- Evaluates those students on assigned caseload and determines appropriate program goals (both long and short term).
- Evaluates new referrals to determine need for service/appropriate level of service.
- Provides direct treatment to students on assigned caseload.
- Schedules assigned caseload in conjunction with classroom staff and other related services.
- Submits all written documentation in accordance with School and Preschool policies. Must adhere to paperwork deadlines, agency forms, and content.
- Periodically reassesses student's progress toward goals, and adjusts goals as necessary.
- Assesses student's need for equipment (in collaboration with clinical and educational staff).
- Responsible for recommending, fabricating, and adapting equipment for assigned caseload, according to Abilities First, Inc. policies and with assistance from equipment technician as indicated.
- Communicates regularly with parents, classroom staff and related service personnel regarding individual student's program and progress.
- Doctoral Degree or Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited school.
- Licensed with NYS Department of Education, or eligible for licensure (temporary permit).
- Have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs, push and pull students in wheelchairs, lift, bend, squat, turn in the knees, pivot and grasp with both hands (in order to properly and safely perform the techniques taught in CPR/First Aid, behavior intervention techniques, and lifting and carrying techniques), with or without a reasonable accommodation.
- Valid NYS driver's license deemed acceptable by our insurance carrier.