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Physical Therapist - Student Services Department

Oregon Public Schools
Eugene, OR
Closing date
May 4, 2024

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Student & Scholar Services
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Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) Physical Therapist position starting at the beginning of the 2024/25 school year. 0.75 FTE will be with the Springfield School District and 0.25 FTE will be with the 4J School District. The above salary references a 2023/24 1.0 FTE salary. This employee is involved in specialized physical therapy programs for handicapped students. The work involves the evaluation, treatment, consultative and supervisory service which supports the educational process and life adjustment of involved students. This is technical and complex work involving judgment, initiative and discretion. Essential Functions: 1. Screen and assess students to determine physical therapy needs. 2. Develop and implement programs in the following areas: Activities that promote postural and gross motor development; i.e. head control, sitting and standing balance; Gait training and functional mobility for maximum independence in the educational environment; Wheelchair mobility, transfer skills, and positioning; Activities that improve strength and coordination, prevent deformity or enhance respiratory and cardiovascular function. Collaboration with Special Education teams including: Occupational Therapist, Speech Language pathologist, Assistive Technology specialists, school psychologist or consultant and special education teacher to optimize student's access to educational curriculum. 3. Fitting, sizing, training staff on devices and equipment (wheelchairs, standers, transfer devices) to enhance student independence in the educational setting.Monitor braces & prostheses. 4. Instruct, train and monitor classroom staff and parents in the handling of students; 5. Provide physical therapy input to the team for developing individual education programs (IEPS) for each qualified student and participate in the IEP meetings; 6. Implement and monitor therapy programs designated on a student's IEP; 7. Teach parents, teachers, aides or other appropriate personnel to implement motor programs; 8. Monitor and evaluate therapy programs using observation, data and/or pre-post testing; 9. Work cooperatively and communicate appropriately with teaching and support staff. 10. Performs other related duties as assigned.

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