Extended School Year - Physical Therapist
119 SOUTH AVENUE, WEBSTER, NY 14580
(585) 216-0014 website: www.websterschools.org
Position Title: Extended School Year - Licensed Physical Therapist
Location: District Wide
Dates: July 5, 2018 to August 17, 2018
- The program services students in Kindergarten through 12th grade with Special Education plans and significant physical disabilities. Services are approved by the CSE to prevent substantial regression
- Anticipated caseload will require 3 days per week from 8am-3pm
- Must be a NYS licensed Physical Therapist
Application Procedure: Please visit our website to complete an application by March 26, 2018
Correspond With: Mr. David Swinson
Assistant Superintendent for Administration and Human Resources
Webster Central School District
119 South Avenue
Webster, NY 14580
SELECTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEWS.
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Webster Central School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, age, disability, or any other status protected by law.
WEBSTER CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Within the academic environment, the Physical Therapist (PT) focuses on the student’s mobility and gross motor function to support and assist the student’s learning and functional access to his/her educational program. The role of the school-based physical therapist is to provide evidence-based physical therapy to students with qualifying needs, with the aim of enhancing their participation within the least restrictive educational setting. School-based physical therapy services are oriented toward the acquisition of functional skills through the participation in purposeful, goal-directed activities. These services may focus on helping the student learn how to navigate in their environment, use adaptive equipment (wheelchair, walker, etc), and supporting participation in gross motor activities.
Director of Speech, OT, PT, and Assistive Technology
(A) Possession of a valid license and currently registered by the New York State Education Department as a Physical Therapist; OR,
(B) Possession of a Limited Permit to practice Physical Therapy issued by the New York State Education Department.
Performs physical therapy procedures upon the written prescription or referral from a physician, utilizing an exercise or creative activity treatment program designed and/or adapted to correct or improve functional ability;
Evaluates the degree of function and disability of students unless contraindicated by the supervising therapist’s professional judgment or a physician's prescription;
Develops a treatment plan based upon findings, short and long term goals and in accordance with a physician's diagnosis, prescription or referral;
Records, on students' charts, all evaluations, reevaluations, progress notes, consultations and discharge summaries;
Participates in the selection of personnel in the physical therapy service, assigns their duties and provides supervision;
Trains students in the use of adaptive assistive devices and/or self-help techniques to achieve maximum independence in school;
Participates with other educational personnel in the formulation of intervention plans;
Confers periodically with the medical supervisor and physicians regarding all facets of student care and related activities;
Develops or assists in the development of physical therapy policies and procedures;
Physical Therapist (continued)
Participates and assists in the development of educational programs and instructs in-service education programs;
Maintains program records including, but not limited to, the service budget, statistical reports of the frequency and types of treatment and number of students treated;
Assists in ordering supplies and equipment; for the department;
Participates in research activities and the development of new treatment programs and techniques in conjunction with other staff and physicians.
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 of this job. Duties performed typically in school settings to include classrooms, gyms, cafeteria, auditorium and recreational areas. While performing this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hand, and talk or hear; light lifting up to 40 pounds and other limited physical activities are required. Movement of students by wheelchairs and other mechanical devices may be required.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of the principles, techniques and practices of physical therapy; good knowledge of the operation and minor maintenance of apparatus and equipment used in physical therapy; good knowledge of community resources available to support or supplement the physical therapy program; ability to evaluate, plan and execute treatments for students; ability to communicate orally and in writing; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to assume responsibility for the treatment of students; ability to provide and maintain accurate records and reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; good judgment; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.