Physcial Therapist Assistant- District Wide

District Wide, Espanola, New Mexico

Date PostedJune 14, 2019
IndustryK-12: Public Schools
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified


  1. Current New Mexico License in Physical Therapy
  2. Current New Mexico State Department of Education License
  3. Minimum of Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy
  4. School-based experience preferred

REPORTS TO: Building Principal Director of Special Education


To develop and maintain the physical potential of students with disabilities for maximum independence and participation in daily classroom activities and other educational activities required for learning.


  1. Screens and evaluates students with physical disabilities in the area of gross motor functions and independent living skills.
  2. Participates as a member of an Individual Education Program (IEP) team to plan intervention and service delivery programs to meet students’ individual needs.
  3. Implements direct, indirect and management programs based on intervention goals determined by evaluation results and the IEP team.
  4. Provides information on consultation services to administrators, school personnel, parents, and community agencies to develop and maintain support of students with physical disabilities in the educational environment and the objectives of the physical therapy service.
  5. Promotes effective verbal and written c communication with administrators, school personnel, parents and community agencies.
  6. Employs planning, record-keeping, resource management, and learning environment management practices which are consistent with district and school expectations and which maximize the therapist’s effectiveness.
  7. Completes appropriate documentation for the district’s participation in the Medicaid in the schools program.
  8. Adheres to district, state and federal polices, regulations, and laws related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
  9. Adheres to the ethical standards and codes of the profession.


  1. Provide clinical supervision of Certified Physical Therapy Assistants or trainees, as agreed upon by PT and Director of Special Education or designee.
  2. Use current technology to prepare reports, IEPs and other documents and to record student data.
  3. Perform other tasks as may be deemed appropriate and necessary by principal, Director of Special Education and/or the superintendent.


Must have a thorough understanding and use of proper body mechanics and lifting techniques. This position requires a significant amount of standing, lifting, and carruing, reaching, crawling, squatting, kneeling and sitting on the floor.


  • Drug Test
  • Knowledge of universal hygiene precautions


The therapist shall maintain evaluation and therapy materials and equipment provided by the district. Equipment may include but is not limited to wheelchairs, seating devices, walkers, crutches, assistive devices, therapeutic equipment, therapy balls, bolsters, and weights.


Must be able to work within various degrees of noise and temperature. Interruptions of work are routine. Flexibility and patience are required. Must be self-motivated and able to complete job assignment without direct supervision. After work hour work may be required.


Employee’s performance will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the district policy on personnel evaluation. Evaluations will be completed by building administrators in cooperation with the Director of Special Education or designee.


Nine-month contract or purchase service agreement/contract based on school calendar; salary to be based on the related services salary schedule.

This job disruption for Physical Therapist is effective upon receipt. Personnel policies adopted by the boards of Education, and deemed appropriate for the job, shall be in effect. Salary amounts shall be set according to the adopted salary schedule. This job description may be revised at any time in response to District needs.

Date of description: July 1 2006

Espanola Public Schools

Employer Date Issued

By my signature below, I affirm that: the duties and requirements listed on this job description have been explained to me: I have been able to ask questions to clarify matters I do not understand; and I understand and accept them. In accepting this job, I certify that I am able to perform these duties, with or without accommodations, and that I will inform my supervisor immediately of any change in this regard. I also agree to follow District safety rules and accident prevention procedures.

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