JobID 3316 : Physical Therapist - Long Term Substitute - 2019 - 2020 (#2007324)

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Lake Washington School District is looking for qualified Physical Therapist candidates for a part-time (0.3 FTE) long-term substitute assignment for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This position will begin as soon as possible. 

Position Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Director of Special Services, provides physical therapy services in the areas of student assessment, direct therapy, training and consultation for staff, parents, and equipment fabrication or adaptation to enable students to function to their highest possible level within the educational system. Participates as a member of a multidisciplinary team in the assessment and program evaluation for students. Acts as a liaison with medical and community service providers on behalf of children with disabilities under Section 504 or IDEA and their families.



  • Washington State ESA certificate with Physical Therapist endorsement.

Long-term substitute assignments in excess of twenty (20) consecutive days will be paid at the contract teacher base rate.


Essential Functions:

  • Complies with state and federal regulations regarding special education and the practice of physical therapy.
  • Manages a caseload as determined by district need.
  • Reviews educational and medical records and performs assessments in the areas of gross-motor function; activities of daily living and self-help skills; sensor motor development; muscle strength and endurance; gait and mobility; range of motion; equipment needs; function of orthotic and prosthetic devices; and prevocational skills.
  • Determines educational significance of student's physical, sensory or perceptual-motor deficits in terms of functional needs.
  • Recommends appropriate methods of intervention to remediate or compensate for benefits as related to environment.
  • Plans treatment programs including establishing IEP goals and objectives. Implements therapy programs including direct intervention and/or on-going consultation to classroom teacher and parents.
  • Provides intervention recommendations for implementation in the classroom and home.
  • Identifies equipment needs and assists in securing, fabricating, adapting, and maintaining the equipment.
  • Maintains accurate comprehensive records of individual student's progress in therapy within timelines determined by the district. Communicates and/or consults with physicians through oral or written reports and conferences to facilitate implementation of therapy programs.
  • Confers with parents and staff regarding therapy services and progress.
  • Consults with families and community medical and social service agencies in coordinating services and home programs.
  • Participates with other guidance team members in the multidisciplinary assessment of students for qualification as a person with disabilities under Section 504 or IDEA
  • Provides training and supervision for physical therapy assistants and/or students.
  • Complies with all Medicaid rules and regulations.
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Director of Special Services and other administrators as designated by the Superintendent.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Able to demonstrate proficiency in using current methods and modalities in student intervention.
  • Able to evaluate student independently and plan appropriate interventions.
  • Able to work independently in cooperation with others.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior and judgment.
  • Courteous and respectful toward co-workers and students.
  • Able to observe and interpret human behavior accurately.
  • Able to establish constructive relationships with students and modify interventions.
  • Able to organize and carry out responsibilities efficiently.
  • Demonstrate interest and follow-thorough in improving professional skills.
  • Able to accept and respond appropriately to constructive criticism

    Travel Requirements

    • Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

    FLSA Status:       Exempt

    Immigration Reform and Control Act Requirement: All new employees are required by law to submit documentation to Human Resources proving eligibility to work in the USA by completing an employment eligibility form within three days of employment.
    Applicant Disclosure Statement:  Pursuant to Chapter 486, Laws of 1987, all applicants must complete the disclosure form provided by Human Resources at the time of application.
    Background Check on Recommended Candidate:  A reference check inquiry will also be made by Human Resources on recommended candidates.  According to 1992 legislation ESHB 2518, all school employees with regularly scheduled unsupervised access to children are required to have a criminal background check, which includes fingerprints.

    The Lake Washington School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, gender, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran, military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:
    Director of Human Resources
    16250 NE 74th Street
    Redmond Washington, 98052
    (425) 936-1266



      Posted By

      Lake Washington School District

      16250 NE 74TH ST, REDMOND, WA 98052
      Compare with State

      Amount per Student

      $12,162 (USD)

      State Average: $11,896 (USD)

      % ELL Students


      State Average: 10%

      Student Teacher Ratio


      State Average: 18.76

      % IEP Students


      State Average: 12%



      State Average: 284