Reporting directly to the Special Education Administrator, the Physical Therapist develops, implements and coordinates a physical therapy program for children with a range of mild to severe disabilities ages birth to 21. The Physical Therapist serves as a member of the education team assigned to support the Special Education Cooperative and special education children.
- Provide education and support to teachers, classroom staff, parents and other care givers about physical therapy services.
- Develop, implement and coordinate a physical therapy program for children with disabilities consistent with the Individual Education Plan (IEP)/Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) goals.
- Conduct physical therapy assessments. Review assessment findings with parents and the education team.
- Provide direct service to children.
- Monitor ongoing treatment records. Evaluate and report on children's progress.
- Advise, instruct and assist education staff to implement physical therapy plans.
- Supervise, train and evaluate physical therapy assistants and paraeducators.
- Facilitate the procurement, fabrication, modification and adjustment of adaptive equipment for physical therapy services.
- Hold or eligible to hold a Washington ESA physical therapist certificate.
- Hold or eligible to hold a Washington physical therapist license.
- Experience working in a special education public school setting or with pediatric populations.
- Experience interpreting state and federal special education law.