JobID 525 : Physical Therapist (#1974535)
The Physical Therapist will serve to assist students to maximize their developmental potential. The Physical Therapist organizes a treatment approach supporting physical development and utilizes exercise, positioning, ambulation training, and corrective and assistive devices to promote the developmental processes that underlie academic learning.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Physical Therapist shall have duties and responsibilities which include, but are not limited to the following.
- Complete a comprehensive evaluation/report of students in response to a special education referral.
- Function as a member of a multidisciplinary evaluation team (MET) which assesses the educational needs of students suspected of having an impairment which is interfering with their education.
- Schedule and deliver the physical therapy interventions with students as determined in the individualized education program (IEP) or individual family service plan (IFSP).
- Collaborate with other staff and parents in educational planning, program implementation, curricular adaptation and materials development.
- Assisting in the ordering, adjusting and adaptation of specialized equipment for students with impairments.
- Effectively communicate with parents, school staff, physicians and agencies.
- Remain free of any alcohol or non prescribed controlled substance abuse in the workplace through their employment in the district.
- Presence on the job is an employee’s fundamental obligation. Regular, reliable and punctual attendance is required.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Physical Demands – The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the Physical Therapist must be able to do the following:
- Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
- Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day with frequent standing/walking/talking.
- Occasionally reaching/stooping/bending/kneeling/crouching
- Licensure by State of Michigan as a physical therapist
- ?Pediatric experience is preferred
- Possess clinical observation skills
- Must have the ability to communicate effectively
- Must possess and maintain a valid Michigan Driver’s License.
- Must have own transportation to and from assignments throughout the district.
- Ability to pass a criminal history check.