Physical Therapist

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The Physical Therapist (P.T.) provides therapy evaluation and service to qualified students, ages 3-22. S/he acts as a liaision between schools and agencies when medically related therapy is being provided out-of-district. 

Essential Functions:
(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.  This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class).

Participate in pre-referral process to general modifications and accommodations to be implemented in regular education settings. Obtains and relays information to and from parents and other medical personnel relating to a student’s physical status and needs. Conducts screenings and evaluations relating to physical therapy needs. Provides input to diagnostic and placement team relating to a student’s P.T. evaluation and placements. Develops therapy related goals and objectives as part of the student’s Individual Education Plan (I.E.P.). Designs and implements activities to help a student meet the goals and objectives of his/her I.E.P.

Knowledge, Skills and other Characteristics:
Has a thorough knowledge of the field of physical therapy as well as special education requirements (both federal and state regulations).
The P.T. will work independently and must possess a high degree of motivation, self-direction, and accountability.

Physical Requirements:
Work is performed in an indoor environment. Work requires frequent sitting, repetitive motion, vision to monitor and lifting up to 15 pounds. 

Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy.
Arizona Physical Therapy License
 Experience working within the school setting.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (Additional compensation will be considered if candidate meets preferred qualifications):
Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy or similar
Arizona Physical Therapy License
Experience working within the school setting.
Will Supervise a minimum of 1, maximum of 2 Physical Therapists; supervises a maximum of 4 Physical Therapist Assistants.

Depending on the needs of the District, some incumbents in this class must be able to demonstrate fluency in both Spanish and English as a condition of employment. 

Salary: Refer to PNT Salary Schedule               Hours per Day: 8               Days in Contract: 211        Start Date: 2024/2025 School Year

Application Procedure:
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2238 E. Ginter Road , Tucson, AZ 85706

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2238 E Ginter Rd , Tucson, AZ 85706