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Occupational Therapy Fellowship

University of Colorado System
Aurora, Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 20, 2024

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Pediatrics – Developmental Pediatrics, JFK Partners

Job Title: Occupational Therapy Fellowship

Position #00701685 – Requisition #32633

Job Summary:

JFK Partners, Colorado’s University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (UCEDD) and Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program is offering a full-time, 12-month Occupational Therapy Traineeship to begin July 1, 2024.

The purpose of the LEND program is to improve the health and well-being of individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities by preparing an interdisciplinary cadre of professionals to take leadership roles in providing services, improving systems of care, and building inclusive communities for these individuals and their families.

Candidates who have a strong interest in autism and other developmental disabilities and/or early intervention are encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Acquire an understanding of the roles of various disciplines that serve individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
  • Understand the perspectives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
  • Explore community resources.
  • Learn about disability legislation and systems.
  • Complete and share a scholarly project related to their career goals.
Work Location:

Onsite – this role is expected to work onsite and is located in Aurora, CO.

Why Join Us:

The mission of JFK Partners is to lead the way in evidence-based interdisciplinary clinical care, education, research, and community partnerships to enrich the lives of children, youth, and adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and special health care needs.

Our vision is to promote the individuality, inclusion, active community engagement, and health and well-being of all people of diverse backgrounds with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and their families.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit: .

Diversity and Equity:

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons within the LGBTQ+ community and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
  • Applicants must have completed a master's or doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Candidates must be licensed or eligible to become licensed in the state of Colorado.
Condition of Employment:
  • Must successfully pass a drug test through Children’s Hospital Colorado.
  • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal background check.
*For questions regarding Children’s Hospital drug testing requirements, please contact Children’s Human Resources at 720-777-8598. Some positions may require testing if access to Children’s Hospital or their systems is needed at any time during employment with the University. If drug testing is required, it will be listed in the job posting.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • It is preferred that the applicant have a NBCOT registered OT license in Colorado at the time of the traineeship start date; however, this is not required. A passing score on the NBCOT is required.
All courses and clinical/community observations will be in-person to gain the most from the interdisciplinary cohort, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be required to complete certain classes or observations online. For this reason, applicants need to have access to a computer and a reliable internet connection. Please notify us in your application if this is a barrier to your participation.

Courses completed during the training are eligible to be considered as electives for the MPH in Maternal and Child Health. Tuition for course credit is not provided above the stipend amount. Trainees who wish to receive credit need to apply to be a Non-Degree Seeking Graduate Student with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, register, and pay for the courses.

How to Apply:

For full consideration, please submit the following document(s):

  1. Cover Letter/Statement of Interest - Please include answers to the following questions:
  • Describe why training at JFK Partners interests you.
  • Have you had any experience with Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) training? If so, which program?
  • Describe past experiences related to working with individuals with autism or other developmental disabilities (ASD/DD) and your interest in working with this population.
  • Describe why early intervention interests you.
  • Describe any coursework and/or professional or volunteer experiences with policy or advocacy.
  • How does advanced training in neurodevelopmental disabilities fit with your future professional plans?
    2. Graduate School transcript (Unofficial)
    3. Resume or Curriculum Vita (CV)
    4. Five (5) letters of recommendation from faculty or supervisors familiar with your interests and work relevant to this training
Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at .

Questions should be directed to: Melissa Argenti or Christine Cook

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by March 15, 2024.

Anticipated Pay Range:

The starting hiring rate for this position has been established at $49,500.

The above hiring rate represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation unless it is non-exempt.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

Perks & Benefits:

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ADA Statement:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at ​.

Background Check Statement:

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Vaccination Statement:

CU Anschutz strongly encourages vaccination against the COVID-19 virus and other vaccine preventable diseases . If you work, visit, or volunteer in healthcare facilities or clinics operated by our affiliated hospital or clinical partners or by CU Anschutz, you will be required to comply with the vaccination and medical surveillance policies of the facilities or clinics where you work, visit, or volunteer, respectively. In addition, if you work in certain research areas or perform certain safety sensitive job duties, you must enroll in the occupational health medical surveillance program .

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