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Job Opening Information PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT

Job Number
SPE19-0034

Position Title
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT
Required Application Type
Teacher / Admin
Job Description

LOCATION: TO BE DETERMINED

Full-time position (1.0 FTE ); 10 months, school calendar; hours per day dependent on site location                                                              

  • Works in collaboration with Physical Therapist to evaluate the degree of function and disability to complete and submit appropriate documentation to CSE, administrative staff or principal;
  • Assists with drafting appropriate annual goals and short-term objectives to present at the annual CSE meeting with the Physical Therapist;
  • Evaluates and re-evaluates short-term objectives on a quarterly basis throughout the school year;
  • Keeps abreast of changes and developments in the field by attending professional meetings, reading professional journals and other publications;
  • Performs Physical Therapy procedures upon the written order or referral of a licensed physician in accordance with state law;
  • Participates with other personnel in the formation of student's Individual Educational Program (IEP);
  • Instructs and participates in faculty in-service educational program;
  • Utilizes adaptive equipment, materials and seating in order to permit the student to function more independently in the school environment;
  • Carries out treatment program as identified through evaluation and IEP, and maintains appropriate and accurate documentation regarding assessment, planning and treatment outcome, in conjunction with the Physical Therapist;
  • Instructs parents and school personnel with regard to follow-up of therapy goals;
  • Identifies assistive technologies that will enhance student's functional performance and provides required documentation for funding;
  • Develops and refines gross motor skills to improve functional activities;
  • Follows the schedule and building procedures of the building of assignment;
  • Carries out all other duties as assigned.
Civil Service Title
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT
Job Qualifications

Valid NYS Registration/License as a Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Experience with students with special needs preferred
  • This is a competitive position pending the Civil Service Training and Experience exam.

Salary:  Per Educational Association contract.  Plus comprehensive benefits package.

Application Procedure

Please complete your file by submitting the following information:

*  Employment application

*  Letter of interest

*  Detailed résumé

*  Evidence of NYS certification, license or Registration Certificate (if applicable)

*  College undergraduate and graduate transcripts conferring degree

*  If no college education, furnish a copy of high school diploma or GED

*  One to three current, dated and signed letters of professional reference (must be less than 1 yr. old)

Job Category
INSTRUCTIONAL
Job Location
GST BOCES REGION

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