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Adams 12 Five Star Schools Physical Therapist Assistant in THORNTON, Colorado

Physical Therapist Assistant JobID: 3588

+ + Position Type:

Student Support Services/ Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Date Posted:

    7/20/2021

  • Location:

    Educational Support Center

  • Date Available:

    08/18/2021

  • Closing Date:

    Open until filled

    GRADE: G14 (Hourly Range/Step 1 - Step 8: $19.72 - $24.31)

MINIMUM HOURLY RATE: $18.60

STANDARD HOURS PER WEEK: 40

FTE: 1.0

MONTHS PER YEAR: 9

JOB CODE: 4054

POSITION TYPE: REPLACEMENT - PERMANENT/REGULAR

LOCATION: THORNTON, CO.

SUMMARY: Provide physical therapy services to children in the school setting under the supervision and direction of a licensed physical therapist.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

JOB TASKS DESCRIPTIONS:

  1. Collaborate with physical therapist to discuss and/or develop individual treatment programs.

  2. Implement the physical therapy program within the guidelines of the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). Provide physical therapy to students. Services may include, but not be limited to, performing exercises, range of motion, gait training, wheelchair mobility, and gross motor skills training.

  3. Consult with teachers, special education paraprofessionals, community-based providers, and parents for training and communication as needed to implement school-based interventions.

  4. Document services provided, including subjective and objective data, and student’s status in Medicaid billing system and progress notes.

  5. Ability to travel among district facilities.

  6. Document treatment and observation data into the Individual Education Plan (IEP) through the use of district informational technology systems.

  7. Attend and participate in student/educational related meetings and conferences as requested by physical therapist and/or special education team.

  8. Assist physical therapist in ongoing assessment of students. Assist physical therapist to conduct standardized and non-standardized screenings; Results to be interpreted by the physical therapist.

  9. Perform other job related duties as assigned, including ordering therapy equipment and supplies as needed for student performance and participation.

EDUCATION AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Associates degree from an accredited institution in physical therapy assistant or related field.

  • At least 1 year of experience working with children with physical, developmental and/or intellectual disabilities required; may include but not be limited to educational and volunteer experience.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS or CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Criminal background check required for hire.

  • Colorado physical therapy assistant certification required.

  • Ability to successfully complete a pre-hire, post-offer physical examination.

SALARY INFORMATION:

All Classified positions are paid on anhourly basis. All Newly hired classified employees are placed initially on Step 1 of the pay grade for their position. Classified employees can advance an additional 7 steps (maximum Step 8) based on their previous experience. Final hourly placement on the Classified Salary schedule is dependent on the Grade Level for the position being posted and employees’ previous work experience. “Grade” refers to position or job classification and “Step” refers to the number of work experience credits or service years. See our Classified Salary Schedule (https://www.adams12.org/human-resources/salary-schedules) for hourly rates. For additional compensation information, please refer to Classified Master Agreement. (https://www.adams12.org/human-resources/salary-schedules)

BENEFITS INFORMATION:

Adams 12 Five Star Schools is committed to providing an environment that promotes a healthy employee population able to serve our students at the highest level. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance as well as other programs for benefit eligible employees. The employee assistance program, voluntary life insurance through PERA, and 401(k), 403(b) & 457(b) plans are available to all employees regardless of hours worked and are available immediately (upon hire date).

To learn more about our benefits including paid time off, please see ourBenefits Overview (https://www.adams12.org/human-resources/benefits-overview) .

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

All applicants (current district employees and external applicants) should list any and all work experience, including current district experience, when completing the employment application. Please include job titles and duties that you held while doing that job. Since the Human Resource department uses the application to screen for minimum qualifications required for each job, it is important to have a complete application so you will be considered for the position you are applying for.

THIS POSTING IS NOT INCLUSIVE OF THE JOB DESCRIPTION.

Rev. 7/21

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