Job Description

    Physical Therapist JobID: 520
  • Position Type:
    30 Special Education - Student Services

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    All Elementary Campuses
    (High-Needs School)

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:
    until filled

  •   Additional Information:
    Job Title: Physical Therapist
    FLSA Exempt - Student contact days + in-service(s)
    Salary: Auxiliary Salary Schedule
    Reports to: Director of Student Services
    Supervises: No Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Current Physical Therapy license, in good standing, by the Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
    • Two years experience working with neurological disorders, developmental disabilities and multiple handicaps (preferred).
    • One-year pediatric physical therapy experience (preferred).
    • Knowledge and application of adaptive devices, assistive technology, durable medical equipment and environmental engineering issues as school related (preferred).
    • Medicaid provider registration
    • Physically capable of moving, assisting and lifting materials and students each day and potentially experiencing repetitive motion demands
    • Will travel between school campuses to access students and must be able to access all schools within district's boundaries.

    Essential Functions:
    • Conduct evaluation; develop and implement appropriate therapeutic programs for students.
    • Validate outside diagnostic evaluations and program recommendations.
    • Participate in the Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team (MET) process as needed.
    • Recommend and assists with procurement of therapeutic equipment, adaptive devices, based on student needs and design specialized equipment as needed.
    • Plan, conduct and/or participate in inservice activities in the area of physical therapy.
    • Direct activities of assigned instructional assistants as appropriate.
    • Maintain daily and Medicaid logs and time study.
    • May be required to participate in student's meetings which occur beyond the staff's work assignment schedule.
    • Knowledge of federal, state and district laws, policies and standards affecting special education services and disability issues in the public schools.
    • Knowledge of district procedures and practices regarding identification, evaluation, placement, services structure and trans-disciplinary support.
    • Knowledge and skills in applying principles of child development, pediatric health, rehabilitation, and medical interventions to the students' education needs.
    • Regular and punctual attendance required to meet essential functions of job responsibilities.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director and/or Supervisor of Special Needs, Principal (as appropriate).

    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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

    How to Apply:
    Applications can be obtained from the Balsz School District office via a website at District employees applying for this position are required to submit an application on the website.

    The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and isn’t an exhaustive list of duties performed for this position. Balsz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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