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Physical Therapist Job – Education Center

The Watson Institute is hiring a part-time Physical Therapist at our Watson Institute Education Center South, a special education school for children ages 3 to 21. This position will work two (2) days per week from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Employment Type: Part-time

Part-Time PT Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan/conduct assessments; plan/adapt treatment for students
  • Establish rules of conduct; motivate students; manage treatment and follow through on classroom management plans and positive behavior support plans
  • Ability to relate to students and parents; use effective interpersonal skills; participate effectively as a transdisciplinary team member
  • Work cooperatively with others; communicate effectively with team members (staff, districts, and parents)
  • Documentation skills for IEPs, RRs, Letters of Medical Necessity, as well as treatment sessions and communication with parents and outside agencies
  • Strong focus on adaptations and providing facilitation to enhance learning of gross motor, motor planning, and adaptive equipment (bracing, wheelchairs)
  • Engage in professional development activities
    Other duties as assigned

Physical Therapist Job Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree or DPT in Physical Therapy
  • Active PA License as a physical therapist
  • Experience preferred; school setting preferred
  • Computer skills preferred
  • Most tasks require oral communication, visual and hearing perception, and the ability to get around the classrooms, cafeteria, gym and campus, etc.
  • Supervise students during emergency drills, play periods and community-based instruction; the ability to keep up with running children and/or to lift, position or assist with lifting students is essential to perform this task
  • The essential functions of the job described herein require the ability to exert moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of bending, stooping, squatting, reaching, kneeling, crouching and brisk walking, and which may involve lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and material of moderate weight (40 pounds)
  • Ability to physically restrain students for their safety and the safety of others
  • Current PA Acts 34, 114 and 151 Clearances required
  • Pre-employment medical examination, including a tuberculosis test required

Job Benefits:

  • Company-provided life and AD&D insurance
  • Paid time off based on hours worked
  • 403b retirement plan with employer contributions and match after 1 year of employment
  • Ongoing professional development through continued education opportunities, training, and direct staff support