Summary: Provides therapy services primarily as directed by the student’s Individual Education Plan by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Reviews physician's referral and student’s condition and medical records.
Conducts physical therapy evaluations for students who are referred.
Participates/Provides information to case conference committee as related to the physical therapy objectives and goals.
Works with students on motor deficits as designated in the Individual Educational Plan.
Evaluates effects of treatment at various stages and adjusts treatments to achieve educational benefit.
Charts student’s progress data following each session.
Instructs the school staff in the appropriate implementation of physical therapy objects needed to access educational programming.
Confers with school staff to obtain additional student information, suggest revisions in implementation and integrates physical therapy with other aspects of the student’s educational environment.
Maintains and issues equipment.
Provides adaptations for the student’s educational environment.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Uses intuition and experience to complement data. Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics. Technical Skills - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills. Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance. Interpersonal - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things. Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings. Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed. Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information. Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences. Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically. Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures. Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time. Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions. Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed. Innovation - Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work. Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process. Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks. Professionalism - Accepts responsibility for own actions. Quality - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures.
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.
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience in a public school system as a physical therapist.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Windows environment word processing software.
Certificates and Licenses:
Valid Indiana Physical Therapist license.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.