San Mateo County Office of Education

Physical Therapist

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Nursing
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San Francisco/Peninsula
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Full-Time
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Until filled or until 100 applicants
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$41.95-$51.00 Hourly
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Location

Various locations throughout San Mateo County

Description

Date Posted:           December 3, 2018
 

Classification:          PHYSICAL THERAPIST
                                   Open recruitment

 

Work Schedule:       7.5 hours per day (8:30AM – 4:00PM);
                                     5 days per week (Monday – Friday);
                                   10 months per year (August - June)
 

Salary Range:          Step A            Step B            Step C            Step D            Step E
(hourly)                  starting            6 mos           18 mos           30 mos          42 mos
                                 $41.95           $44.05            $46.25            $48.56           $51.00

 

Benefits:  Total Compensation Package:  Placement on salary schedule.  If a medical plan is selected, the employee will receive a contribution of $975.00/month toward the selected medical plan (through CalPERS), Delta Dental, and Life Insurance.  The employee pays the balance of their health premiums from their gross earnings on a pre-tax basis.  If a medical plan is not selected, employees will receive a contribution of $275.00/month toward single coverage for Delta Dental, and Life Insurance.  A vision plan (VSP) is also available.  Employees pay the worker contribution to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).

 

Current Vacancy:     Student Services Division; Special Education Department;
                                    Various locations within San Mateo County

 

Application Deadline:          Open until filled

 

Job Summary:  Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, the physical therapist will be integrated as a member of a multidisciplinary school team responsible for assessment, planning, goal development and provision of appropriate intervention services to assist students, ages birth through 22 years old, in acquiring functional performance skills and optimize physical well-being.

 

Essential Job Functions:              

  • Provide physical therapy to students 0 to 22 years old
  • Work with students with disabilities and serious health impairments to analyze risk, problem solve effectively and demonstrate a high level of professional judgement when recommending and providing services, making environmental modifications, and training staff to manage physical needs at an appropriate level of supervision
  • Assess the need for adaptive or specialized equipment for positioning in and accessing the educational environment. Educate staff regarding the safe use of equipment
  • Train staff to lift, move, and position students with disabilities
  • Use physical therapy interventions commonly accepted for students with disabilities
  • Review professional reports from health care providers and coordinate information in intervention plan
  • Distinguish between medically necessary and educationally necessary physical therapy in making recommendations for services
  • Provide consultative assistance to the classroom teacher, other staff and parents
  • Assist in the development of student Individualized Education Program/Individualized Family Service Plans (IEPs/IFSPs), including goal development
  • Assist IEP teams in identifying the physical therapy needs of the students in the education setting
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary team assessment, and IEP or IFSP meetings; communicate assessment results
  • Respond to questions, concerns, and complaints from parents, students and teachers
  • Write reports with assessment results and service recommendations
  • Document progress data on semester or trimester calendar
  • Complete initial and re-evaluations of student’s gross motor needs
  • Perform related duties as required with the school and skill level of the classification

 

Qualifications:  To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. The requirements listed on this job description are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. The specialist must possess and retain certification that will allow authorization to provide activities, materials, and interventions appropriate to the children served:

EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited school of physical therapy with a minimum of a Master’s degree                                                                        

EXPERIENCE:   One (1) year of successful experience in a school-setting or serving Birth-22 aged students with disabilities

LICENSE(S):  1)  A valid license from the State of California and registration with the American
                            Physical Therapy Association
                      2)  Possession of/or ability to attain a valid California Driver’s License

 

Specialized Skills and Knowledge:     

  • Knowledge of neuromuscular function and dysfunction, kinesiology, treatment modalities, skeletal anatomy, and basic pathology involved in neuromuscular and orthopedic disabilities
  • Knowledge of physical therapy techniques in working with children with disabilities
  • Ability to use a variety of methods, techniques and practices in physical therapy
  • Ability to properly use and care for the materials and equipment employed in performing services as a physical therapist
  • Ability to direct and supervise the implementation of therapy plans in the classroom setting
  • Knowledge of techniques used in the assessment of children with disabilities
  • Ability to make accurate assessments of the developmental status and educational needs of children
  • Ability to participate in the IEP and IFSP team process
  • Ability to respond to and work with families in a culturally sensitive way
  • Ability to understand the unique differences and needs of students with disabilities and their families
  • Ability to work effectively with district personnel, community representatives and interdisciplinary teams
  • Knowledge of California laws, codes and regulations as it relates to physical therapy services
  • Knowledge of typical cognitive, sensory, social, emotional and physical development in children
  • Knowledge of educational and development needs of children with various specific disabilities
  • Knowledge of psychological issues of students with physical disabilities
  • Knowledge of normal child development
  • Ability to develop written assessment reports of a professional quality
  • Ability to make oral presentations to large and small groups
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently with little direction

 

Physical Requirements:  Applicants must possess the physical abilities outlined below with or without accommodation.  San Mateo County Office of Education will consider reasonable accommodation requests.

  • Hearing sufficient to communicate in person and hold telephone conversations in normal range (approximately 60 decibels)
  • Speaking ability in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in normal conversational distances on the telephone and addressing groups
  • Vision sufficient to read handwritten and printed materials, and the display screen of various office equipment and machines
  • Physical mobility sufficient to move about the work environment (office, district, school site to site) for sustained periods of time on hard flooring, to climb slopes, stairs, and ramps, and to respond to emergency situations
  • Physical stamina sufficient to sustain light physical labor for up to 8 hours, and to sit and/or walk for prolonged periods of time
  • Physical strength sufficient to lift periodically or carry 40 pounds of materials or supplies, and to lift, carry or position a child with physical needs weighting up to 80 or more pounds with assistance; and to manipulate wheelchairs and orthopedic devices
  • Physical agility to sit, stand, kneel, walk, push/pull, squat, twist, turn, bend, stoop, and reach overhead
  • Physical, mental, and emotional stamina to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position
  • Mental acuity to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to write, use the telephone, computer, calculator, and office machines at required speed and accuracy

 

Examination Process:  The examination process for this classification will consist of:                 

  1. A scored rating by a screening panel of application materials, including supplemental questionnaire, for education, training, experience, completeness, and accuracy
  2. An oral board examination

Only the highest qualified candidates will be invited to attend the examinations.

 

 

Personnel Commission

101 Twin Dolphin Drive

Redwood City, CA  94065

650-802-5300

classifiedjobs@smcoe.org

http://www.smcoe.org/employees-and-employment/personnel-commission

 

Proof of citizenship or legal status will be required upon offer of employment.

San Mateo County Office of Education provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons.  The recruitment, testing, and hiring of all personnel will be without regard to race, ancestry, national origin, age, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marriage status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, or veteran status.

Ideal Candidate

Qualifications:  To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. The requirements listed on this job description are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. The specialist must possess and retain certification that will allow authorization to provide activities, materials, and interventions appropriate to the children served:
 

EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited school of physical therapy with a minimum of a Master’s degree

EXPERIENCE:    One (1) year of successful experience in a school-setting or serving Birth-22 aged students with disabilities

LICENSE(S):  1)  A valid license from the State of California and registration with the American
                           Physical Therapy Association
                      2)  Possession of/or ability to attain a valid California Driver’s License

 

Specialized Skills and Knowledge:     

  • Knowledge of neuromuscular function and dysfunction, kinesiology, treatment modalities, skeletal anatomy, and basic pathology involved in neuromuscular and orthopedic disabilities
  • Knowledge of physical therapy techniques in working with children with disabilities
  • Ability to use a variety of methods, techniques and practices in physical therapy
  • Ability to properly use and care for the materials and equipment employed in performing services as a physical therapist
  • Ability to direct and supervise the implementation of therapy plans in the classroom setting
  • Knowledge of techniques used in the assessment of children with disabilities
  • Ability to make accurate assessments of the developmental status and educational needs of children
  • Ability to participate in the IEP and IFSP team process
  • Ability to respond to and work with families in a culturally sensitive way
  • Ability to understand the unique differences and needs of students with disabilities and their families
  • Ability to work effectively with district personnel, community representatives and interdisciplinary teams
  • Knowledge of California laws, codes and regulations as it relates to physical therapy services
  • Knowledge of typical cognitive, sensory, social, emotional and physical development in children
  • Knowledge of educational and development needs of children with various specific disabilities
  • Knowledge of psychological issues of students with physical disabilities
  • Knowledge of normal child development
  • Ability to develop written assessment reports of a professional quality
  • Ability to make oral presentations to large and small groups
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently with little direction

 

Physical Requirements:  Applicants must possess the physical abilities outlined below with or without accommodation.  San Mateo County Office of Education will consider reasonable accommodation requests.

  • Hearing sufficient to communicate in person and hold telephone conversations in normal range (approximately 60 decibels)
  • Speaking ability in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in normal conversational distances on the telephone and addressing groups
  • Vision sufficient to read handwritten and printed materials, and the display screen of various office equipment and machines
  • Physical mobility sufficient to move about the work environment (office, district, school site to site) for sustained periods of time on hard flooring, to climb slopes, stairs, and ramps, and to respond to emergency situations
  • Physical stamina sufficient to sustain light physical labor for up to 8 hours, and to sit and/or walk for prolonged periods of time
  • Physical strength sufficient to lift periodically or carry 40 pounds of materials or supplies, and to lift, carry or position a child with physical needs weighting up to 80 or more pounds with assistance; and to manipulate wheelchairs and orthopedic devices
  • Physical agility to sit, stand, kneel, walk, push/pull, squat, twist, turn, bend, stoop, and reach overhead
  • Physical, mental, and emotional stamina to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position
  • Mental acuity to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to write, use the telephone, computer, calculator, and office machines at required speed and accuracy

Benefits

Total Compensation Package:  Placement on salary schedule.  If a medical plan is selected, the employee will receive a contribution of $975.00/month toward the selected medical plan (through CalPERS), Delta Dental, and Life Insurance.  The employee pays the balance of their health premiums from their gross earnings on a pre-tax basis.  If a medical plan is not selected, employees will receive a contribution of $275.00/month toward single coverage for Delta Dental, and Life Insurance.  A vision plan (VSP) is also available.  Employees pay the worker contribution to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
(650)802-5300
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