a health assessment and drug screen in order to be cleared to work in a drug-free workplace.

Must complete HIPAA and receive certification within the first 5 days of employment and annually thereafter within 5 days of notification.

Reporting requirements must be completed in a timely manner, including but not limited to effort reporting and outside activities reporting.

Must maintain and renew licensure in the State of Wisconsin as an Occupational Therapist as required.

The typical work schedule will be 8am - 5pm Monday through Friday. Occasional evening, weekend work and travel is expected for training and presentations.

How to Apply:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to begin the application process. You will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter and list of three references.


Mariah Ginter
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. )

Official Title:

Occupational Therapist(HS028)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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