Physical Therapist - Southington Public Schools
Position: Physical Therapist
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Certified Physical Therapist Assistant
Job Location: Southington Public Schools
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Southington Public Schools
Southington, CT 06489
Telephone: 860-628-3200 EXT 355
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Job Description:
The Physical Therapist Assistant is responsible for providing physical therapy services to students referred through the District Planning and Placement Team process under the direction of the physical therapist.  Services will be provided to meet specific educational needs of the children referred and will include assistance in the evaluation, design of treatment programs, and implementation of treatment programs and educational services.  The interventions are planned with the supervising physical therapist.  The Physical Therapist Assistant is expected to review outcomes and modify intervention programs in coordination with the supervising physical therapist. 
                                               
                                        PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assist in the process of screening and evaluation, and the development and implementation of services under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist.
  • Works with students identified with or suspected of having disabilities that interfere with their educational needs.
  • Implement physical therapist as defined in the IEP.
  • Adhere to the established practices and procedures of the school district.
  • Review outcomes and modify intervention programs in coordination with the supervising physical therapist.
  • Participate in the plan of treatment reviews, conferences and PPT’s.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation in accordance with policies of the Southington Board of Education. 
  • Assist in instructing other personnel and family members in certain phases of therapy.
  • Ensure completion of all required documentation of therapy services/activities.
  • Must be familiar with specialized assistive technology devices.
  • Must be able to use a personal computer and job-related equipment.
  • Must be able to travel to schools throughout the district.
  • Any other related duties assigned by the District-wide Lead Therapist or the Director of Pupil Services.
                                                       
QUALIFICATIONS:      Associates Degree. Current licensure in practicing state and/or nationally certified as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Experience working with children or youth in school or community health programs

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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