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Physical Therapist Assistant- Oregan

Portland, Oregon Posted 18 days ago

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Category Schools - PTA
Job Type Contract



Implements fine motor instruction (physical therapy) and constructs/modifies and/or monitors the use of adaptive equipment for students as directed by a Physical Therapist. To follow through on the initial evaluation of a student with physical disabilities. To enhance student achievement of physical and functional independence and accessibility to the educational system within the parameters of their abilities. Independent judgment is required to observe changes in orthopedic/health conditions to analyze and report data.


This position is subject to board policies, administrative rules and procedures, department regulations and applicable State and Federal statutes. This position carries no administrative authority or responsibility.


  • Participates in the development of Individual Education Programs (IEP) based on student need.
  • Implements therapeutic activities and IEP goals and objectives with individual students and/or groups of students under the direction of a Physical Therapist.
  • Designs, constructs, modifies and/or uses a variety of adaptive equipment for individual students (consulting with the Physical Therapist as needed).
  • Collects/records student progress and modifies the student’s therapy program as directed by the Physical Therapist.
  • Maintains student files and data in accordance with state regulations, and Department of Instruction guidelines.
  • Assists, consults, and collaborates in the implementation and adaptation of integrated classroom activities and routines including: lifting/positioning students, hygiene needs, safe and/or therapeutic feeding programs, vocational tasks and leisure activities.
  • Provides consultation/training to classroom staff in the area of physical therapy motor skills, physical management of orthopedically impaired students and/or safe lifting and positioning practices, assisted ambulation, gross motor programs.
  • Attends MDT meetings and staff meetings as requested by the Physical Therapist or Supervisor.
  • Completes and writes reports as required by the district and program. Maintains written records of frequency and duration of individual student activities and progress notes. Will complete third party Medicaid billings.
  • Confers/communicates with Physical Therapist, classroom teacher, and other support staff as needed to coordinate the delivery of services to students.
  • Prepares, plans and collaborates for therapy/instruction as needed with PT to train and supervise the physical therapy assistant students in the public school setting.
  • Travels to schools and assigned facilities to provide therapy and attend meetings.

  • Performs other related duties and attend meetings as determined by the department coordinator/supervisor and/or PT which are indicated to assure the physical and emotional well-being of students.
  • Adheres to the policies of the District and procedures of the department
  • Attends workshops, staff development classes and readings, seminars and other meetings for continued growth and continuing education credit as requested or approved by the Supervisor.
  • Follows school building procedures.

    Involves continuous strenuous efforts such as lifting students up to 60 lbs maximum without additional support, and may involve exposure to contagious diseases, students with complex medical, sensory, and social-emotional needs.


    Must hold a license as a Physical Therapy Assistant as set forth by the Physical Therapy Licensing Board, State of Oregon.

    Ability to follow verbal and written directions in carrying out assigned tasks effectively.

    Valid driver’s license and transportation available for on-the job use.


    Oregon Physical Therapy Assistant License as set forth by the Physical Therapy Licensing Board, State of Oregon. Hold an Associate of Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant set forth by the Physical Therapy Licensing Board, State of Oregon.

    To apply directly for this position, please apply below or send your resume to [email protected] or call me with any question, my number is provided below.

    Abby Gularson
    Account Executive, Soliant Health
    Direct Line: 678-497-4929 | [email protected]

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    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    • Competitive Salary
    • Weekly Paycheck
    • Matching 401(k) Plan
    • Extensive Medical Coverage
    • Licensing Assistance
    • Custom Housing
    • Travel Assistance
    • Professional Development Reimbursement