Sharon Integrated Preschool Program

Sharon Public Schools

Sharon, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3256712
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 7, 2020
  • Starting Date: August 2020

Job Description

Position Summary/Job Description:

This position provides school-based physical therapy as a related service in the least restrictive environment for the purpose of enhancing students’ ability to physically access their learning environment and/or curriculum.

The PT designs and performs therapeutic interventions, including compensation, remediation, and prevention strategies as well as adaptations and accommodations. All this is done to provide students with functional mobility and safe, efficient access and participation in educational activities and routines in natural learning environments. IEP development and implementation including participation in the TEAM process, as well as progress monitoring, are essential components of the school-based physical therapist’s position.

Reports to the Director of Student Services/Principal

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree, DPT (if applicable)
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in PT; school setting preferred
Ability to handle multitude of varying and complex issues
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Licensed as a PT in Massachusetts

Job Functions:

Evaluate and address motor skills that limit the student’s ability to participate and succeed at school; factors limiting education, socialization at school, and independent functioning at school should all be included
Provide direct or consultative services; modify or adapt school environments, tools, or materials as needed in order to support a student in accessing the educational curriculum and environment as independently as possible
Selecting, administering, and interpreting a variety of screening instruments and standardized measurement tools for students pre k-12
Measuring and documenting student progress resulting from the designed physical therapy interventions
Participating in the IEP/504 process, including collaboratively determining the need for physical therapy as a related service under IDEA or as a reasonable accommodation under Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Support students in accessing their school environment and curriculum
Select, modify, or customize adaptive equipment and assistive technology
Provide service within the least restrictive environment
Consistent and on-time attendance is required for supervision and instruction of the students
Travel to and among schools to provide services and attend meetings
Lift, transfer, and position students and equipment as necessary
Responsible for implementing “other job-related duties” as needed
  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Physical Therapist
    Student Services > Physical Therapist
  • Welcome to Sharon Integrated Preschool Program!

    <b>About the Town of Sharon:</b> Sharon, MA is located 22 miles midway between Boston and Providence, it has access to Boston and Providence via MBTA commuter trains, and to New York City and Washington, D.C., via Amtrak trains at nearby Route 128 station. Its population of 18,000--32 percent are children under 19, 56 percent are adults 25-64 years, and 10 percent are seniors over 65--lives mostly in single-family houses ranging from relatively modest ranches to luxury properties. Many town residents have second- and third-generation family roots in Sharon, but the town is also notable for its diversity and openness to newcomers. An Interfaith Clergy Council and an &quot;Affirming Diversity&quot; group foster cooperative understanding among several varieties of Christian and Jewish congregations, an Islamic mosque, and a Unitarian church as well as adherents of Eastern religions, and the group sponsors an annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration. The Sharon School Department oversees a high school, a middle school, and three elementary schools, all of which are committed to excellence in educating students. Sharon High School sends 96% of its graduating seniors on to institutions of higher learning. Beauty and diversity are the key words for Sharon, an attractive community among its neighbors Canton, Norwood, Walpole, Foxboro, Stoughton, Mansfield, and Easton. <b>Sharon Public Schools Mission Statement:</b> The Sharon Public Schools, in partnership with the community, has as its mission the responsibility to prepare students to live in a rapidly changing society. Together we will provide an environment that maximizes the student’s academic, artistic, social, emotional and physical development. This atmosphere will encourage each individual to develop the skills and sensitivity for living effectively and responsibly. <b>The Sharon Public Schools' integrated preschool program for 3, 4 and 5 year olds.</b> The Sharon Public School's Early Childhood Programs offer half-day and full-day integrated preschool classes and a full-day program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The major goal of our programs is to promote the social, emotional, physical, and conceptual development of young children. Our programs are designed to provide children with valuable hands-on learning experiences in accordance with their individual needs and abilities. Differences in rates of development, special talents, interests, and personalities are recognized and respected. Our programs provide a safe, accepting, and supportive environment where young children learn to participate in play and other group activities and learn how to pursue individual interests. Children learn about cooperation, sharing, risk-taking, and being considerate of others. We believe that programs can be most successful when parents, staff, and children work closely together. Our program is proud to have earned NAEYC accreditation—the mark of quality for early childhood education programs. For more information about The Children’s Center, click on the link to access our <a href=&quot;;>Program Guide</a>, which provides general program information and specific information regarding policies, procedures, and learning objectives for the Early Childhood Programs. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Sharon Public School system does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, or sexual orientation.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Amy Steinberg , Early Childhood Coordinator
    • 75 Mountain Street
    • Attn: Amy Steinberg
    • Sharon, Massachusetts 02067

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