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Physical Therapist Assistant - 183 Days

Company: Keller Independent School District
Location: Keller
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Wage/Hour Status: Non-ExemptDepartment/School: Special Education Pay Grade: PR 9Function: Educational SupportReports to: Executive Director of Special Education HR Date Approved: January 2018_________________________________________________________________________________________SUMMARY:Provides therapy services under the supervision and direction of a licensed physical therapist. Implement selected components of interventions/treatments, obtain data related to the interventions provided, and make modifications in selected interventions either to progress the student as directed by the physical therapist or to ensure student safety and comfort._________________________________________________________________________________________BASIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties and responsibilities noted herein, however, this list represents examples only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description. Model core organizational beliefs and values; communicate openly and effectively within and across teams to maximize student success. Implement appropriate physical therapy services to support the goals and objectives of a student's IEP under the supervision of a physical therapist. Identify environmental needs/barriers and make recommendations for accommodations/physical modifications to the physical therapist. Conduct both individual and group physical therapy treatments as assigned by the physical therapist. Monitor student's response to intervention and consult with the physical therapist if modification is indicated. Consult with the physical therapist in the selection of therapy techniques/media and in the sequence of activities, adapted techniques/media as indicated by student's performance. Collaborate with the physical therapist to develop individual goals and objectives for students based upon previous and current progress, areas of deficits and needs to be incorporated into the student's IEP. Record billable treatment times and provides documentation for students receiving Medicaid according to district guidelines. Establish and maintain professional communication with students and district personnel; ensure that all interactions are supportive, courteous and respectful. Assist with instructing teachers, staff, and parents in use of adaptive equipment, assistive technology programs or devices, and integration of therapy goas into the educational program as directed by the physical therapist. Communicate with parents about individual students as directed by the physical therapist. Participate in special education meetings, campus committees, etc. as requested by supervisor. Maintain appropriate documentation and schedules in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines. Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy in the areas of assessment, placement and planning for special education services; comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations, and verbal and written directives. Pursue professional development activities that align with district goals and initiatives and current professional research. Comply with the Employee Standards of Conduct. Perform other duties as assigned._________________________________________________________________________________________SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None_________________________________________________________________________________________SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of physical therapy theory and practices related to the provision of school-based interventions for student with special needs; knowledge of anatomy, neuroanatomy, kinesiology, and various medical diagnoses and normal/abnormal child development Ability to maintain professional standards of behavior and conduct Ability to collaborate and plan effectively with supervising therapist, administrators, teachers, staff and students Ability to motivate and encourage student to participate in therapeutic programs and interventions Ability to take initiative and demonstrate effective planning, problem-solving and time management skills Ability to express ideas clearly- orally and in writing_________________________________________________________________________________________QUALIFICATIONS:Education/Certification: Associate's degree from an accredited physical therapy assistant program required Current Texas PTA licenseExperience: Two years of experience as a physical therapist assistant Pediatric or school-based experience preferred._________________________________________________________________________________________MENTAL/PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: Maintain emotional control under stress Frequent district-wide travel to multiple work locations as assigned Moderate lifting and carrying required in working with special education students

Keywords: Keller Independent School District, Keller , Physical Therapist Assistant - 183 Days, Other , Keller, Texas

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