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School Physical Therapist

Date Posted
16th May 2017
Reference
VAC-25797
Sector
Healthcare & Medical
Job Type
Part-Time
Location
St. Croix, USVI
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Physical Therapist will provide therapy related services to designated special education students ages three to twenty-one (3 - 21) in accordance with their IEP, for a maximum of forty (40) hours per full work week

Job Description

License requirements:

  • Virgin Island license is required (we will reimburse for the license) 

 

Qualifications

  • Completion of a Master’s Degree or Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from an accredited university program.
  • Current CPR certification -  minimum Adult/Child
  • Minimum 1 year Pediatric/School experience required within the last 3 years

 

Duties and Responsibilities
Including but not limited to:

  • Gathering appropriate information from students, parents and other team members regarding the child’s functional motor performance in school settings
  • Selecting, administering and interpreting a variety of screening instruments and standardized measurement tools;
  • Examining and evaluating eligible students’ strengths and needs to establish their ability to participate in meaningful school activities and routines with or without assistance;
  • Participating in team meetings, including parent conferences;
  • Participating in the IEP/504 process, including collaboratively determining the need for physical therapy as a related service (IDEA) or as a reasonable accommodation (504);
  • Forming partnerships and working with other team members in the school setting to promote an effective physical therapy plan of care;
  • Coordinating physical therapy interventions within the school program;
  • Adapting environments to facilitate student access and participation in the educational program;
  • Functioning as a consultant to other school personnel, parents, and students to coordinate the delivery of physical therapy services, which may include: 
    • interpretation of assessments and recommendations;
    • explanation of the potential impact of developmental, medical and/or sensorimotor problems on school performance;
    • instruction of other caregivers in the physical management of students, such as safe lifting, positioning, assisted ambulation, gross motor programs, vocational tasks, leisure activities, and/or equipment use; and
    • setting realistic expectations for student performance in school;
  • Educating school personnel and families to promote inclusion of students within the educational experience by developing, demonstrating, training, and monitoring the effectiveness of strategies and intervention activities, using data to make decisions. 
  • Referring students to other related service personnel and to healthcare providers as appropriate; 

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