Title: Physical Therapist – Infant Toddler
The Physical Therapist in the Wyandotte County Infant-Toddler Services program serves eligible infants and toddlers and their families in home and community-based settings. The PT engages in evaluation- program planning- caregiver coaching- and team collaboration in order to work toward family-identified outcomes for each child- taking particular team leadership in gross motor development and adaptive equipment.
PRIMARY TASKS & DUTIES (used for Staff positions)
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/ KEY COMPETENCIES
Physical/Environmental / Other
COMMUNICATION/ORGANIZATION: Maintains communication with staff- other school personnel- and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action which will meet the educational needs of students. Utilizes technology effectively in the performance of duties. Maintains confidentiality regarding student records. Performs other related work as required.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written- oral- diagram- or schedule form.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and analyze and interpret general professional journals- technical procedures- or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports- general curriculum and learning theories- correspondence- and protocols. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators- staff- parents- students- and the general public.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here 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.
While performing the duties of this job- the employee is regularly required to sit- walk- stand and talk or hear. Ability to work in a variety of home and community settings including the ability to ascend/descent stairs. Ability to work comfortably in a variety of positions including seated on the floor. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must occasionally carry or push items of 20 pounds such as pushing on a bike or wheelchair- or moving/rearranging furniture. While performing the duties of the job the employee visits students’ homes. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision- distance vision- and depth perception.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and is a standard acceptable level for this environment. Is directly responsible for students’ safety- work output and well-being. Potential exposure to biological hazards and other conditions. May face hazards on the road traveling to and from home visits.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to Early Intervention Program;; ability to plan and implement activities/strategies/interventions based on the needs of the students. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students- peers- parents and community;; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 186 days
SALARY: Based on KCKPS Salary Schedule
FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT
REPORT TO: Program Coordinator- WCITS
EVALUATION: Performance will be evaluated in accordance with Board of Education policy
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Employee signature below constitutes employee’s understanding of the requirements- essential functions and duties of the position.
Employee _____________________________ Date ____________
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