Physical Therapist

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Description

Position Definition:      The person filling this position shall plan and implement educationally relevant therapy programs in consultation with the multidisciplinary team.
 
Relationship:       The Physical Therapist will report directly to the Supervisor of Special Programs and Services.
 
Qualifications:
 
Education/Experience:  

  • Current PA Licensure as a Physical Therapist.
 
Skills/Knowledge:  
  • Demonstrates a proficient understanding and utilization of Microsoft Office Suite and other software packages for use in the Special Programs and Services department. 
  • Demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively with external and internal stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates the ability to maintain complete confidentiality.
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills demonstrated by patience, understanding, and congeniality.
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to organize, plan, and manage job responsibilities in order to complete assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrates the ability to implement and comply with PA Individual Education Plan process.
  • Demonstrates the ability to prioritize assigned tasks.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates accuracy in completion of tasks.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently and maintain departmental deadlines.
  • Demonstrates the ability to make professional decisions.
  • Demonstrates the ability to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
 
Skills/Knowledge: (continued)
  • Possesses the skills to provide the highest level of customer service with patience and knowledge of the department’s services.
  • Ability to attend work regularly at assigned work hours subject to lawful leave rights and responsibilities.
 
Physical:
  • Ability to stand, bend, stoop, sit, lift, reach, and communicate (vision, hearing, and speech) to effectively carry out functions, duties, and responsibilities. 
  • Ability to independently ambulate in and around work areas.
  • Ability to travel to and from assigned work locations without employer support.
  • Ability to exhibit appropriate manual dexterity to effectively carry out functions, duties, and responsibilities.
  • Ability to conduct a safety restraint protocol which requires:
    • a normal degree of flexibility;
    • the ability to stand, walk, run, and shuffle for at least several minutes;
    • the ability to kneel on one and two knees and then stand up;
    • the ability to bend the trunk at 45 degrees and twist to either side;
    • the ability to grasp firmly and raise hands above the head;
    • the ability to learn and correctly demonstrate multi-step physical skills
 
 
Authority: The Physical Therapist will have the authority to perform all functions listed below in accordance with established policies and procedures.
 
Functions/Duties/Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function/duty/responsibility at acceptable standards. In accordance with both state and/or federal law, reasonable accommodations will be considered upon employee request.
 
Essential:
  • Performs and interprets appropriate tests and procedures that aid in the evaluation of the needs of students with physical disabilities.
  • Assists the multidisciplinary team in the comprehensive assessment of a student so that appropriate and adequate educational programs and services are considered as part of the team decision making process.
  • Plans and implements therapy programs on the basis of evaluations, following referral and approval of the program by the district team and receiving a physician’s prescription.
  • Consults with the teacher to effectively link therapy with IEP goals and objectives in the sensory motor and gross motor areas.
  • Provides assessment data and recommendations about intervention strategies and progress reports.

Essential: (continued)
  • Consults with parents regarding evaluation results, as well as making recommendations to the parent about any interventions that can be done at home.
  • Functions as a liaison between the school and community-based therapy program.
 
Secondary:
  • Maintains and orders supplies and equipment for program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Posted By

Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit

4210 INDEPENDENCE DR , SCHNECKSVILLE, PA 18078
 

At the following locations

IT Itinerant

4210 Independence Drive , Schnecksville, PA 18078



Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$209,279

State Average: $16,365

% ELL Students

State Average: 3%

Student Teacher Ratio

2.25

State Average: 14.21

% IEP Students

State Average: 18%

FTE

707

State Average: 302