Occupational Therapist

We are looking for a client-centered, occupation-based, trauma-responsive, neurodiversity affirming, and culturally sensitive individual to join the Common Threads Family Resource Center team as an Occupational Therapist.

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to [email protected].

Common Threads is a mid-sized nonprofit agency located on Madison’s East side. Our mission is to empower autistics, other neurodivergents, and anyone who experiences mental health needs and sensory differences by providing meaningful, comprehensive support. We accomplish this by offering a variety of evidence-based, personalized therapeutic and educational services built on an individual's strengths, goals, and community. We believe in the inherent worth of every client and we embrace all families who seek out our agency. We partner together, with dedicated and compassionate services and support, to help facilitate growth and development. It is our privilege to be of service.

But, Common Threads is more than the services we provide. Our current team consists of individuals with a wide variety of training backgrounds, life experiences, work styles, and interest areas. We genuinely care about our clinicians’ journeys and actively support the personal and professional growth of our team. We lift each other up, help each other grow through our experiences, and push each other to provide the best services possible to our clients every day. We value the diverse perspectives of our teammates and prioritize collaboration as a means to elevate the impact of our work.

Our team is looking for clinicians who are flexible, patient, playful, and creative. We have a preference for clinicians who are comfortable working with younger children. Clinicians at Common Threads experience improved work life balance via freedom to create their own schedules, customize their caseloads based on their individual needs, and develop their unique therapeutic styles to reach clients. Common Threads provides supervision, mentorship, professional development opportunities, and in-house administrative, scheduling, and billing support. Full-time employees are eligible for health, dental, and vision insurance, a professional development stipend, 5 weeks of PTO per calendar year, and a retirement account with company match. Common Threads is a public student loan forgiveness program qualifying employer.

Common Threads is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, Common Threads complies with laws prohibiting discrimination against employees or qualified applicants for employment in hiring or in any decision affecting job status or pay on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, religion, color, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural differences, ancestry, physical appearance, arrest record or conviction record, military participation or membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States, or political beliefs, or any other status protected by federal, state, and/or or local laws.

Common Threads and all subcontractors agree not to discriminate on the basis of disability in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the Wisconsin Statutes secs. 111.321 and 111.34, and Chapter 19 of the Dane County Code of Ordinances.


  • Minimum Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Occupational Therapy from an accredited program (with ability to acquire a state license)
  • Current Wisconsin state license or ability to demonstrate that you are working toward obtainment of a state license
  • Strong understanding of the current Occupational Therapy Practice Framework and its implications in practice
  • Commitment to uphold the cornerstones of Occupational Therapy practice (core values and beliefs rooted in occupation, knowledge of and expertise in the therapeutic use of occupation, professional behaviors and dispositions, therapeutic use of self)
  • Commitment to embody contributors to cornerstones of Occupational Therapy practice (client-centered practice, clinical and professional reasoning, competencies for practice, cultural humility, ethics, evidence-informed practice, inter and intraprofessional collaboration, leadership, lifelong learning, micro and macro systems knowledge, occupation-based practice, professionalism, professional advocacy, self-advocacy, self-reflection, theory-based practice)
  • Willingness to provide services to clients with Medical Assistance, private insurance, etc.
  • Willingness to work with clients with a variety of mental health needs, challenges, and barriers
  • An understanding of behavior as it serves as a form of communication
  • Ability to maintain 65% monthly billable status
  • Access to reliable transportation and auto insurance that meets our insurance needs (liability limits no less than $100,000 per person, $300,000 per accident, $100,000 property damage)


To apply, send your cover letter and resume to [email protected].