NYS Education Department Building

Senior Physical Therapist, 50%, SG-18 (PEF)

SALARY: $25,634* (pro-rated for 50%)

The New York State Education Department’s School for the Deaf is seeking a Senior Physical Therapist.  Duties of this position will include but not be limited to:

  • Plan and conduct treatment for students with physical disabilities utilizing established principles and methods of physical therapy and modalities of treatment.
  • Use therapeutic machines for treatments to bring about positive physical and psychological effects.
  • Apply working knowledge of skeletal anatomy and the pathology involved in diseases or injuries resulting in physical handicaps as is related to physical therapy.
  • Utilize a working knowledge of the effects of commonly used medications.
  • Develop and implement a physical therapy treatment plan to meet specific student needs.
  • Prepare accurate and timely written records and reports.
  • Recognize and act upon changes in signs and symptoms of students undergoing physical therapy treatment which warrant the immediate attention of the physician or indicate the need for a change in program.
  • Serve as an evaluator and site visitor to programs and placements as they relate to students applying to the School for the Deaf from other districts.
  • Responsible for assisting students in reaching personal responsibility goals as defined in their Individual Education Program (IEP).
  • Prepare evaluation reports, report cards and deficiency notices; write quarterly progress reports and IEPs for all students; maintain daily attendance records.
  • Participate in departmental staff, parent and multidisciplinary team meetings and meetings of various committees to discuss students’ learning progress, behavior, medical and other problems related to education.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:   Candidates must be licensed and currently registered to practice Physical Therapy in New York State AND have one year of post licensure physical therapy experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Special consideration will be given to applicants who have experience working with deaf students and/or ability to communicate through ASL/Sign Language.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Fingerprinting through the Department of Criminal Justice Services, a background check through the Office of Children and Family Services and clearance from the Justice Center Staff Exclusion List is required for employment. 

*Leads to a maximum salary of $32,595 with annual performance advances (pro-rated for 50%).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by October 3, 2013 to nyssdjobs@mail.nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred).  Please include the Box number (RDC-145) of the position in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application.

Office of Human Resources Management
Box RDC-145
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631
E-mail: nyssdjobs@mail.nysed.gov

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Last Updated: September 12, 2013