Make an impact in student growth by providing therapy services and implementing treatment programs. Plan, monitor, and execute therapy according to the needs of individual students, while maintaining documentation and supporting in educational activities.
- Conducts ongoing informal assessments; interprets and analyzes data; provides written reports; Documents progress in a clear and concise manner.
- Develops educationally relevant IEP goals and objectives in collaboration with teachers.
- Develops, implements, monitors and revises therapy programs during individual and group treatment sessions.
- Submits written reports to appropriate sources according to schedule utilizing required formats/forms and maintains all service related records.
- Participates in department meetings, all staff meetings and team meetings and various school clinics.
- Participates and/or cooperates in the aquatic and hippotherapy program (if applicable) by planning and/or scheduling therapeutic treatment individually/groups.
- Designs, fabricates, adjusts or makes minor repairs to therapeutic equipment for individual students; suggestions and monitors provision of appropriate assistive technology.
- Oversees activities of Therapy Assistants, Therapy Aides or therapy students and cosigns all documentation according to discipline specific practice standards and licensing regulations.
- Maintains open communication with family/guardian and child study team case manager as required on an individual basis.
- Fosters and maintains collaborative relationship with teachers, classroom support staff, and resource staff while monitoring therapeutic programs.
- Attends educational courses to maintain and update knowledge and skills; may conduct in-service programs for other staff members.
- Travel and or home visits may be required to meet individual needs.
- Performs other related tasks as directed by supervisor or management.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and independence in the use of varied therapy treatment approaches
- Knowledge of normal child development
- Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality
- Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
- Establish and maintain proper working relationships with students, parents, co-workers and supervisors
- Perform physical activities
- Maintain a safe working environment
- Adhere to ethical standards of the profession travel to various locations, adhere to personnel policies, procedures and standard health precautions
FLSA CLASSIFICATION/WORKING HOURS:
______Exempt. Employee is expected to work until all major projects and related tasks are completed to the satisfaction of their Program Director or Supervisor. Some early morning, evening, and weekend work is expected. Employees are paid a set weekly salary exceeding the federally required minimum and are not eligible to earn overtime compensation.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy
- New Jersey license as a physical therapist
- Certification by State of New Jersey as a school physical therapist
- Fingerprint examination and approval