The Southern Oregon Education Service District is seeking a highly professional and experienced physical therapist to deliver school-based services to students in districts in the Southern Oregon region. The therapist will provide consultation and training to school staff, evaluation of student eligibility, progress and needs, recommendation and adjustment of equipment, input toward IEP development, and physical therapy treatments typically provided to students with motor impairments.
The physical therapist will become part of the SOESD’s OI (Orthopedic Impairment) team – a team of OTs and PTs that serve schools and students across Southern Oregon. The team works collaboratively to develop curriculum and programs that enhance the learning experience and opportunity of students who experience disabilities. Often, a PT and OT will partner to provide comprehensive orthopedic services to individuals or groups of students. Members of the SOESD OI team are provided regular training and support which results in knowledgeable, competent therapists who are valued and appreciated by school staff, parents and the community.
The position is in the beautiful Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon. The area abounds with culture, ideal weather, outdoor recreation, and a high quality of living in a vibrant community. If you are passionate about providing school-based physicall therapy services, are a collaborative team player, and are looking for a wonderful place to live, this may be your dream job!
Note: OAR 333-019-1030 Proof of COVID full vaccination status or approved OHA excemption is require for this position.
POSITION GOAL: Plan, implement and monitor therapy services for appropriately identified students.
1. Assess and diagnose student's educationally related therapy needs
2. Instruct/demonstrate therapy/treatment programs to individual students and/or educational staff.
3. Write, alter, review, update, and pre/post test treatment/instructional therapy programs.
4. Coordinate therapy services for students with resource people, agencies, and/or others.
5. Coordinate and/or provide direct parent training.
6. Develop schedule of services to students and disseminate.
7. Train school personnel to implement therapy programs.
8. Plan and present inservice to school personnel and parents, and be a resource for information.
9. Select and complete growth objectives.
10. Assist in parent education in providing knowledge of unique educational needs.
11. Participate in assigned staff school meetings and inservices.
12. Establish and maintain positive, flexible, and cooperative relationships with ESD and local district staff.
13. Represent program/ESD with colleagues and community.
14. Interact and communicate effectively with parents/guardians.
15. Schedule and conduct needed student staffings.
16. Implement and maintain student records and forms.
17. Prepare and maintain materials and equipment.
18. Perform physical requirements unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation. (See reverse)
19. Perform job related tasks as designated by supervisor/coordinator.
1. License to practice therapy in the State of Oregon.
2. Experience working with developmentally delayed children.
3. School based service preferred.
The equivalent combination of experience, training, certification, education or degree that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be used as an alternative to prerequisites
SOESD Benefits: (For .50 FTE and Over)
Southern Oregon ESD contributes payments for health, dental and vision insurance premiums for qualified employees. Employer-paid PERS, 9 paid holidays, a generous sick, vacation and discretionary (personal) leave packet is also provided to qualified employees.
Includes medical, dental, vision & prescription insurance
Monthly premium deducted pre-tax
Southern Oregon ESD contributes up to $1815.00 per month (family coverage)
Health Savings Accounts for high deductible plans
Flexible Spending Accounts – medical, day-care expenses Optional Coverage for Additional Life, AD&D, Short Term Disability Insurance through Aflac or American Fidelity403(b) through Carruth Compliance Consulting
Mercy Flights Membership
PERS - Public Employee Retirement System
Southern Oregon ESD pays the 6% employee contribution on behalf of each employee
The Southern Oregon Education Service District is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply
LENGTH OF POSITION: 190 days School Year
SALARY RANGE: Per Negotiated 2022-2023 Licensed Salary Schedule.
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Program Administrator
The following physical requirements are essential functions of the job description for:
Physical Therapist/Occupational Therapist
1. Stand/Walk: None 1-4 Hrs/Day 4-6 Hrs/Day X 6-8 Hrs/Day
2. Sit: None X 1-4 Hrs/Day 4-6 Hrs/Day 6-8 Hrs/Day
3. Drive: None X 1-4 Hrs/Day 4-6 Hrs/Day 6-8 Hrs/Day
4. Bending: X Frequently Occasionally Limited Not At All
5. Squat: X Frequently Occasionally Limited Not At All
6. Climb Stairs: Frequently X Occasionally Limited Not At All
7. Single Grasping: Frequently X Occasionally Limited Not At All
8. Pushing: Frequently X Occasionally Limited Not At All
9. Pulling: Frequently X Occasionally Limited Not At All
10. Fine Manipulation: X Frequently Occasionally Limited Not At All
11. Repetitive Foot Controls Frequently Occasionally X Limited Not At All
12. Lifting (less than 25 lbs): Frequently X Occasionally Limited Not At All
13. Lifting (25 - 50 lbs): Frequently X Occasionally Limited Not At All
14. Lifting (50 - 75 lbs): Frequently X Occasionally Limited Not At All
15. Lifting (75 - 100 lbs): Frequently X Occasionally Limited Not At All