PHYSICAL THERAPIST (SY 2018-2019)

Holyoke Public Schools District - Central Office ( learn more )

Holyoke Public Schools

Holyoke, MA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2988182
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : February 4, 2019

Job Description

DISTRICT OVERVIEW

Holyoke Public Schools (HPS) serves 5,400 students in 12 schools and employs nearly 1,500 people.  The District was placed into receivership by the State of Massachusetts in Spring 2015, due to struggling performance well below the state average. Dr. Stephen Zrike Jr., a seasoned Massachusetts educator, was selected as Receiver to lead this exciting turnaround effort, which includes significant autonomy and flexibility from the traditional school system. Since being in receivership, the District has experienced many promising successes, including an 8-point increase in graduation rates and 29-point decrease in the number of students who drop-out. HPS has also extended the school day for students in preschool to 8th grade, expanded choice programs such as dual language and personalized learning, and offering new opportunities to students, such as computer science and many other enrichment programs. For more information about the HPS Turnaround Plan, please visit: https://www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/turnaround/.

 

Job Description:

  1. Supervise Physical Therapy Assistants service delivery on assigned students based on each student’s IEP.
  2. Evaluates students who have been referred through General Education and Special Education department. Applies district criteria to test results in order to make recommendations for accommodations and/or services.
  3. Supervises PTA(s)
  4. Maintains daily treatment documentation
  5. Consults with classroom staff to facilitate carry-over of treatment sessions to classroom
  6. Works with classroom staff to identify areas of need and to provide training in areas related to Physical therapy.
  7. Attends meetings as requested
  8. Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: 

  • BA; MA Degree preferred
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Allied Health PT License
  • 5+ years experience in pediatrics, school experience preferred
  • Bilingual Preferred
  • Knowledge of Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Physical Therapist
    Student Services > Physical Therapist
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Holyoke Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of a person's race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national Origin, ancestry, age, sex, genetic information, military or veteran status, gender identity 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.

    Contact Information

    • Kelly Curran , Administrative Secretary
    • 57 Suffolk Street
    • Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040

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