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Physical Therapist/Occupational Therapist

Apply now Job no: 525216
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Child Development, Healthcare/Nursing

Department: Early Childhood CARES
Rank: Assistant Professor, Clinical
Annual Basis: 9 Month
Positions Available: Up to two

Review of Applications Begins
Applications will be reviewed as needs arise

Special Instructions to Applicants
A complete online application includes the following documents:

• Letter of interest indicating area(s) of expertise for which applicant wishes to be considered.
• Current résumé/curriculum vitae

Department Summary
Early Childhood CARES provides early intervention and early childhood special education services to infants, toddlers and preschool children in Lane County. Over 1600 children who have developmental delays or disabilities are served each year.

Early Childhood CARES services include parent consultation, parent-toddler groups, specialized preschools, consultation to children in community preschools or child care, and speech, physical or occupational therapy.

Staff who work for Early Childhood CARES have teaching licenses or state authorization to teach young children. They are specialists in early intervention/early childhood special education, speech therapy, physical therapy, autism and behavior.

Early Childhood CARES is funded by the Oregon Department of Education with state and federal dollars.

Position Summary
Early Childhood CARES is seeking qualified applicants for its open Physical Therapist/Occupational Therapist positions.

Physical and Occupational Therapists at Early Childhood CARES teach young children (birth to five years old) or provide consultation concerning children with a variety of developmental disabilities, and sensory impairments in classrooms, in homes, and in community settings. This position will also provide direct physical or occupational therapy to young children as specified on the child's’ Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP).

Physical Therapist/Occupational Therapist faculty positions are non-tenure-track, nine-month, renewable positions. Appointments are renewable annually and the appointment level varies based on case load (some positions maybe be hourly). Positions include a six week summer appointment, mirroring the calendar of Lane County School District.

Additional Expectations of the Position:
• This position involves working in homes, preschools, and clinic situations. Employee must be able to travel to locations throughout Lane County that may not be serviced by public transportation.
• Ability to interact effectively with children while providing instruction, including bending, kneeling or sitting at child size tables and chairs.
• Positions require enrollment in the Central Background Registry.

Minimum Requirements
Physical Therapists:
• Master’s degree in Physical Therapy.
• Valid Oregon license for Physical Therapy.
• Experience teaching preschool age children (birth to five years) with a range of special needs.

Occupational Therapists:
• Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy.
• Valid Oregon license for Occupational Therapy.
• Experience teaching preschool age children (birth to five years) with a range of special needs.

Professional Competencies
• Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse students, staff and community populations.

Preferred Qualifications
• Bilingual/bi-cultural individuals.
• Experience teaching children with autism, challenging behaviors, and/or multiple disabilities.
• Experience with infants.
• Experience in providing instruction, consultation and support to community programs to assist the integration of children with special needs into their programs.
• Experience in developing and monitoring Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs).
• Experience with assessing and monitoring child development with children birth to five years.
• Experience providing instruction and consultation to parents of children with special needs, including making home visits.
• Experience with developing and implementing behavior management strategies that are age appropriate and effective.
• Experience with a variety of instructional methodologies.
• Experience training and supervising staff.
• Experience with setting up and managing toddler and/or preschool classrooms.


The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

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