Physical Therapist EI/ECSE - Columbia Service Center

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Position Title:
EI/ECSE Physical Therapist - Columbia County
Department: EI/ECSE
Location: Columbia Service Center
Compensation: Per negotiated contract, Licensed Salary Schedule
Bargaining Unit: NWEA
Days Per Year:  190
FTE: 1.0
Start Date: 09/01/2020

NW REGIONAL ESD'S MISSION STATEMENT: In partnership with the communities we serve, Northwest Regional ESD improves student learning by providing equitable access to high quality services and support.


This position evaluates and administers physical therapy services to students with physical limitations. Assists
students in achieving physical and functional independent access to the educational system within their
physical limitations. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:

1. Master's degree (M.A.) or equivalent; or four to ten year’s related experience and/or training; or equivalent
    combination of education and experience.
2. Knowledge of/or ability to learn appropriate and various computer functions and programs including e-mail.
3. Certificates as determined by the District including state license to practice physical therapy in the State of
4. Supervision of licensed physical therapy assistants.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: include the following. Performs some or all of the following tasks. Other
duties may be assigned.

1. Works as a team member with teachers, parents and special education staff in support of educational
2. Actively participates as member of individual education plan (IEP)/IFSP team in planning goals and
    educational programs for individual students.
3. Provides professional input and expertise to the IEP/IFSP team in determining eligibility for services,
    developing IEP or IFSP goals and objectives for each eligible child/student and recommends service
4. Under a physician's prescription/order, plans physical therapy programs based upon individual student
    evaluations of functional/developmental skills as well as other tests.
5. Under a physician's prescription/order, provides direct individual or small group services, and/or indirect
    services via consultative and monitoring services to implement therapy programs to assist the family
    and student to meet the IEP or IFSP goals.
6. Manages child/student behavior during therapy.
7. Communicates with other health care providers regarding student evaluations and programs.
8. Provides physical therapy support services to address and facilitate progress with student IFSP/IEP
    goals. Supervises LPTA's assisting in this role in accordance with state PT license laws.
9. Provides consultation services to other professional and educational personnel regarding students'
    gross motor and functional abilities.
10. Trains and supervises assignments for educational assistants (LPTAs).
11. Provides instruction in the handling and care of students to classroom and transportation personnel.
12. Evaluates students for fit/fabricate adaptive equipment (including mobility equipment, ambulatory aids,
     wheel chairs, walkers, etc.) to afford students increased function/mobility in an educational setting.
13. Writes IEP/IFSP goals and objectives and maintains progress notes and data collected as required by
      the physical therapy board and educational programs.
14. Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality
15. Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with

Equal Opportunity Employer
NWRESD recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of NWRESD that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, age, veterans status, genetic information or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment.

Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Chief Human Resources Officer at 503-614-1407 for additional information or assistance. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

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Northwest Regional ESD

800 Port Avenue, Saint Helens, OR 97051
Compare with State

Amount per Student

State Average: $11,490

% ELL Students

State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 19.82

% IEP Students

State Average: 15%



State Average: 297