The Physical Therapist (PT) is responsible for assessment, planning, and collaboration on IEP goal development for students at assigned sites. As a related service provider, the PT provides appropriate intervention services designed to enhance the student’s participation and learning potential in a variety of educational environments.
- Complete screenings, perform evaluations, develop measurable goals, plan and implement therapeutic interventions that are educationally relevant.
- Evaluates the physical therapy needs of students, using appropriate tests, professional observations and supplementary information from other sources.
- Interprets assessment findings and conveys information to educational staff, parents, students, and other professionals or agencies as appropriate.
- Document all therapy services including daily contact notes, progress summaries, evaluations, student Individualized Education Programs (IEP), trainings, and Medicaid billing when required.
- Maintain and submit time records for billing purposes on such activities as travel, direct/indirect services, and prior approved projects.
- Collaborate, consult, train, and monitor professionals and paraprofessionals involved with the implementation of occupational therapy interventions or strategies.
- Provide consultation to schools and districts regarding student, staff, and system needs.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Have successfully completed and graduated from an accredited physical therapy professional program recognized by APTA, have completed all clinical affiliation requirements, and passed the National Physical Therapy Examination.
- Two years of experience as a physical therapist, preferably in school system or other pediatric practice setting.
- Requires current State of Connecticut License by the Department of Public Health.
- Must maintain knowledge of school system practice including influences of disabilities on learning and participation, laws and regulations, evaluations, interventions, and service delivery models.