All Other Positions - Berlin Public Schools
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Job Title: School Physical Therapist
Job Location: Willard
Beginning: Aug 26, 2019
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Berlin Public Schools
Berlin, CT 06037
Telephone: 860-828-6581 EXT 5006
Job Description:
Job Summary: 
The physical therapist, as a member of the educational team, supports the education of students suspected of and/or diagnosed with a disability in their least restrictive environment. The physical therapist develops, implements and coordinates a physical therapy program within the district; providing screening, evaluation and intervention services.

General Statement of Duties:
  • Maintain student service, administrative and other departmental records in accordance with the district, state and federal policies
  • Adhere to professional, ethical and legal standards of practice
  • Implement and coordinate the physical therapy program within the district
  • Evaluate students using appropriate tests, skilled professional observation and supplementary information from other agencies and records
  • Interpret assessment findings and appropriately convey information to parents and school teams
  • Participate with the school team to develop Individualized Education Programs
  • Develop and implement intervention strategies
  • Develop physical therapy management plan for daily classroom routines and train staff in its safe implementation
  • Plan for transition from school to community, preparing student to function independent from physical therapy service when targeted outcomes are achieved
  • Evaluate and report on student progress
  • Communicate, collaborate, and consult with school staff, parents, administrators, physicians, community and other professionals
  • Serve as a resource to parent, school team, staff and administration on disabling conditions and their effects on education
  • Collaborate with community-based therapists and other healthcare providers for effective coordination of service
  • Provide consultation regarding emergency evaluation of students with disability
  • Participate with improving school accessibility and planning environmental modification
  • Seek regular opportunities for professional growth
  • Provide guidance to students to promote their educational development
  • Assist the administration in implementing all procedures and rules governing students with disabilities
  • Observe ethics of the teaching profession; exhibit professional behavior, emotional stability and sound judgment
  • Maintain respect for confidential information, e.g. student educational/medical records and assessments including psychological evaluations
  • Attend meetings and in-services as required by the Building Principal or Director of Pupil Services
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Director of Pupil Personnel Services.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Interact in a positive manner with staff, students and parents
  • Make contacts with the public with tact and diplomacy
  • Promote good public relations by personal appearance, attitude and conversation
  • Demonstrates regular and punctual attendance and positive work ethic
  • Procure, maintain and inventory equipment, materials and supplies
  • Provide clinical educational opportunities for students of physical therapy
  • Criteria as set by State Certification Authorities: Connecticut Physical Therapist License
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent and/or Board of Education may find appropriate
  • Experience with elementary students; including academic content, lesson modification, delivery of services within an inclusive environment
  • Must have strong collaboration and communication skills
  • Strong assessment and report writing skills
  • Strong understanding of students with disabilities in all areas
Required Skills, Knowledge and Ability:
  • Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and efficiently, both orally and in writing
  • Effective, active listening skills
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Organizational and problem solving skills
  • Excellent public relations skills
  • Skills that foster and facilitate learning and classroom management
  • Knowledge of state and local rules governing special education

Terms of Employment:
Part Time (10 months, 3 days per week) to begin at the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Pro-rated salary and benefits mirror the negotiated agreement between the Berlin Board of Education and the Berlin Education Association, Ph.D. Step 2 $57,3470.00 - Ph.D. Max $99,471.00.

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