Reports To: Coordinator for Special Education Campus Operations
FLSA Status: Exempt
To assist students with disabilities in correcting and/or compensating for physical disabilities so that their classroom performance will be enhanced.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following:
Complies with all legal and ethical guidelines of the Texas Therapy Practice Act.
Organizes and implements physical therapy services and
Establishes and maintains an appropriate record keeping and reporting system.
Provides direct, indirect, and consultative physical therapy intervention for individual students and/or groups as per IEP.
Consults with home and school personnel and outside agencies regarding needs of individual students.
Instructs, supervises, and monitors home and school personnel in the therapeutic management of students.
Receives and records initial referral information and requests.
Obtains additional or supplementary information from appropriate persons, agencies, and/or available
Conducts screening and/or evaluation using formal and informal tests.
Documents, analyzes, and interprets data.
Participates in ARDC meetings as appropriate.
Makes recommendations for physical therapy intervention and refers to other services as appropriate.
Coordinates services and provides information to school personnel and community agencies.
Provides on-going information for administrative personnel regarding physical/motor disabilities, physical therapy services, and implication for student placement.
Provides informal and formal professional learning for all levels of educational and support personnel.
Provides clinical internship opportunities for students enrolled in physical therapy schools and physical therapist assistance programs.
Integrates current professional knowledge and skill into physical therapy services and supports.
Plans and conducts training for parents and/or non-school personnel to facilitate the total growth of the student at school and in other settings.
Collaborates with school personnel to facilitate the participation of students in the total school program (e.g., field day adaptations).
Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervises physical therapy assistants.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
Responsibilities include professional learning for employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To 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.
There may be alternatives to the below qualifications as the Board of Trustees may find appropriate.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy.
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