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  • COWETA COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM

    POSITION TITLE: PHYSICAL THERAPIST - ITINERANT (115 Day Calendar)

    RESPONSIBLE TO: DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

    LOCATION: TO BE DETERMINED

    AVAILABLE: 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR

     

  • JOB DESCRIPTION:

    Current knowledge and use of Physical Therapy theories, models of practice, principles, and

    evidence-based practice to guide intervention decisions. Knowledge of the federal, state, and local

    legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures that mandate and guide Physical Therapy

    practice in school settings. Ability to gather and assess outcome program evaluation data and

    utilize this data to improve services at the programmatic level. Ability to maintain current reporting,

    documentation, scheduling, and billing in accordance with professional standards, state and local

    guidelines, and reimbursement requirements. Ability to determine the need for a physical therapy

    evaluation and to select and administer appropriate assessment tools to evaluate the student.

    Ability to interpret evaluation data and write comprehensive reports that reflect strengths and

    barriers to student participation. Ability to participate collaboratively with multidisciplinary

    educational teams to develop Individualized Education Plans with appropriate physical therapy

    goals to meet student needs based on evaluative information. Ability to adapt and modify

    environments, equipment, and materials. Ability to plan, coordinate, and conduct continuing

    education for education professionals, parents, and students. Ability to use professional literature,

    evidence-based research, and continuing education content to make practice decisions. Ability to

    provide legal and ethical supervision of Physical Therapy Assistants. Skill in effective oral and

    written communication, interpersonal relations, and effective time management.

     

  • ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Abides by the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Monitors student

    progress accurately and frequently, and enter student progress in GOIEP progress reports in a timely

    manner. Enters all required therapy documentation and data in the online billing platform in a

    timely manner. Completes appropriate student evaluations in a timely manner. Provides

    consultation to other staff members concerning the unique needs of students with disabilities.

    Follows all procedural safeguards and documents adherence in an acceptable manner. All other

    duties as assigned.

     

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND TRAINING:

  • Successful completion and graduation from an accredited Physical Therapy professional program

    and completion of all fieldwork requirements. Current licensure is issued by the Georgia State Board

    of Physical Therapy.

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum of three years of successful experience as a Physical Therapist, preferably in a school

    system or other pediatric practice setting.

    The Coweta County Board of Education reserves the right to accept equivalent

    qualifications as the Board may deem appropriate and acceptable.

    The Coweta County School System does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color,

    national origin, or disability in its educational programs, activities or employment practices.