ID 3345 - Physical Therapist - 1.00 FTE for 191 days/year

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Physical Therapist
1.0 FTE for 191 days/year
Student Services

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Position assesses, treats and provides services to students with neuromuscular skeletal disorders and gross motor delays in a resource room, classroom or other setting using treatment plans, behavior plans, 504 plans and IEPs. Tests students for special education qualifications and writes, reviews and updates treatment, behavior and 504 plans and IEPs. Implements treatment plans and works with other staff members to adapt classroom instruction, lessons and materials for individual students.  Provides guidance, techniques and resources teachers can use in regular classroom/resource room settings.
Essential duties of this position include the following tasks.  Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks.  Other duties may be assigned at any time.
Direct Services
  1. Prepares evaluation reports and selects and assigns levels of needed services. Develops and implements treatment plans for students with neuromuscular skeletal disorders and gross motor delays. Selects type of service including direct, integrated, consultative and monitored. Delivers necessary services, including assistive technology and re-evaluates service delivery within required timelines. Analyzes results and adjusts treatment and activities as necessary. Coordinates services with other district special education programs, district staff and community resources.
  2. Plans, develops, writes and reviews treatment plans, behavior plans, 504 plans and IEPs according to federal and state laws and regulations and district policies and procedures. Maintains required records and ensures accuracy and necessary content as required by federal and state laws and regulations and district policies and procedures.
  3. Recommends modifications to the class/school/academic programs for students who require accommodations.
  4. Regularly uses oral, written and electronic communications to students and parents/guardians regarding student progress towards treatment, classroom and district education objectives/goals. Schedules parent conferences as needed or requested or required.
  5. Assists school staff members, students and parents/guardians in understanding the student’s special needs and the role of the Physical Therapist.
  6. Observes, evaluates and refers students who need additional services and support.
  7. Works with principals, school staff members and parents/guardians regarding individual student behavior and discipline issues.
  8. Demonstrates knowledge and skill in applying conflict management and dispute resolution techniques.
  1. Screens referred students, utilizing appropriate procedures, techniques and various formal and informal assessments and evaluates students for service eligibility.
  2. Adequately, timely and clearly interprets assessment results using plain, concise language for diverse audiences. Assessment information and results will be supported by a written report.
Assistance and Support – Internal
  1. Provides direct and consultative services to teachers in classroom settings as needed or requested.
  2. Works collaboratively with parents/guardians, teachers, learning specialists, school psychologists, instructional assistants, occupational therapists, nurses and others in support of each student’s total educational program.
  3. Participates as necessary in:

  • Special Services team meetings;
  • evaluation planning meetings;
  • parent conferences;
  • IEP meetings;
  • placement determination meetings;
  • transition plan meetings;
  • manifestation determination meetings; and
  • other meetings as determined or required.
Assistance and support – External
  1. Consults with public and private community agencies as needed.
  2. Participates in activities that will increase public and professional awareness of the needs and services available children with neuromuscular skeletal disorders and gross motor delays.
  1. Works collaboratively with district administrators, teachers and other school staff members to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, federal and state regulations and district policies and procedures regarding IDEA and Section 504 requirements and Medicaid procedures. Completes Medicaid billing forms.
  2. Assists with planning for accessibility needs of students, including building and bathroom modifications.
  3. Assists with developing emergency and earthquake evacuation procedures for students with disabilities.
  4. Schedules and directs the duties of the Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant.
  5. Constructs and/or obtains a variety of assistive technology/adaptive equipment within budget allocations. Submits requests for additional funding. Applies for relevant grants. Manages awarded grants and retains all required documentation for grant funds.
  6. Presents issues and concerns to Student Services for review and resolution.
  7. Keeps abreast of best practices, maintains professional relationships with colleagues, students and families and participates in activities which all enhance service delivery for the benefit of students and their families.
  8. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of all district policies and procedures.
  9. Maintains consistent, daily and punctual attendance.
Non-essential duties of this position include the following tasks. Employees in this position perform some or all of these tasks. Other duties may be assigned at any time.
  1. Operates various office equipment including audio visual equipment/devices, telephones and photocopy machines.
  2. Reviews, selects and submits requests for materials, supplies and equipment which support and enhance service delivery.
  3. Attends in-service trainings, staff meetings and other meetings as assigned. Attends professional growth activities related to job responsibilities.
  4. Provides staff development activities for staff during in-service meetings.
  5. Participates in the district’s comprehensive planning process for students with special needs.
  6. Communicates information about the role of a Physical Therapist to students, staff, parents/guardians and community members.
  7. Supervises students both in and outside of classroom settings.
  8. Provides field supervision for intern physical therapy students as assigned.
  9. Reports issues to principals and the appropriate authorities including safety, sanitary and fire hazards, vandalism, thefts and errant wildlife.
  1. Consistently follows all applicable federal and state laws and all district policies, rules and supervisor directions.
  2. Observes ergonomics of sedentary office work including placement of computers and monitors, and sitting alignment.
  3. Observes proper lifting techniques and other strategies to avoid accidents and personal injury while performing job duties.
  4. Performs other duties as assigned.
All school employees have some responsibility for supervising students and assisting in maintaining a safe environment.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Education and/or Experience: A Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy is required. Applicable licensure by the Physical Therapy Licensing Board and the State of Oregon is required.  A minimum of three (3) years of successful experience in physical therapy evaluation and treatment is preferred. Experience in a K-12 public school setting is preferred. Experience with children with special needs, including medical/health issues, is preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of child and adolescent growth and development is required.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Works well with others from diverse backgrounds. Focuses on solving conflict, maintaining confidentiality, listening to others, keeping emotions under control, remaining open to others’ ideas and contributing to building a positive team spirit. Demonstrates the ability to remain calm and professional in an environment with frequent interruptions. Interacts with staff and students appropriately.
  • Language Skills: Ability to communicate in English fluently both verbally and in writing, including proficiency in spelling and grammar. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents, staff, regulatory agencies, vendors and members of the community. Ability to read and interpret documents including governmental regulations, safety rules and operating and maintenance instructions/ instruction manuals. Ability to prepare routine reports and correspondence with high degrees of accuracy and professionalism.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to calculate rates, ratios, percentages and proportions. Ability to read and interpret various charts, bar graphs and similar visual data depictions.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in oral, schedule or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving more than one variable.
  • Computer Skills: Ability to effectively use office computers and internet access for email, research, word processing, database manipulation, visual presentations and general web-based applications.
  • Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to exercise good judgment and work effectively in a dynamic environment.
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: A valid Oregon Driver’s License is required.  Valid First Aid and CPR cards are required. Must have or able to obtain various certificates, licenses and/or registrations as required by federal, state or local law(s) and/or determined by the district.
The physical expectations described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
When performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, see, or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk stand, sit, use fingers and hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms and move around inside and outside of buildings. The employee is occasionally required to, push, pull, bend, stoop, crawl, kneel and crouch. The employee must lift and/or move up to 35lbs. The employee may occasionally climb stairs or ladders. The employee must have, with or without vision correction, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The employee may occasionally use district approved restraint and de-escalation procedures with students. The employee must occasionally move quickly and sometimes run to keep students safe and avoid injuries. The employee must regularly lift students up to 35 pounds and lift, with assistance, students weighing up to 150 pounds.
The employee may occasionally use district-approved restraint and de-escalation procedures with students.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
The work environment is a standard classroom and resource room settings, other sites within the district and student residences. The noise level of the work environment is usually low to moderate, but occasionally high depending upon the location, the student population and current activities. The employee occasionally will be required to supervise students. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions and outdoor weather conditions, including seasonal heat and cold. The employee may occasionally be exposed to contagious diseases, bodily fluids and blood-borne pathogens. The employee may be exposed to a variety of cleaning agents and fumes.
The employee may occasionally implement crisis prevention/intervention procedures which involve risk of personal injury from students.
NOTE: This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job.  This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment.  The school district may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The Lake Oswego School District is committed to being an antiracist, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to race, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, religion, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law. LOSD is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment procedures for individuals experiencing a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at 503-534-2000. 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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4750 Jean Road , Lake Oswego, OR 97035