- 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;
- Supporting the safe transportation of students;
- Referring students to other related service personnel and to healthcare providers as appropriate;
- Serving as a liaison school, medical personnel, and medical equipment vendors; Physical Therapists are members of a school team that ensures free and appropriate education for students with disabilities to prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living.
- 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.