KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of effective practice, clinical decision making, outcomes based intervention and their proper application in the educational environment.
- Knowledge of areas of practice specific to pediatrics, including child development and specific diagnoses.
- Knowledge of administrative management practices.
- Ability to plan, implement, administer and coordinate a physical therapy program, from eligibility determination to exit, within an LEA.
- Ability to select and administer appropriate assessment tools and interpret results of assessment.
- Skill in selecting and providing a wide range of intervention strategies and monitoring their effectiveness.
- Ability to plan, coordinate and provide training and continuing education both formally and informally to parents, school administration, school staff, community agencies, staff and other medical professionals.
- Provide direct supervision of physical therapy assistants in accordance with North Carolina’s Physical Therapy Practice Act (currently, at least every 30 days).
- Develop, implement and coordinate the physical therapy program within the LEA, including philosophy, vision, departmental procedures and goals.
- Evaluate students using appropriate tests, skilled professional observation and supplementary information from other agencies and records.
- Interpret assessment findings and appropriately convey information to parents and school teams.
- Participate with the school team to develop Individualized Education Programs and Section 504 Plans.
- Develop and implement intervention strategies.
- Develop physical management plan for daily classroom routines and train staff in its safe implementation.
Onslow County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.