West Bay Collaborative

Warwick, Rhode Island

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POSITION TITLE: Physical Therapy Assistant (Part-time .4)

REPORTS TO: Supervisory Physical Therapist
Director / Assistant Director

JOB GOAL: To assist Physical Therapist (PT), oriented towards enhancing and maximizing the students’ performance by preventing disability, relieving pain, developing and improving or restoring sensory/motor function. Handicapping conditions served may include cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, meningomyelocele, learning disabled, and health impaired.


• Associate Degree from an APTA approved college or university
• Licensed as required by the state of Rhode Island

• Assist PT in evaluating students as requested and/or provide supplemental information
• Provide information to PT on each student in the caseload in order to enhance program planning and Inidvidual Educational Plan (IEP) writing
• Attend core/planning meetings on students as requested by PT when PT is unable to attend or when issues being addressed are particularly pertinent to the assistant
• Record notes on each student assigned at a minimum of every other week. Record specifics of observations, students’ responses, any family medical contacts, clinic information, equipment information, etc.
• Contact physicians for private or clinic appointments only when directed by PT
• Contact family regarding program, equipment, planning, etc., when directed by PT

• Provide home program sessions with parents when requested by PT after program specifics have been planned and discussed with PT
• Write progress notes or reports on specific students as requested by PT making sure notes/reports are checked and co-signed by PT
• Provide mobility training to students on an individual or group basis as requested by PT
• Provide consultation to classroom teacher in specific instances when requested by PT
• Provide team treatment with PT or Occupational Therapist as requested, on specific students who respond better when simultaneously handled
• As requested, measure, make, cover, fit, maintain, repair, and clean equipment or adaptations to equipment
• Maintain physical therapy areas, mats, and equipment in an orderly and clean fashion
• Spend time in classroom as requested to assist with carryover and handling of students in the classroom.
• Train other staff as requested in lifting, carrying, handling techniques, etc., under PT supervision
• To perform other such duties as assigned by the Director of the Collaborative

SUPERVISION: Perform duties as outlined in Performance Responsibilities section under the direct supervision of a licensed PT as required by state law
  • Job Categories : Special Education > PT Assistant
    Student Services > PT Assistant
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    West Bay Collaborative is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

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