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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3077632
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 5, 2019
  • Starting Date: August 26, 2019

Job Description

Title: Physical Therapist

? Masters Degree Preferred
? Licensed by the State of Massachusetts Department of Health
? Three years teaching experience in the appropriate
curriculum area

Reports To: Special Education Director

Job Goal: Implement goals and objectives of the schools and the mission of the
Special Education Department.

Performance Responsibilities:
1. Evaluate students referred for physical therapy assessments, keep appropriate records, and adjust program according to
evaluation results.
2. Participate in Team evaluation and review meetings for students on caseload.
3. Write Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), including goals and objectives for students receiving Physical therapy services.
4. Complete progress reports for all students on caseload, according to the schedule set by school and special education regulations.
5. Perform re-evaluations of students focusing on areas of educational needs at intervals determined by the individual education plan
and/or state special education regulations.
6. Plan, organize, and conduct physical therapy programs in school setting to facilitate the development and enhance the learning of
students with physical challenges.
7. Treat children with a wide range of disabilities using a variety of modalities, equipment, activities, and tasks in order to improve or
facilitate gross motor skill development.
8. Collaborate with other members of the teaching staff to schedule treatment consistent with the needs and capabilities of the
student, especially with respect to school goals and guidelines.
9. Encourage the development of individual and compensatory skills required for productive participation in school learning process.
10. Determine supplies and equipment needed for delivery of services.

Essential Functions of the Job:
Must possess the ability to:

• Carry out assessment and evaluation procedures for referred students in accordance with special education regulations and local
• Plan and develop therapeutic intervention goals that are educationally relevant and will be used in students’ educational and home
• Establish and maintain a system of documentation that is professional, efficient, and accountable and conforms to state and district
• Order and adapt equipment to meet the therapeutic needs of the students.
• Maintain and be accountable for the physical therapy equipment budget and inventory of physical therapy supplies.
• Communicate results of evaluations and reports of occupational therapy services to the educational staff, parents, and, when
appropriate, students and other professionals and agencies.
• Attend staffing meetings, IEP reviews, and other school meetings when requested.
• Facilitate in-service education and professional development for related service and occupational therapy staff.
• Provide consultation to the education system regarding student needs, professional needs, and system needs.

  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Physical Therapist
    Student Services > Physical Therapist
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Bedford Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer in compliance with Chapter 622, Title IX and Section 504 of the Rehab. Act of 1973. The Bedford Public Schools do not discriminate on account of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or handicap. Bedford is proud to be an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of Empowering Multicultural Initiatives.

    Job Requirements

    • Physical and Environmental Demands:
      The physical and environmental demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
      ? Must be physically able to lift up to 40 lbs independently, or complete 2-person lifts over 40lbs.
      ? Ability to freely move about the buildings to follow-up with students and teachers
      ? Sit, stand and walk for required periods of time.
      ? Some travel by personal automobile

      Approved by School Committee: (pending)

      CORI background check, national fingerprinting and identification confirmation will be required.
    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Peggy Regan , Team Chairperson
    • 410 Davis Road
    • Bedford, Massachusetts 01730
    • Phone: 781-275-6804
    • Fax: 781-275-7639
    • Email: click here

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