School-Based Physical Therapist & PTA Jobs

School physical therapists and physical therapy assistants do more than strengthen motor skills and treat ailments; they strengthen lives, families, and communities. As the number of school-aged children affected by physical disabilities continues to rise, the demand for qualified physical therapists is growing as well. At ProCare Therapy, we can help you find the physical therapy job opportunity that is right for you and your future. When you work with us, we also help strengthen your career with ongoing career support, comprehensive benefits and a competitive salary.

School-Based Physical Therapy & PTA Responsibilities

The duties of a school-based physical therapist (PTs) and physical therapy assistant (PTA) revolve around restoring and promoting healthy movement patterns in children. Using their expertise in movement and function, PTs and PTAs help students who have a disability that hinders their academic performance. They design, perform and implement therapeutic interventions for individual students in need. PTs and PTAs also work closely with other school professionals and parents to monitor a child's progress and relay any other pertinent information.

School-Based Physical Therapy & PTA Requirements

Before you begin working in schools and helping children as a PT, you need to earn a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy (DPT). Every DPT program has a clinical setting where you gain real-world experience under the supervision of another DPT. After your coursework and clinical rotations, you need to receive your certification and state licensure. The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties handles the different specialties you can certify in as a physical therapist. Individuals must then pass the National Physical Therapy Examination to receive their state licenses. To become a PTA, you must graduate from a Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education-accredited physical therapist assistant education program and pass a state-administered national exam to obtain licensure or certification required in most states. The length of a PTA program is usually two years.

Average Physical Therapist and PTA Salary & Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the physical therapy occupation, as a whole, is expected to see 28% growth between the years 2016 and 2026. This means roughly 67,100 new jobs in total. The average salary for a physical therapist varies greatly depending on where you work in the United States and in what setting.

School-based physical therapists and PTA's are in demand! If you're looking for a great physical therapy or physical therapy assistant job, ProCare Therapy can help! Apply now!

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Full-Time | Physical Therapist | Job Opening | Colorado

  • Alamosa, Oregon
  • Schools - PT
  • 9/23/2021
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Are you looking for a great new opportunity? ProCare Therapy has teamed up with an excellent school district in Alamosa, OR looking for someone to join their team as a Physical Therapist for the upcoming school year! If we find the right candidate to fill the position, there is an opportunity of renewing for the next school year. Apply now and get an interview today!

Job Details:

  • Full time: M - Thr
  • Caseload: K-12th grade, 60 students
  • Full school year
  • Approximate compensation of $40 (depending on school budget and experience of candiate) 

Qualifications:

  • Master's or Doctorial Level Degree in Physical Therapy
  • Must be licensed through the Oregon State Board

The director is currently holding interviews and is ready to hire. If interested in the position and to learn more about our competitive benefits packaged tailored just for you, please email me an updated copy of your resume at taylor.santiago@procaretherapy.com and I will be in touch regarding the next steps of the hiring process!

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