- Selecting, administering and interpreting a variety of screening instruments and standardized measurement tools;
- Examining and evaluating eligible students’ strengths and needs to establish their ability to participate in meaningful school activities and routines with or without assistance;
- Participating in team meetings, including parent conferences;
- Participating in the IEP/504 process, including collaboratively determining the need for physical therapy as a related service (IDEA) or as a reasonable accommodation (504);
- Forming partnerships and working with other team members in the school setting to promote an effective physical therapy plan of care;
- Coordinating physical therapy interventions within the school program;
- Adapting environments to facilitate student access and participation in the educational program;
- Functioning as a consultant to other school personnel, parents, and students to coordinate the delivery of physical therapy services, which may include: o interpretation of assessments and recommendations; o explanation of the potential impact of developmental, medical and/or sensorimotor problems on school performance; o instruction of other caregivers in the physical management of students, such as safe lifting, positioning, assisted ambulation, gross motor programs, vocational tasks, leisure activities, and/or equipment use; and o setting realistic expectations for student performance in school; o selecting, modifying, or customizing adaptive equipment and assistive technology.
- 3+ years experience is preferred, however, new graduates would be considered.
- Each state has specific requirements regarding licensure and/or certification, if needed.
- We expect you would know if you are qualified for the work in your state if you are experienced in the field. If you require more information to know if you have the correct qualifications, please contact your professional licensing or credentialing organization.