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Physical Therapist

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Linn Benton Lincoln ESD

1.0 FTE on a 190 day work calendar
Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

A $5,000.00 Targeted Sign on Stipend is available to applicants who are hired for this position.

Applications are available at http://www.lblesd.k12.or.us/employment

Online Application
Resume
Cover letter
3 current letters of reference
Copy of University Transcripts (Successful candidates will be required to provide official transcripts before completion of the hiring process) if required
Copy of License

TITLE

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Bachelor’s Degree from a professional program approved by the American Physical Therapy Association is required; a Master’s or Doctorate Degree is preferred.
2. Valid Physical Therapy licensure for the State of Oregon is required.
3. Two or more years of clinical experience in pediatrics or in an educational setting is preferred.
4. Two or more years of Physical Therapy experience as a consultant or itinerant provider is preferred.
5. Effective oral and written communication skills.
6. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the LBL Board of Directors/Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.

REPORTS TO

Cascade Regional Program Administrator

JOB GOAL

Provide direct, consultative and indirect service in schools, homes and community settings to support the educational and developmental motor needs of children with disabilities (birth to 21 years), their families, and their educational teams.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

The duties listed below are not inclusive, but characteristic of the type and level of work assigned for this position. Individual employees may perform all or some combination of the duties listed below as well as other related duties.

Essential Functions:

1. Participate in screening and comprehensive assessment of students with orthopedic or motor impairment.
2. Participate as a specialist in the area of orthopedic impairment to determine eligibility.
3. Participate in developing integrated goals with other education staff for students on caseload.
4. Participate in the preparation and implementation of Individualized Education Programs (IEP) or Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) for identified students.
5. Prepare records and reports for eligibility evaluations, services, IEPs / IFSPs and transitions according to program procedures or as directed.
6. Design, construct and adapt materials and equipment to provide support in the educational setting.
7. Serve as a resource, consultant and trainer to provide specialized suggestions and/or equipment for use by educators and/or parents.
8. Lead in the assessment, selection, training, management and use of assistive technology related to motor impairment.
9. Instruct education staff in positioning, handling and mobility needs of the student to support educational goals/program.
10. Ability to synthesize and integrate clinical, educational and interpersonal issues regarding change, disabilities, grief and loss.
11. Work independently with limited contact with other PT staff.
12. Maintain regular attendance at work. Be punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings and following schedules.
13. Work well within a team. Promote good staff morale and put team needs above individual needs.
14. Collaborate with others to complete tasks and solve problems in a positive manner
15. Communicate effectively in a courteous, tactful and professional manner.
16. Participate in Medicaid billing process for school-based services as directed.
17. Utilize teleservice platform to provide services to educators, students and district staff as directed.

Other Functions:

1. Maintain knowledge of and follow special education rules, regulations and procedures.
2. Utilize a variety of communication tools for correspondence.
3. Participate in activities and meetings by program, department, regional and state groups.
4. Monitor programs using observation, data collection and pre-post assessment.
5. Manage multiple priorities and timelines.
6. Adhere to code of professional ethics and conduct.
7. Serve as liaison between LBL, districts and community agencies.
8. Prepare records and reports for eligibility evaluations, services, IEPs/IFSPs, and transitions according to program procedures or as directed.
9. Instruct educational staff in appropriate body mechanics.
10. Maintain confidentiality at all times.
11. Demonstrate a commitment to promoting equity and diversity.
12. Maintain professional dress standards.
13. Perform other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

1. Ability to sit for extended periods of time in vehicle, desk and various sized school furniture.
2. Ability to provide own transportation to school, preschools, community settings and homes in locations throughout a three county region.
3. Ability to use hands for repetitive movement.
4. Ability to frequently bend, squat, twist and climb stairs, and sit on the floor.
5. Ability to lift, carry or transport up to 25 pounds.
6. Ability to use a computer for extended periods of time to write reports and to complete logs and other required paperwork.

SALARY AND BENEFIT INFORMATION

Licensed employees are represented by Linn Benton Lincoln Education Association.
Salary and benefit information shown are based on full-time employment (1.0 FTE) based on the current school year
Placement on the Linn Benton Lincoln ESD licensed salary schedule will be commensurate with applicant’s qualifications, relevant training, and experience
Linn Benton Lincoln ESD will provide an Insurance CAP to assist with health, dental and vision insurance premiums
Employer paid PERS, holidays, sick leave and personal days are also provided
Employer paid Life Insurance 1 x annual salary
Employer paid Basic AD&D and Long Term Disability

Health Insurance

Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB) provides insurance to school and education service district employees

Includes medical, dental, vision & prescription insurance
Monthly premium deducted pre-tax
LBLESD contributes a monthly CAP/Pool to help offset insurance cost
Health Savings Accounts for high deductible plans
Flexible Spending Accounts

Carriers offered are:

Moda
Kaiser
Willamette Dental Group

Retirement

PERS – Public Employee Retirement System
For more information visit: state.or.us
LBLESD pays the 6% employee contribution on behalf of each employee

Personal Leave

Up to 24 hours

Sick Leave

Up to 80 hours
Sick Leave Bank
Employees may opt to donate one day of sick leave to become a member of the Sick Leave Bank
Members may request leave from the sick leave bank in the event of a catastrophic illness or injury

Professional Development Opportunities

LBLESD hosts a variety of training classes
First Aid/CPR classes offered onsite
Includes workshops, conferences and mentorship programs

Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities may contact Human Resources at 541-812-2624 for additional information and assistance.

Linn Benton Lincoln ESD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting with their completed application a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran's Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension as verification of eligibility. Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their veteran's disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.