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Physical Therapist - Lincoln Pines

Company: Grandville Public Schools
Location: Grandville
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


Job Title: Physical Therapist - Lincoln Pines

Kent ISD Center Programs

182 day position

2021-22 School Year

The Physical Therapist provides school-based physical therapy services, which includes but is not limited to assessment/evaluation, intervention/treatment, IEP planning and implementation, service eligibility, related documentation, and communication between teachers, teacher assistants, related service providers, and families.

Job Qualifications:

  • Degree from a college or university offering an approved program in Physical Therapy.
  • Current physical therapy license from the State of Michigan.
  • Ability to use the accepted tests and measurements to discern assistive technology appropriate for the students
  • Knowledge of tools of evaluation and adaptive equipment.
  • Ability to instruct and support student/teacher to access curriculum
  • Knowledge and skills commonly used in physical therapy evaluation and consultation.
  • Ability to articulate the role of the physical therapy in the evaluation, intervention planning, and intervention process
  • Ability to facilitate and collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Outstanding skills, both written and verbal, in communicating with students, parents, teachers, and administrators.
  • Expert knowledge of student electronic information/data systems.
  • Knowledge of Michigan curriculum and content standards
  • Requires the ability to manually move, lift, carry, pull or push heavy objects or persons.
  • Ability to follow directives and work effectively with administrators.
  • Must pass criminal background check as required by School Safety Legislation.
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to equity, social justice, and inclusion in all practices and position responsibilities. Demonstrates the ability to examine the impact of education inequities in student achievement outcomes as it aligns with race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status.


  • Implement physical therapy services within a multi-tiered intervention model for programs and services.
  • Identify and coordinate accommodations and modifications of school environment for a student to obtain access to curriculum and instruction.
  • Provide comprehensive written reports of assessments and evaluations of students that specifically address the reasons for referral. Utilize multiple methods of collecting data, and provide appropriate measurable goals for intervention and anticipated outcomes from service.
  • Provide and interpret assessments and evaluations to determine eligibility for special education, and identify needs for programs and services. Evaluates gross motor, neuromuscular/musculoskeletal systems, and functional mobility of children with known or suspected disabilities.
  • Plan and provide direct and group physical therapy services to students based on their IEP requirements.
  • Consult with members of the educational and IEP teams to select activities consistent with needs and capabilities of the student and to coordinate physical therapy with classes through the student's day.
  • Select constructive activities suited to the student's physical capacity, intelligence level, and interest to upgrade individual to maximum independence and assists in the development or restoration of functions.
  • Design and construct/modify equipment for individual and suggests adaptations for student's academic or home environment.
  • Administer assessments, take data and write corresponding reports.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of student records and information according to established guidelines.
  • Assure the health and safety of students by following health and safety practices and procedures.
  • Educate and demonstrate (verbally or written) therapy techniques to parents that can be incorporated into the home
  • Attend staff meetings, in-service training, and continuing education courses as appropriate or required.
  • Assess and make recommendations regarding the use of adaptive equipment as needed and provide written justification.
  • Assists with procurement and use adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, seating, and mobility devices.
  • Recommends adaptations to make facilities and transportation vehicles physically accessible for students
  • Provide assessment, consultation to students, staff and parents in assistive technology, to support student access to learning materials.
  • May assist in supervision of Physical Therapy Assistants.
  • Perform all other duties as appropriate and determined by Principal/Administrator.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

Benefits: Excellent benefit package includes medical, dental, vision insurance; sick days; State of Michigan School Employment retirement program

Posting Dates: 5/24/21-6/3/21 @ 4pm

Distribution: External & Internal

To Apply: Kent Intermediate School District manages employment applications online. No hardcopy applications/resumes will be accepted for this position.

  • Applications must be completed online at
  • Please note, due to the large number of applications, we are unable to attend to e-mail or telephone inquiries on application status.
  • All candidates will be timely notified regarding their application status.

The final candidate for this position will be required (at their cost) to furnish Kent Intermediate School District with a current Michigan State Police and FBI criminal records LiveScan check prior to our recommendation to hire.

It is the policy of the Kent ISD School Board that no student, staff member or candidate for any position in the District shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, ancestry, age, gender/sex, sexual orientation, marital status, height, weight, veteran status, political belief or physical/mental disability which does not impair their ability to perform adequately in the individual's particular position or activity, excluded from participation in, denied the benefit of, or to be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity for which the Kent ISD School Board is responsible for or receives financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education. The Coordinator for Title IX, Section 504, the Age Discrimination Act and Title II is: Coni Sullivan, Esq., Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Legal Services.

Keywords: Grandville Public Schools, Grand Rapids , Physical Therapist - Lincoln Pines, Other , Grandville, Michigan

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