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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3171634
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: September 20, 2019

Job Description

Job Title:               Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)
Work Year:            160 days
Department:          Exceptional Student Services
Reports To:           ESS Specialist
Salary Range:       COTA/PTA Salary Schedule
Benefits:                Schedule B – Exempt Professional Employees
Status:                   FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS: The primary responsibility of the Physical Therapy Assistant is to provide physical therapy services to children in the school setting under the supervision and direction of a licensed physical therapist

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Physical Therapy Assistant Certification through DORA for the State of Colorado
  • Associates degree or two-year college certificate in physical therapy assistant
  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License with reliable transportation
  • Employee must complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check and must be cleared by the Office of Human Resources
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, using proper grammar and vocabulary
  • Previous experience in a public school setting or work with pediatrics
  • First Aid and CPR Certifications
  • Knowledge of the state education code as it applies to general education and the specific accountability of this position
  • Knowledge of treatment documentation methods and privacy requirements for data
  • Ability to analyze and use multiple data sources to make sound instructional decisions
  • Ability and willingness to collaborate with colleagues and actively participate in professional learning communities
  • Ability to use technology and incorporate/teach 21st century skills
  • Computer expertise or an expectation to learn Infinite Campus
  • Positive public relation skills, professionalism, strong work ethic, ability to develop positive relationships with school and community
  • Ability to demonstrate the communication skills with students, parents, and teachers to enhance the educational, personal, and social aspect of each student
  • Strong commitment to system change and strong evidence of being a "team player"
  • Ability to be flexible  

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level or work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position.  This organization believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success.  That contribution should not be limited to assigned responsibilities.  Therefore, this position description is designed to define primary duties, qualifications and job scope but should not limit the incumbent nor the organization to the work identified.  It is our expectation that every employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the District’s/department’s goals.  Actual duties, responsibilities, frequency, and percentages may vary depending upon building assignments and other factors.
  • Maintain Physical Therapy student files with notes on activities, performance, etc.
  • Assist with documentation as directed by Physical Therapist; participate in collection of data; provide current data regarding student overall status; ensure that all official documentation for the permanent educational record is countersigned by the Physical Therapist
  • Occasionally observe and assist the Physical Therapist
  • Participate in consultation, monitoring, and direct services directed
  • Responsible for engaging the student in purposeful activities related to the intervention goals and objectives, following the initial direction of the Physical Therapist
  • Implement Physical Therapy services to students under the direction and guidelines established by the Physical Therapist
  • Provide intervention activities and environmental modifications to facilitate the student's independent function and improve effective participation in the educational process, according to the goals and objectives of the IEP and the Physical Therapy intervention plan
  • Inform Physical Therapist of changes, providing current data regarding student's performance in Physical Therapy and with environmental changes
  • Track the need for regular yearly and triennial reviews
  • Communicate with Physical Therapist changes in status that require a re-evaluation
  • Participate with the Physical Therapist in the development of the Physical Therapy Intervention
  • Oral or written report given to Physical Therapist in a timely manner
  • Actively assist Physical Therapist in IEP process:
    • Assist in developing long and short term goals and schedule recommendations
    • Attend IEP meeting as directed by Physical Therapist and report findings and recommendation; cannot negotiate findings or interpret them
  • Maintain current knowledge of all community resources available to students
  • Maintain current and appropriate knowledge of special educational trends on the local, state, and national level ·Look for services or information from others when specialized expertise is needed
  • Maintain professional knowledge through continuing education

  • Perform any and all other duties as assigned by the Physical Therapist or ESS Administration
The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to handle, or feel.  The work requires the use of telephone and using fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards.  The employee is continually hearing and speaking to exchange information. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
In an 8-hour workday, this job requires:
            R – Rarely (Less than .5 hr per day)               O – Occasionally (.5 – 2.5 hrs per day)
            F – Frequently (2.5 – 5.5 hrs per day)                        C – Continually (5.5-8 hrs per day)
            NA – Not Applicable
Physical Requirements
Sitting Frequently
Stationary Standing Occasionally
Walking (level surface) Frequently
Walking (uneven surface) Frequently
Crawling Occasionally
Crouching (bend at knees) Occasionally
Stooping (bend at waist) Occasionally
Twisting (knees/waist/neck) Occasionally
Turn/Pivot Occasionally
Climbing (stairs) Frequently
Climbing (ladder) Not applicable
Reaching overhead Occasionally
Reaching extension Occasionally
Repetitive use arms Frequently
Repetitive use wrists Frequently
Repetitive use hands grasping Occasionally
Repetitive use hands squeezing Occasionally
Fine manipulation Occasionally
Using foot control Rarely
          Maximum weight:  50 lbs.
          Maximum weight: 50 lbs.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Employee will work primarily in a school/office environment with both natural and fluorescent lighting; fast-paced work; constant interruptions; daily work schedules will vary depending on student and school needs.

Application Procedure:
Apply online

Pueblo City Schools seeks to comply with state and/or federal law prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, sex(gender), age, genetic information, or disabilities in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its educational programs or activities.  Inquiries regarding Pueblo City Schools' compliance may be referred to the Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Compliance Officer for Pueblo City Schools, 315 West 11th St., Pueblo, CO 81003 (719) 549-7162.
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  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories: Special Education > PT Assistant
    Student Services > PT Assistant
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Pueblo City Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Contact Information

    • Human Resources
    • Pueblo, Colorado 81003

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