Physical Therapist - Full Time For School Year 2020-2021

Southwest Cooperative Oak Forest , IL 60452

Posted 2 months ago




TITLE: Physical Therapist

REPORTS TO: Program Supervisor

SUPERVISES: Physical Therapy Assistants

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy or related area with a certificate in physical therapy

Current Illinois registration as a physical therapist

Verification of prior therapy experience

EVALUATIONS: Conducted on an annual basis in accordance with Cooperative guidelines

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Length of employment, salary and benefits determined by the Board of Directors of SWCCCASE



  • demonstrates knowledge of formal and informal assessment procedures
  • selects appropriate assessment instruments
  • conducts assessments appropriately
  • interprets assessment information accurately
  • demonstrates knowledge of the screening/referral evaluation process
  • conducts ongoing assessment of instructional/therapeutic goals and objectives

Provision of Instruction/Therapy/Counseling

  • demonstrates an understanding of the content area
  • defines and/or revises specific and sequential goals and objectives appropriate for student, based on assessment
  • develops long range plan according to instructional/therapeutic sequence
  • demonstrates daily preparation to achieve IEP goals and objectives
  • selects, prepares and/or adapts materials to meet individual student's needs
  • organizes time, space, materials, equipment for instruction/therapy
  • plans for substitute and has materials available at all times (when applicable)
  • employs a variety of techniques, methods and materials appropriate for student needs
  • demonstrates effective individual and group behavior management techniques

Communication Techniques

  • communicates in an effective, constructive and positive manner with students and parents
  • interacts positively and effectively with school personnel, including supervisors, administrators, teachers, auxiliary staff, building secretaries, etc., as an effective team member
  • promotes positive public relations

Management Tasks

  • facilitates, coordinates and/or schedules for teacher/therapist, classroom paraprofessional, student, district personnel
  • manages and coordinates require meetings/conferences
  • manages and coordinates required paperwork
  • trains, supervises and evaluates paraprofessionals (when applicable)
  • completes, monitors and/or forwards pupil data as required


  • Follows policies and procedures of SWCCCASE

  • Demonstrates professionalism while setting examples for students

  • Demonstrates continual assessment of personal and program effectiveness, responds effectively to feedback

  • Actively participates in the evaluation process

  • Demonstrates flexibility and is adaptable to change

  • Uses judgement appropriately

  • Conducts self in appropriate and ethical manner

  • Treats others with respect and dignity

  • Participates in professional growth activities

  • Maintains a clean work area

  • Dresses appropriately

Communication Skills

  • Performs as an integral member of the educational team

  • Maintains confidentiality in matters related to this position

  • Relates in a helpful, positive, and efficient manner with peers, supervisors, and all those in contact with SWCCCASE

Performs other duties as may be assigned by supervisor

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