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PHYSICAL THERAPIST/Part-Time

Employer
Pender County Schools
Location
Burgaw, NC, US
Salary
Competitive

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Job Category
Support Staff, Physical Therapist
Job Type
Part-Time

Job Details

POSITION TITLE Physical Therapist

WORKING TITLE PT

SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT Exceptional Children

LOCATION Rocky Point Elementary

PAY GRADE NC State Salary Schedule for Central Office Administrators

FLSA STATUS Exempt

REPORTS TO Director of Exceptional Children's Programs

WORK WEEK SCHEDULE 20 Hours a week

WORK HOURS 8:00AM- 4:00 PM

MONTHS/YR 10

POSITION PURPOSE

An employee in this class provides specialized physical therapy services for eligible school students.The employee

receives medical directions as to the specific results to be achieved and then exercises discretion in determining

the clinical procedure to follow. Work involves evaluating students to determine need for physical therapy; developing appropriate therapy programs, including routines for classroom and home adaptation; and providing

therapy to students. Services include direct service and/or consultation with school staff, families, medical personnel, community agencies, and others as needed.Employees are responsible for documenting planning and treatment activities, preparingreports of students' progress, and consulting with parents and classroom teachers. Employees are also responsible for modifications of equipment and/or environment and in-service training. The employee is expected to resolve most problems that do not require additional medical diagnosis. Errors in treatment could cause serious harm to students
and ensuing liability for the school system.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Operate instructional and office equipment;
Ability to do simple math in order to compile reports, and maintain records and
status reports;
Interact successfully with parents, students, supervisor, school staff, and
community agency representatives;
Consult with Supervisor when students' progress is not consistent;
Develop and monitor carry over activities with classroom teacher and home;
Develop and provide creative, appropriate lessons/materials to ensure progress
towards student IEP goals;
Consult and support Regular Education Teacher with use of pre-teach, re-teach
strategies to successful inclusion and IEP goals;
Work with students individually and in small groups;
Develop schedules for student services that meets current IEP services.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a four-year accredited program of physical therapy and two years of
experience or a master's degree in physical therapy; or any equivalent combination of
training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Licensed as a physical therapist by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy.
Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina.

CERTIFICATION AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Graduation from a four-year accredited program of physical therapy and two
years of experience or a master's degree in physical therapy; or any
equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required
knowledge, skills and abilities. Licensed as a physical therapist by the North
Carolina Board of Physical Therapy. Possession of a valid driver's license
issued by the State of North Carolina.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Must be able to operate a variety of equipment including computers, walkers, standers, seating systems, wheel
chairs, canes, crutches, splints, body jackets, goniometers, etc. Must be able to exert up to 40 pounds of force
occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise
move objects.
Requires the ability to read a variety of correspondences, medical records, educational records, test results,
directives, requests, etc.
Requires the ability to record and deliver information and to understand procedures
Provides in-service training to teachers and other school personnel, as needed, assists with education,
orientation and preparation of receiving school staff and students regarding issues, concerns and information
about "inclusion" of exceptional children in regular school and classroom programs.
Supervises physical therapist assistants.
Provides clinical education for therapy student interns from colleges and universities.
Plans, orders and maintains departmental supplies and equipment; maintains records as required.
Travels between locations where students require services.
Maintains clinical and administrative records in accordance with State Guidelines and school board policy.
Completes random moment in time studies as required by MAC program guidelines.
Performs other related work as required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Essential duties require, but are not limited to, the following physical abilities:
Sit at a desk, table, on low chairs, on the floor or on mats, or in classrooms of
various configurations for extended periods of time.
See, read and distinguish colors, a computer screen, educational materials, books
and other printed matter, with or without vision aids.
Manual dexterity to enter data into a computer, and to perform assigned classroom
tasks using both hands.
Hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels and outdoors, and to
hear and understand speech on the telephone.
Speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal
classrooms, outdoors, and on the telephone.
Move quickly on uneven terrain, play yards, and school grounds.
Push wheelchairs or pull wagons with students.
Physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds to shoulder height and 50 pounds to waist
height; and to bend, stoop, sit on the floor, climb stairs, walk and reach overhead.
Mental acuity to perform the essential functions of this position in an accurate,
neat, and timely fashion; to make good judgments and decisions; and to evaluate
the results of decisions and judgments.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Must be able to work in office and public school environments, and come into direct
contact with staff and students

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this position. They are not intended to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and skills that may be required of the employees assigned to this position. This description may be revised by the supervisor, with HR review and approval, at any time.

VERSION DATE(S) 6/9/2022

Company

Pender County Public Schools provide a first class education for over 10,000 students in a rapidly growing county that is one of North Carolina’s top scoring school districts.  Our 19 schools are located in a diverse array of suburban and rural communities and serve students in pre-kindergarten through grade 13.  Each school day approximately 1,400 employees work to provide an environment that capitalizes on all children’s natural curiosity, nurtures their desire to learn, and respects their individual learning styles.  Our goal is to help our children become productive members of society.

Pender County offers a pleasant atmosphere to reside and work.  Picturesque historical sites, parks, boating, and other fun and family oriented activities are popular destinations in our county.  Pender County is surrounded by beautiful beaches, rivers, woodland, local game lands, and friendly communities.

How to View Vacancy Announcements/Apply for Employment with Pender County Schools:

  • Access the Pender County Schools Homepage at www.pendercountyschools.net
  • Go to Departments:  Human Resources Department
  • Go to PCS Job Board
  • Go to PCS Job Board (Link 1)
  • Review Job Announcements
Company info
Telephone
910-259-2187
Location
925 Penderlea Hwy.
Burgaw
NC
28425
United States

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