EI/ECSE Physical Therapist
Job Announcement #4133 19/20
September 13, 2019
Open until filled
Willamette Education Service District is accepting applications for multiple full-time (1.0 FTE) Physical Therapist positions with the Special Education Department’s Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE) program. The positions are for the 2020-2021 school year and may be based in Marion, Polk and/or Yamhill County. Successful candidates will will follow a 190-day calendar and will begin on August 21, 2020.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assesses students to determine current levels of performance, eligibility, need for services, and progress towards IFSP goals
Assesses the educational environment within the limits imposed by the student's disability, and work as a member of the multidisciplinary team to develop and provide an appropriate educational program for each assigned student
Completes paperwork (including IFSP goals, evaluation reports, safety protocols, third party billing tickets, annual therapy summaries, and time sheets and travel vouchers) in a timely and professional manner. Completes therapist paperwork involved in ordering equipment through third party payers
Maintains a regular weekly or monthly schedule that meets the service needs of assigned caseload. Informs supervisor and program secretary of schedule and other ways to maintains contact during working hours
Provides training to educational staff and families in such areas as positioning, handling, gross motor skill development, and self-help skills
Communicates with physicians and medical clinics and vendors to assure that medical decisions made and equipment ordered will interface well with the educational environment
Fabricates, loans, adjusts, or assists in ordering adaptive equipment to increase physical function or mobility in the educational environment
Attends and participates in required meetings including staff meetings and IFSP meetings
Supervises licensed P/T Assistants in accordance with agency policies and applicable laws
Performs other duties as assigned
Current Oregon Physical Therapy License
Training and experience in Pediatric Physical therapy
Ability to travel as required during performance of assigned tasks
Experience with children with disabilities birth to 5 years of age
Evaluation/assessment experience for children birth to 5 years of age
Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with children who have significant behavioral and learning challenges
Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with school staff, program staff, parents and community members
Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
Possess reliable transportation
Current enrollment in or ability to successfully enroll in the Office of Child Care’s Central Background Registry
Nationwide criminal history check and fingerprinting at employee’s expense are required
Salary and Benefits*
This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) licensed position represented by the Willamette Valley Education Association.
Placement on the Willamette ESD licensed salary schedule, $45,454 - $76,068, will be commensurate with applicant’s qualifications, relevant training, experience and prorated according to start date. Salary and benefits shown are based upon full-time employment (1.0 FTE) for the entire school year contract period.
Willamette ESD will support payment for health, dental and vision insurance premiums for qualified employees. Employer-paid PERS, holidays, sick leave, and personal days are also provided to qualified employees.
MODA and Kaiser Permanente Plans
Includes medical, dental, vision & prescription insurance
Monthly premium deducted pre-tax
WESD contributes up to $1,360.00 per month
Health Savings Accounts for high deductible plans
Flexible Spending Accounts – medical, day-care expenses
Optional Life, AD&D, Short/Long Term Disability Insurance:
Standard Insurance Company
PERS - Public Employee Retirement System
WESD pays the 6% employee contribution on behalf of each employee
Up to 3 days per year
Up to 12 days per year
Sick Leave Bank
Employees may opt to donate one day of sick leave to become a member of the Sick Leave Bank.
Members may draw up to 25 days of sick leave if catastrophic illness or injury leaves the employee without paid leave time to cover their absence from work.
Up to $1,670 per year for professional development for licensed staff (if there are unexpended or uncommitted dollars in the fund at the end of the fiscal year, employees may receive additional tuition reimbursement)
Professional Development Opportunities
WESD hosts a variety of online training classes
First Aid/CPR classes offered onsite
CPD – Continuing Professional Development Program
Includes workshops, conferences, and mentorship programs
This position qualifies for a $2,400 annual differential
- Salary and benefits shown: are prorated based upon FTE and hire date; are based upon 2017-2020 licensed bargaining agreement; and are subject to change based upon the outcome of new bargaining agreement.
Applications are available at https://willamette.cloud.talentedk12.com (select Recruit & Hire) or online at www.wesd.org.
Applicants must submit a resume, two letters of reference and a letter of introduction with their application for the application to be complete.
Copies of transcripts and license(s) must be submitted for all licensed positions, as required. Successful applicants are required to provide official transcripts before completion of the hiring process.
If you require assistance with the application or interview process due to a disability, please call Director of Human Resources at (503) 385-4752. Alternate formats are available upon request.
Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Human Resources Director at 503-385-4752 for additional information or assistance. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the ESD for assistance through the Oregon Telecommunication Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900 or 711.
The Willamette Education Service District is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting with their completed application a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension as verification of eligibility. Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their veteran's disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214/215.