Employer: InterMountain ESD

Expires: 06/30/2018

SUMMARY: 

Plan and
write, in cooperation with teams of medical specialists, special and regular
educators and other agency staff, an appropriate developmentally and
educationally based therapy program for children ages birth to 21 in need of
physical therapy.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

·       
Evaluate children referred for suspected physical
disabilities.

·       
Collaborate
with Individual Education Plan (IEP) teams to write IEP’s and Individual Family
Service Plan (IFSP).

·       
Provide
consultation to teachers and parents for children identified as orthopedic
impaired.

·       
Monitor
progress of individual children toward IEP goal attainment and reports in
verbal and written form.

·       
Provide
training to all supportive personnel, implementing those portions of the
treatment plan assigned to them.

·       
Assess
adaptive equipment needs and assist in the provision of appropriate equipment
and monitors its effectiveness.

·       
Develop
and coordinate interagency resources required to carry out the therapy plan.

·       
Provide
supervision, direction and evaluation of physical therapy trainees undergoing
practicum training.

·       
Assist
with and/or initiates dissemination of information concerning physical therapy
services to the community, individuals, and agencies.

·       
Be
attentive to the operational procedures at each school in which a program
exists; keeps the building principal informed of the activities in their
building.

·       
Promote
and participate in the ongoing improvement of the Physical/Occupational Therapy
program through development and implementation of innovative evaluation,
treatment, record keeping, and case coordination.

·     
 Use a computer for extended periods of time to
write reports and complete logs and other required paperwork.

·     
 Perform
other reasonable duties that from time to time may be assigned to meet the
usual and unusual demands placed on the organization. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual
must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Individual
will hold a valid drivers license and have reliable, insured transportation for
required travel around the ESD service area. 

EDUCATION
/ WORK EXPERIENCE:

Credential meeting current certification
requirements as set forth by the State of Oregon Licensing Board for Physical
Therapists. Individual will be a Graduate of an accredited college of Physical Therapy.
At least three years of experience with children with disabilities in an
educational setting. 

SKILLS:

·     
 Bilingual
(English/Spanish) preferred.

·     
 Pediatric experience preferred

·     
 Ability to manage multiple priorities and
timelines.

·     
 Experience
or knowledge of developmentally delayed students.

·     
 Demonstrated ability to work with staff,
parents and children.

·     
 Demonstrated knowledge of etiology and
characteristics of common developmental disabilities and the impact on child’s
abilities.

·     
 Demonstrated
interest and skill in serving physically and/or mentally disabled children.

·     
 Demonstrated
patience, warmth, and capacity for acceptance of children with special needs.

·     
 Possess
effective communication skills and ability to collaborate with teachers,
specialists, assistants and parents. 

 

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS:

·       
Microsoft Office Suite

·       
Internet browser

·       
Online Resources to support curriculum

·       
Outlook

·       
SharePoint

·       
PNotes/ECDATA

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

Physical Therapist may occasionally be required
to travel on over night assignments.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job.

Specifically:

·       
Sit for extended periods of time in
vehicle, desk and various sized school furniture.

·       
Use hands for repetitive movements.

·       
Frequently bend, squat, twist and climb
stairs.

·       
Lift up to 50 lb. occasionally and 25 lb
frequently.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described
here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job. 190 days per year contract