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2023-2024 SY: Physical Therapist at Exceptional Student Services

Santa Fe Public Schools
La Cienga, NM
Closing date
Apr 13, 2024

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Student & Scholar Services
Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University

Physical Therapist -

Exceptional Student Services

Work Unit:

Work Site Reports to:

Principal/ESS Director Work Calendar:

182 days Pay Schedule:

Ancillary Pay Table Overtime Status:

Exempt Hours:

7 hours per day

Union Status:

NEA Licensure:

NMPED Physical Therapist license and New Mexico Physical Therapy Board license

Note: All positions with Santa Fe Public Schools require a post-offer/pre-employment background check. Some positions have additional requirements as established by federal or state rules and regulations.

General Function:

Provide physical therapy to eligible students with disabilities in the schools.


(Basic minimum requirements are subject to change from time to time to meet the needs of the District.)

Minimum: Master's degree in Physical Therapy. Licensure from the New Mexico physical therapy licensing board. New Mexico Public Education Department Physical Therapist license.

Preferred: Five years or more of relevant experience. Bilingual in Spanish and English.

Knowledge/Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of state and federal special education requirements. Skills and knowledge held by professionally trained physical therapists.

Essential Job Functions

Performs all functions in accordance with established policies, procedures, safety and environmental regulations, facility and computer security policies and procedures. Functions are subject to change from time to time to meet the needs of the organization. Current essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Provides assessment, consultation, and therapy to identify, prevent, or compensate for significant motor deficits resulting from physical disabilities or health impairments.
  • Provides services required to assist a student with a disability to benefit from special education.
  • Assists in the identification, adaptation, and adjustment of equipment.
  • Maintains professional development by participating in district-wide, outside-of-district, and site-based training opportunities.
  • Seeks technical assistance and consultation as needed from colleagues, site-based administrators, and contact teacher, program support specialists, and the Special Education Department.
  • Maintains accurate records.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Salary Range:

Ancillary pay table based on verified years of experience and education

Level 2 Teacher: $60,000

?Level 3 Teacher: $70,000

Resources Used in Performing Job Include (but are not limited to):

School settings, adaptive devices, therapeutic materials, computer, and vehicle. A wide variety of materials and resources including electronic/digital equipment.

Physical/Cognitive Requirements:

Continuous speaking, hearing, and visual effort. Frequent walking, sitting, standing, and reaching. Occasional climbing, kneeling, and transporting up to 50 lbs. High degree of concentration requiring continuous and often intense mental and visual attention. Numerous irregularities, complicated and complex tasks are involved. May be required to work with students and /or equipment related to hygiene or therapy purposes.

Environmental Conditions:

Duties performed in typical school settings that may include offices, music room, classrooms, gym, and auditorium. Most work is performed indoors. Travel from location to location may be necessary. Environment may be hectic with frequent interruptions and noise. May be exposed to bodily fluids.

Personal Accountability:
  • Demonstrates reliability as evidenced by attendance records and punctuality.
  • Properly notifies supervisor and/or designee of absences or tardiness.
  • Begins and completes work within the allotted time.
  • Consistently appears in attire appropriate to the work environment.
  • Demonstrates skill in the use of equipment including its capabilities, limitations and appropriate/ special application.
  • Protects the district's resources through appropriate and careful use of supplies and equipment.

Santa Fe Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, medical/genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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