Physical Therapist

5 days left

$60,112.00 - $91,811.20 Annually
Sep 16, 2019
Oct 21, 2019
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking a Rehabilitation Therapist to join its therapy services team in the Parent-Infant Education (PIE) program. This position is responsible for providing developmental screenings and assessments, developing Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP), providing early intervention services to families of infants and toddlers, assisting with IFSP service coordination, and collaborating with other therapy providers and agencies using a primary provider model for service delivery as part of the PIE program.

PIE is a family-centered program that serves children who have special needs from birth to their third birthday. The PIE program is part of the statewide early intervention program known as the Infant Toddler Connection of Virginia, and is also known locally as the Infant Toddler Connection of Arlington. PIE's primary provider model requires the employee to be the main source of guidance and information for each family served as well as providing support to other providers who may need assistance from someone of another discipline, and will receive similar support from therapists of other disciplines such as speech and physical therapists.

Specific duties include:
  • Providing Early Intervention services to families of infants and toddlers to mitigate the impact of developmental delay and/or disability on the child and family's daily life;
  • Serving as a primary provider to customers and providing support to other staff;
  • Completing functional assessments of children found eligible for Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for accurate service plans to be written;
  • Providing service coordination activities such as intakes, facilitating, assessments, writing IFSPs and locating services for families in the program; and
  • Participating in IFSP meetings as a direct service provider and service coordinator/case manager.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Virginia State licensure as a Physical Therapist plus one year of experience in providing services to very young children and their families. Please see Special Requirements below for qualifications by date of appointment.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates who have one or more of the following:
  • Experience providing intervention to infants ages 0-3 years;
  • Experience providing services and/or holding Virginia certification as an Early Intervention Professional, Early Intervention Specialist, or Early Intervention Case Manager, governed by Part C of the IDEA;
  • Providing therapy services in a child's natural environment; and/or
  • Designing and leading trainings/presentations on elements of early intervention best practices in Virginia.

Special Requirements

Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must provide or authorize Arlington County to obtain a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent on a favorable review of the applicant's driving record and criminal history.

Additional Information

Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with some flexibility.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website:

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


A clinical license in therapy services is required for this position. Please check the box that describes your license.
  • I am licensed by the State of Virginia as an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
  • I am licensed in another State as an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, but not in Virginia
  • I am not currently licensed as an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher


Please describe the clinical license that you possess and indicate from which state the license is issued. If you do not hold any clinical licensure, please respond with "Not Applicable". If you have completed the educational requirements necessary for Virginia licensure, please provide the date the clinical license will be issued.


Describe your experience providing early intervention services to children (from birth to three years old) in the home and community.


Please attach a cover letter or use the space below to describe your experience with the following:
  • Providing early intervention services to children (from birth to three years old) in the home and community.
  • Providing early intervention services using a coaching interaction style and a primary provider model.
  • Case management and high-volume documentation requirements.
  • Writing IFPSs, developing goals, and reviewing outcomes with families.
  • Working with policies and procedures pertaining to Part C or IDEA.

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