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Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant

Company: Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center
Location: Mansfield
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

GENERAL DESCRIPTIONPrepare students to respond appropriately to the education program. The physical therapist works with team members in the school to enable the student to work toward his/her potential by improving, developing or restoring sensor motor functions.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/SKILLSTo 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.-- - Provide direct therapy and/or consultation services to identified students-- - Serve as a liaison with school personnel, family, physician and agencies through written and/or oral communication-- - Order equipment, adapt, fabricate and repair-- - Attend and participate in IEP, ETR, RTI/IAT and team meetings as appropriate-- - Conduct planning to meet individual student's and program procedures-- - Establish and maintain appropriate records, reports and procedures-- - Set up and provide for maintenance and cleaning of treatment areas and physical therapy equipment-- - Travel to meet job requirements-- - Serve as a resource to school personnel in developing strategies to help the student accommodate to school environment-- - Provide supervision of Physical Therapist Assistant with weekly meetings to review treatments, perform evaluations and establish goals for all students assigned to PTA-- - Provide training to teachers/paraprofessionals regarding safe transport and positioning of students-- - Participate in the IPE/504 process, including collaboratively determining the need for physical therapy as a related service under IDEA or as a reasonable accommodation under Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-- - Gather appropriate information from students, parents and other team members regarding the child's functional motor performance in school settings-- - Select, administer and interpret a variety of screening instruments and standardized measurement tools-- - Collaborate with students' IEP teams, examining and evaluating eligible students' strengths and needs to establish their ability to participate in meaningful school activities and routine with or without assistance-- - Design and implement physical therapy interventions that allow students to benefit from their educational program-- - Measure and document student progress resulting from the designed physical therapy interventions-- - Teach and train family members and educational personnel in an effort to help the student achieve his or her IEP goals-- - Function as a consultant to other school personnel, parents, and students to coordinate the delivery of physical therapy services, which may include:o Interpret assessments and recommendationso Explain the potential impact of developmental, medical and/or sensorimotor impairments on educational performanceo Instruct other caregivers regarding the physical management of students, such as safe lifting, positioning, assisted ambulation, gross motor programs, vocational tasks, leisure activities, and/or equipment useo Set realistic expectations for student performance in schoolo Select, modify or customize adaptive equipment and assistive technology-- - Form partnerships and work with other team members in the school setting to promote an effective physical therapy plan of care-- - Coordinate physical therapy interventions within the student's educational program-- - Adapt environments to facilitate student access and participation in the educational program-- - Educate school personnel and families to promote inclusion of students within the educational setting by developing, demonstrating, training and monitoring the effectiveness of strategies and intervention activities, and subsequently using gathered data to make program modification decision. This includes the use of assistive technology for access and participation in the general education curriculum.-- - Support the safe transportation of students-- - Refer students to other related service personnel and to healthcare providers as appropriate-- - Serve as a liaison among school, medical personnel and medical equipment vendorsJob Types: Part-time, ContractPay: $25.00 - $35.00 per hourMedical Specialty:Physical & Rehabilitation MedicineSchedule:8 hour shiftDay shiftMonday to FridayEducation:Associate (Preferred)License/Certification:Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant License (Required)Work Location:One locationWork Remotely:NoWork Location: One location

Keywords: Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center, Mansfield , Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant, Healthcare , Mansfield, Ohio

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