The Licensed physical therapist practicing in the educational setting is to provide therapy services, which correlate with the multi-disciplinary educational team approach. Therapist to follow therapeutic goals in accordance with state and federal guidelines under the individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
- Current physical therapy licensure by the Arkansas State Medical Board of Physical Therapy.
- Experience working for a school system or comparable setting working with children or youth is desirable.
- Evidence of strong interpersonal skills in dealing with students, staff, administrators and parents is necessary.
- The therapist will be responsible for securing necessary continuing education to maintain licensure annually.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Prepares comprehensive, written evaluation reports that incorporate the educational and motoric aspects and interprets this information within the context of a multi- disciplinary team conference convened to review all pertinent data. Therapist to make recommendations for appropriate intervention in an educational setting based on state/federal guidelines.
- Develops educational relevant goals and objectives in accordance with district procedures.
- Follows physical therapy goals in accordance with the developed IEP/Accommodation Plan.
- Ability to train additional support staff with regards to educational programming pertinent to the area of physical therapy.
- Participates in assigned school and district sponsored in-services.