Physical Therapist

Alexandria, Virginia
Jul 13, 2021
Apr 01, 2022
Full Time
Job Description: The Physical Therapist in the educational setting addresses the ability to function within the educational setting, to assume and maintain postures, and organize movement into functional gross motor skills. Physical therapists work with students to build strength and endurance to address concerns impacting functional mobility.

  • Education: Master's degree in job-related area.
  • Certificates & Licenses: Valid Virginia Department of Education license required, or eligibility to obtain one.
  • Experience: Pediatric or school-based physical therapy experience preferred.
  • Key Competencies:
    • Knowledge of current federal and state regulations and LEA policies and procedures pertaining to special education, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2008.
    • Knowledge of educational and medical disabilities of students.
    • Ability to select and administer appropriate assessment tools and to interpret and report evaluation results correctly
    • Ability to evaluate the functional performance of students within school and community environments
    • Ability to participate in group decision making and planning of appropriate intervention strategies
    • Ability to integrate related services to support the student's educational goals, accommodations, and/or modifications
    • Knowledge of major theories, intervention strategies, and research and the ability to relate that knowledge to the educational implications for students
    • Ability to plan, develop, implement, evaluate, and modify activities for student-centered therapeutic intervention within the educational program
    • Ability to document progress and intervention results and to relate this information to the student's educational goals
    • Ability to communicate effectively (in writing and orally) and work in teams with educational personnel, administrators, parents/guardians, students, and community members
    • Ability to interpret the role of therapeutic intervention within the educational program to educational personnel, administrators, parents/guardians, students, and community members.

Essential Functions:
  • Assesses, evaluates, and interprets results of testing.
  • Plans and delivers integrated service delivery for students in grades PreK-12.
  • Consults and collaborates with students, parents, and educational personnel on the implementation of strategies necessary to obtain functional performance within the school environment.
  • Maintains data collection and record-keeping for each student on caseload according to local procedures.
  • Develops plans of care for Medicaid reimbursement and maintains Medicaid logs for services.
  • Builds the capacity of school-based personnel in the essential strategies for functional classroom performance.
  • Makes recommendations on purchases for students requiring adaptive equipment in the classroom.
  • Measures and fits students to the appropriate adaptive equipment in the educational setting.
  • Responsible for clarifying service areas and intervention strategies within the educational setting.

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.


Primary Location:
Central Office
Salary Range:
Teachers and Other Licensed Staff Salary Scale (
Shift Type:

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