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Physical Therapist

at Alaska Teacher Placement

Posted: 7/4/2019
Job Reference #: 8445_1663

Job Description

Openings as of 7/19/2019
Student Support Services

  • Physical Therapist JobID: 8445
  • Position Type:
    Student Support Services/Physical Therapist

  • Date Posted:
    2/9/2018

  • Location:
    Special Education

  • Date Available:
    2018-2019 School Year

  • Closing Date:
    Open Until Filled

    District:
      Kodiak Island Borough School District -
  •   Additional Information:
    The Kodiak Island Borough School District has the following vacancies for the 2018/2019 school year:

    Physical Therapist 1.0 FTE, District-wide

    The Physical Therapist provides qualified students with a program that will enable them to reach appropriate educational goals as determined by their IEP, promotes positive attitudes about and toward Special Education and assists the District Special Services Department in meeting program and audit compliance requirements.

    Qualifications: The Physical Therapist shall hold a Type C Certificate through the State of Alaska and be eligible for a State of Alaska license in either Physical or Occupational Therapy.
    Reports to: Director of Special Services
    Essential Duties:
    In addition to the applicable duties included in the Teacher Job Description, the Physical Therapist:
    1. Provides direct services to students to enhance fine motor, gross motor and/or sensorimotor development.
    2. Conducts evaluations, completes necessary reports, and assists members of the IEP team in understanding those results.
    3. Recommends special equipment, materials and provides consultant services to the IEP team.
    4. Participates as a member of the IEP Team and assists in the development of appropriate goals and objectives for students requiring Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy services.
    5. Assists classroom teachers of students requiring OT/PT services in implementing the IEPs consistent with the needs of the students and in accordance with District procedures.
    6. Assists the classroom teacher in determining whether the OT/PT goals for the student are being met by maintaining a database as designated by the District that documents students’ present level of performance.
    7. Confers frequently with parents and professional staff members regarding therapeutic problems of eligible special education students.
    8. Prepares reports required by State and Federal agencies as assigned by the Director of Special Services.
    9. Maintains a log of contacts (parents, teachers, etc.) including dates, locations type of communication and brief content summary.
    10. Develops and presents in-service training programs for school personnel and parents as assigned by the Director of Special Services.
    11. Maintains current knowledge in the professional areas including special education regulations and district procedures.
    12. Promotes a positive public image of the Special Services Department and programs. Maintains appropriate communication with the public at all times.
    13. Conducts handwriting/fine motor screening for K students and provides teacher consultation to remediate skill deficits.
    14. Consults with special education teachers in providing indirect services in handwriting.