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Physical Therapist - School

Job ID 4913792 Date posted 06/15/2017

Matheny Medical and Educational Center

65 Highland Avenue

Peapack, NJ 07977

Matheny Medical and Educational Center, a unique special hospital and school for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities, is seeking a:

Physical Therapist - School

*Anticipated Opening*

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides assessment services for students who require the specialized services of a physical therapist.
  • Provides assessment for therapeutic equipment used within the school setting.
  • Provides support services that address specific concerns of educators, administrators, and child study team consultants relative to physical therapy in the school setting.
  • Provides therapy on an individual and/or group basis to students previously identified through evaluation as requiring direct intervention within the educational environment.
  • Provides the physical therapy goals and objectives to be addressed during the school year to the child study team.
  • Provides quarterly Progress Reports for each student receiving therapy.
  • Provides present levels of academic achievement and functional performance, and goals, objectives and strategies for initial evaluations and re-assessment, and/or annual reviews.
  • Assumes other responsibilities as deemed necessary and appropriate by the administration.
  • Participates in the development and improvement of opportunities for disabled students by providing individual or group in-service experiences for staff and parents.
  • Maintains professional competence through in-service education and other professional growth activities.
  • Communicates effectively with Principal and/or designee, Department Head, and co-workers.
  • Communicates effectively with family and demonstrates cooperative working relationships with team members.
  • Communicates effectively with students.

    To qualify:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited college or university is required.
  • New Jersey Physical Therapist License required.
  • New Jersey Department of Education School Physical Therapist Certification.

    To apply please send your resume to: jobs@matheny.org

    EOE M/F/D/V

  • Physical Therapy provides therapeutic interventions to help patients and students attain their optimal level of function. PTs at Matheny take a personal and client-specific approach to addressing each person’s individual needs. Services may include a neurodevelopmental treatment approach, integrated classroom treatment sessions and supportive services. Patients may receive services such as gait training, balance training, mobility training and therapeutic exercise. They may also benefit from adaptive tricycle riding, standing and alternate positioning programs developed by physical therapists. Our PTs play an active role in evaluating the positional and adaptive equipment needs of our patients. They are an integral part of our transdisciplinary team, working closely with our physicians in our specialty clinics and with educators, other therapists and nurses.

    It takes special people to care for those with special needs.

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    While the great majority of Matheny patients have cerebral palsy as their primary diagnoses, Matheny also has patients with spina bifida, Lesch-Nyhan Disease (LND) and a wide range of uncommon conditions including Rett syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Cornelia De Lange syndrome, Wolf-Hirshorn syndrome and 4Q Deletion syndrome. Lesch-Nyhan Disease is a rare x-linked recessive disorder associated with cognitive impairment, high levels of uric acid in the blood, kidney involvement and the hallmark symptom -- severe and involuntary self-injurious behaviors. Matheny is recognized as the leading source of information on care issues regarding LND.

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