Part Time Physical Therapist

VALLIVUE SCHOOL DISTRICT Southwest / Boise Adaptive Physical Education Primary Part Time Posted 30D ago

About this job

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum experience as determined by the Board
Certified physical therapist or PTA licensed
Broad knowledge of child growth and development, psychology of exceptional children, and the principles of counseling individuals
Demonstrated ability to effectively work with students, parents, and community groups and agencies
Strong leadership skills
Maintain confidentiality of staff and students

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY TO
Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent and Special Ed Director

JOB SUMMARY
To assist students who have difficulty in achieving a healthy and balanced lifestyle, and enable them to participate to their potential in daily occupations of life. To enable all pupils to benefit from their educational opportunities to the fullest by eliminating or ameliorating those problems that prevent or interfere with student learning.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assisting Students and Families
Provide pupil services and special education
Coordinate occupational therapy with other educational services
Follow established procedures for evaluation, placement, and reappraisal of students in need of special education or related services
Perform skills assessments and treatment
Schedule physical examinations to be carried out by the School Nurse(s)
Provide customized intervention programs to improve students’ ability to perform daily activities
Conduct comprehensive home and job site evaluations with adaptation recommendations
Make adaptive equipment recommendations and provide training in using them
Provide guidance to family members and caregivers
Assist with home instruction for homebound or hospitalized students
Initiate, facilitate, and maintain relationships with community agencies and other resources to meet pupils' special needs, and refer parents and students to agencies as appropriate

Planning, Evaluation and Reporting
Cooperate with Building Principal to plan, coordinate, and evaluate the pupil services program
Recommend policies and programs essential to the needs of students needing occupational therapy
Evaluate existing programs and make recommendations for improvements
Participate in the development and implementation of in-service programs
Assume responsibility for the preparation and timely submission of all required reports, and for timely input into reports prepared by others
Assume responsibility for district compliance with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy regarding occupational therapy

Other
Interpret the objectives of the district's pupil services program to parents, students, staff, and the community
Keep informed of all legal requirements governing special education and ensures that all requirements under federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy are met
Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by such efforts as attendance at professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other publications
Seek assistance should emergencies arise
Represent the school district in a positive manner
Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
Perform other duties as assigned

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

VALLIVUE SCHOOL DISTRICT 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.