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Physical Therapist (2012-2013)
SERRC- Alaska's Educational Resource Center is now developing a pool of Physical Therapist applicants! We have a great team, who get to experience Alaskan adventures some only dream about! If traveling to multiple remote locations and experiencing cultures that differ from you peaks your interest, SERRC would be a great fit!
Job Summary: The Itinerant
Physical Therapist (PT) performs screenings and evaluations of gross motor and
mobility skills for students (0-21), provides related services to support the
educational programs of students who qualify for special education services to
enable them to meet their IEP goals and objectives.
The PT is expected to recommend services, environmental adaptations
and /or modifications as well as the staff training needed to manage students’ physical
needs and support their educational programs. Consultation and collaboration
with assigned district educational personnel is an essential component of the physical
therapist’s responsibilities. Extensive travel to school sites throughout
Alaska is required, often to remote communities by small plane.
to: Special Education Program
Term: Full or Part-time
Degree in physical therapy or equivalent
physical therapist licensure in State of Alaska; or ability to obtain before
Department of Education Type C Certification; preferred
of areas of practice specific to pediatrics including familiarity with IDEA
2004 and current legal mandates, including: Federal and State law, compliance
issues, and FERPA confidentiality requirements.
and school therapist experience; preferred
6. Skill in
selecting and providing a wide range of intervention strategies and monitoring
to plan, coordinate and provide training to school staff and parents as needed
in a collaborative, consultant role.
8. Skill in
effective oral and written communication.
working with individuals from varied cultural backgrounds
ability to execute job responsibilities which may include: extensive travel
including the adaptability in being able to adjust to a variety of lodging and
travel circumstances; carrying test and personal equipment on and off small
planes (up to 50lbs.); and transferring and/or lifting students or equipment.
and assess student's needs, performance, and abilities with accuracy.
comprehensive reports including: summary and interpretation of evaluation
results; recommendation for eligibility for physical therapy services according
to Alaska Special Education Handbook; recommended activities for student
progress; and suggested IEP goals and objectives, where appropriate.
therapeutic programs, provide support, and train district staff to assist
students in achieving their IEP goals and objectives.
recommendations, interventions, and technical assistance to district staff
based on interpretations of assessment findings.
district staff with knowledge of Federal and State laws, regulations, and
policies related to the special education program.
6. Seek out
and participate in professional growth opportunities.
with districts to make arrangements for site visits, including making travel
arrangements and housing accommodations as needed.
required paperwork (Travel Authorizations, Travel Expense Reports, Report of
Services, Student Reports, Time Sheets, etc.) within the expected timeline.
regularly with Special Education Program Administrator and Special Education Administrative
SERRC professionally in local communities.
in the promotion of and recruitment for SERRC programs.
is required to perform job duties.
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