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Physical Therapist

Supervisor:  Managing Director of Student Services Department: Division of  Student Support Services

Salary Range:  $65,919 – $79,128 based on 191 salary schedule.
Conditions of work:  108-120 day contract (8 hours a day) exempt position

Qualifications: Valid Washington State ESA certification. Current Washington State license to practice physical therapy. Knowledge of applicable Washington State and federal rules and regulations and successful experience working in the public school setting is preferred.

Exemplary interpersonal skills desired in order to effectively communicate as a member of a multidisciplinary team with students, staff, administration, parents, and community health professionals. Proven ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

Capacity to produce high quality written reports including evaluations, IEPs, and professional correspondence. Willingness to stay current on special education issues and Medicaid rules and regulations.  Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contracted in the course of work.

Established professionalism including organizational skills and a commitment to follow
through on tasks.  Valid Washington State Driver’s License and willingness to travel required. Location/Assignment:  Housed at North Central Educational Service District 171 in Wenatchee, serving school districts in all four Counties: Okanogan, Grant, Chelan, and Douglas.

Application Procedure:

North Central ESD is accepting applications for this position on-line only.  To access our on-line application please click the link below.

All completed packets must be submitted on-line.
Timeline:  Position open April 18, 2017, Position closes May 2, 2017, Screening & Interviews as soon as possible, Position begins August 2017
Note:  Employment contingent upon successful clearance of a Washington State Patrol and FBI fingerprint criminal history background check. NCESD is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Develop, implement and document treatment programs directly for students with disabilities within the scope of a physical therapist and/or supervise such treatment programs carried out by a certified physical therapy assistant and/or technician to meet treatment goals.  Assess and recommend environmental modifications and equipment adaptations to assure accessibility for students with disabilities. Must be able to communicate well with the multidisciplinary team (including parents), maintain up-to-date cumulative treatment notes for all students, follow all relevant state and federal regulations for special education, and understand and follow Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  Participate in on-going professional development.  Attend essential agency and district meetings as well as conferences as necessary.


I. General

A. Conduct timely evaluations targeting the areas of suspected disability within the scope of a physical therapist and in accordance with WAC 392-172A.

B. Develop, implement and document treatment programs directly for students with disabilities within the scope of a physical therapist and/or supervise such treatment programs carried out by a certified physical therapy assistant and/or technician to meet treatment goals.

C. Provide direct and consultative intervention in special and general education classrooms.

D. Design and carry out programs targeting areas of fine and gross motor disability which may including but will not be limited to independent living skills, sensory processing, perceptual motor skills, strength, range of motion and coordination.

E. Participate as an integral member of a multidisciplinary team targeting important activities including but not limited to observations, interventions, screenings, referrals, evaluations, data collection, IEP and goal writing, ongoing progress monitoring, and general data based decision making.

F. Provide consultation and advisory services to families, health care agencies, and other appropriate community organizations.

G. Maintain appropriate data on students to document present levels of performance, determine treatment effectiveness and student progress, and to prove student attendance and participation.

H. Schedule flexibly to accommodate a changing caseload.

I. Communicate effectively and work harmoniously with administration, staff (certificated and classified), parents, and outside agencies.

J. Evaluate and select materials to meet student’s instructional/therapy needs.

K. Observe strict confidentiality regarding student and personnel information.

II. Professional Growth and Responsibilities

A. Meets or exceeds performance expectations in the following areas:

* Competence

* Quality & Quantity of Work

* Attitude

* Flexibility, Innovation & Initiative

* Cooperation with Supervisor/Director & Peers

* Demonstrates & Supports Agency Values

B. Supports and implements ESD policies, regulations, procedures and administrative directives; demonstrates loyalty to the ESD and other administrators.

C. Submits records, reports and assignments promptly and efficiently.

D. Deals with obstacles and constraints positively.

E. Demonstrates ability to adjust to and use new approaches in the performance of his/her duties.

F. Seeks and takes advantage of opportunities for professional growth.

G. Maintains dress and appearance appropriate to a professional office setting.

H. A new employee is subject to a 180-day probationary period and must be evaluated prior to its end.  If work is found to be unsatisfactory, the employee is subject to termination.

Assists with other responsibilities as assigned by the Managing Director of Special Education, Executive Director of Student Services and the Superintendent.

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